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Trailblazers in Longmont

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

Amanda Adare

I have worked in the non-profit management space for most of my carrier. Prior to farming, I was running an organization working with small dairy farms in Nicaragua and Kenya. It was in consulting farmers that I became inspired to start farming myself. Read more>>

Emily Davis

I am an artist, a lifer, as evident from a young age. I have some formal training and education in Photography and The Arts but am mostly self-taught. I moved to Boulder from Santa Cruz, California to pursue a Liberal Arts degree at CU Boulder, and there I met my husband, a software developer. Read more>>

Theresa Schirner

If you asked me five years ago how much I actually liked beer, I’d probably say,” Sure, Bud Light, Blue Moon, whatever fits the mood.” Today, I would choose Bud Light if it was the only option on a stranded island. The world of Craft Beer consumed me in 2014. Read more>>

Kylie Peinado

I really got into photography after the birth of my first daughter in 2008. I had dabbled in it a little here and there before that, but never really as anything more than playing around. In 2010, I decided to really pursue my interest in photography and enrolled in a professional photography course at a local technical college. Read more>>

Nia Wassink

I spent my entire career working directly in nonprofit organizations. I worked up from an intern to running departments and then an entire organization. I loved feeling like I was making a difference every day. Read more>>

Noelle Wood

I began as a traditional portrait photographer but I always knew it wasn’t the right fit for me. I preferred darker, moodier, more magical images. I finally decided to cross over into non-traditional fantasy-style portraits, however, there was still a piece of the puzzle missing. Read more>>

Rebecca Sickler

My husband and I moved to Colorado seven years ago from right outside of Philadelphia. We came out here to live better lives. We were both working more than we were living and decided it was time for a change. My journey to becoming a metalsmith started a little over five years ago. Read more>>

Gelsomina Malferrari

I was born into an international family, growing up in Boulder, but also spending summers in northern Italy. My parents were back-to-the-landers, so I was raised amid in communities with gardens and chickens. Food was a powerful theme in my upbringing. Read more>>

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