SHE VENTURES IN RENO! February 14, 2018
She Ventures headed to Reno with our friends at Patagonia who graciously hosted us! It was a night to celebrate adventure, sisterhood, and amazing women on Valentine's Day.
Our guest enjoyed some pretty inspirational talks and a wonderful opportunity to meet other talented, adventurous, like-minded people, all while learning and getting inspired by some amazing women blazing trail in business, life, and beyond.
Julie Brown is a journalist who grew up on Lake Tahoe’s West Shore. She has a masters in journalism from UC Berkeley and is the managing editor for POWDER Magazine. Recently, Julie moved to Midtown in Reno. On storm days, you’ll find her skiing laps off KT-22 at Squaw Valley.
Katy Hover-Smoot is the founder and CEO of Wild Rye, a company dedicated to making design-forward outdoor apparel for women. Prior to launching Wild Rye, Katy spent 4 years in the cycling industry working for the founder of Specialized Bikes, Mike Sinyard. While at Specialized, she identified a need for better mountain bike apparel for women and Wild Rye was born. Today, Katy lives in Tahoe with her dog Queso, where she tries to ski as much as possible, sometimes with mixed results.
Teal grew up as a Nordic ski racer in Durango, Colorado and now resides in Reno, Nevada. She was ﬁrst introduced to mountain biking and cyclocross through the Fort Lewis College (FLC) Cycling Team and has been racing professionally for eight years with such teams as Cal-Giant, Luna, and Scott Sports.
Yami grew up in Lake Tahoe and has become passionate about the outdoors. She has worked with various organizations in our community to engage the Latino community and its youth to the outdoors.
Jen Gurecki is the co-founder and CEO of Coalition Snow, a women’s outdoor equipment and apparel company designed to deconstruct the status quo. Simply stated, Coalition makes women’s skis and snowboards that don’t suck. She also founded Zawadisha, a social enterprise whose mission is to provide small loans to rural Kenyan women to finance their livelihoods.