Mike and Jeny Stoesz, as husband and wife, believed Wyoming is truly God's country. They wanted to create something that would allow Wyoming's beauty to leave with visitors and at the same time remain in the state with its residents. Their solution was to cooperate on aspects of their individual businesses, essentially creating an avenue of products where both could participate: Jeny Originals Wyoming Collection.
Mike spent most of his life as an award-winning photojournalist, and more recently as owner of Laramie Digital/Photo Center. He also was active in historic preservation and community planning in Albany County, settling in Laramie after a stint in the U.S. Navy. He began photographing Wyoming 43 years ago and drew on over 40,000 images for the Wyoming Collection photos, which will be offered through his wife's business, Jeny Originals Yarns and Handwovens. Mike died in 2011 and is greatly missed by his family and friends.
Jeny is active as an artist, writer, arts educator and businesswoman.