Our Founders

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Andrea Schlafer

When not building a tiny house or homeschooling her three children, Andrea can be found knitting. She is a Colorado native who loves the mountains and snow. She has always loved history and as a child wanted to live in a cabin like Laura Ingalls. She received a bachelors degree in English and minor in History from the University of Colorado. She has worked as a freelance editor and editor for an online continuing education provider. She has also directed a variety of programs at the University of Texas School of Law. 

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Kyle Schlafer

A Colorado native, Kyle spent his summers in the mountains imagining himself as a cowboy in the Old West. Interest in the past has been a life-long passion. Kyle received his undergraduate (University of Colorado) and graduate degrees (Kansas State University) in history. He has been working at historic sites for 20 years preserving and interpreting the past for diverse audiences.  Although experienced in administration (Certified Interpretive Manager) and leading tours (Certified Interpretive Guide), he specializes in leading collaborative projects that deliver creative content and memorable experiences at unique places.    

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Tracey Schlafer

Growing up in Colorado with the mountains as a playground and guest ranches as vacation spots, Tracey has always loved camping, backpacking, and hiking. With a passion for people and their stories, Tracey pursued undergraduate and graduate degrees in social work and state licensure as a clinical social worker. For over 25 years, Tracey has worked as a clinical social worker and therapist for at risk children and families. She has also served as an executive director, grant writer, and development consultant for a number of nonprofit agencies.