Hive Paonia Member Spotlight: Davina van Buren


IMG_1594 (1)Davina van Buren is a Freelance Journalist specializing in food, travel, and environmental reporting. She may have the most epic new member story of anyHive Member.

She came to the Hive last fall on the wings of a Tweet. An avid social media user, she Tweeted that she was moving from Ridgway to Cedaredge. A friend who had heard of the Hive recommended she make the drive to Paonia for a cool work space. Mere hours later, she had booked a tour of the space. She showed up the next week, started coworking, and fell madly in love with the Hive‘s Colony.

Six months later, Davina moved from Cedaredge to Paonia so that she could spend more time with the community she had begun to cultivate here. She is a now a Hive Host welcoming visitors and Members at the front desk every Tuesday afternoon and a total ¬†Workshop Warrior. She’s gone to at least fifteen of the workshops since October– way more than half of the workshops we’ve offered.

She’s also gained new work from beeing at the Hive. Other Members have given her new work referrals that have elevated her Freelance Writing Career.

Davina is the Research Editor for 5280 Home and copywriter for Eat Denver, a nonprofit comprised of 95 independently-owned restaurants in the metro area. Her latest projects include a slideshow of the world’s best via ferrata for Fodor’,¬†Aspen by Air, a feature for Bespoke Concierge and a roundup of Western Slope food artisans for Colorado Life.

VanBurenDavina3When she isn’t writing, Davina enjoys running, cooking, traveling and hiking with her two Dobermans, Deacon and Delilah.

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