About

Women in Rural was created by two women living in rural communities. Building their own businesses, they noticed a difference of resources in building their networks than that of a metro or urban area. Creating a platform where women can connect and share their skills and businesses made sense, because what can be better than a group of badass women helping other badass women out, all in the most unusual places. “Women in Rural. Badass women. Unordinary places.” The tagline speaks for itself. If you are a badass woman (and if you think you aren’t we assure you, you are), living in an unordinary place, we invite you to join us!

Founders

Kirstie McPherson

Instagram: @kirstielaree LinkedIn:  Email: kirstie@womeinrural.com Living in Craig, Colorado in the Yampa Valley, Kirstie runs several companies including Edeveco Relations and Development, and The Find, Co. Born and raised in the area, Kirstie left for college and has a double major in Business Marketing and Management from Montana Tech University, she currently is obtaining her Masters in Behavioral Economics. Although her bio sounds a tad boring, this is a woman who does at least three costume changes a day.

Reed Jones

Instagram: @thereedjones LinkedIn:  Email: reed@womeninrural.com A Texas native, Reed attended Lake Forest College, north of Chicago, for two years. A summer in Grand Lake perpetuated a move to Winter Park. After two years fully submersed in the mountain lifestyle, she opted to finish her journalism undergrad at CSU. Degree in hand, she headed back up to the mountains to a variety of jobs. A few years in Stowe, Vermont solidified her love of Colorado. She headed back to eventually take a sales position with TV18 in Winter Park. This then brought her to a position in Steamboat as Advertising Sales Consultant and Host for Steamboat TV18 in September of 2012. Most recently, she was started The Jones Standard, an event and wedding planning business as well as The Jones Standard Digital, a marketing firm that aims to establish and maintain a digital footprint for small businesses.