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meet the mentors

Meet the women making an impact in the lives of others for Session I of our program.

kristin pruis

kristin pruis

K Design Co.

Kristin is a dreamer and a goal-getter with a passion for helping women succeed on their entrepreneurial journey. Her enthusiasm for business only comes second to her love for design. As owner of K Design Co., for the past 5 years, Kristin has been helping small businesses and entrepreneurs to create beautiful, strategic, and memorable brands that stand out.

Jen Petro

Jen Petro

DropLeaf Communications

Jen has spent the past 20 years perfecting her craft as a heart-centered marketer, creating content that cuts through the fluff and the noise. Alongside being a momma of 3, she runs her marketing agency, DropLeaf Communications, serving small-to-medium-sized businesses and coaching female entrepreneurs with basic business startup principles. If you’re looking for an expert well-versed in big ideas and ambition, Jen’s your girl!

JOANNE Lenart-Weary

JOANNE Lenart-Weary

The JLW Company

JoAnne has been leading and educating others for over 20 years. Her business, The JLW Company, specializes in interior design and staging, but she also brings a wealth of business acumen, marketing skills, and experience to the table. JoAnne is a seasoned conference speaker, published writer and a master at helping businesses grow.

Jenny lear

Jenny lear

Delightstruck Jen

Jenny has been stirring up her local marketing scene for nearly 15 years as a blogger, marketer, and content strategist. She manages her own own blog, Delightstruck Jen, where she employs tried and true digital marketing tactics to help capture her audience’s attention. When she’s not busy perfecting content for her blog, she loves to brainstorm ideas for her next big client project or collab.

Cheryl Mitchell

Cheryl Mitchell

Cheryl Mitchell: Learning and Development

Cheryl is relentlessly devoted to inspiring others to discover the best version of themselves. As a former teacher and professor, she comes equipped with the experience to both advise and educate individuals based on their unique needs. Cheryl has spent the past several years working in training and development, consulting with businesses, schools and other community organizations to improve their systems and processes.

Melisa Gage

Melisa Gage

Advanced Accounting Services

When it comes to numbers and processes, Melisa is your right-hand woman. As the owner of Advanced Accounting Services, she’s spent the past 18 years helping her clients with everything from taxes and bookkeeping to operations and organization. Melisa is passionate about taking the stress out of starting and running a business, and all the technical aspects that come with it.

NICOLE SANTER

NICOLE SANTER

Nicole Santer

Nicole has a passion for helping women attain the life the desire. As an empowerment coach for female entrepreneurs, she specializes in marketing, systems and creating courses that both teach and inspire. The great impact that her own business mentors have had on her inspires her to give back to other women who are wanting to get their business off the ground and create better balance in their lives.

kristen jerry

kristen jerry

Creative Atmosphere

Kristen has a heart for coaching and seeing others succeed. She is an active mentor in her local small business center and knows just what it takes to bring out the best in her mentees. After 8 years working in agencies and freelancing, Kristen opened her own marketing agency, Creative Atmosphere in 2016 where she has been helping local clients with their branding and marketing needs.

Shayne Rempel

Shayne Rempel

Stiltz Media

Shayne is a web and analytics pro and has been honing her craft for nearly 5 years as owner of Stiltz Media. She prides herself on translating complicated marketing processes and data into easy-to-implement action steps for her clients. Working with others, Shayne’s approach is always big picture focused, looking at the entire customer experience as a whole in order to capture the best results.