KYLE DILL | Industry Denver Founder, Chief Editor

With a broad employment history in his home state California, Kyle went to school pursuing a career in the fire service, volunteered as a firefighter and worked on an ambulance in San Diego County. Ironically, serving tables paid the bills through his scholastic ventures in the fire service.

Kyle moved to Denver to attend paramedic school and immediately secured a position at renowned chef and restaurateur Charlie Palmer’s new Denver concept called District Meats. There, Kyle quietly worked on a series of marketing concepts that he would eventually turn into what we know now as Industry Denver.

Since Industry Denver’s launch in October 2012, Kyle has also co-founded Heroes Like Us with Denver chef and restaurateur Jensen Cummings, an organization that provides logistical and marketing support to nonprofits that produce culinary-based fundraisers. Kyle was recently recognized by Zagat as one of Denver’s 2014 culinary game changers under the age of 30.

Krista Ahlgrim

KRISTA AHLGRIM | Industry Denver Assignment Editor

Krista Ahlgrim is a California native, Colorado transplant who believes there is no better backdrop to life than the Rocky Mountains. Never having set foot in Colorado before, she moved on a whim, thinking the mountain air was just what she needed. While earning her degree in Communications, Krista learned very quickly that writing was what she wanted to do and chased after any job that allowed her to use her words – so to speak.

After working various jobs in content marketing, she found a home in food and drinks as an assignment editor at Industry Denver. In her position, Krista has taken the role of Chief Editor for Heroes Like Us, working across a variety of projects like ‘Hoofin It’, ‘On The Farm, Off the Hook’ summer dinner series, and more. Make sure to say hello next time you see her mix and mingling around discovering the best in Denver food and drinks, or visit her personal blog at