Who We Are
Denali & Co. is a publishing company located in beautiful Traverse City, Michigan. The company was founded in 1998 by Kristen M. Hains.
Born with two severely lazy eyes, it was Kristen's forward-thinking optometrist who suggested to her parents that dance class might help correct her lack of hand-eye coordination. Not only did it turn out to be the perfect prescription for coordination, it also proved to be medicine for her soul. What followed were years of dance classes, community theater dance roles, stints as a choreographer, and ultimately a dance boutique of her own. After taking a break to raise her son, she’s once again rekindled her love of the dance.
Denali & Co. published its first title "Beauty is Therapy: Memories of the Traverse City State Hospital" in February 2001. The book spent more than 60 weeks on the region's best-seller list.
We are also the publisher of seven coloring books. and recently expanded to include a line of custom dance items.