Candice is an outgoing, goal-driven entrepreneur and mom of two, who found herself eager to assist the women in her community to reach their goals while yearning to be a part of a women's organization that wasn't intimidating. With the help of like-minded friends of all different backgrounds and in all different stages of life, WOW was born. Candice is passionate about bringing awareness to an extremely difficult topic, human trafficking and sex exploitation of children. She has made it her mission to provide support to local, national and global organizations who fight to end human trafficking.
Candice can usually be found spending time with her friends and family, in the hot yoga studio, at a sporting event, on the golf course or running her events and promotions company.
Alicia is enthusiastic about helping others and founded her business, Alicia Squared, LLC because entrepreneurship allows her to serve others in alignment with her values. A northern Colorado native, Notary Public and veteran USAF spouse, Alicia is sociable and caring – always making new connections and friends wherever she goes! Alicia’s encouraging and supportive nature perfectly lends itself to supporting her communities, which led her to WOW. Aside from volunteering her time to WOW as secretary & board member, Alicia is also a writer, ambassador and events team member for the Windsor Area Chamber of Commerce, as well as an Area Director (Colorado) for Master Networks. Alicia cherishes time spent with her family, exploring and traveling, trying new cuisines and spoiling her fur child (Mac).
Rick is a community focused family man and successful government consultant. Over the last decade the consulting group he founded has helped partner with and support countless municipalities, public sector clients and non-profit organizations. One of Rick’s current professional priorities is working as the treasurer of WOW and helping the organization fulfill its aspirations and goals! Rick’s focus in life is his wife and two children and professionally, helping people and ensuring safe public buildings!
Malea is a hospitality driven individual who thrives in a fast-paced creative atmosphere with a passion in coordinating promotions and special events. Her goal in life is to create memorable experiences for the people around her. Whether that be in the workplace or meeting someone off the street! When she is not at work, she is swinging a softball bat, throwing axes, or enjoying boating and camping on a lake. She loves spending her free time playing board games, eating out with friends, and spending quality time with her family. “My family and friends have helped shape me into the woman I am today. They have taught me to be strong, to stand up for what I believe in, and to set goals that ensure growth in my life. I believe that powerful things happen when you start putting in the work to achieve your goals. That is why I am a part of WOW. We have goals and want to bring out the best in each other and in our communities, while bringing awareness around a difficult topic that is happening all around us. I can’t wait to see all the amazing things WOW is going to continue to do and I feel incredibly lucky to be a part of it!”
For Fall 2023, Glow Getters™ Tween will be partnering with W.O.W. (Women Optimizing Women) to supply students in need with new backpacks full of school supplies and toiletries. Because of the connection that W.O.W. has within Northern Colorado, these backpacks will be given to our most vulnerable young people within our community.
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