One thing's for sure, I live to ride my bike and I love bikes! I grew up in Minnesota where I went to College and obtained my first bike shop job. As soon as I was done with school, I immediatly headed west. I lived in Montana, Utah and thanks to a great friend (thanks Ann!) I discovered Leadville. I visited a few times, broke my bike, couldn't get it fixed, wondered if a proper bike shop would make it, picked up my belongings in Utah and opened a bike shop here in town. I've now made Leadville my home for the past 9 years and I'm not leaving! My dad once told me that if you can combine what you love to do with what you do for a living, you'll be just fine.