Posts in Boss Babe Feature
Meet Kristin Berry of The Dashing Ginger!

Heyyyy! I’m so excited to introduce you to Kristin Berry of The Dashing Ginger. Kristin is an awesome story-teller. Before the first drink is served at happy hour, she’ll already have you crying from laughing so hard. She’s the friend you can call when you need help, in business & and in life. She’s got big love for her friends, family, & work and I know you’ll be as charmed by her honesty & sunny disposition as I am. Enjoy her words.

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Meet Erika Holmes of Erika Holmes Copywriting & Content Strategy!

Hey, hey! I’m absolutely stoked to introduce you to a fabulous woman entrepreneur today. Her name is Erika Holmes and she’s a Copywriter Extraordinaire (that’s a thing!). She loves movie heroines like Cher Horowitz & Elle Woods, and her journey going from “I’m a writer and will write all the things” to “I specialize in website & email copy that’ll make your clients say hell yeah!” is one worth hearing about. Enjoy getting to know Erika! Stay boss. xx -Gina

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Meet Amanda Evans of Tight Ship Bookkeeping!

Hey, babes! So happy to get the chance to bring you the stories of women I know you’ll love and take inspiration from. Today is no different— we have Amanda Evans of Tight Ship Bookkkeeping. Amanda is that friend who tells it like it is and the entrepreneur who dives right into new challenges head first. She loves living in sunny St. Pete, is a mom of two, & she believes you can accomplish great things if you put yourself out there.

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Meet Stephanie Newton of Posie's Flower Truck!

Stephanie’s the Owner of Tampa Bay’s beloved cornflower blue flower truck, Posie’s Flower Truck. Stephanie & her flower crew pop up around the city at local staples like Oxford Exchange, Bandit Coffee, & Hyde Park Village. This gorgeous vintage truck is stocked with fresh blooms & good vibes from Stephanie and her flower crew. I know that so much of Stephanie’s interview are going to resonate with you, so jump in! 

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Meet Christina Jones of Christina Jones Photography!

Hey babes! Ready to meet another woman you’ll love? Of course you are! I’m excited for you to get to know Christina Jones. She launched Christina Jones Photography one year ago in May of 2018 & took her side hustle full-time in early 2019. She’s a talented, ambitious woman who’s passionate about her family and helping women show the world who they are through branding photography.

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Meet Kristen Diaz of Vow + Vast!

She’s full to the brim with sass, joy, & positivity. She launched Vow + Vast in August of 2017 and is fast approaching her second anniversary. V+V is a boutique agency of virtual assistants who aspire to help make business life more efficient and productive for Solopreneurs. That’s an admirable goal I think we can all get behind. 

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Meet Rosana Rivera of Xilo Street Mexican!

Hey boss babes! We’re back with a Feature of an amazing woman from the Tampa Bay community. Think of the nicest thing you could say about a person. Whatever it was, it most certainly would describe Chef Rosana Rivera– one half of the contagious smiles & cooking skills behind Xilo Street Mexican and Kōfe at The Hall on Franklin. You’ll love her advice, personal mantra, & a peek into the story of how she came to be where she is today.

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Meet Lisa Gilmore of Lisa Gilmore Design!

“Let’s be real— leopard print is a neutral.” This is perhaps the best way to sum up Lisa Gilmore of Lisa Gilmore Design and it’s in her own words, babes! She is bold, colorful (her hair is bright red and she doesn’t need an excuse to wear pink suede shoes), & she’s not afraid to take a leap of faith. Lisa was living in Chicago after graduating from design school when life changed and brought her back to Florida in 2011 when she launched her design firm. Six and a half years later and she’s kicking butt & taking names in a way she never knew was possible for herself.

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Meet Jade Timmerman of Jade Timmerman Interiors!

Jade is a coffee-sipping, clean design-loving, person with a sense of calm that follows her wherever she goes. She launched Jade Timmerman Interiors four years ago. The timing we chose to shoot her Member Feature ended up being perfect because she recently moved to a new South Tampa office with lots of natural light. I know you’ll love getting to know Jade as well as hear her out on topics like how she got started, what it’s like being a mom of three & a business owner, and how she developed a niche for herself in the design world.

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Meet Ilana Karcinski & Kelly Maronpot of FairyTail Pet Care!

Hooray for a another Boss Babe Feature! We have an amazing interview for you today: Kelly Maronpot & Ilana Karcinski of FairyTail Pet Care. Kelly & Ilana have been best friends since they were 13. They have shared one another’s challenges & successes through college, first jobs, starting a niche small business in Tampa Bay, and so much more. What I love about these two is not only their ability to work together seamlessly and maintain an amazing, long-lasting friendship, but also their positive energy and eagerness to keep endlessly building on the strong foundation they have for FairyTail.

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Meet Tona Bell of The Paper Seahorse!

Tona is the woman with the vision behind The Paper Seahorse, an oasis of paper, journals, letter writing, & crafting in South Tampa. She’s supportive, brilliant, & gives the best hugs. Tona opened The Paper Seahorse in October of 2015, a big departure from her previous role as Co-owner of Tricycle Studios, a marketing agency she launched with her husband over 20 years ago. After working every Sunday for 15 years and working from illness to illness, she landed in the hospital with a bad infection. This was the catalyst for a big change she would make, where she would not only prioritize herself and her health, but she’d also take a big leap & reinvent her life. 

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Meet Danielle Ferrari of Valhalla Resale!

We’ve all had those “I have nothing to wear moments”, and Danielle has worked hard to create a ‘collective closet’ where we can feel comfortable in our own skin while we shop for unique clothing that we can borrow or purchase. Something many of us might not be aware of is that the fashion industry is the second largest cause of pollution in the world. When Danielle learned this, it led her down a path towards sustainability in all areas of her life.

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Meet Ashlee Hamon of Ashlee Hamon Photography!

Welcome to a new day, Boss Babes! We hope your mug is full & your heart is ready to tackle whatever comes your way. But first, meet Ashlee Hamon of Ashlee Hamon Photography! Ashlee is a bright beam of light and with plenty of confidence & gumption, she started with the entry level gear she had and she shot every wedding and event she could as she built her photography business up over the next 5 years to the thriving, stylish state it’s currently in.

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Meet Amy Braswell of PaperFinch Design!

Amy Braswell is the kind of friend you go to when you-know-what has hit the fan, the moment you smash a big goal, & the person who will try that new restaurant in town with you. She’s a wife, mom, & small business owner. PaperFinch Design has been been growing steadily over the past 6 years and it’s only going to get bigger and more amazing as she continues to hone in on her geographic & wanderlust style of design and products. We’re so excited to introduce you to Amy’s words.

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Meet Rowena Sjovall of Vêtue Boutique!

I’m ready to introduce you to Rowena Sjovall of Vêtue Boutique… are you ready to meet her?! Rowena is a former Clinical Therapist who has always loved fashion. She’s now celebrating 2 years of being a boutique owner. Rowena’s passion for all things travel and style are totally obvious as soon as you see & chat with her— her enthusiasm and big personality is energizing and I know you’re going to love her.

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Meet Laura Jasen of Sage & Sunshine Therapy!

We’re back with a feature on Laura Jasen of Sage & Sunshine Therapy. Laura is so down-to-Earth & relatable that she can put anyone at ease. Which is great because, you know, she’s a mental health professional! It’s always an absolute pleasure to meet someone who’s not only passionate about what they do, but who’s also really good at it and is striving to make the world a better place.

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