Women of Colorado Ambassadors represent the wide array of talented, empowered & connected women who unite others at events across the state.
We are not "just another" ambassador program.
We play an active role in our community, and inspire others through
our dedication. Each ambassador develops their own vision, talents, interests as well as cultivating new experiences within the program.
We are no longer accepting applications for the 2022 program.
Meet Our Ambassadors
Follow Doralene on Instagram
Doralene was born in, and spent that majority of her life living in the Caribbean, where her passion for sailing grew into a thirst to explore the world. She's sailed and lived all over the world, now residing in Grand Junction for the past five years. She loves mountain biking, sailing, running, swing dance, and seeking adventures. In her down time shes out traveling or reading. Her philosophy is "if you're not living live on the edge, you're taking up too much space." Doralene is a true supporter of the Colorado women's community, which is regularly demostrated through her commitment to local organizations.
Follow Sunnie on Instagram
Sunnie Graves originally hails from Southern California, and now enjoys sharing the stoke as a resident of Colorful Colorado. She is a snowboard instructor in the winter and a white water raft guide in the summer. Sunnie is passionate about teaching others the skills they would like to learn, in order to empower others to live an adventurous lifestyle. Sunnie loves to explore the state through hiking, camping, and pretty much anything else that gets her in the outdoors. Sunnie has taken the Women of Colorado crew skateboarding, snowboarding and sandboarding since 2018. Her Motto: Be wild like the river.
Follow Celina on Instagram
Celina Celeste is a creative, herbalist and hiker. As an aspiring herbalist and environmentalist, Celina is learning about how to shift the ways in which we as humans can coincide and connect with the Earth and reconnect to our true nature. Celina has also created Earth's Elements Apothecary to help people on their spiritual journeys to help further connect to themselves, and the Earth. Celina grew up deeply connected to the Colorado mountains and landscapes, searching for meaning to her comic roots , and found healing in the Earth. Her desire is to support you on your own unfolding of your soul, and to connect you to the Earth for your own healing and the healing of the collective.
Follow Mckenzie on Instagram
Mckenzie found Colorado to be her true home 6 years ago after packing up whatever could fit in her '99 Jeep Cherokee, leaving behind little New England to tackle bigger mountains. Mckenzie is a woman of adventure who promotes female empowerment in the outdoor community. Alongside her job in the tech industry, she is also a health and fitness coach-advocating for healthy, outdoor lifestyles. A weekend warrior, you can find Mckenzie out on the trails tackling one of Colorado's many high peaks, camping in the backcountry, fly fishing for trout all over the state, skiing, and enjoying every adventure opportunity that presents itself.
Follow Megan on Instagram
Born and raised in Lake Geneva, WI, Megan moved to Gunnison in 2013 for college and really never looked back. She first started following Women of Colorado in 2017 going to events at Eddyline in Buena Vista and rafting in Salida. She has moved a total of 13 times since getting to Colorado here - Megan likes to think she's on the “grand tour of Colorado” at this point! When she is not moving she loves to be outside; camping, hiking, skiing, backcountry ski trekking, snowshoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, you name it. At the beginning of May, she made the move to the Fort Collins area and she can’t wait to find an awesome girl gang to adventure with and explore this part of Colorado!
Follow Melissa on Instagram
Melissa was born and raised in Southern California and moved to Colorado in 2019 for easy access to the mountains and new places to explore. She loves to hike, camp, backpack, run, bike, ski, paddleboard, and try really any new activity that lets her get some fresh air, views, and sunshine. When she’s not outside she enjoys cooking, baking, crafts, reading, music, and naps with her cat Missy. If you get dragged along on an adventure with her there will most likely be coffee, a brewery, and some hidden food gem hunting on the itinerary. Melissa is excited to start her ambassador journey to meet more incredible ladies and make some amazing memories as well as friendships.
Follow Gloria on Instagram
Gloria moved to Colorado in 2013 from Illinois. She absolutely loves being in the mountains! This is when she feels most alive and herself. She is a self-proclaimed weekend warrior who appreciates hiking, backpacking, 14ers, and snowshoeing! Usually doing all that with her dog Reggie. She also enjoys checking out breweries. IPAs are her favorite! While at work she plays with numbers so Gloria especially likes activities that bring out her artistic roots. Gloria is stoked to connect with more amazing women to share interests and goals!
Follow Karin on Instagram
Karin hails from Framingham, Massachusetts (not fah from Bahston). She got her Bachelors degree in Recreation Management from the University of New Hampshire where she was an active member in the Outing Club, leading trips and promoting the club on campus. Her hobbies include trail running, hiking to alpine lakes and peaks, practicing yoga, road biking, painting, cooking healthy meals, and trying out the best breweries in Colorado! She is STOKED to get outside and connect with the badass Women of Colorado! She has led our team in half marathons, and leads the Women of Colorado Running club on the Front Range.
