2016 YouthBiz Star: Hannah Isenhart

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Age 16-21 Category Winner: Hannah Isenhart, Hanimals Greeting Cards

 

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YouthBiz Star Hannah Isenhart with her mentor, Jeff Ingum, Owner and Operator, Skate City Colorado

Hannah Isenhart (17) has been running her Hanimals business for over a decade!  She photographed her first stuffed animal “in its natural habitat” when she was five, and sold her first photography cards at a small event a year later.  Today, her cards are for sale at retail stores in Boulder, the YouthBiz Marketplace and online.

The success of Hanimals inspired Hannah to expand her business to “younger kids since they will learn useful skills while having fun at the same time.”  Hannah leads “Hanimals Kids” camps and workshops in Boulder and in Africa, teaching photography and business skills.

As Hannah transitions to college, she is training a young entrepreneur to manage Hannimals, “I want to still be involved and keep my vision alive,” and “I also want to help someone else grow.”

Hannah donates a third of her profits to charity. In addition to growing a business, she is a violist with the Boulder Youth Symphony and an elite soccer player recruited by Division III schools.

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