I am SO incredibly blessed to know so many successful woman in the lower mainland.
So I decided to start a page dedicated to woman who own their own business and who you and I think are pretty great! You will be able to nominate woman you know. The woman you see below are just the start. I can’t wait to watch this page grow.
Kate Towne – Owner of Aim High Fitness
I am really excited to share Kate Towne owner of Aim high fitness . Kate is a personal trainer who has been dreaming of this career since high school. With so many mixed messages floating through social media outlets about the fitness world Kate found her calling as a female only trainer who focuses on helping you to create the best version of yourself through personal motivation, customized workouts, accountability and the variety we all need in a fitness program. There are so many conflicting things in the cyber world it can be really confusing about how to achieve your goals; This is what really inspired Kate to follow her dreams of helping others. Kate teaches her clients through group fitness classes and one on one training to become a better, healthier version of themselves INSIDE and out. Kate is located in Maple Ridge and has 10 years experience in the Rugby world, bringing a very dynamic mindset to the personal trainer world. Kate isn’t just your personal trainer she is your team-mate to help you reach your goals. Once you talk to Kate I know you will feel her passion for this career radiate just like I did. Let Kate help you reach your goals, check her out on Facebook!
Owner of C Le Management
I am so thrilled to be adding this extremely talented lady to the page! Not only do we both believe in connecting and empowering the local business but we have both built our businesses around it! Chau Le started in the fashion industry as a published make-up artist and model before deciding to get into public relations. C Le Management is a public relations network that works to showcase local artists, designers and musical artists! The goal of C Le Management is to bring social media to life; to build a team of talented people with a common goal of building their business and their brand in one common place. The team collaborates to build each other’s brands and help to lift one another up! Now you’re probably wondering what kind of people C Le Management looks for; they look for people with Passion, who want to help others while helping themselves and people who will strive to succeed as a team. They aren’t just located in Vancouver, they are Nationwide, if you are interested in being a part of this amazing group, Contact on Facebook or Instagram. This whole concept really hits home for me, with social media taking over so much of our daily down time it is great to have a positive place for talented people to come together and show people that supporting one another is better than putting others down! Make sure to check out C Le Management – you won’t be disappointed!
Stephanie was nominated by a fellow member of our Ladies Page, Katrina. Love Letters in Lace started by Stephanie simply wanting to sew her own bras and swimsuits, and found it simply grew to a business from everyone seeing her pieces and wanting one for themselves. Her designs are hand-made in Vancouver, BC, where she is currently attending Blanche MacDonald for her degree in Fashion Design. Stephanie loves designing unique pieces and says it would be her dream to grow her business into bridal and prom wear as well. You can always tell that someone loves their job, when they share their favorite thing about it is being able to make people feel beautiful in their own skin while still allowing themselves to showcase their creativity that can’t be found in stores! As a special offer to Monsterz Mama Readers Stephanie has offered a to give 15% off from now until September 1st 2017 to anyone who mentions they read about her on our blog! So be sure to check out her beautiful pieces and Share would your favorites!! You can find Love Letters in lace on Instagram and Facebook Happy Shopping
Laken Craig – Owner of Laken Ashley Photography
Some of you may think that I have included the next one because she is family, but truly she is included because she is much more than family. My sister Laken, has started her own photography business, a little over a year ago, and it has been a lot of fun watching her learn and grow as a photographer. When I didn’t book a photographer to cover my reception or getting ready for my wedding, my sister took beautiful photos for me of the hall as well as a few of us getting ready, she really has a beautiful eye when it comes to capturing the important moments in people’s lives. For as long as I can remember my sister has been very creative, always in the arts, it wasn’t until she had to design a website for her program at John Casablanca’s Institute that she really discovered how much she loved taking pictures. Since then she has done a number of photo shoots, specializing in Family photos (portrait or lifestyle) and weddings. She has also been featured on a lot of my blogs! Laken aims to be a reasonable priced photographer in the lower mainland but will travel to other areas. Check her out on Facebook and instagram for more information. As part of a special give away, Laken has decided to giveaway 1 – 1 hour photo shoot, to be used before September 30th 2017. All you have to do to win, is like @lakenashleyphotography on instagram and like @monsterzmama on instagram and comment on the post on Laken’s pictures on our instagram page! Draw will be done and announced July 29th, 2017! Share the post on Facebook for an extra entry! xo
