#GirlsRock: An Interview with Firestarter LLC Founder Frances Reimers

I aim for, oh, 1,300 or so words when I put together these #GirlsRocks posts. Sometimes, that word count doesn’t do it justice. Frances Reimers tested the standard. That’s what happens when you’ve done a few dozen great things – it’s tough to narrow down the line of questioning (you hear me, Joanna Gammon?) Her…

#GirlsRock: An Interview with Talent Advisor Joanna Gammon

I wasn’t sure at all where to start with Joanna Gammon. She’s a fellow UNC Charlotte alumnus, and it seems a few of us find our way back here to this page. One look at what Joanna has taken part in – or still works with – and you’ll wonder if it might be easier…

#GirlsRock: An Interview with TV Reporter Caroline Vandergriff

I’ve known who news reporter Caroline Vandergriff is for a while. Besides having a cool name, Caroline did a story on a hero of mine, Mildred Meachem. Mildred played in the All-American Girl Professional Baseball League. I knew Mildred from my time as a member at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Charlotte. When Mildred died…

#GirlsRock: An Interview with Game Developer Carla Kopp

I’ve made up a tabletop game or two in my day. Who hasn’t? My games were good for a round, maybe two. Today’s guest on #GirlsRock does way better than that! Meet Carla Kopp, senior quality assurance test engineer for Synapse Wireless, an Internet technology firm in Huntsville, Ala. So smart, so creative. She has…

#GirlsRock: An Interview with Freelance Writer Stacey Gill

Sometimes, I find myself in rare air. No, not downwind of a barbecue joint, although that qualifies too. Among my extended blog tribe lives a group of women who get after it – like, New York Times Best Sellers List after it. (Also, this book on the list.) Meet Stacey Gill. You probably know her…

#GirlsRock: An Interview with Freelance Copywriter Annie Maguire

I found Annie Maguire in a magazine article. True story. She’s one of those people you hear stories about. People who quit their 9-to-5 to forge a life on their own terms. Then, she wrote a book about it. Also, she incorporated the word badass into the subtitle, which of course, is badass. Annie’s story…

#GirlsRock: An Interview with Sports Wanderluster Alicia Barnhart

I don’t care for some of the stuff I find in press boxes. Others, I love. Krispy Kreme donuts, for instance. Some places have those! I also love people I meet, like Stacey Dales and Jackie Servais and Alicia Barnhart. Stacey is my favorite NFL Network reporter (and a Coach Daddy reader.) Jackie, a former volleyball…

#GirlsRock: An Interview with Photographer Beatrice Pitocco

I first picked Beatrice Pitocco for an interview on a blog for work. One question into my interview with her, I knew she was a better match for #GirlsRock – my interviews with women who do cool things. Although the tools Beatrice uses as a photographer are inherently technical, that’s not the main element in her work…