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Brett Stagg: Visual Storyteller of Colliers Hill

Brett Stagg moved with his wife Sari and two daughters to Colliers Hill from Utah not quite two years ago. “We came out to Erie and looked at where we thought we wanted to live and were drawn to the community,” Brett says. “I’m not sure exactly what it was, but after we found a church, something about Colliers Hill just felt like that’s where we wanted to be.”

Brett is the video editor and motion graphics animator for both the Colorado Avalanche and the Denver Nuggets. “Technically,” he says, “for the Pepsi Center, so also the Colorado Mammoth (professional lacrosse team) and the Colorado Rapids (professional soccer team), too.” His wife, Sari, works in Broomfield for Danone North America (Dannon Yogurt®, Silk® yogurt, Horizon® Organic milk, International Delight creamers, SO Delicious®, etc.), so it’s been a convenient commute for both.

During the stay-at-home guidelines, both have worked from home, Sari from the pocket office of their Meritage home, and Brett from the basement – even as they contemplate phasing back into life, pre-pandemic. The Stagg daughters Paige (10) and Addison (16) attended Soaring Heights and Erie High School and have adjusted well to Colorado, having moved from Utah with family just three and a half hours north in Casper Wyoming. 

Entertaining the Neighbors

With no sports during the pandemic, there was not a lot of work going on inside the Pepsi Center arena. No sports and no fans to watch Brett’s work on the state-of-the-art projection system which transforms the Pepsi Center floor into a giant 4K resolution screen during team events. So, Brett decided to use his considerable artistic talents to entertain himself, his daughters, his neighbors and the entire community.

Brett became the resident storyteller, using chalk and cartoon inspiration to ply his craft. “I started right at the beginning of the lockdown – March 25 – when I drew the first one and posted it on Facebook,” Brett says. 

“People around our neighborhood were doing sidewalk chalk art, so I started drawing characters,” he added. Brett would walk away from his work contemplating what he could do next. That’s when the requests started flooding in from Facebook – the Colliers Hill Residents Only group. “Now I get all these requests,” Brett says.

Brett works for a couple of hours at a time – if it gets too warm, he’ll take a break. He tries to avoid the sprinklers after starting a My Little Pony series and the water washed it away. “I try to plan around rain, too,” he says. “Otherwise it’s easy come, easy go!”

Brett has given chalk life – however temporary – to Phineas and Ferb of Disney’s Phineas & Ferb, Stimpy from The Ren and Stimpy Show, My Little Pony – Friendship is Magical, and Dexter of Dexter’s Laboratory (Cartoon Network), among others. 

Community Reacts With Lots of LIKES

The responses on the Colliers Hill group Facebook page say it all. 

“Have you done Yosemite Sam or Roadrunner yet? I’d love this talent!”

“Can you draw DeeDee next? Oh! And Fairly Oddparents!”

“Your sidewalk chalk art is amazing. If you ever need a suggestion I loved watching Tiny Toon Adventures with Buster and Babs Bunny and company.”

“Please keep these all up! So fun and bringing (back) happy cartoon-watching memories.”

We agree. Please keep it up, Brett! You make us all smile and look forward to the next installment!

The Neighbors and Friends of Colliers Hill

Maybe all new communities have pulled together during the pandemic, but there’s something unusual and amazing about the master-planned community of Colliers Hill. Not only is everyone welcoming and willing to help fellow residents, you can’t beat the views and amenities and proximity to quirky downtown Erie. Check out the model homes from Richmond American Homes and Century Communities – and coming this fall – K B Home, with paired possibilities. It’s a great time to buy with lots of options here in ranch-style or two-story designs priced from the high $300s.