The Gateway to the Rockies Podcast

Updated with original episodes every month, the Visit Aurora "Gateway To The Rockies Podcast" serves to amplify the voices of the influential people shaping the future of Aurora, Colorado, with a focus on business owners, community leaders, and those preserving history and moving culture forward. To be featured in an upcoming episode, please click here.

Jessica Maitland-Mayo, Judi's House

Founded by former Denver Broncos Quarterback Brian Griese and his wife, Brooke, Judi's House in Aurora provides research-based care to grieving children and their families at no cost. CEO Jessica Maitland-Mayo discusses her journey through grief & how Judi's house is providing invaluable support to our community.

Dr. Lynn Doan & Dr. Kha Nguyen, The Dental Bar

Can you Imagine looking forward to going to the dentist? The Dental Bar is doing just that by taking a modern, chic, comfortable approach to dentistry. Dr. Kha Nguyen & Dr. Lynn Doan are merging their dental expertise with an innovative and fun concept that will redefine the oral health experience in Aurora and beyond.

Minsoo Song & Samuel Gebremichael, Global Fest

The City of Aurora's Global Fest is a multicultural experience bringing the sights, sounds, and flavors of nations worldwide to celebrate the diverse people and communities that call Aurora home. Aurora’s Community Outreach Coordinator, Minsoo Song, & the Chair of the Colorado Ethiopian Community Organization, Samuel Gebremichael, give us insight into the tenth edition of this marquee Aurora event.

Zander Oklar, Aurora Pride

As the only beachfront celebration within 1500 miles, Aurora Pride is among the most unique events in the country. More than just a party, Aurora Pride provides safe spaces, educational resources, medical resources, & more to the Front Range's LGBTQIA community. Zander Oklar serves as Aurora Pride's Executive Director and is a vocal community advocate.

Lewis Warren, Monkey Paw Toys

Aurora native Lewis Warren is a testament to taking your passion & making it a career. Monkey Paw Toys, located on Havana Street, is a wondrous shop filled with rare comics, contemporary art, and collectible toys, drawing global attention from Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu.

Debbie Sam & Pamela Sam-Duval, Sam's Meats and Deli

A legacy spanning three generations, Sam's Meat and Deli has served Aurora for more than 40 years. Through sourcing high-quality meats & maintaining a sense of community with her customers, Debbie Sam has carried on her father's dream while leading a new generation to helm this important institution.

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