I am a freshman at Las Animas High School and have a passion for helping others, the 21st chromosome, sports, flamingos, and cows! I would have never imagined that a small project I took on to help better the lives of 17 people would turn into my very own business. Thank you for not just supporting the lives of those you don't know, but all the people that I am able to touch through my business. Just to name a few of the people you are changing is obviously the patients, hospital staff, families of patients, artists that design my cards, your own, and my lives.
Susan Waring is the Communication Director at Las Animas School District and has been employed at the district for 21 years. Some of her duties include managing their social media, website and district calendar. Her favorite part of the job is getting to work in all the school buildings in the district and seeing and working with kids from daycare through high school age Ms. Waring lives in Las Animas, CO on a farm/ranch, where she also loves to work during her weekends and summers. She also serves as a board member of the local public library and is an active chamber of commerce member.
Melissa is the Director of Patient Experience and Chairperson for the Colleague Wellness Committee at Saint Francis Healthcare in Wilmington, DE. She has been a social worker for over 20 years and has made strides not only in her local community but within the global community by leading a Woman’s Wellness and Empowerment group in Jacmel, Haiti and she served as the Clinic Coordinator for the Trinity Global Health Volunteers mission to Chulucanas, Peru. Melissa's has a true passion for travel and loves to engage with people of all cultures and backgrounds.
For over 20 years Julie has worked as a rural economic developer/consultant in many small Colorado communities. For the past seven years, her focus has been on youth entrepreneurial activities and endeavors, working as the organizer of the Southeast Colorado Youth Entrepreneurship Fair (E-Fair). The E-Fair has successfully showcased over 175 youth business ideas, while encouraging 450 Southeast Colorado youth to think entrepreneurially. Additionally, Julie has assisted numerous adult individuals in business development – from start-up resources to “open for business”. Julie is an active member of her community and Church, serving on various local and state boards in her rural area of Southeast Colorado. A “serial” entrepreneur herself, Julie has developed and operated two small
entrepreneurial businesses of her own, and in her spare time enjoys coming up with new business ideas of all kinds.