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Raised in the Pines

A "Where Are They Now?" for the past kids of 80108.

 

Twenty years later Castle Pines is home, once again

By CPC | August 1, 2022 | Comments Off on Twenty years later Castle Pines is home, once again

In 2020, Tyson Shelley returned to Castle Pines after two decades away. Together with his wife and three daughters, he came back to the place he will always call home. It happened after a perfectly matched job opportunity in Denver came calling, and he was hired to lead multilingual content management on a global scale…

Inspired by Nature; Grounded in Goodness

By CPC | July 1, 2022 | Comments Off on Inspired by Nature; Grounded in Goodness

It’s the seemingly little things – birds, bees, trees, trails and sunsets – that give special meaning to Sophia Wagner today. Raised in Castle Pines, Sophia attended DCS Montessori in preschool and kindergarten, American Academy in first through eighth grades, and graduated from Kent Denver School (Kent) in 2020. She recalls a special teacher at…

A contagious smile and a heart of gold

By CPC | June 1, 2022 | Comments Off on A contagious smile and a heart of gold

This month, we feature Cole Ansay, one of the happiest and most helpful young men around. Cole will celebrate his 25th birthday next month. He has lived 21 of those years in The Village at Castle Pines, together with his parents, Kari and Matt, and four siblings. Born with Fragile X Syndrome (a genetic mutation…

Answering the Call to Fire Service

By CPC | May 1, 2022 | Comments Off on Answering the Call to Fire Service

Growing up with parents in the medical field, Bryce Stutler knew early on that his calling would be similar. From a young age, he envisioned working as an emergency room nurse. Although his path would pivot along the way, he never wavered from his desire to help people in their darkest days. Bryce graduated from…

Home again in Castle Pines –

By CPC | April 1, 2022 | Comments Off on Home again in Castle Pines –
Photo of Jamie and Vinnie Archuletta

Physical therapist found her future life growing up in Castle Pines By Elean Gersack, photos courtesy of Jamie Archuletta Jamie Parsons (now Jamie Archuletta) remembers her childhood in Castle Pines like it was yesterday – playing soccer, riding bikes, attending B-track at Buffalo Ridge Elementary, participating in field day and fundraisers, and always being outside.…

Curious about everything – former student turns small business owner

By CPC | March 1, 2022 | Comments Off on Curious about everything – former student turns small business owner

By Elean Gersack, photos courtesy of Jordan Weinstein As the oldest of three boys, Jordan Weinstein was the first to explore college, career paths and adulting. With the support and encouragement of his parents, Weinstein decided that his path would be just that – his. Curious by nature, he didn’t feel pressure to have his…

Returning to Castle Pines to raise a family

By CPC | February 1, 2022 | Comments Off on Returning to Castle Pines to raise a family

There’s no place like home – By Elean Gersack; photos courtesy of Kendra McCright Raised in the Pines is a new segment where we will celebrate kids who grew up in our community and are now grown and off living life. Story ideas are welcome. Email us at editor@castlepinesconnection.com. Years ago, a bookmobile visited Castle…