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Caitlin and Tim Hamlin – A Generation of Entrepreneurs

Posted by on Monday, December 30th, 2013

If you graduated from college after 2007, you probably remember how hard it was to find a good job during the economic crisis. Caitlin Hamlin and her husband, Tim, along with many others of their generation, graduated into a depressed economy and job market. They both had large student loans to pay off, and began the daunting task of finding employment within their fields.Eventually,Tim's Master's degree in Elementary Education allowed him to land his current job as an elementary school ... Continue Reading

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Ali Spitsbergen – A Small Miracle

Posted by on Friday, December 27th, 2013

March 29, 2011 is a date Ali Spitsbergen will never forget. It is the day she gave birth to her “miracle baby,” Anna, but not before almost losing both her daughter's life and her own. A few months before she was expected to deliver, Ali developed a very severe case of HELLP syndrome, which put her liver under severe stress and indicated she could have a stroke at any moment. She had one of the worst cases of this rare ... Continue Reading

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Mallory Hope – A Way to Make You Smile

Posted by on Thursday, December 26th, 2013

Mallory grew up watching her father make people smile. As a respected and much loved dentist, he helped people who sought out his services not only feel better physically, but also feel better about their appearance. “I remember that when I was little, we would go out to a restaurant and people would come up and shake his hand, or even give him a hug. Everyone in our small town knew him, and appreciated what he did. I admired that, ... Continue Reading

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Hannah Fisher – Living Every Moment

Posted by on Monday, December 23rd, 2013

Most of us go through our daily lives assuming that each day will be very similar to the one before. It's easy to get caught up in the routine of what we expect, without stopping to appreciate how fragile life really is. Hannah Fisher recently learned how important it is to never take anything in life for granted. Tragically, when she was nine months into her pregnancy and expecting the joy of a third baby, she instead found herself planning ... Continue Reading

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Lauren Rainey Tenney – Sharing The Tools of Success

Posted by on Friday, December 20th, 2013

Lauren Rainey Tenney moved to Nashville eight years ago to pursue a career in entertainment, and successfully worked her way into the Nashville music scene. A talented singer/songwriter, she recorded an album while also acting as an on-air host for a popular country music channel. Shortly after she hosted a summer tour with a country music group, she discovered she was pregnant with her first child, and she and her husband decided one of them should be home with their ... Continue Reading

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Lindsey Griffin – Carefree at Twenty-Three

Posted by on Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

Most people have experienced, at some point in their lives, the dread of going to work on Monday morning. Whether it's because you hate your job, or you just need a change, sometimes the weekend just goes by much too fast. When you're young, it is expected that you will work a few terrible jobs or internships before you find your place in the world, and it is rare to be a college student and already have a rewarding career. ... Continue Reading

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Romi Neustadt – The Courage To Change

Posted by on Monday, December 16th, 2013

Romi Neustadt has never been afraid to make a professional change. After three years as an unfulfilled lawyer, she decided to put her writing, speaking and advocating skills to use in PR. For 12 years she worked with Fortune 500s, start-ups, and entertainment and nonprofit clients in large and small agencies in New York and Seattle. After she had her first child, Romi knew she wanted more flexibility to be with her son than agency life could allow, so she ... Continue Reading

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Kari Willis – Finding the Right Path

Posted by on Friday, December 13th, 2013

At age thirty, Kari Willis was already well into a life of climbing the corporate ladder in marketing and business development. She had all the benefits and comfort that come with a stable and lucrative career, and with a six figure income, she felt she was right where she needed to be. “I really thought that I was on the right path, and I was certainly on the path that people easily identify as the road to success.” That path ... Continue Reading

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Andrika Langham – Better Versions of Ourselves

Posted by on Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

“We are all more alike than we are different, and most of us are striving to be better versions of ourselves.” A year ago, Andrika Langham was looking for an opportunity that would help her become a better version of herself. As a chef and owner of a successful catering company, she had an extremely busy schedule. She found her work exciting and enjoyed what she was doing, but there was a downside. “I knew that I wasn't being a great ... Continue Reading

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Susie Sheftel – Dreaming is Believing

Posted by on Monday, December 9th, 2013

Susie Sheftel is an artist who loves to inspire people, especially when it comes to environmental awareness. Susie has always let her imagination take her to new places in life, and since childhood she has dreamed of being able to help others in a big way. “I always believed that one day I would do something that would make a big difference. I envisioned myself being successful and being able to pay it forward, which is why I am so ... Continue Reading

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