Women in Business 2022

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vanessa alvarez Can you please introduce yourself? Hiiii! I’m Vanessa Alvarez and I graduated from Sunnyside High School in 2005. After graduating, I moved to Seattle to attend the University of Washington and lived on the other side of the state until my recent move back to the area with my husband, Nick, and our twin boys, Javi and Cruz. My parents are from Michoacán, Mexico and migrated to the Yakima Valley in the early ‘80’s. I love my family, Sunnyside, and the Lower Valley, and I’m thrilled to be back! Tell us ALL about your business/career! Where can customers find you in person and on social media? I created Catalina’s Coffee + Cocktails within Catalina’s Hair Care. We serve speciality coffee, handcrafted cocktails, and delicious bites. Creating a beautiful, welcoming space that focuses on serving quality food and drinks fulfilled a dream of mine. I’ve always been a foodie at heart, and this cafe is a way of showing my love to the community that has given so much to me. In return, the community has been so supportive since our May 31st opening! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Our little cafe is a slice of heaven for me, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do when you come visit. You can follow us on Instagram (Catalinas.CC) for updates and enticing photos of our menu items. What has helped you the most to build your business/career? Having invested team members that care about the people that walk through our doors has been vital in our success. Our team is just as proud as I am about what we’ve created together - we care about our community and want everyone to have a great experience when they visit.

What mistakes have you made along the way and what did you learn from them? Throughout my career or specifically for this business? If it’s the first, there are too many to name, ha! But making mistakes is all part of the process. You can only Google so much information, read so many books, and speak to so many people before you just need to make the leap and step outside of your comfort zone. I don’t think I followed my instincts enough throughout my professional career. As a woman, and specifically a Latina, when you’re in certain spaces, you question yourself more than you should. The older I get, the more I realize that I have good instinct. Being confident (and preparing as best as you can), yet being open to learning and growing, have been key in my professional growth. Is there anyone specific who mentored or inspired you? My mom and dad have always been my superheroes. In high school, I wanted to be an entrepreneur like my mom. She taught me to be independent and to treat everyone with respect and kindness. My dad instilled in me the importance of education because nobody can take away your knowledge. He encouraged me to pursue higher education, and to help people whenever you can. Both of my parents have been my biggest supporters, and I’m extremely fortunate to have been born into amazing families who love and support each other.

How should women support other women in their organizations? I love this question! Supporting women, women of color, and small business is crucial for a thriving community. There are challenges that some groups face more than others and showing up for people can be as easy as sharing something on social media, buying a gift at a small business instead of a large store, providing opportunities to highlight women, speaking kindly and highly of peers, finding ways to uplift and grow those around you, and the list could go on. Sometimes it’s the small efforts that can make a world of difference to someone. What advice would you give your 18-year-old self? Be as kind to yourself as you are to others. You can’t plan it all out, and sometimes the unexpected creates the most memorable moments. It’s okay to rest; your value isn’t determined by your productivity. Every day, write down three things you’re grateful for. Always have as much fun as possible! What advice would you give to the next generation? Work hard, but only at a certain cost (determine what that is for you). Time is our greatest currency; be intentional on how you spend it. What are a few ways you stay grounded and take care of yourself? Good, healthy food makes me very happy. :) Walks, beautiful views, and plants keep me grounded. They’re all reminders that we’re a part of something much bigger than ourselves.

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Co ffe e + Co c k ta i l s

Catalina’s Coffee + Cocktails is a Latina-owned specialty coffee + cocktail bar in Downtown Sunnyside. We aim to inspire connection over hand-crafted drinks, specialty coffee, and a selection of quality bites. Our space highlights local artists and unique merchandise while cultivating community through its food, drinks, and great company! Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sat. 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. • Closed Sundays

Vida is a little gem in the heart of wine country. A salon for the adventurers and dreamers. Creating an environment of good vibes! Gabby Álvarez, Vanessa Álvarez, Maritza Mendoza. Not pictured: Ali Daniel.

