Emily Stinchcomb: Between the Sheets

head shot - cropBrowsing the bedding aisle of any major department store, you would be forgiven for thinking, like cereals on the supermarket shelf, there are enough options in the world already. But Emily Stinchcomb would disagree. After the birth of her second child, she quit her full-time job to invent a new integrated bedding and sheet system that gave her the comfort and ease of a duvet cover, with the ease of washing just a sheet and not the whole cover.

But more about that in a minute.

Stinchcomb, a native Oregonian, moved to Vail, Colorado, after college to ski.  Of course, she had to earn a living too so she landed a job as a sales and events coordinator with Vail Resorts and Hyatt hotels. She liked her job but never felt that she had a career path that she was uber passionate about. So a decade later, after she had her first child, she went part time and a few years later, when she was pregnant with her second child, her family moved to Boulder and Emily thought that would be a good time to think about doing something new. (more…)

Janee Pennington: The Write Choice

19-janee-pennington-2-eashbIf truth is stranger than fiction then Janee Pennington, two-time breast cancer survivor and 20-year-veteran-of-the-hospitality-industry-turned-author, should certainly know. Pennington has scribed a funny, fast-paced fictional novel, Meeting Eve, loosely based on her own experiences as a sleep-deprived international event planner,  juggling crazy client demands and friends in crisis, all the while trying to figure out her own future. While the fictional Eve might entertain and distract you from the day-to-day drudge, the real-life Janee will inspire you to do what you love, follow your dreams, and live passionately.

“There are so many people working for the sake of the salary but they don’t love what they do. I hear all the time, ‘I don’t know what I should be doing’ but I encourage them, ‘You do know what you should be doing, you just need to dig deep in order to find what it is.’ Writing proved to be the prescription that kept me moving forward and excited to wake up each morning,” she says. (more…)