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.
I am former Division I college athlete; I played tennis at the University of Kansas for three years and the University of Louisiana for one. Prior to that, I traveled all over the US and Europe playing competitive junior tennis. After I graduated college, I coached junior tennis for about a year before I decided that, after 20+ years of playing tennis (I had been playing tennis since I was 2.5 years old!). Read more>>
It is always when you are asked a specific question that your mind draws a blank. “What is my story?” “How did I get here?” To all of a sudden question your own life and consider exactly how you got to this point now. My story? I love dogs! I have always had a love and passion for animals. My parents both agreed I had been that way since the start. I grew up playing imaginary games with horses and dogs, playing vet and training with my own dogs. Read more>>
A few summers ago, I started working weddings. Some weekends, I worked for a venue, others I worked for a caterer. It was a perfect job for me at the time, as a stay-at-home-mom. It was a thrilling to get a break from my home-bound lifestyle, it earned me some pocket money, and it was fun to be a part of such a beautiful, positive celebration. Read more>>
I was always interested in the animal field, even since a young girl! While life hasn’t really led me the way I thought it would, I am so happy it led me to where I am! I originally moved to Colorado from the East Coast to pursue a career in veterinary medicine after being a veterinary technician all through high school. Read more>>
I always loved photography and never saw myself doing anything else…” But more than that, I love moments, I love light, and I love the idea of making a change in someone’s world by using my skill. My life consists of capturing moments starting with maternity all the way to my client’s babies first year. Read more>>
I’ve always been a self-improvement junkie, a mountain woman, and an insatiable learner. I spend lot of time in my head, mulling over the big whys in life. At a party, you’ll always find me in a corner with one or two people skipping small talk and asking questions that go straight to the meat. Read more>>