Kalli Ibarra • 509-305-0084 Yoli Mendoza • 509-439-9346

619 6th Street Prosser, WA 99350

436 South 6th Street • Sunnyside 509-837-5413

See us today for all your licensing needs! License Services Auto Registration Tags and Titles Your Sartin State Farm Insurance Team includes: Rosie Marquina, Ana Mendoza, Joanna Ruiz, Sami Jo Sartin, and Alicia Navarro

Dara Garoutte (co-owner), Rachel Corona, Yoli Yates (23 years), Makinsi Garoutte (co-owner)

Ben Sartin State Farm

Robinson License Agency

1112 Yakima Valley Hwy Sunnyside, WA 98944 • 509-837-3800

Auto • Home • Life • Health

Visit www.bensartin.com for more information

Sandra Muller

Owner Visit Sandra at her salon in Sunnyside for quality haircare at affordable prices! The shop also carries products for Zermat and Jafra, as well as Princess House and Tupperware. Walk-in or make an appointment with Sandra soon and look your best!

Emmanuel Beauty Salon

517 E. Grant Ave. • 509-837-8220

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Vehicle Licensing

Third generation family business since 1977

632 Decatur Ave. • Sunnyside, WA 98944 509-837-8033 • Weekdays 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Your one stop shop for Wellness + self care

Nereida Acevedo • Esthestician & Lash Tech • 509-790-8121 Brittany Byma • Owner, LMT, Wellness Coach • 509-830-7326 Tami Graham • Licensed Massage Therapist • 509-305-1012

Services include: Massage Therapy with a large variety of techniques with experienced licensed massage therapists. The most knowledgeable in the industry and helping car accident claims, L&I claims, post surgery recovery, scar tissue repair, prenatal massage, and more! Skincare and beauty services ranging from facials to eye lash extensions. Self-care products, supplements, classes, and workshops. Personal training, wellness and weight-loss coaching. Continuing education for licensed professionals and certification courses.

1503 E. Edison Ave. • Sunnyside WA 98944 Brittany Byma LIC#: MA60057840 • Tami Graham LIC# MA60070706


Addie Sybouts Owner

Cheyenne Robles Manager

Sofiya Herrera Manager

Monica “Mo” Orta Inventory Specialist

Ashley Paredes Inventory Specialist

Andriceia Craft Barista

Wendy Martinez Barista

Yaridsa Cuevas Lead Barista

Mark Cuevas Barista

Izzy Galvan Barista

Karla Estrada Patino Barista

Aleanha Palacios Barista

Home of the Original Fiesta!

We take pride in our involvement in this community & spreading peace & love!


We have been open since 2015 in Grandview and 2018 in Sunnyside by owner Addie Sybouts, and are so proud to have a full woman-ran staff!


700 Eleventh Street • Sunnyside, WA 98944 Near Astria Sunnyside Hospital

Call Today 509-839-6822 www.midvalleycommunityclinic.com

Bilingual Staff • New Patients Welcome Same Day Appointments


Most Insurances Welcome, including DSHS and Community Health Plan of Washington

Take home your baby’s heartbeat to share with family and friends!

Dr. Kristin Bond

Friendly, Professional Health Care, including obstetrics

Elba Fernandez, ARNP

High Resolution

OB, Women’s Health & Family Care Se Habla Español

Irma Mejia, ARNP

Heidi April, PA-C

Sandra Herzog, ARRT, RDMS

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linda bordwell Can you please introduce yourself? My name is Linda Bordwell. I did most of my schooling in Bickleton. Parents moved to Sunnyside when I was 16. I finished high school here. I went a year to college WSU but decided I would really like to do hair so started Mr. Lees in Yakima and later transferred to the Sunnyside branch. Graduated from there in 1971. Tell us ALL about your business/career! Where can customers find you in person and on social media? I have been doing hair in Sunnyside for 51 years. I worked for several different salons until I met Sue (Linder) Moore. I worked at Susie’s Shades of Beauty for 12 years. I left to start Hairworks with my lifelong friend, Kathy Boast. Kathy retired in 2018 but I continued business with my daughter Brezzi Campos and in 2019 my youngest granddaughter Mikayla (Lala) Campos joined the Hairworks crew. My goal was to have 3 generations working together before I retired. At this time I feel I can retire as all the women at Hairworks do a great job and I don’t need to worry. We have a website, hairworks-sunnyside.com, and we have a face book page, Hairworks. I plan on doing more in social media when I am retired. My granddaughter Lala does a lot on Instagram.

What has helped you the most to build your business/career? I am a people person. I treat everyone the same with dignity and respect. I’m very friendly, dependable, and fun loving. What mistakes have you made along the way and what did you learn from them? I can’t think of any real mistakes only surround yourself with great people with your same ideals to have a successful career. Is there anyone specific who mentored or inspired you? Judy Ingram told me if I hung in long enough that I would have all clients I liked and they would like me. Also Susie Moore was an inspiration to having a successful business.

