ABOUT ANDREW SMITH

When I was growing up, my family faced challenges that will feel familiar to far too many Coloradans. My family was of modest means, and by the time I turned 14, we were homeless. At 16, I was living on my own. Then, two months after I turned 18, I joined the Army and took a tour in Iraq. I was married while in the Army, and my wife Bre and I became teen parents. While we met with incredible difficulty, we created a family that has brought me more joy—and taught me more about myself—than I would have expected in…

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