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Trailblazers in Colorado Springs

The editorial team has a special attachment to our new series, The Trailblazers: Rewriting the Narrative, because so many of us feel that media portrayals of women have been too one dimensional. Today, women are doing incredible things in all fields – from science and technology to finance, law, business, athletics and more.  With the Trailblazers series, we hope to highlight and celebrate female role models, encourage more equal and just representation in the media, and help foster a more tight-knit community locally helping women find mentors, business partners, friends and more.

Below, you’ll find some incredible trailblazers from in and around Centennial that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Seila Stone

When I was a senior in high school, I had no idea what I wanted to be in life. I was never really great at something. There was a sophomore who had a Nikon and she let me shoot with it one day and I was hooked! At the time in 2007, it was the middle or the end of the myspace era so I was taking too many selfies. Read more>>

Nicole Domanico

Photography has always been a part of my life. I can’t remember a time I didn’t enjoy documenting my life and finding ways to abstract seemingly mundane scenes through interesting compositions. I knew at a young age I just HAD to go to art school, and eventually. Read more>>

Kristen Baker

I grew up competing in gymnastics, volleyball, soccer, and track and field. I was a Girl Scout all through school and was always attending outdoor camps and partaking in wilderness adventures. I attended the University of Oklahoma. Read more>>

Chandra Nguyen

I started out as a small girl with big dreams from the small city of Spartanburg, SC. I always kind of new that Spartanburg wasn’t for me but I didn’t really know what “home” felt like to me until I moved to Colorado. From a young age, I always liked everything I did. I mean literally. I did soccer, gymnastics, piano, violin, art, and more. Read more>>

Melissa Saliba

I didn’t grow up an athletic person, nor would I have ever used that word to describe myself. As an adult, I started to find self-expression in movement and started running in 2008 and started teaching yoga in 2010. What I enjoyed most about these two activities was that they were something that I found accessible. Read more>>


Kathryn Burgess

The dream of becoming an interior designer flourished in college, and no doubts followed the decision of choosing an interior design as my career path. Design is powerful. Good (and bad!) design can change you physically and psychologically. Read more>>

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