Katrina Schmidt – Owner Of The Love Birds Wedding And Event Planning
Katrina Schmidt was nominated to be a part of the Ladies Page by friend Kelsey Simpson. It warms my heart that Kelsey felt so honored to be a part of this page that she nominated this successful lady to join! Reading over her website I am super bummed I did not know about Katrina when I got married, her company basically picks up the stress and the details off your back of your event planning and takes them over to create your perfect day – WHY DID I NOT USE HER!! Katrina is a Douglas College graduate for Hospitality Management who started her business after gaining a lot of event experience, working for Swan-e-set Golf and Country Club, as well as Dream Group Productions a luxury wedding planning company based out of Vancouver. Already married? That’s okay Katrina also plans other events, from baby showers, to milestones birthdays; She’s your gal! Katrina’s business is based in the Fraser Valley however she is willing to travel anywhere you want your event. I think you know you have the right person for the job when you hear her favorite thing about her job is seeing her customers faces after their event and knowing it was exactly what they wanted just from their smile. If your planning any event I highly recommend looking into this company, having someone take the stress off your special day is really worth every penny! Check her out on Facebook and Instagram for sneak peaks of events in the past or in the works!
Shayla Fraser – Owner of Rose Quartz Make Up
I am very excited to share our First Nominated member of the ladies page! Shayla Fraser was nominated by her biggest supporter and boyfriend Daryl. Shayla is a Blanche Mac Donald graduate, who found herself struggling to find work in the field which she had gone to school for – like so many woman. Shayla found herself working at a car dealership and dreaming of pursuing her goals. She eventually quit her job got hired at Sephora and spammed Facebook wedding groups with her contact info, eventually her business took off.She was able to leave her job at Sephora and start her own Award Winning business Rose Quartz Make up Services. Rose Quartz Make Up is based out of Langley but has traveled as far as Regina, Osoyoos and Whistler, where ever you need them they will go! Behind her business is an amazing team who offer girls nights packages, make up lessons, and specialize in Bridal hair and make up! It’s amazing to see this local woman following her dreams and running a successful business while still getting to live a flexible lifestyle! Check her out on Facebook or Instagram for more info!
Carlee Perugini – Owner and Creator of Tumble and Roar
Carlee’s company has been featured on our blog previously but I absolutely love the brand and whenever Pearce goes anywhere in her stuff he gets a ton of compliments. Carlee and I worked together before having babies, but have been able to remain friends through raising children and differing schedules, she has been an ear through so much and I cherish the friendship she has given me. Carlee’s clothing just launched a brand new shirt, and is locally made clothing company with cute sayings such as “snack champ”, “Mini Roar”, “hows my jam”. They are made from the softest t-shirts, my only wish is that eventually Tumble and Roar will make clothes for me!
Karen Johnson – owner of K’Pure Naturals
First off I am not sure where to begin with Karen. My first memories of Karen are from when I was very young in her family’s home. Karen used to babysit me, she used to do mine and my moms hair. She is a woman of many talents. For as long as I have known Karen, I have seen her be great at many things, so I can honestly say that whatever she does, she will do great. K’Pure Naturals all started because of a Mom’s desire to ensure her children were taken care of to the best of her ability. She started with making deodorant, and has now grown her products to an entire line of natural skin care items, made of organic ingredients in small batches, locally in my home town. I strongly urge you to head over her to her website and try out some of these amazing products!! You can also follow her on instagram @kpurenaturals
Caylee Williams – Owner and Creator Of Taylin Threads
Caylee and I met through working together and we instantly connected having so much in common. We haven’t spent much time together since working but have stayed in touch through social media outlets. I absolutely love this brand and Pearce has so much of it!! It’s a practical kids line made locally in White Rock, BC. Caylee started by making her daughter clothes and when people became interested in them it started her business. Caylee has since gone from make to order, to launching ready to ship this year! I highly recommend checking Taylin Threads out on facebook and instagram
Michelle Cervo – owner of Michelle Cervo Photography
Michelle Cervo, is a local Family and Newborn photographer who is absolutely amazing. Michelle and I went to the same highschool and when Michelle took up photography I watched from afar. When I found out I was pregnant there was absolutely no settling, Michelle was going to be my photographer and I was not disappointed. Her pictures are also scattered all over this blog. She can take you to all of the local beautiful spots to take some pretty amazing pictures. I highly recommend checking her out. Michelle can be found on Instagram and Facebook.
