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Laura Ross with Durango Neighbors

Marvel at how magazines shape communities as we host Laura Ross, a passionate publisher working to strengthen both the Durango and Farmington areas. In this interview, we journey through Laura’s magazine world, from fostering community connectivity to promoting business growth. Be prepared to be amazed by how local artists, athletes, and inspiring residents spark conversation through these pages. This engaging conversation goes beyond the print to share more about Laura’s love for Durango.

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Laura Ross with Durango Neighbors

Laura Ross with Durango Neighbors

Publishing with Purpose: The Story of Durango NeighborsLaura Ross represents Best Version Media and publishes two community magazines, Durango Neighbors and Farmington Living. She is also the Market Manager for Western Colorado, helping others start community...

Explore the Directory

Life exists in a spectrum of the seen and unseen, like the flower, which appears one way to the human eye and another to the bee. The following presentations reflect a narrow spectrum band shared by the owner and expressed by the curator. Please be sure to use discretion when considering engagement. The following listings are not endorsements but introductions. Meet your neighbors and share some Durango love!

Business Services

Lucas & Sierra Piontkowski with Fincuity Financial

Lucas & Sierra Piontkowski with Fincuity Financial

Change Your Money Story: Making Your Money Work for YouDive into an enlightening discussion about financial education with Lucas Piontkowski, co-founder of Fincuity Financial Education and Services. In this interview, we deep-dive into the importance of financial...

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Kate Ishay with Psyche Digital

Kate Ishay with Psyche Digital

Behind the StorefrontPsyche DigitalMastering Marketing in Durango: An Interview with Kate IshayBorn and bred in Durango, Kate is quite the explorer, with adventures ranging from mountain biking to horse riding. Still, her most significant has undoubtedly been her...

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Laura Ross with Durango Neighbors

Laura Ross with Durango Neighbors

Publishing with Purpose: The Story of Durango NeighborsLaura Ross represents Best Version Media and publishes two community magazines, Durango Neighbors and Farmington Living. She is also the Market Manager for Western Colorado, helping others start community...

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Kelly MacNiven with Kelly Miranda Photography

Kelly MacNiven with Kelly Miranda Photography

Photographs into Legacies: The Kelly Miranda MagicJoin a captivating conversation with renowned photographer Kelly Miranda MacNiven as she shares insights about her photographic styles, her love for Durango's outdoor life, and the unique ways she helps preserve...

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Andy Wingerd with Ignited Imagery

Andy Wingerd with Ignited Imagery

Ignited Imagery started as a passion project and transformed into a successful business with a spectrum of services, including photography, videography, and aerial coverage.When we recorded this interview, I hadn't met Andy Wingerd and his wife, Kristi Dean, before...

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Kelly Miller with Kelly Jean Marketing

Kelly Miller with Kelly Jean Marketing

Founder & Curator Durango Small Businesses NewsletterKelly Jean Miller, the founder of Kelly Jean Marketing and curator of the Durango Small Businesses Directory.My Durango story begins with a decision 5-years earlier to take my minimal lifestyle to the next level...

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Coaching

Kaija Dawn Coaching

Kaija Dawn Coaching

Kaija's Insight: Healing, Connection and Living AuthenticallyIn this interview, we have an intimate chat with Kaija Caraway from Kaija Dawn Coaching. A devoted coach who takes a root cause therapy approach to help people understand their bodies, minds, spirits, and...

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Sarah Shaw Consulting

Sarah Shaw Consulting

"In my program, I teach you everything from how to price your products correctly to creating catalogs or line sheets, how to sell online, how to pitch to stores... how to work with celebrities." ~ Sarah ShawWould you love discovering a million-dollar money-maker in...

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Kristi Dranginis with Bird Mentor

Kristi Dranginis with Bird Mentor

I moved to Durango at the start of the Pandemic Shutdown. And with that came the shuttering of my hope to join the local bird club when I arrived. So I turned online to find ways to connect and found Kristi Dranginis with Bird Mentor. Since then, I've become one of...

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Brooke Smith, Life Coach

Brooke Smith, Life Coach

One-degree Turn to Better Life: Brooke's Coaching PathThis interview dives into the power of making one-degree life changes with life coach Brooke Smith. Not even thinking of it as "improving" life but rather playing with possibilities to find your authenticity....

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Kelly Miller with Kelly Jean Marketing

Kelly Miller with Kelly Jean Marketing

Founder & Curator Durango Small Businesses NewsletterKelly Jean Miller, the founder of Kelly Jean Marketing and curator of the Durango Small Businesses Directory.My Durango story begins with a decision 5-years earlier to take my minimal lifestyle to the next level...

