About Us

BusinessDen.com is the Mile High City’s new homepage for local business news. The site launched in January 2015 and is modeled on a highly successful newspaper operating in Richmond, Virginia since 2008. Our newsroom is located in downtown Denver. We have a staff of six.

Meet the Staff


Aaron Kremer, Founder

Aaron started BusinessDen in 2015 in Denver, Colorado, and Richmond BizSense in Richmond, Virginia in 2008. Before that he was a business reporter at the Richmond Times-Dispatch. His journalism work has also appeared on Slate.com, TheStreet.com and the Los Angeles Times. Aaron is a graduate of the University of Virginia. [email protected]

Samantha Sarine,  Director of Events & Advertising

Samantha oversees BusinessDen events and advertisers. She previously worked in development at National Jewish Health and is a graduate of UC Santa Barbara. [email protected]


Thomas Gounley, Editor & Senior Reporter

Thomas covers commercial real estate and development. He is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire and previously worked as a business reporter at the Springfield News-Leader. [email protected].


Justin Wingerter, Reporter

Justin covers litigation, white-collar crime and other news. He is a graduate of Southern Illinois University and previously reported for The Denver Post, The Oklahoman and The Topeka Capital-Journal. [email protected]


Liz Thurston, Executive Assistant and Membership Coordinator

Liz works in the events, advertising, and membership department at BusinessDen. She is a graduate of Blue Ridge Community college and has experience in marketing, administration and design. [email protected]


Maia Luem, Reporter

Maia Luem covers general assignment business news. She is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago. [email protected].




BusinessDen is always on the lookout for scrappy reporters. BusinessDen is currently hiring a mid-career commercial real estate reporter. Click here to apply!

If you are interested in a paid summer internship (best for current students or recent graduates), please email Aaron Kremer at [email protected].