Dana Hill ’09 started Cowboy Catering with his father many moons ago in Montana. They crafted a wooden cart resembling wagons from the early 20th century and cooked up mouthwatering BBQ, corn on the cob and crêpes from its confines. When Hill was admitted to JWU, he disassembled the cart, brought the concept to the Colorado Rockies, and has been busy with both studies and business in the four years since. This summer the cowboys catered more than 80 events including four farmers markets a week, private parties and a street festival. Hill, who’s enlisted fellow students in his operations since the get-go, recently hired seniors Collin Bender and Dylan Gaffney to bring their skills to the mix. “Everything I learned at JWU and all of my culinary classes were beneficial in the business world,” Hill says. He credits faculty and staff across the colleges for providing marketing and networking tools, recommendations, business lessons, contacts and doors to the Denver community.