Owner, Style Curated
Tell us about yourself, your history and how you came to be where you are now.
I grew up in the town of Berthoud and ended up going to Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia after graduating high school. I decided that I wanted to major in something that has always been my passion, and that is Fashion Merchandising and Management. Since graduating, I have moved back to Berthoud and opened a women’s clothing boutique named Style Curated.
What are you passionate about professionally and personally, and why?
I love to empower those around me with the tools they need to feel more confident in themselves and to help them to be the most beautiful version possible (inside and out). Whether this is through styling advice or just being a good friend, it applies in all areas of my life.
What is your superpower?
I would say it is to give confidence to others in many different facets. I have been the advice giver, the fashion magician, the listening ear and the problem solver.
What do you consider your biggest accomplishment, either professionally or personally?
So far, my biggest accomplishment is the culmination of both my personal and professional lives, and that is my business. Since I was little, I have been drawn to fashion. That seed has been growing in me ever since. Creating outfits for myself and others gives me joy. Now that I have opened my own clothing boutique, I am able to share my knowledge and fashion sense with everyone.
Who has been the biggest influence in your life?
My parents. They are both entrepreneurs and are skillful in so many different aspects and have a drive that is rarely found. I have always strived to be more like them and continue to look to them for guidance, even now. They have always supported me in any venture I take on, and I know that I am deeply loved by them.
Where do you see yourself in five years? In 10 years?
I envision opening a larger storefront in Berthoud in five years. At that point, I will take over more of an ownership role, rather than managerial as I am now. This will allow for me to do more of what I love and less of the menial, everyday tasks. In 10 years, I hope to have two to three locations in Colorado.
What piece(s) of advice would you give to your
Don’t be afraid to take that enormous leap. Meet new people and don’t shy away from trying new things. Try to really enjoy the life you are living and be in the moment, rather than worrying about what you are to do next.
What do you enjoy doing in your downtime?
I love to be outdoors when it is warm outside, usually on walks with my dog, Oliver, with my mom soaking up the sun by the pool or hiking an easy trail when I get the chance. I also love to read anything from historical fiction to fantasy, as well as cooking new recipes for my friends and family.
What would you like to give back to your community?
I would like to give time to my community as well as provide women looking for careers with free styling advice and clothes to help them put forward a more professional front.