About the Founder of Prospect Valley Hospitality, Inc.
Kimary Marchese purchased the property at 10400 W. 38th Avenue in Wheat Ridge, Colorado (near Denver) in the middle of her 15-year tenure as the Exhibit Coordinator for the Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave in Golden, Colorado. The property later became Prospect Valley Hospitality (PVH) offering missionary accommodations. The museum introduced her enduring passions of re-enacting and acquiring authentic reproduction Victorian attire.
Interest in History
The property, a former Lookout Mountain Stagecoach Stop, was linked to her personal interest in the American Old West and the Victorian era. Following her interests in western history, she was one of the founding members of the Victorian Heritage Society of Colorado Springs and currently the Victorian Society of Colorado.
After graduating from Hawaii Baptist Academy in Honolulu Hawaii, she received her BFA in Communication Design Graphics from the University of Denver in 1982 with an elective emphasis in Architecture and Design from her Junior year study abroad in Denmark, Europe. She had also attended a Mission Bridge School during her 19-year membership in Denver’s Calvary Temple Church now The Pearl Church.
Beginning in her early twenties, Kimary had been on several short-term mission trips which included rural Jamaica and later Uganda, Africa. She often invited Christian Missionaries into her small Denver bungalow throughout the years before finding her way to Wheat Ridge. She would give up her own bedroom and “camp” in her living room, but she observed that this made missionaries feel like they were a burden. The Stagecoach Stop turning into “Prospect Valley Hospitality” was the realization of Kimary’s longing to have a place large enough to accommodate her gift of hospitality.
In addition to hosting International visitors at her home Prospect Valley Hospitality, Kimary has been involved in International Student Friendship programs and has been a foster parent four times. After Calvary Temple, Kimary became a member of New Community Christian Church (NC3) for four years until the church moved south as she moved west. Kimary has been a member and rotating Elder at Harvest Christian Community church in Wheat Ridge since 2001.
One of her own longtime missionary activities was volunteering with Colorado’s incarcerated youth. Eventually that passion persuaded her to leave her much-loved Exhibit Designer profession and return to the University of Denver for her Master’s Degree in Education.
Kimary has been a high school teacher in the Brighton juvenile detention center, AYSC, now called Prairie Vista Youth Services Center, since 2007. In 2017 Kimary married George Fischer who now serves on the PVH Advisory Board and has served as President of the Victorian Society of Colorado for many years.
Prospect Valley Hospitality, church leadership, teaching, Victorian Society Membership and marriage keep her quite busy. Kimary’s love of hosting missionaries has been greatly supported by her church Harvest Christian Community.