Follow Meghan on Instagram
Meghan moved to Colorado at age 6, and grew up camping with her family. This upbringing brought her to love the outdoors, where she enjoys hiking, photography and camping. Her other hobbies include reading, animal rescue, travel and exploring local breweries. She feels nothing is better than encouraging women to become empowered through their connection with the outdoors.
Meghan has taken us on dog friendly hikes, brought us to community service opportunities at local animal shelters, and always brings her kind, focused personality to all our events.
Follow Haley on Instagram
Haley has been a resident of beautiful Colorado for many years. She leads an active lifestyle and enjoys down hill skiing in the winter and hiking in the summer. Haley is also a certified yoga teacher and travel lover, who has backpacked across Europe. She has led hikes and yoga for our community, sharing her love of the San Juan Mountains and fresh air with our community. Haley was the FIRST EVER Women of Colorado ambassador and has been with our crew since 2017.
Follow Ryan on Instagram
Ryan was born and raised in Colorado, enjoying life in Aspen until she moved to the southwest where she's a mother to an amazing daughter and office manger at her husbands' dental office. She currently attends the University of Phoenix online and is studying criminal justice. In her free time she loves to be outside whether it’s camping, hiking, paddle boarding, skiing, pilates and traveling. Ryan brings her friendliness and zest for life into all she does. She says "I am honored to be a part of such an amazing organization with really awesome women!"
Follow Amanda on Instagram
Amanda was born in Durango, Colorado and raised on a small cattle ranch nearby & in the hills of Marin County, California. At an early age she fell in love with the great outdoors, with both the mountains and the ocean, and ever since has spent as much time adventuring as her schedule allows. She is an avid runner, hiker and backpacker, an adrenaline junkie, and a traveler. Some of her other favourite things include motorcycle riding, sailing, mountain biking, skiing, reading, coffee, dark beers and fabulous shoes. Amanda is thrilled to be joining the Women of Colorado ambassador team, and cannot wait to explore more of the Colorado wilderness with other amazing & like-minded women!
Follow Alexea on Instagram
Alexea left Indiana in 2015 to explore all the Rocky Mountains have to offer – and she’s never looked back. She’s a PR pro by day and spends her evenings and weekends hiking across Colorado with her friends and dog Ranger. An advocate for those battling mental health disorders and chronic pain, she encourages women of all capabilities to seek adventure and build connections. She is now a new mother and looks forward to hosting events as she continues with us in the years to come!
Follow Shanda on Instagram
Shanda is a born-and-raised Coloradoan who grew up exploring the mountains with family and friends. She left Colorado for a successful 25-year career in the Air Force in pursuit of a path less traveled. She retired and came back home when her mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. She now spends time with family and explores extreme ends of the globe as a full-time outdoor photographer. She is an adventure seeker and world traveler whose been to 48 countries and feels most like her true self when outdoors backpacking, scuba diving, skiing, snowboarding, paddleboarding, practicing yoga, rafting, crawling, laying in dirt, or wading into water to capture something remarkable.
Shanda is devoted to being a wise visitor, encouraging people to be stewards, and protecting our earth while promoting the preservation of our beautiful landscapes. She is excited to be a part of Women of Colorado in the continued pursuit of uniting and empowering women.
Follow Dani on Instagram
Danielle (Dani) has been living in the Denver area for almost 5 years now. She grew up in California, moved to Flagstaff and got a BSN, then made the move to Colorado to beginning a pediatric nursing career. Dani has always been extremely grateful for her career and days off because it lets her explore Colorado in ways she never imagined possible! Her favorite hobbies are snowboarding/skiing, camping, hiking, backpacking, paddle boarding, taking my dogs to breweries, soccer intramurals, and volunteering! She can’t wait to start this ambassador journey and lead women to amazing new friendships and incredible adventures!
Follow Ali on Instagram
Ali moved to Colorado from Illinois in 2013 and never looked back. She loves to hike, climb, run, bike- pretty much do anything that will get her outside as much as possible! She is currently working her way through the Colorado 14ers and is always looking for more ways to explore and play in the mountains! In the rest of her free time between work and school, Ali likes to travel, read, do yoga, play guitar, photography, and spend lots of quality time with her husky, Koda.
Follow Katie on Instagram
Katie is originally from Southern California, has worked abroad in Europe, and landed in Denver in 2016 in search of good skiing and beer. She loves bringing people together, and when she's not looking for fun things to do in the city with friends, you can find her in the mountains skiing, snow-shoeing, camping, hiking, tubing, and taking advantage of 300 days of sunshine in this beautiful state. She's most looking forward to meeting new girlfriends and trying new things, like mountain biking next year!
Follow Amy on Instagram
Amy has lived in Colorado Springs her entire life. She is super passionate about getting outdoors especially with her 3 kids and dog! She digs hiking, camping, paddleboarding, snowshoeing, yoga and fitness. She is the owner of her own photography business where she does portraits, branding, and landscapes. She values community and living life to the fullest. Always on the search for the next adventure with any and all people! Keep your eyes peeled for all the ways Amy plans to bring you adventure in Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas!