People of FoCo
Hive theory is proud to present a new CAMPAIGN that highlights all the amazing people in fort collins. we always strive to build a strong and supportive community, and knowing and understanding the people that make up the community help to STRENGTHEN the bonds. if you know someone that should be interviewed for this campaign, please contact us and let us know their information.
Marli Callahan, Co-owner of Mugs Coffee Lounges and founder of modern matriarch
“I love everything about Fort Collins. I love the community here, and the way people understand what it means to be part of something bigger. It shows in their attitudes and how we interact with one another. Everything goes back to community. The best way to get to know people and make connections is by going to a local place often, and building relationships. Hanging out at a coffee shop is a perfect example. You can get to know so many locals by having a cup of coffee.”
Sonja - Real estate agent and hair stylist
"I love the versatility of Fort Collins. I feel that the basis of it's appeal is that it is so close to the foothills, its big enough to have something to do but small enough to have a sense of community. I recently did away with all of my digital media as a kind of break and as a kind of experiment. I'm finding that it is really nice because Fort Collins has such a social atmosphere that allows for making connections very organically, you don't need digital media to find kindred spirits."
Wayne - retired presbyterian MINISTER
"I came here from a little town north of Pittsburgh. I came here because of a woman, we got married 18 years ago. I like the climate, I like the availability of recreational things, I fly fish all the time in the Poudre. Fort Collins is getting a little too big for me, it's getting harder and harder to get around. I guess that is symbolic of a healthy economy, but I'm not sure how I feel about it. I can see that it is becoming increasingly difficult in our society in general to make social connections on their own merit, and I think that has everything to do with digital media. I'm a bit of a curmudgeon about it, I don't have a smart phone I have a flip phone. I would not want to be the mother or father of a teenager right now, because I know they fight this battle every day. Kids used to play outside in nature everyday, and now they are sucked into their screens. I think it's inevitable that we will see a connection with screen time and mental health."
Jasmine - Cheba Hut employee and Graffiti Artist
"For fun I longboard around town, I also love to spray paint on canvas. I moved here about 3 months ago from a small town in Maine. Like 87 people small. I loved moving to a city with more stuff to do. But it's not too big either. Since I'm a graffiti artist, I love all of the murals around town. Generally I use social media to maintain friendships I already have, but I'll use Instagram to connect with new people that I've met. I think trying to talk about how social media has influenced metal health is such a hard question. Because in some cases it's been an outlet for people with social anxiety and depression, but you also wouldn't talk to someone in person the way you do on social media. Like you wouldn't just say I'm so depressed I wanna die to some random person, but people post that on Facebook all the time."
Brandon - Bartender at The Colorado Room and flooring installer
"I've lived here for about 3 years. I moved from Gunnison to Denver to here. The town is a little young for me, it's a college town you know. And while I'm not old, I'm still older than these kids. But I love how outgoing this town is. It's extremely easy to make connections no matter what you're doing. I boat on Horsetooth, fish at the Poudre, see shows at The Mish and I always meet someone new doing the same thing I am. We can bond over that and I think that's pretty cool."