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Trailblazers: Mesa

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

Christine Bleak

When I was twenty years old I moved to Los Angeles to attend Cinema Makeup School. They taught me fashion, bridal and special effects makeup. While in California I was a makeup assistant on an independent film. Read more>>

Cindi Kealoha

My journey in this industry started 12 years ago. I was seeking out a career that I would love and enjoy for years to come. I attended Cameo College of Essential Beauty in Utah andreceived my Master Esthetics license in Utah. Read more>>

Sharon Wozny

The inspiration for my book, Jamie’s Journey Cancer from the Voice of a Sibling grew from my volunteer work and now employment as a Program Specialist with Children’s Cancer Network, a non-profit, in Chandler, Arizona. Read more>>

Alyssa Wilson

I’ve always loved to braid and well, styling is just my thing! I wanted to join all three of my passions into a company that could seamlessly integrate them. I currently take photography clients, host braid bars at events/parties and book clients for closet clean outs and wardrobe styling. Read more>>

Erron Herrmann

My mother was a hairstylist and owned 3 hairsalon. I never wanted to do hair, I always dreamed of going to fine art school and being a traditional “artist”. Read more>>

Shelley Plummer

My great joy was in painting. I loved the rhythm and fluidity of brush strokes while creating something unique out of color. My passion for color grew as I did and evolved into a career selling my painted treasures. Read more>>

Jeff and Dawn Langseth

Our company started in July of 2016 all really because of a picture of a piece of furniture I had been carrying around on my phone. I desperately wanted this piece but Jeff had lost his long time sales position… Read more>>

Baylee Brei

The first class I took was ‘The Basics of Yoga’ and I was completely in love with the practice from the moment I sat on my mat. For the first time I felt that I was giving my body what it needed. Read more>>

Tenea Hudson

After the audition, I was accepted into their 30 week TV/Print program. Right before graduating in September, I landed my first booking: A local play. From there, my career has grown each week and each month. Read more>>

Jill Shaw

I was always the kid who carried a camera with me everywhere. As an adult I did the same, but with the progression of technology I began to realize that all of my precious photos were happening with the camera on my phone. Read more>>


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