What advice would you give your 18-year-old self? Sit back and enjoy the ride. What advice would you give to the next generation? Work hard and be dependable. Always give your clients all your attention. Remember everyone sitting in your chair is your boss! What are a few ways you stay grounded and take care of yourself? I love to travel and meet people from all around our beautiful country. I also enjoy time at our campgrounds in Naches, WA. We love having people out for cookouts and visiting.

How should women support other women in their organizations? We try to refer to other salons on our area if we can’t get someone in. Our goal is to keep our clients happy. Sometimes we just get booked up with major life events like weddings and quinceneras.

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More Than 15 Years Experience • Open All Year Long

Left to right: Dalia, Cassandra, Deanna, Maria, Silvia, Luz, Livier, Jacqueline, Lucero.

Now offering New Business Set-up in the Lower Yakima Valley!! Silvia’s Professional Tax Services was founded by Silvia Ramos, a woman of Hispanic origin. Silvia is 2nd of 12 children born to Mexican parents in the valley. She has serviced the lower Yakima Valley and surrounding area for over 13 years. She strives to encourage women to find their inner confidence to succeed in a mostly male dominant profession. Through her 20 plus years of experience, Silvia has constructed an office that believes in helping every client no matter how big or small their situation may be. Silvia is very passionate in serving her community. She is a proud graduate of Sunnyside High School Grizzlies. Thank you for all your support.

1015 E Lincoln Ave • Sunnyside


Monday - Friday 9 am - 5 PM

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Here to Serve You with the Best Drinks! With the vision in mind of creating a space for the youth of our community, Silvia’s Café opened its doors in October of 2021. Within the first year of the business, Silvia’s Café has been able to provide support to the city of Sunnyside, by being involved in events and offering its residents a friendly environment where they can start their day.

Come check out our new decor and comfortable seating.


Thank you for your support!!




Silvia’s Café offers free wifi and a printer for everyone to use at no cost. Silvia’s Café is now recognized by their collaboration with other small businesses within the state and their newly revamped menu that now offers a selection of fresh lunch options and a variety of drinks.

Employees: Anna, Eneveah, Ashley, Briseida, Isabel











6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday thru Friday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday 1015 E. Lincoln Ave. Sunnyside Call 509-790-9393

25% off any drink

Only one per customer. Bring in this coupon for your discount! Expires November 30, 2022

Silvia Ramos Owner

FREE LOCAL DELIVERY! Check us out on Facebook & Instagram October 26, 2022 • sunnysidesun.com • 9

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chelsea dimas Can you please introduce yourself? My name is Chelsea Dimas. I’m originally from Southern California but the Yakima Valley is my home! I’m a 2010 graduate of Sunnyside High School and a 2015 graduate of the School of Arts + Communications at Pacific Lutheran University. Tell us ALL about your business/career! Where can customers find you in person and on social media? I am currently Communications Specialist with Washington State Representative Tarra Simmons at Civil Survival Project. I am also founder of RAÍCES, the Yakima Valley’s newest community organization. Before joining Civil Survival in August 2022, I was part of the communications team for the Washington State House of Representatives, Democratic Caucus. I have has over 13 years of design experience, 8 years working in nonprofit + social justice communications, plus fluency in both English and Spanish. What has helped you the most to build your business/career? The people who believed in me when I didn’t. I’ll never forget nor stop thanking those who saw what I didn’t see at the time. Believing in myself and work has made all the difference.

What mistakes have you made along the way and what did you learn from them? Taking on more than I should. I am so passionate about the work I do and serving others that sometimes I just don’t know how to say no to projects when my plate is already full. I’ve been so used to taking on as much as I can that it’s been a challenge however, I’ve slowly but surely been setting my project limits and work boundaries. Reminding myself that balance is key to being a much more effective leader has helped as well as actually enjoying some free time! Is there anyone specific who mentored or inspired you? Everything I do, I do for my community y mi gente. I am inspired by my ancestors, my family and all of those who paved the way for a Queer Indigenous Latinx woman like me to succeed. How should women support other women in their organizations? We should all be supportive of each other at all times! Support looks like showing up to events, getting together, liking and sharing each other’s content, recommending each other, learning from one another and sharing resources. It’s always about collaboration and support, not competition.

