What 7 Colorado tech employees are thankful for this year

by Jess Ryan
November 21, 2016

Our out of office messages are drafted, the Front Range has seen its first dusting of snow and we’re already drawing up game plans for talking politics at the Thanksgiving dinner table.

But before we head out to different corners of the country or start preparing our homes to welcome guests, we thought it’d be a good time to ask members of our community to reflect on what they’re grateful for.

Here’s what they had to say:

 

 

Trenton Reed, copywriter

This year, I am especially thankful to live in Colorado, a state that pushes progressive policies, is abundant with opportunity and rewards those that constantly seek adventure. As our country continues to enter unchartered waters, I’m hoping our state continues to serve as a model — and veritable beacon of hope — for responsible, conscious progress. Onward and upward!

 

 

 

Valerie Erwin, account executive

I'm incredibly thankful for the group at Screen Pilot. Our CEO and CCO work steadfastly to foster and maintain a company culture that is very much a community of individuals working together for a common goal, but perhaps even more rare, a group that feels very much like a family. Working in this industry, especially around the holidays, tends to translate into a lot of pressure, fast-paced work and tight deadlines. With all the stress that can create, it means so much to be in it with people who truly care about the work and the company, but more uniquely, each other.

 

 

 

Micah Iverson, CEO

Thankful for the fact that anyone can create any type of company, service or solution that they are passionate about and make a living while doing it — success is only limited by lack of trying. I'm happy, healthy and have a great network of friends and family willing to share their thoughts, support and motivation to keep moving forward.

 

 

Photo by Kevin J. Beaty of Denverite

 

Dave Burdick, editor-in-chief

We're so grateful for the engaged, civic-minded readership that makes Denverite what it is. Denverite readers have consistently responded to and shared some of the most important work our reporters have done — that's not always the case online. We know that the people who read us care about the Denver metro area and want to know more about how the city is working and changing.

 

 

 

Beatrice Leung, creative director

Being an entrepreneur or working for a startup is challenging, but thankfully we're not alone. There’s an incredible amount of support and encouragement within the community. From events and meeting in person to Facebook groups where we're sharing online, I’m thankful that I have the opportunity to be part of this authentic, kind and welcoming culture that helps me keep climbing. 

 

 

 

Garrett Spong, software engineer

Coworkers, community, and all the interesting people that pop in and out of my life. We're all we have, after all.

 

 

 

Jess Ryan, staff writer

I’m so grateful to have the opportunity to spend my days with members of Colorado’s startup community. From learning about what makes entrepreneurs tick to discovering the small details that make each company unique, I’m never bored. I’m thankful for how collaborative and supportive our community is, where companies and individuals focus on how they can give before they receive. And I’m grateful for my team at Built In, a truly talented and passionate group of people who never fail to make me smile.

 

 

Photos via featured individuals.

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