We are so inspired by the businesses in our community because of how many of them are committed to helping to make the world better than it is today. Check out some great businesses below and how they are helping others.

Annie Young | Massage Therapist

Massage therapy provides a natural, safe, and effective way of healing one’s pain that a lot of Western medicine can’t. While it’s often viewed as a luxury, the hands on benefits of massage, and other alternative/complimentary medicines, far surpass the more traditional ways to manage pain. It’s my job to educate my clients, listen to their needs, and use my specialized training to help them feel better in their body, mind, and spirit. If I can help people understand that taking care of their health is vital, not a luxury, and that they deserve to feel their best, then I’ve done what I’ve set out to do for our community. Read more>>

Lisa Smith | Certified Family Recovery Coach & Educator

The general public is becoming more aware of the overwhelming data around addiction and deaths caused by accidental overdose and long term health affects. The recovery community has always spoken of addiction as a “family disease” but the stigma behind that label has landed with families as shame and judgement for something that they did wrong in their households. In the past, that label has been used to blame families, which drives people deeper into shame and isolation. Read more>>

Amber Thomas | Registered Dietitian Nutritionist & Board Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition

Receiving a cancer diagnosis is life-changing. For some, drastically changing the way they eat feels like the one thing within their control. Often though, eating and food choices bring up a lot of fear, uncertainty, and guilt. Most commonly, questions and uncertainty look like, “Am I doing this right? Am I fueling my cancer? I have to do this perfectly.” Read more>>

Sam Klaver | Hairstylist & Redken Educator

The business of hairstyling is a huge help to the community especially in these times. I think people have realized how much they appreciate us, and we appreciate them. We are a place to come when they need a minute to relax in the stressful times we are living in. I am so lucky to touch so many people and be with them through every moment of their life. My guests really do become my family and they help me as much as I help them. Also pretty cool I get to help boost their confidence, and send them out into the world with a little pep in their step! Read more>>

Raymundo Munoz | Creator

The non-profit I work with benefits the Denver community in various ways. Alto Gallery (now located at the RiNo ArtPark alongside Redline’s new satellite studios) provides a supportive space for emerging and established contemporary artists (and musicians) to display and sell work and connect with new collectors, clients, curators, and collaborators. We also have a private studio space called Zarape Studios that provides affordable spaces to artists in North Denver. Read more>>

Mark Diamond | Bassist, band leader, studio musician and gig farmer!

As musicians, we often feel that people take what we do for granted, playing in clubs with TVs on, folks talking away while we’re performing, regularly being asked, “so what do you really do for a living?”, and the like. That said, I always knew that music had a real purpose in the world, and there is a particular moment when this became extremely apparent to me in a very tangible way. Read more>>

Jessica Armstrong | Creator/Owner & Real Estate Transaction Coordinator

My goal is to create a seamless experience for people buying and selling homes in the community as well as providing a work life balance through my business, to my clients and team members as well as. Working in a busy real estate market it is very important that buyers and sellers are provided an excellent service from their agent. I believe an attentive, experienced agent who has your best interests at heart is an absolute must when purchasing or selling your home. Read more>>