#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…

#GirlsRock: An Interview with Life Enthusiast Britt Skrabanek

Most of us live. Some of us LIVE. Britt Skrabanek is one like this. She’s a life enthusiast, and for the unitiated, that doesn’t mean she runs with the bulls or skydives (without that goofy guide guy strapped to your back, either.) (She doesn’t do those things, but she could.) Britt is classic and new all…