What advice would you give your 18-year-old self? Be unapologetically you. You’re on the right path just be patient! What advice would you give to the next generation? Take your time! Everyone is on a different journey so don’t rush yourself even if your timeline doesn’t align with your friends’ or anyone else’s. Life moves so fast that sometimes we feel so pressured to make quick decisions. The truth is you don’t have to know everything right away and you definitely don’t have to make decisions if you’re not ready. Enjoy yourself, take deep breaths, surround yourself with your people and take your time. Everything will fall into place. What are a few ways you stay grounded and take care of yourself? Practicing mindfulness, hanging out with family and friends, collecting tattoos, tending to my plants, and of course my fur babies that I absolutely adore!

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Perla Zepeda Insurance Se Habla Español

Dedicated insurance professionals thriving to provide exceptional customer service with over 18 years experience. Serving Washington, Idaho and Oregon for your auto, home, life, business, SR 22, bond, notary, recreational, motorcycle and financial services.

The Love of Mama was founded by Audrie Perez of Sunnyside in 2015. She received her Associate Degree in Baking + Pastry from the Art Institute of Seattle in 2014. Audrie specializes in fresh-made churros and various options of cakes, cupcakes, cookies and parfait cups for all types of events.

Perla Zepeda, Agency Owner and Insurance Specialist Sandra Chavez

509-831-3180 @__theloveofmama__ theloveofmama

2590 Yakima Valley Hwy, Ste 1 • Sunnyside, WA 98944

Ph: 509-837-2280 - Fax: 509-837-2299

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Providing Excellent Client Service Since 1984

500 E. Edison Ave. Sunnyside, WA 98944

2650 Yakima Valley Hwy., Suite A Sunnyside, WA 98944

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Beauty on the Block We are a full-service salon providing you with the best beauty care possible.

Shellie Speck

Keeping hair beautiful for over 40 years

Services Include Balayage • Foiliage • Ombre • Blonding • Vivid Colors Highlights •Basic Color • Lashes • Facials • Dermaplaning Chemical Peels • Body Waxing • Brow Lamination Lip Fillers • Teeth Whitening • Tooth Gems and so much more!

Shellie’s Hair Design & Gifts

1504 Saul Road | Sunnyside Maria Saucedo, Crystal Martinez, and Jessica Prieto

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Business Hours: Tues. – Fri., 9 – 5 p.m. Sat & Sun by Appointment Jewelry, Lotions, Hair Products and more

— Protecting Your Future — , Inc. We can help with Auto, Home, Life, RV’s, Small Business, Renters, General Contractors, Trucking Insurance, Bonds Notary Services and much more. Our Staff is ready to help you with your insurance needs!

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Ruby Rosas Garcia, Customer Service Leticia Sandoval, Agency Owner Pia Vargas, Licensed Agent

Nosotros le podemos ayudar con Auto, Casa, Vehiculos Recreacionales, Negocios Pequenos, Aseguranza para Inquilinos, Contratistas Generales, Seguro para Troqueros, Bonos, Servicio de Notaria y mucho mas. Nuestro personal esta listo para ayudarle con sus nesesidades de seguro.

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Our Family, Serving Your Family Carolyn Smith and Carolyn Alanis work as a team to be sure your family is taken care of and the office appointments are kept on schedule. The women of Smith Funeral Home have been grateful for the opportunity to serve Lower Valley families since Hap and Kathryne Smith founded the family YEAR Serving The S business in of the YakimFamilies a Valley 1951.

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900 W Wine Country Road • Grandview 509-502-3673

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My name is Alma and I've built MnE from the ground, and we're only going up from here! Everything I make, I reinvest into my business so I can continue to bring you amazing goodies with those good fits for any shape because my saying here is “Beauty Comes In All Sizes.” I carry sizes Small to 3x in 90% of what I carry, and some items up to 6x. Keep Shining Doll, I Got You! Now who's ready to get dolled up?!

701 6th Street Prosser WA 99350 mneboutique27





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509-786-0048 409 Wine Country Road Prosser, WA 99350

