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ElevateHER

As outdoor-loving mountain women, we’ve all felt the growth that comes from pushing ourselves in the mountains.  It’s not always easy, it’s often scary and sometimes leaves you questioning why you’ve chosen this challenge of testing yourself against the elements.  The growth that comes from this way of life is priceless, and there’s nothing else like it. Kristen Van Norman knows and believes in the … Continue reading ElevateHER

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Janie Hayes – On the Path of Passion

There are two kinds of people in this big, wide, beautiful world – the ones who take on a 4,300-mile bike race across America and don’t quit even when a pit bull bite in Kentucky leads to a subsequent rabies shot, and people who…don’t.  Janie Hayes jumped back on her bike to finish 3rd overall in her second Trans Am Bike Race in 2017, a … Continue reading Janie Hayes – On the Path of Passion

Mindfulness. Meditation. Mental Health. UB.U

These are big buzz words being heard in the media lately and if there is anything good the media can produce it is bringing light to these ideas in a positive way. There is a group in the Vail Valley who are passionate about bringing the concept of Mindfulness to the classroom and have come together, forming UB.U, to bring these concepts to life as tools … Continue reading Mindfulness. Meditation. Mental Health. UB.U

Helping Veterans Discover the Healing Power of Yoga: Ashley “Goose” Cameron

Ashley Goose Cameron, a 5th Annual Women Who Rock the Rockies Recipient was recognized and nominated by individuals from her community. by Kristen Lummis At three years old, Ashley Cameron stood up to a goose. Although it was taller than her, she stood her ground, refusing to let the bigger bird intimidate her or the ducks that she was feeding. It was her first brush … Continue reading Helping Veterans Discover the Healing Power of Yoga: Ashley “Goose” Cameron

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Hannah Hopkins – A Dedicated Culinarian

You know when someone is passionate about what they do. They tend to have a lightness about them and exude a joyful enthusiasm that is contagious. Hannah Hopkins is that effervescent entrepreneur. She is the Chef/Owner and Operations Manager of both Bésame and Mambo Italiano restaurants in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. I had the opportunity to meet with Hannah recently to discuss her success in Steamboat … Continue reading Hannah Hopkins – A Dedicated Culinarian

Sandy Helt – Making Fashion Affordable and Available to Women in Colorado’s Mountains

Meet Sandy Helt, a fashion-forward thinker who has brought style, one store at a time, to Colorado’s mountain town women. What started as a dream during Helt’s college years has resulted in a fabulous line of boutiques, now in seven Colorado locations. Crafting and creativity was a gift her mother shared with her and her sister as they grew up. It is where she believes … Continue reading Sandy Helt – Making Fashion Affordable and Available to Women in Colorado’s Mountains

Announcing our Inaugural Issue – Mountain Women Magazine

One day I was flipping through our kin publication Mountain Town Magazine, and I noticed that almost every article we published was about a man and honestly, it was a bit unsettling. Not that we do not love men, we most certainly do, but women do not get enough recognition in mountain town/ski and ride media. I looked around and saw so many badass women. … Continue reading Announcing our Inaugural Issue – Mountain Women Magazine

Jovan Enfermera – 2018 Woman Who Rocks the Rockies

Meet Jovan Enfermera, a dedicated healthcare provider serving people’s needs in our mountain town communities. She was once an undocumented immigrant whose parents brought her to the United States when she was six years old to seek a better life. “I was raised here in Colorado and received all of my education in Summit County. I have been part of my community for over 21 … Continue reading Jovan Enfermera – 2018 Woman Who Rocks the Rockies

The Rosette – Devon Galpin Clarke is Launching a Movement through Graphic Novels

With the news that one million plant and animal species are now at risk of extinction the launch of The Rosette, a graphic novel about a teenage superhero and her snow leopard sidekick, by a young woman from Summit County, Colorado with a Kickstarter Campaign couldn’t come at a more perfect time. Meet Devon Galpin Clarke, a passionate 14 -year-old and co-founder of a wildlife conservation … Continue reading The Rosette – Devon Galpin Clarke is Launching a Movement through Graphic Novels

Kayce Anderson – For the Good Period

Photos and Story by Kate Lapides A Pad That Might Change the World For most of her professional life, Glenwood Spring’s Kayce Anderson, Ph.D., was an ecologist happily immersed in scientific research in South America. She spent a third of each year hitchhiking through the mountains of Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela, camping out in tiny Quechan villages at 14,000 feet for weeks at a time … Continue reading Kayce Anderson – For the Good Period