• Warrior Woman Wednesday: Tenaya Snider

    May 11, 2017

    A little girl assembled her favorite stuffed-animals next to her younger brothers as she prepared them for a spelling test. The spelling tests were a frequent occurrence in the home located in the small town of Kingman, AZ. In school, the same little girl appreciated every opportunity she had to assist her teacher. She knew…

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  • Warrior Woman Wednesday: Alli Gooch

    April 13, 2017

    Alli only places her energy into something she is 100% passionate about, and anything below that doesn’t make the cut for the ambitious high school senior. This system is working out for the Phoenix-native considering she has not only had seven films screened at professional film festivals, but also walked down the runway during New…

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  • Warrior Woman Wednesday: Pandora Larsen

    March 30, 2017

    “Encourage…Inspire…Change Lives,” is the mantra which resonates for Highlands lifestyle director, Pandora. Through her mantra she accomplished her personal training and nutrition certifications, received the volunteer of the year award, was recognized as the “Staff Member of the Year” at the Northwest YMCA, and above all, raised a loving family. Meet Warrior Woman Wednesday, Pandora…

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  • Warrior Woman Wednesday: Leila Shevins

    March 16, 2017

    While under a full-ride scholarship, Leila involved herself in leadership roles for multiple clubs, fashion internships and two jobs! As the end of the semester approaches, she prepares for graduation this May. Meet Warrior Woman Wednesday, Leila Shevins! Having an East Coast mentality always influenced Leila; she was born in NYC and raised in New…

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  • Warrior Woman Wednesday: Estrella Sevilla

    March 2, 2017

    Estrella learned how to hand-sew and do embroidery at the age of six, flash forward to the present and she is now pursuing her dreams with her atelier. Meet Warrior Woman Wednesday, Estrella Sevilla! Estrella was born as the second out of three daughters in Culiacán, Sinaloa in México. She grew up in a loving…

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  • Warrior Woman Wednesday: Candace Jackson

    February 16, 2017

    Being an army wife is challenging enough, now add four children and a goal to obtain a second degree. Meet Warrior Woman Wednesday Candace Jackson! Candace was all too familiar with the role of being a military wife because she was raised by one. Her father was in the Air Force which meant a lot…

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  • Warrior Woman Wednesday: Cristina Cruz

    February 9, 2017

    Growing up, Cristina faced bullying but decided to ignore the haters and let her true self shine! Along the way, she developed a passion for criminal justice and fitness. Meet Warrior Woman Wednesday, Cristina Cruz! My first impression of Cristina (Crizzy) was made in a high school choir room. She was shy and maintained a…

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  • Warrior Woman Wednesday: Kelly Taylor Carton

    February 2, 2017

    When someone hears Cosmopolitan magazine and volunteering, they don’t usually associate the two but for Kelly, she made the jump when she realized her college dream job wasn’t quite the right fit. Meet Warrior Woman Wednesday, Kelly Taylor Carton! When you meet Kelly there’s a couple of things you immediately notice about her: how lovable…

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  • Warrior Woman Wednesday: Roxy Olivas

    January 25, 2017

    A woman in the world of engineering is rare, and being a “girly-girl” can be initially intimidating when you could be judged for it. Meet Warrior Woman Wednesday, Roxy Olivas! In college, my best friends and I drove up to Scottsdale one weekend to celebrate my birthday and we stayed with Mo’s sister, Roxy. I…

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