top of page

Tori's Prayer

Tori’s Prayer was written for Tori Wedan. It's still hard to believe that her and her three beautiful boys; Mason, Austin and Hunter perished in a plane crash. I remember her beautiful smile and just how loving and thoughtful she was.     A wonderful mom, a caring friend and an amazing person. She was loved by so many…

My prayer for her is personal however I think that as a prayer for love and understanding during the midst of pain and challenge- it could benefit or possibly provide thoughtful words for someone in need of them.
-Sylvia Castillo

Toris Prayer-.jpg

                                                                            Educated Minds
                                                                               Her Legacy…           

It’s interesting how we come to love a business or a service. We appreciate the people and value who they are or how they help us in our own lives and business. In some cases, they are a resource for us or a trusted partner in our business or industry- and as much as we use and refer them, we might not ever know their story…

I wanted to pay tribute to the founder of Educated Minds- Tori Wedan.

Tori was a wonderful friend, a loving mother, an extremely hard worker and a business woman with an incredible drive to succeed. She was funny, outgoing and so incredibly supportive. Her friends would say that she was beautiful, charismatic, down to earth, thoughtful, witty and authentic. She loved people and never met a stranger.

Tori’s children were her why- she adored her boys and made sure they had everything. She would spend countless hours helping with projects, assisting at school, attending events and instilling values and ethics. Her boys were good students, responsible and well-mannered. Mason, Austin and Hunter enjoyed sports, aviation and family time.

Tori was a teacher by nature- before Educated Minds, she was a successful Realtor. In addition to helping her clients buy and sell homes- she created a mentoring program specifically for new agents in her real estate office. She mentored and counseled, answered questions day and night, helped negotiate and made sure that each person she assisted was getting the education they needed to be successful.  She cared deeply about the people she worked with and would work tirelessly to make sure they were taken care of.

Those were the same goals she had when creating Educated Minds. She wanted to create a resource for the people in her industry. A place to go where they could be educated, and have exactly what they needed to be successful in their business. She partnered the finest instructors with Realtors to create a platform and resource for agents. In addition to helping people in Colorado, she branched out to assist in other states and had even created classes and in Hawaii and Canada- and she was just getting started…

Tragically on Sept 1, 2014, Tori and her boys lost their lives in a plane crash. For her family and those that knew her- it was a turn of events that will never have answers or complete closure.

Michelle Espinoza’s desire and passion to carry on and continue to build her legacy through Educated Minds is definitely a driving force. She is committed to creating even better resources, classes and education for agents in Colorado and beyond. Her long term vision includes scholarships and mentorship programs in Tori’s name.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read these words~

For more information about Educated Minds, please visit:

bottom of page