The & leaders
(a.k.a. The & Gals)
We are a group of gals who love business, motherhood, & so much more.
We’re excited to share our struggles, tips, and successes while speaking life over you…so we all may flourish in a life of &.
Teresa Swanstrom Anderson, Founder
This bustling Mama of six is an Author, Speaker, and Blogger. Teresa is a lover of setting a beautiful table, passionate celebrator of the every day, and is impassioned that women thrive without mom-guilt and instead lean into their passions while also flourishing in motherhood. Teresa and her family live in Denver, CO.
Mom and Navy wife, Kiesha is passionate about living a holistic lifestyle and sharing her findings with other moms who feel like they don’t know where to start in living a green life. After years as a K-12 educator specializing in literacy, Kiesha decided to head back to school again, becoming a Holistic Wellness Coach with Integrative Nutrition. Kiesha’s Instagram feed is about everything a mom needs to know in living a beautiful, green, and well life. She lives in Washington D.C. with her husband, two children, and a heavily stamped passport.
Crystal Woodman Miller
Author and Speaker, Crystal is a survivor of the shootings at Columbine High School and has been seen on The Today Show, CNN, Dateline, and featured in Glamour, Marie Claire and Time Magazine, as well as countless other media sources as she advocates for hope after extreme tragedy. Crystal says, “For the longest time I felt my life was marked by tragedy, suffering, pain and fear…over time however, I realized I was marked by hope and Purpose. It is a choice to fully live life despite its challenges and strive to love and serve others.” Crystal lives with her husband and three children in Denver, CO.
Lindsey is a fitness-loving blogger and content creator behind Nourish Move Love. Her days are spent teaching group fitness, filming workouts for Get Healthy U TV, and creating health & fitness content. Lindsey is devoted to creating healthy lifestyle content and workouts that help women create a lifestyle & body they love. Group fitness instructor and your basic fit girl, turned fit mom, Lindsey lives in Minneapolis, MN with her husband and son.
Retha has done it all, including becoming a top-producing agent for a high-end real estate company and running her own bakery. Both gigs fueled a passionate fire of helping women uncover their purpose in life. Now a podcaster and certified life and business coach, she lives a full story flavored by both pain and joy, and it’s her desire to use those experiences to connect with others in a way that helps them thrive both personally and in their businesses. This dynamic mom of three boys lives in Atlanta, GA.
An author, visionary, and serial-entrepreneur, Karen finds her happy as a farm girl. As the Founder of Pursuit Community, Abound Conference, and the Author of An Intentional Life, she believes the good stuff is worth fighting for. She has built a thriving home-life and multiple businesses out of helping women walk in the fullness of their purpose, and make profit out of their passions. Karen and her husband, Isaac, live on a small farm in the Pacific Northwest with their 3 children, dogs, kitties, chickens and goats.
Lindsey W. Andrews
Lindsey W. Andrews is a family law attorney, speaker, author and business owner living on the plains of Oklahoma. As an adoptive mom to two children, wife, daughter, friend and French bulldog mama, she talks openly & colorfully about the unattainable balance of making life, business, faith and womanhood fit inside of one tiny life.
A long-time editor and writer of books, magazines, and web content, Meredith has taken her love of words and built a business around it. She unexpectedly discovered she loves all things entrepreneurial and is now focused on sharing her knowledge about how content can define and grow your business through workshops, tools, and one-on-one collaboration. She also guides aspiring authors through the process of writing and publishing a book. Meredith is a single mama who lives in San Diego, CA with her daughter and loves to read and dabble in home decorating.
Alex is a writer, speaker, and best of all, wife and a mother to three incredible children. She's a full-time working mom, who has a passion is to spur women on to live lives in abundance, with margin, rest, and savyness. Alex loves to share her life as a full time working mom, helping her husband run their family business, while finding rhythms in and through all of the things she's been called to in her season of life.
Kat is a creative, entrepreneur, and lover of making women feel beautiful from the inside out. Owner and founder of Kat Pro Studio, she has become a highly sought-after stylist in Denver, Colorado. With nearly a decade of experience working with magazines like Denver Style and Rocky Mountain Bride, she listens carefully to vision and turns it into reality. Kat is committed to revealing the inner and outer beauty in every one of her clients and the people she meets.
Wynne’s passion is to see others come alive and awake to THEIR passions. To know truly who they are, and what gift they have inside of them to give. She has created a community of belonging where women are free to be known— a community where women have walked in as strangers, and quickly pulled up a seat at the table and become deep friends. Wynne spends her days as a wife, and mama of three in the great state of Texas. She feels most alive when she’s outdoors, gathering her people, exploring new places and having kitchen dance parties with her kids.
Christina is a mother, storyteller, and creative that helps businesses and brands tell their stories through words, photos, and videos. Her life's mission is to bring the sparkles to everything that sets her soul on fire, to empower those who have been through adverse childhood experiences to discover their inner resilience, and to find presence in the magic of life’s little moments. When she’s not snapping her camera and word smithing; she can be found championing for the wounded, kissing her babies, and chasing after unicorns.
Kristen is wife and best friend to her hubby of 12 years, Shawn, and mom to four joy filled, strong willed children. Kristen is passionate about guiding women toward community with vulnerable conversation, honest storytelling, and practiced wisdom. After working as Director of Development for MOPS International (Mothers of Preschoolers), Kristen is newly staying at home again with her baby Jack, writing, speaking, and leaning into the beauty that is the chaos of a very full home. Kristen has a deep love for the beach, reading historical fiction, tea of any sort, and laughing until she cries.
After graduating with a degree in Communications and Journalism, Sarah switched gears, deciding to pursue her passion for design and planning all of life’s celebrations. Shortly after opening her doors in 2012, her professionalism, attention to detail and creativity, paired with her love for events, attracted many clients. She has since become well-known in the events and floral industry, her work attracting attention from Martha Stewart, 9 News, Style Me Pretty, Rocky Mountain Bride, Green Wedding Shoes, Junebug Weddings, Once Wed, Hostess with the Mostess, Couture Colorado, and many others.
Adrienne received her degree in Accounting and worked in both small business and corporate industries with companies that generated over $5M in revenue before starting InLine Accounting in 2016. Her company provides modern, outsourced bookkeeping and consulting services to create maximal simplicity for creative small business owners. When she's not crunching numbers - she enjoys coffee shops and brewery hangouts, being slightly obsessed with all things minimalist, and being a first time mama!
A mother of two, and married to her best friend, Erin dives deeply into the art of relationship and savors understanding every person’s story. She loves bringing her creative skills to life through cakes and baking, photography, and projects of all sorts. As a working mommy at a business founded by her parents decades ago, she fills her spare time by finding joy in life through friendship, food, fashion, and books. A woman driven to love indiscriminately and provide tender care to those in need, Erin hopes to one day work with foster children and bring life to the hearts of many.