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audrie perez Can you please introduce yourself? My name is Audrie Perez. I am 28 years old, and a mother of 2. I graduated from Sunnyside High School in 2012 and attended the Art Institute of Seattle a month after graduation. I graduated with my AA in Baking and Pastry in 2014. A year after graduation is when I decided to really work towards my own business. July of 2015 is when The Love of Mama started. I always knew I was going to name my business after my mom, Olga Medelez, because she was my number one supporter and she’s the one who always stuck by my side. What better way to honor my mom and show her my appreciation for everything she’s ever done for me. My business will continue to grow and will be something I will be able to leave my kids. Tell us ALL about your business/career! Where can customers find you in person and on social media? My business main focus is custom cakes and cupcakes. My business just doesn’t end there, I make breads, cheesecakes, churros, pies and almost everything in between. All my work is posted on my Facebook page and Instagram page under The Love of Mama. What has helped you the most to build your business/career? What’s helped me build my business a lot is being involved in local popup events. It’s amazing how in just a years time how much my business has popped off, and trust me, we ain’t done yet! The Love of Mama has plans to expand and be mobile! My next goal for my business is to get a food truck or trailer and be able to provide for my community everyday. Having different options of items available each day, it will be like a taco stand but instead of coming for tacos, you’re coming for a sweet tooth fix.

What mistakes have you made along the way and what did you learn from them? Some mistakes I have made along the way was never truly showing myself and my business what I’m worth. When I first started my prices were so low, I wasn’t making profit, shoot I was barely covering my expenses for the items I needed to buy. I did this because I wanted people to see my work and know it wasn’t about the money. But once I changed my prices and got more knowledge on what I should be charging it never affected my potential customers. At the end of the day if you don’t see what you’re worth no one else ever will. Your hard work and talent will show and people won’t care how much you charge because what you do is something they can’t get from some where else. Is there anyone specific who mentored or inspired you? Seeing my mom doing all the baking during the holidays is what really motivated me to go to school for baking and pastry. I honestly had a passion for drawing, but let’s be real I can’t make a living drawing and at the time I loved watching Cake Boss on TV. Seeing how they handmade these huge cakes, I thought, why can’t I incorporate my love for art into cakes? I could seriously be doing what I love but the outcome would be that much better because not only am I being able to create it, I am giving everyone else a taste of what I’m able to create! I’m far from being where I want to be, there is so much to continue learning in the baking industry. How should women support other women in their organizations? Us women can help support each other by advocating for each other. Even if you don’t purchase anything from that woman’s business, maybe someone on your friends list would be interested. Helping another woman’s business by just sharing, commenting,

liking or word of mouth of there business doesn’t cost money, and it’s the support we should all have for each other because we all started from nothing and it takes a village to become something great. What advice would you give your 18-year-old self? The advice I would give my 18-year-old self would be don’t be afraid and hold out so long on taking that leap for something you want in life. Doesn’t matter how many times you fall off, get back up and keep pushing because in the end it will all be worth it, even when it feels like it’s impossible. You have the support system, you will get through it. What advice would you give to the next generation? Always remember what you want for yourself. No one can get in your way but YOU! Keep pushing yourself even when you feel like your stuck in the same spot. Our road keeps going, it never stops, we might take longer than others to get to our destination but our life isn’t a race so enjoy your ride while you’re on your way to your destination. Always remember to have fun and do what you love, you know them high school teachers are never wrong when they tell you to enjoy your life and do what you love to do when you get out of high school. What are a few ways you stay grounded and take care of yourself? Making sure I take mini vacations with my family. Going on hikes is what I love to do. Also going for my massages with Brittany over at Complete Wellness is always definitely needed! All though baking can be my stress reliever I do have to take time to step back and reenergize my mind and body. Never forget to refuel your mind and body. Your business won’t succeed if we don’t learn to take care of ourselves during the process.

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25 years of continued success in helping buyers and sellers achieve their goals. Give me a call or stop by my office for all your real estate needs. I am always available, appointments welcome. Candy Vergara Tax Professional

Candy’s Tax Services Gina Gamboa


1220 Yakima Valley Hwy., Ste. C | Sunnyside, WA 98944

Office Phone 509-515-0190 509-839-0053

513 1st Ave Suite 104 PO BOX 373 Zillah, WA 98953 509-314-6504 candy@candystaxservices.com

New Trucking Businesses! We keep your trucks rolling while we do all the paperwork!

Left to right: Megan Newbury, Brezzi Campos, Linda Bordwell, Angela Rodriguez, Lala Campos & Julie Kukes.

Nuevo negocio de camiones! Mantenemos sus camiones corriendo mientras le hacemos todo el papeleo!

“Serving Truck Operators Professionally”

More than 15 years experience. Hablamos Espanol

Laura Gomez, Owner

Main Ph. 509-839-STOP (7867) Fax: 509-837-8229 1stoptrucking@gmail.com

Services: • Operating Authority • Quarterly Reporting

• Monthly Road Taxes • Oversize, Trip, Fuel • Insurance • Prorate • IFTA ...and More!

