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Vicky Collins is the publisher and editor of Bucket List Community Café.  She is a freelance television producer and journalist with NBC Network News. Vicky also has her own production company called Teletrends, which has produced for broadcast, cable, national syndication, Olympics, digital, and non-profits.  She has lived in Northwest Denver since 2017.  Contact her at

Blair Ewalt is a Bucket List Community Café business advisor. He is the Marketing Manager of Intersoft. Before that he was a Content Strategist for Neat Loans. Blair is a 2020 graduate of the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado where he worked on growth, marketing, social media and web development. He lives in Sunnyside. You can reach him at

Madison Lauterbach is Bucket List Community Cafe’s editor. She was born in Denver and raised in the surrounding suburbs. She graduated from MSU Denver in December 2019 with a degree in convergent journalism and a minor in political science. Shortly after graduating, she founded Ms. Mayhem. The online Denver-based publication produced community stories from the intersection of race, class, ability, gender and sexuality. Ms. Mayhem halted publication in July 2022 due to a lack of funding. Since then, Madison has mostly worked as a freelancer. When she’s not working, Madison enjoys binging trash TV shows, playing D&D, crafting and fly fishing. You can reach Madison at

Logan Kurtz is a senior at the University of Colorado Boulder pursuing his bachelor’s in journalism and minor in sports media. He was the director for the student Emmy-Award winning broadcast, CU NewsTeam, during the 2020/21 school year. He was also a member of the student publication, CU News Corps. Logan has a passion for telling stories in 24 frames per-second and loves using his camera to capture moments in time that should never be forgotten. Growing up on the front range in Arvada, Colorado, Logan spends all the time he can in the wilderness skiing, snowboarding, and mountain biking. You can reach Logan at

Patrick Stachniak is a Boulder native and December 2022 graduate in Journalism at the University of Colorado, Boulder, with a minor in Media Production. Being from Boulder, he is an avid skier and rock climber. When not in the mountains, Patrick spends his time pursuing other hobbies such as boxing and playing guitar. Though he plans on starting his career as a journalist, Patrick wants to branch out into other types of writing: such as novels, movies, or TV.  You can reach Patrick at

Noah Anderson is a senior at the University of Colorado Boulder. He is a Journalism major with a minor in Business. He loves being outdoors, traveling, and playing golf. Noah has a passion for sports and would like to work as a sports broadcaster in the future. He is a multimedia journalist, podcaster and production manager for Bucket List Community Cafe. You can reach Noah at

Abby Wright does special projects for Bucket List Community Cafe. She is originally from Texas and is a senior at the University of Colorado Boulder’s College of Media, Communication, and Information. You will likely find Abby reading fiction books, writing stories, cooking, painting, or exploring Colorado. You can reach Abby at

Mabel Gonzalez is a graduate from Metropolitan State University of Denver. She is a Journalism major with a minor in studio arts. Mabel is a Colorado native who grew up in the northern Denver metro area. Mabel enjoys anything to do with pop culture, traveling, trying new foods and loves learning about the diversity in her community. You can reach Mabel at

Victoria Perez (she/her/hers) is a first generation Latina and graduate Journalism major with a minor in Film from Metropolitan State University of Denver. Victoria strives to tell the stories of all cultures and capture these stories visually using a variety of multimedia. Her passion is in telling the stories of those who are silenced and hopes to provide a platform where these stories can be told whole-heartedly. In her free time, you can find Victoria preparing to travel, enjoying a good book or film, and attending music events. Victoria can be reached at

Daianee Galindo is a senior at Metropolitan State University of Denver. She is a Broadcast Journalism major with a minor in Digital Media. Daianee is a Colorado native, born and raised in Denver, where she aspires to help communities by providing a platform to tell their stories. She enjoys cooking, reading novels, and traveling with her daughter and fiancé. You can reach Daianee at 

Zachary Pasquarello is a senior at the University of Colorado Boulder. He is double majoring in Journalism and Analytics and has a passion for sports. He is originally from Philadelphia but moved to Colorado Springs for middle and high school. In high school he played basketball and was on the track team but throughout his life he also played baseball, football, and lacrosse. He has been lucky enough to travel to 8 countries and is thankful for the cultural learning experiences he was able to experience overseas. You can reach Zak at

Jackie Ramirez is a first generation student at the University of Colorado Boulder, majoring in journalism with a minor in anthropology. Her interests range from education, Latinx topics, and the arts! Jackie is a Colorado native and enjoys practicing painting landscapes inspired by the beautiful scenery in Colorado and her parents’ home in Mexico City. You can reach Jackie at

Wyatt Eberle is a Senior at the University of Colorado, Boulder. In May, he will graduate with a major in Journalism and a minor in business. Wyatt is originally from the small surf town of San Clemente, California, where he grew up an honest beach bum. In search of a new adventure Wyatt moved to Colorado after falling in love with the mountains and the Great American West. If Wyatt isn’t fly fishing a new alpine lake, he can be found on the ski slope, or with his roommate studying in Norlin Library. He is excited to share his passion of storytelling and can be reached at

London Lyle is a senior at the University of Colorado Boulder studying journalism. She has a passion for social justice, activism, and politics. A Colorado native, she enjoys skiing and spending time outdoors. You can reach London at

Helen Driesen is a content coordinator for Ray Bloch Productions.  She is also a freelance journalist and is now working with Bucket List Community Cafe on events. Originally from New York, she received her BA in political science and jazz voice performance from the University of Vermont, and her MA in journalism at CU Boulder. As a singer-songwriter and pianist, Helen particularly enjoys covering all things arts and culture. In her spare time, she can be found performing at open mics, petting dogs, and exploring all the beauty Colorado has to offer. She can be reached at

Mimi Herrick is a junior at the University of Colorado Boulder studying Journalism and
Political Science. She enjoys staying active with her water polo team and CU women’s skate club. Mimi was originally born in Chicago but has enjoyed a change of scenery in Colorado. After she graduates, she wants to pursue being an on-air reporter. You can reach Mimi

Mackenzie Bell is a senior at University of Colorado Boulder majoring in journalism and minoring in English. She was born and raised in Mill Valley, CA, 15 minutes north of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. She grew up in a very active household, skiing, surfing, playing soccer and everything in between. Mackenzie has a two year old dog named Cash who goes on all her adventures with her. She has traveled to many different countries and picked up her love for writing and telling people stories from her experiences abroad. You can reach Mackenzie at

Ca$h is a dog. She was often seen sitting in the front yard of her home in Berkeley until animal control clipped her wings. Dogs are an important part of our North Denver experience and Ca$h loves meeting people at neighborhood events. She is our dog correspondent. Her favorite place to go is Tenn Street Coffee and Books where she gets treats.