We met at a dude ranch convention years ago. Yep, that’s a thing. It took about 2 minutes for me to realize this is one badass woman who doesn’t let anything get in her way. And yet she does it with class and a huge heart. While it may look like she’s living a dream life on Instagram, she’s had her share of challenges. Here’s a woman who knows the literal meaning of cowgirl up, and she almost makes it look easy!
Give us a quick rundown of your background and what you’re up to these days.
I’ve feel very lucky to have had two careers so far that have had multiple cross overs, first starting out in magazines and publishing. I was a photo editor and worked in creative departments, building new brands and their aesthetic. Producing photo shoots and putting teams together for those shoots. Then being able to develop my interest in the West, conservation, working landscapes, ranch management, creative marketing, and brand building with Ranchlands. It’s involved everything from developing experiential programs, building teams, communications, land management, PR, and more. Every aspect has been a continual learning experience. There’s been a surprising amount of cross over.
What do you feel like were your biggest struggles in your 20’s?
Feeling I had to have a path figured out and buying a house that I couldn’t afford to commit to that lifestyle and path. It was incredibly refreshing to realize there’s many many ways to live your life.
What have you made a part of your daily routine that helps you feel confident and healthy?
I have two children under three so sleep is like the holy grail right now. So a little more of that would be great. Over the last few years on my husbands advice I have been practicing letting things go faster that bother me or I can dwell on. It’s a sort of daily practice to reorganize my thoughts. It helps me focus on what needs to happen, what I want to do, what’s important. Clear the space for happiness, or ideas, or being present. It sounds idealistic but it’s helped me immensely. And any day I ride my horses. That’s routine mental health therapy.
What are some things you wish you had been told or were told but wish you had embraced in your 20’s?
Honestly I don’t have any regrets or wishes for my 20’s, it was such a good time. Ok, maybe I should have bought the apartment but for investment and not to be tied to it which is how I was told it would be.