Characters Count

Featured Author

Amy J. Born


As a longtime Evergreen resident and contributor to Colorado Serenity, Amy has interviewed many local characters over the years. If you are one or know one who’d like to be featured, Amy would love to talk to you. She also writes for fun and profit as a freelancer, helping businesses and professionals enhance their online presence through website content, blogging and more.


Jimy Murphy Defines Legend

Jimy King Murphy is a third generation Evergreenite known for his energetic persona, boundless creativity, and a passionate drive. The Oklahoma Dust Bowl, combined with the depression, forced Jimy’s grandfather, Beth King, to leave his family to seek work anywhere he...

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Marilyn Sandifer: A Woman of Character

Fun-loving, charismatic and empathic are but a few character traits possessed by Marilyn Sandifer. During Halloween, she dresses like a pumpkin and delivers flowers to her doctor’s and dentist’s offices, friends, and other service providers. Upon meeting her, she...

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From Local to Global, the Ning Family Makes a Difference

Ted Ning and Heather Aberg Putting love into action defines Evergreen’s Ning family. Dr. Ted Ning, the eldest son of Chinese immigrants, shared, “My father’s family was from the southeast corner of China and spoke Cantonese. My mother’s family was from the northern...

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Sandra S. McRae

I am completely in awe of the array of professionals who live within our mountain corridor. Artists to engineers plant their feet in this breathtaking landscape for the inspiration and escape it provides. I have the privilege of meeting and learning from these...

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Kevin Ruble

“ …Kevin has allowed his insatiable curiosity for life experiences to guide him into an array of soul-feeding opportunities.” It is known among these mountain parts that if you leave, you’ll forever wonder when you’ll be moving back. Soon-to-be-again Evergreen...

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Erika Armstrong

Erika Armstrong: published author, journalist, pilot, professor, aviation consultant, entrepreneur and, most importantly, a mother. One might ask, how can a person fit so many accomplishments into one lifetime? After interviewing this intelligent and gentle woman, the...

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Heather McWilliams

Heather McWilliams will be the first one to tell you that a passion for horses is “like a disease:” once bitten by the equine bug, there’s no going back. Heather’s appreciation for horses began at an early age as she frolicked about the hills of Evergreen, Colorado....

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Jodi Holman

Jodi Weiss Holman grew up in Allentown, Pennsylvania. She inherited her mom’s love for fashion that drew them both to make frequent visits to New York City, a mere 80 miles away. Her mom graduated from Syracuse University with a major in home economics. “That’s what...

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T Robinson

Throughout his life, T Robinson has been drawn to unique opportunities that have taken him down some unexpected paths. For the past 20 years, he has built his Evergreen business, Pangaea Carpets, from the idea that people would enjoy bringing something beautiful,...

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Emily Fose

Emily Fose lives in Bailey and is a copy editor for Your Mountain Connection and The Fairplay Flume. She and her husband, Tom, moved to Bailey five years ago, after living in Indian Hills for 14 years. She’s active in church and enjoys walking, reading, photography...

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Johnny Turner

If you are a connoisseur of Evergreen’s local music scene, you no doubt know John Turner—aka Johnny T. He has been a popular performer at various festivals, open mic nights and other area venues such as Aspen Peak Cellars (Bailey), Lariat Lodge (Evergreen) and The...

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Margot Hamilton

Margo Hamilton, a Fort Collins native, moved to Evergreen in 1985 because of Willie Nelson. She explained, “A distant relative moved to Evergreen to ‘be closer to Willie.’ Her husband was obviously a saint. She tasked me to drive with her to Willie’s house numerous...

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