About me I'm a father. I have a beautiful wife, a 4 1/2-year-old daughter and a 1-year-old daughter. Between business and them, that's my life. We own TruBucha, a fresh-craft kombucha company. We …
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I'm a father. I have a beautiful wife, a 4 1/2-year-old daughter and a 1-year-old daughter. Between business and them, that's my life. We own TruBucha, a fresh-craft kombucha company. We make all of our kombucha right here in Lone Tree. We distribute between 50 to 60 restaurants, breweries and coffee shops across the Front Range. We'll do about 30 farmers markets a summer and anywhere from one to four special events during the summer as well. And we have our taproom in Lone Tree.
Having a business in Lone Tree
Being in Lone Tree is great. The people here are wonderful. We draw from a bigger area because we have more of a specialty product and that's the kind of nice thing about Lone Tree is it's centrally located for our customers. We pull people all the way from Colorado Springs, Denver, Southlands and as far west as Lakewood. The taproom is changing. In the next month it will be changing quite a bit. We haven't focused too much on it up until now. We have a unique situation where we have a product that has more of a sophistication to it, but it's non-alcoholic, so we're going to be appealing to people want to hang out with their families and do things other than just go bowling or go to a movie.
We're looking at doing a lot of different events with the tap room this summer. We'll have live music and community days, where we're giving out free kombucha all day once a month. That will be on the first Thursday of each month, except July when it will be on the second Thursday.
We're trying to bring something that's unique and fun to the south Denver area and make it more of a family place.
How I got into kombucha
It started off as a hobby. My neighbors told me I should sell it. It's not like the store-bought stuff. I just kind of laughed it off at the time. My wife and I thought about it more, and said maybe we should do it as a hobby in the summertime and make a little money. We started doing that with the farmers market and it took off. I've had a lot of businesses, but I've never had a business that took off like this one has.
When I'm not working, I'm …
Spending time with my family. That's hiking, biking — anything with them. Going to the zoo, going to the museum or playing poker.
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