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Trailblazers in Arvada

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

Jenine Diers

I started my career path as a Dental Hygienists when I was 21.  After 16 years in the dental field I was blessed with being pregnant with twin girls. These little miracles came after struggling with infertility for 12 years and the help of IVF. After such a long road to becoming a mom I decided that going back to work and putting the girls in daycare just wasn’t an option. Read more>>

Jordanna Quinn

I began this medical practice only three months ago. However, it was ever since I was a small girl that I became obsessed with wanting to be a doctor and helping others. I knew from a very early age that medicine was my path in life. I wanted to help people feel good and I really enjoyed learning and science. Read more>>

Kimberly Fine

It all started three years ago when my husband and I decided to move to Denver. Unbeknownst to me, he rented a very small pod to move all our possessions, which had previously filled a three-bedroom/two-bathroom house. In a matter of a few days, I sold/donated/discarded most of our belongings, and off to Denver we went. Read more>>

Anna Francis

I focus my practice around women, especially those who are dealing with infertility, pregnancy, postpartum, and the early years of parenting. I am most proud of the work I do with those patients. There is so little support given to women in this stage of their life and it is such a pivotal, life-defining period that is often brushed aside. Read more>>

Kristen Abbott

I have focused my energy on my art full time, and I have continued to hone my artistic voice and grow into who I am today. The older I get, the more I see how the depth and beauty of life’s joys and heartache add to the meaning and significance of my art. Read more>>

Bree Luton

I started my pet handling at a young age, assisting my Mom who has been a groomer for 28 years. Though I enjoyed it, I was dead set against making a career out of it. I even went as far as to tell people “I’d rather live in a cardboard box than be a pet groomer.” Once I graduated high school, I ventured off and tried my hand several different industries, only to meet and fall in love with Tink, my dog soulmate. Read more>>

Jamie Lied

I photographed some of my first weddings and then, in 2012, we moved out to California. During our short time out in Santa Monica, I connected and got to work with some extraordinary photographers in the industry. Then, in 2013, we decided to move back to Colorado and I was overwhelmed with not knowing what I wanted to do career-wise. My husband sat me down and he asked me something, to this day, I will never forget. Read more>>

Amanda Hendren

I got introduced to fitness and weightlifting and when I graduated, I was trying to figure out what I wanted to do as a career and the only thing I was really passionate about was Fitness, so I got my degree Kinesiology and health promotion and moved out to Denver where I met my now husband. We were both working as Personal trainers downtown both had a dream of opening our own gym one day to have a greater impact on the community. Read more>>

Kate Davis

I was forced to take a photography class for my graphic arts degree. It was an 8 am class, and my professor was smoking hot, and I fell in love, but with photography. However, by the end of my seven years of college (don’t judge), my parents had gotten divorced, my father had revealed to us he was gay, and my mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Read more>>

Nancy Pickard

I initially owned a Personal Training Gym while I raised my son. I eventually sold the gym, stopped working and moved to Colorado. It didn’t take too much time to see that I wasn’t living my life as big as I could. I had survived a divorce after a long marriage and years later I had another heartbreak that made me stop and recognize the “Universe” wanted me to learn some lessons that eluded me. Read more>>

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