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Trailblazers in Englewood

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

Jenn Edgar

Becoming a Certified Heath Coach was not something I had considered as a profession for myself, until I began working with my own Health Coach. When I first moved to Colorado a little over a year ago. Read more>>

Gina Heumann

My husband and I adopted two boys from Guatemala, and suspect my youngest was neglected by his foster mom before we got him. At 6 months, he already came to us with anger and anxiety, along with a difficult relationship with food. Read more>>

Katelyn Harrison

My name is Kate. I graduated from college in May 2015, married my husband on November 2015 and landed (what I thought) was my dream job in August 2015. Let’s just say it was a big year! I was working for a major name brand beer company educating people all over Denver about beer. After almost two years. Read more>>

Biridiana Torres Garcilazo

Designing has been a passion of mine since I was a young child. I recall transforming regular notebooks into sketchbooks filled with fashion sketches that I would so proudly show to my friends and family. It wasn’t until my junior year of high school that I realized how strong my passion for designing truly was. Junior year of high school is when I attended a fashion design class where I learned the basics of sewing. Read more>>

Patricia Aaron

I began my own studio practice after completing graduate school. I built my studio, purchased tools, and began teaching college-level sculpture and painting classes with University of Colorado Denver, University of Denver, Regis University and Arapahoe Community College. Read more>>

Tanya Mason

My name is Tanya Mason and I have made an amazing discovery regarding the use of a special water I’ve named, MYWater™ Leave-in Hair Solution for both hair and skin. My background includes 30 years of practice, certification and education in the theory and practice of Cosmetology with an emphasis on healthy hair and skincare. Read more>>

Regina Topelson

I became interested in nutrition as a result of my son being born with food allergies and all the trouble we had getting him diagnosed properly. I pursued a career as a registered dietitian so I could help others struggling with food allergies. For many years, I helped with organizing the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) Food Allergy Walk. Read more>>

Ami Fagan

I started off growing up all over San Diego. I never stayed in one school for too long before moving on to the next. When I turned 15, my parents and I moved out to a small town in Colorado and even there, I still ended going to a different school all four years of high school. With moving so often, it was hard to keep friends or keep up in school at times. Read more>>

Mami Yamamoto

I constantly gained additional knowledge of Japanese antiques including furniture, textiles, and folk arts. Being a Japanese native, Japanese aesthetics were always centered around my service and responsibility and I truly enjoyed becoming a cultural liaison between Japan and the U.S. While my career in the Japanese antique business was fair to me. Read more>>

Emily Walkup

I started my career in international non-profits where I had the most amazing opportunities to see how my work could be part of changing lives. Working in the non-profit sector you have the opportunity to develop your skills in so many different areas and are challenged to work on accomplishing large scale projects on a shoestring budget. Read more>>

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