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Trailblazers in Lakewood

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

Lucy Schultz

Being homeschooled allowed me to focus on photography from the age of seven, and in my teens I joined a photography club which provided opportunities for critique on my work, which was entirely landscapes and photos of my cats. Read more>>

Kelsey Burris

I grew up in Colorado, both in South Denver and then later in Summit County. I am lucky to get to say the majority of my childhood was spent outside. I have always loved art and design, probably because my grandmother was an interior designer, and my grandpa was a painter. Read more>>

Sarah Johns

After graduating with a degree from the University of Northern Colorado Sarah pursued her passion to design and plan all of life’s celebrations. Shortly after Sarah opened her doors her professionalism, attention to detail, creativity, and her love for events attracted many clients. Read more>>

Julie Kitzes

I’m an illustrator, fine artist, graphic designer, and tattoo artist. Art was always a hobby of mine since childhood, but one I was too afraid to pursue academically or professionally because of people telling me it would be such a ruthless and competitive industry. Read more>>

Aimee Dixon, Leah Vogt and Mara Hackett

Our story begins with Aimee ( a new mom at the time) recognizing the need for quality childcare in the west Denver area. After giving birth to her first son, she visited various childcare centers and preschools and was astounded by the yearlong. Read more>>

Jenn Cleary

The idea for my brand was born two years ago after a sleepless night of contemplating—like so many—on what the heck I was doing with my life. The places I had gone, the jobs I’d worked, and things I’d experienced were ones I never planned for. Read more>>

Alexandria Lopez

My love of photography began when I had my first child. I realized that time passed by so quickly and it was important to capture every milestone. We get so busy with our day to day lives that sometimes we forget these moments are precious. Read more>>

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