Iowa to Colorado: Finding a forever home
Hidden Pointe residents Jason and Jennifer (Jenn) Hershberger grew up in small towns in Iowa: Jason in Kalona, 20 minutes southwest of Iowa City, and Jenn in Grundy Center, near Cedar Falls. Jason attended college at Northwestern College in Orange City where he played basketball and earned a degree in communications. Jenn attended college at AIB College of Business in Des Moines majoring in business.
One fateful night at a karaoke bar in Des Moines, the couple was introduced. “I knew all of his friends and he knew mine, but we had never met,” said Jenn.
Jason currently works for Benco Dental selling dental supplies and equipment, something he’s done for more than 23 years. It is what brought the Hershbergers to Colorado in the late 1990s.
“We were instantly drawn to Castle Pines where the yards are a bit larger, the views of the mountains are spectacular, and for the small-town feel,” said Jenn. “We love that we can see familiar faces in the grocery store and our local restaurants – it makes us feel like we are still living in our small communities in Iowa.”
The Hershbergers have two children: Lexi (21) who is a junior at Kansas University majoring in sales and marketing and enjoying sorority life, and Gavin (18) a senior at Rock Canyon High School (RCHS) who is on the varsity basketball team and is leading the team with points and assists. Gavin has committed to playing at Upper Iowa University next year, majoring in business, and Jenn and Jason are glad for him to be close to family.
Jenn currently works for RE/MAX Professionals on The Griffith Home Team as a real estate agent and serves as board president for the RCHS basketball booster club. She also designs and stages homes for her clients.
When the Hershbergers aren’t working, cheering at RCHS basketball games, or in Lawrence visiting Lexi, they enjoy playing golf, pickleball, tennis and taking their yellow lab, Luna, on runs and long walks.
“We have met so many amazing people who share the same family values and love for our community,” concluded Jenn. “We are so proud to have raised our kids here and to call this our forever home.”
By Hollen Wheeler; photos courtesy of Jenn Hershberger