Servicios: • Autoridad para Operar • Reportaje Trimestrales

• Reportaje de Millas • Sobredimension • Aseguranza • Prorate/Placas • IFTA ...Y Mas

Three generations of women in business, my daughter, Brezzi Campos, and granddaughter, Lala Campos, will be taking over management of Hairworks. After 36 years I, Linda Bordwell, will be retiring in December. I have enjoyed working with this talented group of cosmetologists. I would also like to thank the many clients who have made us so successful.

1602 Morgan Rd. B • Sunnyside, WA 98944


1417 Lincoln Avenue • Sunnyside

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cesy rodriguez Can you please introduce yourself? Hello my name is Adelita Rodriguez (Thanks to my great grandmother) known and go by “Cesy.” I was born in Prosser, WA & raised in Grandview. I am owner and founder of Modern Glow Aesthetics LLC, a private and intimate day spa located in the beautiful downtown of Sunnyside. My innate desire is to constantly learn and improve myself to explore the natural health and skincare field. I got my massage Therapy Certification in 2018 at Tri-City School of Massage where I was trained in many different modalities. Inspired by the transformative work, I decided to take my training to a different plane. After 5 years in private practice Massage Therapist I went back to school in 2020 to Paul Mitchell Institute and became a Licensed Esthetician. Have been practicing as a skin care therapist and love it , so decided to attend Northwest Esthetics Academy to obtain my Instructor license and Master License .

What has helped you the most to build your business/career? It has definitely been a roller coaster to built my business/career, but I can say that with God anything and everything is possible. Can’t thank enough my husband and five beautiful children who have been my main reason to continue this goal and dream. Also don’t forget to take initiative. Today’s career requirements are highly developed and require much more than someone who won’t take risk.

Tell us ALL about your business/career! Where can customers find you in person and on social media? I care about inner beauty and health as well as creating beautiful faces. I love making people happy, this is how I landed my career as a Skin Specialist. At Modern Glow Aesthetics I specialize in treatment based Anti-Aging Skin Care Services, and high-end intense acne skin therapy. One of my most signature services include advanced treatments such as Fibroblast Skin Tightening, which is a my Specialty. You can find me on Instagram: @_modernglow; SnapChat: modernglowesti; or better yet, in the beautiful downtown of Sunnyside.

Is there anyone specific who mentored or inspired you? Honestly God has blessed me with so many females in my life, who have mentored me and inspired me in so many ways. First and foremost, my number one prayer warrior, my Momma Bear. Can’t thank her enough for showing me how to work hard and achieve goals. I would also like to thank Josie Arteaga and Marissa Morfin who have also been a very important role model in life in general. And can’t forget my Beauty Mentors Leigh Wick owner of Vanity Makeup and skin and Denise Walker Director at Northwest Esthetics Academy. Honestly the list can go on and on. You all know who you are.

How should women support other women in their organizations? Empowering other women is about empowering them with information that can empower their lives. It’s important to empower others by teaching and showing them how they too can empower themselves in life through things like education, networking, leadership skills. “Empower them by sharing knowledge”

What mistakes have you made along the way and what did you learn from them? The greatest mistake as an entrepreneur I have made is believing I can do it all by myself, it is my job to identify those talents and focus on them to my fullest. I have learned to surround myself with people who are strong where talents are weakest. Great companies are built on the foundations of exploiting a few strengths.

What advice would you give your 18-year-old self? Focus on self-awareness and learn to trust and love yourself. Know that your ideas and opinions are important. Develop a strong relationship with yourself, after all you are the person you will spend the most time with over the course of your life. Don’t get discouraged or discredit your thoughts and feelings. What are a few ways you stay grounded and take care of yourself? Ways that have helped me stay grounded would be : practice gratitude, appreciate life’s simple pleasure, take a break, connect with others, be the change I want to see in the world, prioritize my mental and emotional health, Staying active and most importantly monthly massages and facials :)

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LU XE Beauty Lounge

My name is Noemi “Mimi” Carrasco, owner of Luxe Beauty Lounge. 15+ year’s Master stylist-colorist in color, balayage, ombre, highlight and color correction, etc. 3x Hair Extensions Master, Bellami Certified in volume weft, hand tied weft, tape-ins, I-tips, Keratin-tip, and Invisible technie; 2x certified in Cosmetic Teeth Whitening.

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