Hello fellow #bossladies! I’m Devan, founder and creator of Together, a Bosslady Experience. I’m a business owner, an artist, a wife and a proud mother of two beautiful toddlers. I am so thrilled to introduce this incredible opportunity, and to host you all in my home city!
I am so excited you’re here on the site, exploring what Together has to offer you and your creative business. This conference developed from a need I felt to connect with creative female entrepreneurs across industries. I had been to or researched many conferences on the East Coast and Southern California, but I couldn’t find anything in the Pacific Northwest that fit my vision.
I couldn’t stop thinking about creating a collaborative community of women. After working in the Portland wedding industry for several years, I shared my idea with the pros in my network and discovered that so many of these women shared my goal and were willing to help. Every detail of this extraordinary event has been obsessively considered.
I want to ensure that every woman who attends feels validated, inspired and encouraged. I want women to leave feeling that they’ve made their new best friends for life. Together is, at the core, all about connecting and supporting women, pushing them toward the realization that they can accomplish anything.
This is our year. It’s our time to work, grow and succeed together. I hope you join us in 2017, and I can’t wait to meet you!
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Kc was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, then decided to take a journey to the Midwest for college. She fell in love with the wedding and events industry by accident a few years ago while living in the beautiful city of Des Moines, Iowa. Since then she's seen hundreds of weddings and events, all the good, the bad and the amazing. She is a "behind-the-scenes" kinda girl - who says that nothing makes her happier than organizing and seeing an event come together. She has helped Devan with logistics and final details as the date has started approaching! We love her to pieces!
Kinsey is the creator and host of She Creates Business, a podcast for wedding pros. She is also the co-owner and marketing director for Vista View Events, a luxury wedding and event barn in Colorado. Kinsey is a wife, a mom of boys and a bookworm. When she’s not obsessing over the latest online business, marketing or podcasting news, you can find her shopping, taking long drives with her family or following her husband around on the ranch asking a lot of questions and pretending she knows what she’s doing.
Tonya is a professional graphic designer and proud mom of a rambunctious little boy. She paved her path as a creative entrepreneur by building an online empire of gorgeous handmade crafts from custom invitations and personalized greeting cards to hand painted lamps and adorable gnomes. She is a lover of Elvis and the beach, and can pretty much quote any 80’s movie you throw at her. Her beautiful soul and infectious smile keep everyone motivated and on top of their game. She’s the anchor of our team, keeping us grounded and motivated.
Jessica is a writer, content marketing strategist and grammar guru living and traveling in the Pacific Northwest. When she's not scribbling down blog ideas and helping creative women find their voices on the internet, she's backpacking across the US and searching for the perfect roadside burger stand.
Joni co-founded Mint & Mirth Bartending with her partner. She is an entrepreneur, an event designer, a community organizer, and an engaged queer woman. She has nine years of experience helping diverse organizations, brands and individuals tell their stories through experiential events. She currently volunteers as the Diversity and Inclusion Chair for the Rising Tide Society, and we are thrilled to have her working as part of the Together team.
Brittany was once an intern and assistant for Devan at Nimbi Creative, and has since grown her own thriving business! As the owner of Letters & Dust, you can find her creating beautiful, hand lettered signage, invitations and other unique goods for weddings and events.
Lisa is an award winning invitation designer, and the owner of Crave Design. She is a pro in the Portland Wedding scene, known for her amazing designs for weddings across the state. Her extraordinary eye for design is just one of the many reasons we love her!
Paige is a local Portland calligrapher. In addition to running her online business Hey Halle, Paige teaches workshops for calligraphy and brush lettering. Paige is a fabulously talented artist, and we are thrilled to have her on our team and speaking at the conference!