Stories of Mountain Town Professionals: Kayleen, founder of Mtn Dog Media.
#featurefriday Stories about real professionals in the mountains! Meet Kayleen who lives in Steamboat Springs, CO and is the Founder + Marketing Specialist for Mtn. Dog Media.
Kayleen, tell us your story.
I started Mtn. Dog Media while working full time in a coffee shop. I knew I wanted the opportunity to do something greater and I knew I had to make that opportunity for myself! That’s why I bootstrapped this business from scratch! After a year of working full time for both I was able to leave and work exclusively for Mtn. Dog Media! That was 5.5 years ago!!
When did you move to the mountains?
Growing up in Indiana, Colorado was always the light at the end of my tunnel. I worked hard in high school and college to be able to move here immediately after graduation. I’ve never looked back!
What do you love most about mountain life?
Endless sunshine and trails right out my door!
What advice do you have for others looking to make the move?
If you don’t feel like the opportunity you’re seeking exists, don’t be afraid to create it for yourself!! Believe in yourself and other people will believe in you!
**We also wanted to add that Kayleen, just like mountain careers, loves growing her network across mountain towns and finds inspiration by traveling to other mountain towns!!**
IG: @kayleen_the_mtn_bean and @mtndogmedia