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Sarah Ann Noel


Sarah Ann Noel is a freelance writer and editor, as well as a wife to Trevor and a
mom to Iris, Edith and Thomas, the Australian Shepherd. She is an MFA candidate at NYU’s Writers Workshop Paris, which means she only has time for eating, sleeping and reading. You can reach Sarah at


Quiver High Altitude Goods

Jim and Katie Compton opened Quiver High Altitude Goods in September last year, but it was a passion project many years in the making. Jim was born on the East Coast and grew up surfing the Atlantic, while Katie was raised in SoCal, where she was plugged into surf,...

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Wendy Lami Material Things 

Launching a business 25 years ago was as natural for Wendy Lami as was her inherent sense of style. “My background is in fine art and fashion, and I always did a lot of sewing for myself,” she says, “and eventually it got to the point where people were coming to me...

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Evergreen Home Concierge

In our small community, we understand that living in the mountains might look different than it does in other places. From how we spend our time to how you run your household, there are adjustments to be made for long, more extreme seasons, visits from wildlife, and...

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The Crystal Cowgirl

The Crystal Cowgirl is a long-established business in the Evergreen area, but the idea of the place is so much more than a clothes shop. “I used to go into the store just to chat with Crystal. Now sometimes people come in to chat with me—just shop around while we’re...

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Elevation Dental

As the owner and leader of Elevation Dental since 2010, Dr. Kelly Last has focused on the guiding principles of providing the best possible patient experience while continuously elevating quality of care. Dr. Last explains that the last 14 years have been an exciting...

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Evergreen Health Insurance

Evergreen Health Insurance is situated in the old historic Bunkhouse, a picture-perfect setting for a mountain area business, and a perfect metaphor for how Ed Regalado prefers to do business, even in a complex and oft-changing industry like health insurance. “We can...

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Mountain West Painting

“I started painting when I was 15 years old,” says Ty Brown, founder of Mountain West Painting in Evergreen. Ty, who grew up back East, found his way into the workforce through painting. “I started working for a painter who was afraid of heights, so I did everything...

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Wayland Law

Tamara Wayland, a graduate of University of Pennsylvania and Temple Law School, has been practicing law for 30 years and has served in many important roles. “I’ve had the privilege of serving as a public defender, administrative judge, and civil litigator in the areas...

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Freebird Hair Studio

Nichole Totzke has been a hairstylist for more than 25 years, and she’s spent a good portion of that time in the mountain area, both as a resident and a professional. She has clients in Evergreen and Conifer, and now they will all come together in one place, with the...

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Colorado Furniture

There are many gems in the Conifer Marketplace (affectionately known by locals as “the Staples shopping center”), and that includes Peggie Nikander’s design paradise, Colorado Furniture. This 10,000-square-foot haven of mountain rustic decor is the perfect place to...

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Hodge Plumbing and Piping CO, Inc

When Gary Hodge began his plumbing business in 1982, he printed some homemade fliers and went door-to-door introducing himself to the mountain community. He couldn’t have known then that he would formally found Hodge Plumbing in 1988, that in less than 20 years, his...

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Evergreen Rentals

It goes without saying that in homeownership, one will encounter something for which they do not have the proper equipment. Say it doubly for homeownership in the mountains, where the environment presents extra challenges. And while to take on these challenges, you...

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