I’m a 30-something who got married right out of college to a fabulous man who has been my life partner for more than 10 years and is now my business partner too. Together, we have four daughters: Nora, Zara, Adelaide, and Vivienne.
I always knew that I wanted to be a mom, but what I didn’t know is that I would discover a love for entrepreneurship.
My Business Journey
I was a stay-at-home mom on Nantucket, babysitting to help make ends meet, when a friend asked me to help her set up her WordPress site. One thing led to another, and soon I was designing and developing websites as a freelancer – plus helping with all sorts of other marketing-related things.
Though I initially fought it (I had dreams of owning a maternity store and doing lactation consultation work), I eventually realized that not only was I good at online marketing, but I liked it too. After freelancing off and on for three years, in 2014, I decided to get serious about making my business legitimate.
In 2015, my husband caught the bug and started helping part-time – by the end of that year, we realized that our dream was to have a business that fully supported our family and for both of us have the freedom of self-employment. In January 2016, we rebranded my business from Au Coeur Design to Road Warrior Creative, and I took a break from blogging to focus on the new company. We set financial goals, and by May of 2016, Chris gave notice at his job.
We’ve since grown the business to a team of eight distributed across the U.S., building websites and running digital marketing campaigns for enterprise businesses, government agencies, nonprofits and social good organizations. Some of our clients include Colorado State University, Lesbians Who Tech, Workforce Solutions Panhandle, Lean Startup Co., and Tommy’s Superfoods. We’re in the process of becoming a certified B-corp.