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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.

Kendra Lanterman

I have been a Realtor® since 2001 right after I graduated high school. My grandmother was a Realtor® and during high school, I helped her and a few other Top Producing agents in her office as their admin assistant and after that became the office receptionist for a local Coldwell Banker office. Read more>>

Rosie Haggard

A dream to be able to do something that I love for a living. I remember wanting to start college at the age of 19 and being unsure of what to pursue. As I flipped through the Oakland Community College catalog I found two classes that caught my eye. One was psychology and the other was interior design. Read more>>

Melanie Stachelski

One of the most difficult truths in life is that through hardship and adversity we often learn our most meaningful lessons and experience the greatest personal growth. My business, Colorado Cancer Counseling, was created out of my greatest hardship. Read more>>

Aneta Storvik

I rarely remember being indoors just watching t.v. unless we tried beating my older sister in Nintendo games. We use to play this imaginative game where we all had jobs. My older sister worked at the bank, I owned a store. Read more>>

Anna Rose Bain

I’ve been drawing and painting ever since I could pick up a pencil. I grew up in rural Wisconsin, where we didn’t have much available to us in the way of fine art classes or resources; however, I would constantly scour my local library for art books, and would constantly be drawing from life, photos, and my imagination. Read more>>

Michelle Baker

My focus with MBodied was to create a place where I could “embody” myself fully: the art therapist-Michelle, the art teacher-Michelle and the personal growth junkie who loves to paint-Michelle. I made the studio feel safe and comforting so that anyone who came in would immediately feel at ease. Read more>>

Susan Schmitt

I have always used my creative talents to solve problems, engage my children and create revenue. Throughout my creative journey, I’ve found ways to make opportunities for myself by focusing on what art interest me at that time and finding a way to market the product. My youngest child was frequently in the hospital for chronic care. Read more>>

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