I’ve been very fortunate to have had solid friendships in my life. As boys, we bonded over sports, motorcycles, boats and being wild. As grown men, we share the joys and unique experiences that come with being married and raising children. A group of my core lifelong buddies and I try to plan semiannual guy trips, be it a ski trip, music festival or camping trip. Last fall we all got together to see Colorado’s own String Cheese Incident at Planet Bluegrass in Lyons. There is not a better setting imaginable to gather with pals to enjoy the lights and sounds bouncing off the canyon walls and to drift off to sleep in a tent along the river.

In this issue, we highlight some of the men who make Fort Collins great. Join us as we also feature a great family farm that produces incredible steaks. I raise my glass in solidarity to my fellow man! Cheers, and as always, thanks for reading!