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Financial Services

Lucas & Sierra Piontkowski with Fincuity Financial

Lucas & Sierra Piontkowski with Fincuity Financial

Change Your Money Story: Making Your Money Work for YouDive into an enlightening discussion about financial education with Lucas Piontkowski, co-founder of Fincuity Financial Education and Services. In this interview, we deep-dive into the importance of financial...

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Lauren Powers with Mutual of Omaha

Lauren Powers with Mutual of Omaha

Lauren Powers on Providing an Inclusive and Personal Approach to InsuranceIntroducing Lauren Powers from Mutual of Omaha, an expert witness to the emotional journey that personal finance often is. Lauren specializes in life insurance, but as she says, there’s more to...

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Health & Wellness

Amy Champion with Champion Transformations

Amy Champion with Champion Transformations

Bridging the Health Care Gap with Champion Transformation in DurangoJoin us in this interview as we explore the proactive healthcare approach championed by seasoned Registered Nurse, turned Board Certified Nurse Coach Amy Champion. Listen in as she explains the...

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Rick & Lisa Stockwell with Brain Train Durango

Rick & Lisa Stockwell with Brain Train Durango

Evolving Ventures: Expanding Physical Therapy Practice to Brain TrainingEver wondered what goes on inside our brains? In this interview, we are honored to welcome Rick, a devoted physical therapist who turned personal adversity into revolutionary therapeutic practice....

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Derya Anderson with Essential PT

Derya Anderson with Essential PT

Behind the StorefrontEssential Physical TherapyUnlocking Advanced Physical Therapy Techniques:Meet Dr. Derya Anderson, PT, DPT, PRC, a specialist armed with a non-traditional approach, a knack for solving unexplained physical ailments, and the keys to a holistic form...

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Stacy Reuille-Dupont with Studio B

Stacy Reuille-Dupont with Studio B

The Intersection of Body and Behavior: Opening the Door to a Balanced LifeIn this intriguing interview, we sit down with Stacy Reuille-Dupont, who gives us an in-depth understanding of how Studio B works to achieve harmony between physical health and mental...

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K-Lea Gifford Yoga

K-Lea Gifford Yoga

Discover the Richness of Yoga with Iyengar Expert K-Lea GiffordIn this interview, we dive deep into the fascinating world of Iyengar yoga with teacher K-Lea Gifford. Discover her powerful approach to therapeutic yoga that meets people where they are, and learn how she...

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Dr. Amy Slabaugh with Integrative Motion PT

Dr. Amy Slabaugh with Integrative Motion PT

The Nervous System's Key Role in Healing:  A Deep Dive with Dr. Amy SlabaughIn this interview, get an insider's look at Amy's transformative journey from Montana to Durango, the challenges and thrills of starting a business, and the intricacies of treating complex,...

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Hobbies & Lifestyle

Diane Wray with Diane’s Clever K9s

Diane Wray with Diane’s Clever K9s

Diane Wray is my dog trainer, so getting to know her better through this interview was great fun. You don't interrupt a class of puppies to ask your instructor where she picked up such a beautiful accent, but in this interview, I discovered Diane is from Scotland....

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Kristi Dranginis with Bird Mentor

Kristi Dranginis with Bird Mentor

I moved to Durango at the start of the Pandemic Shutdown. And with that came the shuttering of my hope to join the local bird club when I arrived. So I turned online to find ways to connect and found Kristi Dranginis with Bird Mentor. Since then, I've become one of...

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Kelly MacNiven with Kelly Miranda Photography

Kelly MacNiven with Kelly Miranda Photography

Photographs into Legacies: The Kelly Miranda MagicJoin a captivating conversation with renowned photographer Kelly Miranda MacNiven as she shares insights about her photographic styles, her love for Durango's outdoor life, and the unique ways she helps preserve...

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Home Improvement and Construction

Non-Profits

Professional Women’s Network of Durango

Professional Women’s Network of Durango

PWN's speed networking event was the first local connection I made after I moved to Durango. I love this connection so much that I joined their Board of Directors! ~ Directory Curator, Kelly Jean MillerWho to refer: Our members consist of executives, new...

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Photography & Video

Andy Wingerd with Ignited Imagery

Andy Wingerd with Ignited Imagery

Ignited Imagery started as a passion project and transformed into a successful business with a spectrum of services, including photography, videography, and aerial coverage.When we recorded this interview, I hadn't met Andy Wingerd and his wife, Kristi Dean, before...

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Durango Small Businesses Newsletter

As a Durango local, I love how many incredible businesses are here! But it’s the people behind the storefront who make the difference. Subscribe to get Behind the Storefront: Owner Stories sent to your inbox. Get to know your small business neighbors!