Listen: Good Vibes in Craig, Colorado’s Economic Transition

Seven years ago, Josh Veenstra was working as an insulator at one of Craig, Colorado’s energy companies. Today, he and his wife Meagan are the founders of Good Vibes River Gear, a handmade mesh rafting accessory manufacturer that’s become an influential voice in the town’s transition from the energy economy to outdoor recreation. Here’s how Josh and Meagan started a business powered by the waves of change. 

"Good Vibes is was a dream that I had on a river trip. And it slowly developed into this kind of dream come true."

Josh Veenstra, Co-Founder of Good Vibes River Gear in Craig, CO

Good Vibes River Gear is based in Craig, CO

Good Vibes River Gear, founded by Josh and Meagan Veenstra, is a local manufacturer and retail business deeply rooted in the town of Craig, Colorado. In addition to manufacturing handmade mesh rafting accessories, they also have a retail location that provides gear for adventures  on the Green or Yampa rivers. Since founding Good Vibes, Josh and Meagan have become proponents of the development of Craig’s outdoor industry, and have supported the development of the town’s new whitewater park