Ciera Freson was recruited out of her home state of Washington to ski race at Western State College (at is was then known). While she hadn't even visited Gunnison before arriving for her first fall semester, she quickly fell in love with the school and the area. After graduation, Ciera stayed on at Western State in the admissions department, recruiting other students to her alma mater. Ski racing remained in her blood, however, so today she is the coach of the alpine racing program at Western Colorado University (as it is now known).
After she married her husband Eric, she realized that she had a real passion for weddings and decided to start a wedding planning business. That business, Lucky Penny Events, grew quickly and now also includes a rental business. Weddings in Crested Butte are extremely popular, with several weddings nearly every weekend throughout the summer and fall months. Ciera gets to plan them, which sounds like a ton of fun when you realize that can include everything up to and including unicorn ponies. Yes, you read that right, and you'll have to listen to find out what that means...
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