“My life has done a complete 180 since then,” she said. “I worked my ass off to get there.”
Stephanie Miller was living in Texas with her young children when, one night, her husband came home drunk again. She knew what was likely to happen next.
“He was pretty abusive when he drank,” she recalled. “My solution to not get my ass beat was to grab a knife.”
Her then-husband called the police, and pretty soon Miller was facing charges. She landed in prison when she violated her probation. Then, when she was released, she fell into another abusive relationship and ended up back in jail.
“Being locked up, that sparked a flame for me to want to operate,” she said. That is, to operate cranes.
The Boulder-based duo decided last year to donate all funds raised in the second half of 2017 by their foundation to building a digital music computer lab for the Denver nonprofit.
Youth on Record just got a big boost in its mission to train and support the next generation of Colorado engineers, producers and musicians, courtesy of Big Gigantic.
The Boulder-based duo decided last year to donate all funds raised in the second half of 2017 by their A Big Gigantic Difference Foundation to building a digital music computer lab for the Denver nonprofit.
And at the lab’s unveiling Wednesday afternoon, Big Gigantic’s Dominic Lalli and Jeremy Salken were joined at Youth on Record by another big-name guest: U.S. Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Pam Patenaude.
The renovated units will be less expensive than other condos and town-homes in the area, which is near Sloan’s Lake.
On Jan. 25, the residents of Golden Manor Assisted Living met one of the people who had bought their home.
At an emotional gathering in the wood-paneled dining room, they asked what would happen to them. Some are elderly, others have disabilities, and few were confident that they could easily find another home.