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.
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 Alaina on Instagram
Alaina was born and raised in Iowa but moved to Colorado in 2019. She loves exploring the mountains with her husband and German Shepherd. Some of her favorite hobbies are fly fishing small streams, hiking, backpacking, hunting small and large game, snowshoeing, and her newest endeavor of snowboarding. In addition to her outdoor activities, she loves sewing and being crafty as much as possible. She can't wait to meet up with some adventurous women like herself and make some great memories.
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 Carrie on Instagram
Carrie has been living the Colorado dream for almost 4 years now. She grew up in southern Ohio and spent 6 years in West Virginia before moving west for graduate school at CU Boulder. In her free time, Carrie enjoys hiking, camping, skiing, reading, and hanging out with her two cats, Honey and Whiskey. Carrie is passionate about helping other women feel more confident in the outdoors and hopes to meet new friends out on the trail this year!
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 Jaccinda on Instagram
Jaccinda is a proud native of Durango, Mother of three and Grandmother of three. Her passion is to assist people in reaching their goals, by discovering where they are in their current reality of Body & Mind and where they would like to be in those areas. She is also passionate about her home state of Colorado and exploring all the “MAGIC” it has to offer. Jaccinda looks forward to sharing her passion for fitness and a balanced lifestyle with the Women of Colorado community!
Follow Jessica on Instagram
Jessica moved to Colorado three years ago after landing a job in the ski industry. She packed up her Jeep Cherokee and tiny tow behind trailer during the height of the pandemic to made the trek from her small town in Northeastern Connecticut. She has always been drawn to the outdoors and her love for skiing propelled her search for something more. She now runs a marketing agency, that specializes in outdoor brands. Jessica enjoys skiing during the winters and in the summer loves to SUP down the Colorado River with her long haired mini dachshund, Murphy. You can also find her attending local live music, practicing yoga, hiking, camping, disc golfing and exploring Frisco, the mountain towns she calls home. Jessica is excited to bring together incredible women who have a love for the outdoors and a passion for adventure.
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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 Shauna on Instagram
Shauna moved to Colorado 8 years ago with the sole intention to move back to California after she completed her masters program, but Colorado had other things in store for her. Shauna quickly fell in love with the mountains and everything else CO has to offer and also fell in love with her fiancee. Shauna loves all things outdoors and you can find her either training for a half marathon, lounging on a paddle board, hiking a mountain, camping, rock climbing, taking a yoga class, enjoying a hot spring or hanging with her dogs. She makes it a priority to do the things she loves which is why she believes movement and being outside are crucial for our mental health and loves connecting with women through adventure. Shauna is so excited to embrace her role as an ambassador and can't wait to connect with women all over Colorado!
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 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 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 Dana on Instagram
Growing up on the east coast, Dana now enjoys the slower pace of life she has become accustomed to since moving to Durango over 2 years ago. She discovered her love for the outdoors in her late 20’s as a
necessary outlet when diagnosed with endometrial cancer. Now a cancer survivor and new mom, Dana enjoys spending her time in the outdoors, often with her husband, dogs, and son. When not nerding out
on digital marketing and ecommerce, she advocates for endometrial cancer awareness in young women and promotes animal welfare through ongoing service in the local Durango community, including
volunteering at horse rescues and fostering dogs in need of a good home. In her free time, she has a passion for photography, wildlife, sustainability, fishing, camping and travel. Dana is thrilled to be part of
this community and can’t wait to share some adventures in the San Juans together!
Follow Anna on Instagram
Anna has been in Colorado for about 15 years. After growing up in eastern PA, she went to school in Indiana and then meandered her way into Colorado where she automatically felt at home. Anna loves to find new, gorgeous, crowd-less hiking trails. You can find her in the mountains year round. She has a knack for finding ‘off the beaten path’ breweries, wineries, small towns and hot springs. It brings her joy to suggest her favorite spots to friends and family. She’s made a home and built a community for herself in Denver and can’t wait to share her adoration for Colorado with others!
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 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 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 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!
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 Danielle on Instagram
Danielle Maxey is a mountaineer, skier, climber, mountain biker, and canyoneer, with a love for any outdoor adventure. With a background in anthropology, she has a huge interest in human affairs and conservation issues. Based in Colorado, you can find her renovating her van (again), writing about her travels, or exploring the mountains with her camera in tow. Follow her adventures on atlascalling.com!