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Trailblazers in Fort Collins

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 Fort Collins that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Dr. Brooke Schneider and Dr. Nicole Lewis

We work with a lot of women at two integrative mental health clinics in Fort Collins. Dr. Brooke is a psychiatrist and Dr. Nicole is a naturopathic doctor, and we provide holistic mental healthcare. A couple of years ago, after seeing two almost identical female patients struggling with depression and isolation, we realized that we had an opportunity. Read more>>

Kaylen Sather

I had always been active growing up- participating in sports and dance classes but when I got to college things definitely took a switch. It was just easier for me to just not be active, stay up late, and not take care of myself. I was in a deep depression and things just weren’t how they should be in my life. Read more>>

Katie Isabelle

I have been a lot of things over the years from hairstylist, communications director, graphic designer, to cake decorator, and even working at a call center. What I’ve loved about each of these job titles has been that they taught me that I love being creative and I love people. Read more>>

Tiffany Wall DC

After pursuing conventional medical care and not seeing any results and wanting to avoid exploratory surgery, I saw a chiropractor. It was the first time I had any relief. It allowed me to continue playing sports and function like a normal kid should. I decided that I wanted to help people the way that doctor had helped me. Read more>>

Molly Ortiz

The beginning of my story goes to as early as I could talk. Singing has always been a passion of mine, and something I was encouraged to do at a very young age. Both of my parents are musicians, my mother played the violin and viola through college, and my father played many instruments and pursued a career as a musician my entire childhood. Read more>>

Amanda Gress

Amanda Gress is a contemporary figurative artist working in Colorado. After being raised in northern Colorado, Amanda moved to southern California for her art training in 2001. Educated at Laguna College of Art and Design, she received her BFA in 2005 and completed her MFA in 2008. Her classical training in both drawing and painting are rooted in historical techniques. Read more>>

Emilie Hebert

I started my blog in August 2015 at the beginning of my sophomore year of college. I was in school for public relations and wanted a creative outlet to share my love of cooking plant-based food. I also had developed social media and blogging skills from working for a full-time blogger, so I wanted to practice those skills with my own blog. Read more>>

Jacey Biermann

I came out of college ready to dominate the news industry as a fresh young reporter. I had the “I will do whatever it takes” attitude and was determined to make it to a top market on camera. I got into a great market, started work, and absolutely hated it. I was constantly stressed out and wondered about how my stories were affecting the lives they were about. Read more>>

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