We had the good fortune of connecting with Taylor Strope and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Taylor, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
When I decided to start Mountainside Events, it felt as if I was taking a huge leap blindfolded. I had no idea where I landed, but I trusted those around me that they wouldn’t let me fail. Starting this company was the best decision I have made in my career and I absolutely love what I do!
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I think that it takes a very creative person to become an event planner. It is important to have an eye for detail but also getting a vision for the clients perspective to, because overall it is their event and we will do whatever we can to achieve their vision.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
My all-time favorite location in Fort Collins is definitely Horsetooth Reservoir! We have some of the best sunsets up at Horsetooth and for any out-of-towers it is the first stop I recommend going to!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to shoutout to my good friends and colleagues, Juliana and Juan. Juli and Juan are my favorite caterers and they share such a love for food and family with everyone they meet. If it were not for these two I don’t think I would have had the strength to start my business at that time and moment. Now we work together all the time on events and we own a separate company together. They deserve the biggest shout out because I am not the only one they have impacted at this level!
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