Kaitlin Boyer

Kaitlin Boyer

Kaitlin Boyer is a writer and a photographer at Colorado Collective. As a mom, a waitress, a student, and a fly fishing guide, Kaitlin keeps her busy schedule full with the things she loves. Her introverted nature found solace in writing at a very young age, and by high school Kaitlin was immersed in her school newspaper as a writer and editor. Her passion for dance and the performing arts brought her to the Pacific Northwest where she studied ballet and taught as a Pilates instructor. After having her son Ezra in Portland, Oregon, Kaitlin returned to her home state of Colorado to continue her education. When Kaitlin isn't behind a computer writing and studying, you can find her fly fishing on the South Platte River, or taking photos of Colorado’s endless scenery. Kaitlin loves being able to share the stories of those who make Colorado unique and creative. Instagram: @pixiek8

Ground Up Speed Shop: A look Inside A Bike Builder’s Mind

Nestled quaintly in a mesa hillside on the West Side of Colorado Springs sits Ground Up Speed Shop. The owner, Eric Baar, is a gem in the local bike community and beyond. He’s known as a one-of-a-kind custom bike frame-builder. Whether they’re raced professionally or being used recreationally on local mountain biking trails, Baar’s frames take bicycle performance to a higher level of quality and versatility