Botangle.net© is a family-run business nested in the heart of the Rockies--Estes Park, CO. We are lucky to have another leg in the arts-minded Houston, TX where our managing director resides. The gateway to the Rocky Mountain National Park offers plenty of inspiration for artwork, designs, and product. Owner and artist, Annie Reiser creates original artwork, which is then placed on our merchandise. Check out the STORE tab for exceptional gifts for anyone.
Each product manufactured by Botangle.net is carefully crafted using sustainable and local materials when available. Because all products are hand-made, please be aware that one may be slightly different from another, making your purchase a truly unique gift.
Annie Reiser 720-841-6296 -
Owner & Artist
Coming full circle, Annie has returned to what feeds her soul; art. Years ago she pursued a degree in art and got sidetracked by life. Family and career took her down other pathways, though art has always been a lifetime companion. A potter, spinner, knitter, weaver, and painter, Annie now devotes more of her creative time to illustrating nature. She has an M.A. in German, is a graduate of the Denver Botanic Gardens School of Botanical Art and Illustration where she taught part-time, is an active member of the Rocky Mountain Society of Botanical Artists and the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators. She is also a certified Zentangle® teacher (CZT) and has incorporated that practice into her daily life. Her artwork has been displayed in juried shows and published in books. In 2017 she was part of an 11-person exhibit by the Denver School of Botanical Art & Illustration that received a Group Gold Medal Award from the Royal Horticultural Society at their annual botanical art show for the exhibit "Rocky Mountains: Plants and Funghi with Altitude."
In her day job, Annie writes, edits, and educates the public about the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Boulder, CO, where she has worked for 19 years. She uses her art and language skills to develop educational and informational materials that translate complex scientific research into more simplified concepts. Before joining NOAA, Annie lived and worked in Germany showing her artwork there in local galleries until she became a language teacher. She taught German at the University of Colorado in Boulder and English as a Second Language to small international company employees while living in Regensburg, Germany.
Annie feeds her love for nature’s details by hiking, horseback riding, bird watching, and rendering her beautiful surroundings. She shares that love for nature and art with her family and husband of 38 years.
Rolf Reiser - Photographer/Artist/Craftsman
As our resident photographer and businessman, Rolf is the glue that holds us together. His input on creative design, production, and business is imperative. Rolf was born in a small Bavarian village called Wolfratshausen. He has vast knowledge of running a small business, craftsmanship, and composition. He enjoys bird-watching, hiking, and taking beautiful photos at the Rocky Mountain National Park. Luckily, Rolf is a bit of a tool collector, which has helped getting Botangle.net off the ground.
Christie Reiser - Managing Director & Artist
Annie and Rolf's daughter, Christie, is the managing director and artist of Botangle.net. She was born in the breath-taking city of Estes Park. Her childhood was spent in Europe where she learned about her family roots and culture. She has a colourful background with experience in business, art, and science. Christie has a Business and a Geography degree and is currently working on her Master’s in Science Writing at the Johns Hopkins University. Christie also has experience in leather-working, which she gained from an apprenticeship at a 300-year-old saddlery in Austria. She loves hand-crafting journals and earrings for Botangle.net and working closely with her family. Christie lives in Houston, TX with her wife and dog. She travels between Houston and Estes to work on the business.
This is our signature chop, which can be found on our products. The “arc” stands for Annie, Rolf, and Christie. The “R” with the swirl stands for Reiser. This is the symbol of our family business.