Holly Solosth – Owner and Creator of SoloBaby Designs
Holly and I went to school together and hung out after highschool mainly through friends gatherings, or the annual birthday dinners. It wasn’t until we both became pregnant that we got closer. SoloBaby Designs has completing taken off and is so cute. You can now get SoloBaby Designs in three stores locally! I can’t believe she finds time to sow, while raising 2 beautiful kids. I highly recommend checking SoloBaby Designs out and supporting this local mama! You can find SoloBaby Designs can be found Instagram and Facebook.
Kelsey Simpson – owner of Rayneography
Kelsey Simpson and I met while working together – wow does that seem like a common occurrence of these woman. Kelsey and I are part of a tight-knit group of friends whom I love and Cherish. It seems like our friendships really can get through it all, I love my Pitt Girls <3. Rayneography is an event videography and photography company. If you check out her page I promise you won’t be disappointed. Her love for photography is comparable with my love of donuts. Check this local chick out, I promise you won’t be disappointed!
Stacia Sharma – Barefoot books
Stacia is a great friend of mine, for years we lost track but when we ended up pregnant at the same time we found our way again! Stacia has been my rock through life these past few years and I really couldn’t ask for a more loyal and reliable friend. Stacia has started Selling Barefoot books, a great line of books that focus on learning and entertaining kids. I highly recommend checking it out, you can order through Stacia or go to her site and order online directly to your home.
Chrystal Robinson – Owner of Chrystalized Artz
Chrystal and I have been friends for many years, we have planned weddings, baby showers, bridal showers, stagettes and birthdays together. We have pretty much done it all and it really doesn’t matter how little we talk our friendship always stands through it all. Chrystal is an incredibly talented, artistic individual who recently launched a instagram page where she writes poetry and shares artwork. She has been featured on our blog for the picture she drew of Pearce and I from the blog post “Pea’s Nursery”. Check her out on instagram and give her a follow! @Chrystalized_artz
Nikki Heriot – owner of Little Brow Diva
Nikki is another friend I met through work, and although are busy lives have taken us in other directions we have been able to remain friends and be there for one another. Nikki has always had a strong interest in make up and esthetics. So it didn’t surprise me when she started doing Microblading at Casa Del Sol and eyelashes extensions and lifts at Bella Beauty Bar in Mission. Check out her Facebook page for more information and to book appointments.
Laura- Lee Vaughn – Co Owner of Eye Candy Clothing Co
Laura-Lee is my mother in lawn and started a business a little over a year ago. Her and her brother Tim make hand -dyed tie dye clothing items. They are based out of Oshawa, Ontario, making anything from socks, hats, to golf shirts and dresses – Perfect festival attire! Laura-Lee is a wonderful mother in law, we met a little over 9 years ago when she called me up and told me she had inspected my entire Facebook page and we now needed to meet! Clearly she approved because 8.5 years later I married her son – my amazing husband! Follow Eye Candy Clothing Co on Instagram.
Carley Rempel – Co- Owner of Mossy Creek and Co.
Carley Rempel and I met in school as previously mentioned on her blog feature. We were close in the younger grades but when Carley left my school we lost track of each other. It wasn’t until Carley and I had children that we reconnected. She is a super ambitious woman and I know that Mossy Creek and Co is going to grow into a Mission Landmark! Follow Mossy Creek and Co on Facebook and Instagram.
MORE WOMAN TO COME!
Do you know a woman who owns a small business and deserves to be lifted?? Email me to feature them!! firstname.lastname@example.org