Hey, Spike! opens up Chris Logan and his Tiny Doors
January 23, 2016
If Chris Logan were to have a theme song it would likely be Tony Orlando's "Knock Three Times."
Chris is back home in Summit County for the third time, and he's the developer of http://www.tinydoorsfrisco.com
In those three times, his local residency covers 12 years.
"I was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan. During the summer of 1984, between eighth and ninth grades, my family moved to Frisco. I graduated from Summit High in 1989. I then worked for a year at Copper Mountain before going to college out of state," Chris recalls of his start as a local.
Those "here" periods look like this:
• 1984-90 lived in Frisco on Emily Lane
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• 2005-07 lived in Silverthorne
• Summer 2013-14 lived in Copper Mountain at The Lodge
• Summer 2014 to present living in Frisco on Main Street
"I'm a stay-at-home dad that owns a couple websites," says Chris, who graduated from Concordia College in St. Paul, Minnesota, with a degree in business and an emphasis in marketing. "I also provide Internet development and marketing services to a few companies."
He has two kids, 5-year-old son Kiernan, and 22-year-old daughter Mackenzie, who lives in Florida and graduated from the University of South Florida last summer.
"My son and I lived near the plaza in downtown Santa Fe for a couple of years before moving to Summit County," explains Chris.
"I moved back to Summit County during the summer of 2013 so that I could raise my son here," he adds. "I was interested in Frisco because of the town, community and schools. We started with Summit County Preschool on Main Street and moved on to kindergarten at Frisco Elementary this past year.
"I spend a lot of my leisure time skiing at Copper Mountain. You can usually find me, with my son, enjoying life around town. We love Main Street, but also like places such as Woodward and Stephen C. West Ice Arena when we are not on a mountain. Or, out on a soccer field kicking a ball around during the summer. I've coached a few youth soccer teams between my two kids."
In addition to being a stay-at-home dad, Chris provides internet development and marketing services to a few companies, plus he's opening those interactive Tiny Doors around Frisco.
"The goal is to find Tiny Doors that have been hidden in plain sight within public areas of Frisco," he said. "In addition to providing this free activity, Tiny Doors promotes information about Frisco. This includes things to do, a look inside businesses, upcoming events, nature and history."
The reaction so far:
"It's been fun. People have contacted me after searching around town for Tiny Doors and they've said that they've enjoyed the experience. I've also seen the number following on Facebook grow to over a thousand in the first six months."
Anyone can send suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org and Chris will respond.
"If payment is received to publish business/government listings in the future then it would be clearly labeled as sponsored," says Chris.
He admits the Tiny Doors Frisco development is designed to generate a revenue stream.
"Yes, a tiny amount," he said. "Tiny Doors Frisco is designed to be a fun activity for people to do while they are in town, plus a service providing information spotlighting Frisco."
Anyone can create a Tiny Door, either individuals or a business. The person who creates the Tiny Door decides what the door looks like and places their project at a location for others to find.
"I also maintain a list of businesses that have requested a Tiny Door be placed at their location," he explains.
The doors measure about 4×8 inches and are made by those involved in the game.
Chris reports there already have been a few Tiny Doors created. For example, one business on Main Street created a Tiny Door and placed it at another business on Main.
"When someone finds that Tiny Door, it opens and there is a poem inside. Before the start of the spring season there will be more than a half dozen Tiny Doors on Main Street and other areas of Frisco. This will provide a scavenger hunt experience for people to enjoy," says Chris.
He credits the assistance of Mary Elaine Moore of the Stork & Bear, Kelly Foote and Becky Moser-Foote at Foote's Rest Sweet Shoppe and Eatery and Ian Greene at Frisco Escape Room.
Miles F. Porter IV, nicknamed "Spike," a Coloradan since 1949, is an Army veteran, former hardrock miner, graduate of Adams State College, and a local since 1982. An award-winning investigative reporter, he and wife Mary E. Staby owned newspapers here for 20 years. Email your social info to email@example.com
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