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Our Team

We are a group of diverse and passionate professionals here to share our collective decades of learning, wisdom, and experience. It is our privilege to guide you.

The Bold Font Story

We are a group of diverse and passionate professionals here to share our collective decades of learning, wisdom, and experience. It is our privilege to guide you.

Meet the Team

Katie Beaubian

Director of Programs, Coach

I was most likely to get in trouble in school for asking too many questions.

My biggest life lesson was when a plane I was on had to make an emergency landing in Lima, Peru.

My proudest professional accomplishment is seeing all the college students I worked with graduate.

Margaret Forest

Creative Director

I was most likely to get in trouble in school for doodling while the teacher was talking.

My biggest life lesson was when I learned that not everyone thinks the same way I do.

My proudest professional accomplishment is being selected as a Semi-finalist in the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series competition.

Cindy Terowsky

VP of Business Development

I was most likely to get in trouble for school for talking in sign language...

...to my fellow students in class. My friends and I taught each other how to spell in sign language and would have whole conversations across the room. My teacher got the best of us though when he handed out a rubrik to all the students so everyone would know what we were saying.

My biggest life lesson has been above all else to "Keep Moving Forward". In all my times of strife, I had to learn to not live in the past and wallow in regret but instead pick myself up and figure out a path forward. It has really helped me focus on the blessings in my life.

My proudest professional accomplishments have always included taking a team, a process, a department, a business from scratch and building it up to something spectacular. I can't tell you how incredibly satisfying it is to see your "baby" grow up and realize it's potential.

Catherine Watson

COO

I was most likely to get in trouble in school for chatting too much.

My biggest life lesson has been that if you don't take care of yourself first, you cannot effectively take care of those around you. 
My proudest professional accomplishment was completing my coaching certification.

Lauran Arledge

CEO 

I was most likely to get in trouble for talking. To be fair, it usually was about the lesson...

...but I needed to talk about it to learn it. It wasn’t  until graduate school that we actually got discuss and talk in class! I finally felt like I was really learning!

My biggest life lesson was learning that I had to create the life I wanted. No one else was going to do it for me. It took several “opportunities for growth” experiences before I finally woke up one day and thought, “Oooooohhhhhhhhhh I get it”.

My proudest professional accomplishment has been connecting a team of exceptional human beings and professionals together to create Bold Font.

Bold Font Coaches

Margaret Selby

Coach

Most likely to get in trouble at school for...HA! I was a huge goodie goodie...

...and never really got in trouble.

My biggest life lesson was learning how to work through conflict to create stronger and more fulfilling relationships. Conflict doesn’t have to be the end of the world. Game changer!

My proudest professional accomplishment is setting a sales goal, meeting and exceeding the goal and earning a company sponsored trip to Marrakech Morocco!

Alisa Wills-Keely

Coach, Education

I was most likely to get in trouble at school for socializing and connecting with others...

...My teachers would complain they saw the back of my head more often than my face. For some reason my teachers did not understand that I was supporting classroom culture and community.

My biggest life lesson came after my mother passed away. Her absence reminds me to draw meaning and strength from life's events or more specifically, examining life experiences for the ways my humanity can be enriched and nourished.

My proudest professional accomplishments involve the structures and learning experiences I have developed and facilitated for students, teachers, and administrators to create community with one another.

Abby Gabora

Coach, Education

I was most likely to get in trouble at school for asking too many questions!

My biggest life lesson was learning to let go of trying to control the things I can’t control.

My proudest professional accomplishment is every time I am able to help a student through their own challenges. This makes me proud of what I do!

Beth Kirke

Coach

I was most likely to get in trouble at school for talking too much.

My biggest life lesson has been that whether things are great or challenging, this too shall pass.

My proudest professional accomplishment: I am super proud to be a trained and certified Coach.

Wendy Fisk

Coach

I was most likely to get in trouble at school for daydreaming.

My biggest life lesson has been understanding happiness is entirely an inside job.

My proudest professional accomplishment was being one of the first 10 people in a startup, growing it to a team of 100, and selling it.

James Davis

Coach

I was most likely to get in trouble at school for talking or telling a dirty joke.

The biggest lesson for me was when I was 18 and my best friend’s mom told me to stop feeling sorry for myself.  It pissed me off at first but then after a week or so of reflection this made me realize that my childhood did not represent my future.  It launched me into action.  I thank her for this gift every time I see her.

My proudest professional accomplishment has been always being willing to learn new skills and take risks in order to do the work that I most love.

Lisa Marie Carlson

Coach

I was most likely to get in trouble at school for “creatively interpreting” the rules.

My biggest life lesson has been learning to hold grief and joy at the same time.

My proudest professional accomplishments are the times I've been able to change minds.

Courtney Blume

Coach, Education

I was most likely to get in trouble at school for doodling...

...My folders and notebooks were covered with flowers, lines, and geometric shapes!

My biggest life lesson was when I decided to move to Denver ten years ago and that lesson is a simple one...to trust my gut instinct and my independence. I had a happy and comfortable life with a fulfilling job and great friends, but just kept wondering...”What if I could be even happier? What if I lived somewhere that aligned more with my values?”  I trusted myself, moved to Denver barely knowing anyone, and have now created a life that I love!

My proudest professional accomplishment was getting my master’s degree in Special Education and my principal licensure all while teaching full-time. I was able to become a better teacher and leader and put my learning to everyday use for students, families, and colleagues.

Contributors

Emily Love

I was most likely to get in trouble at school for exceeding the amount of absences...

…allowable by the district. What they don’t know is that I would forge my dad’s signature to get out of school!

My biggest life lesson has been one that I am still learning - figuring out what it means to experience my fullest life and living my truest existence.

My professional accomplishment - stepping into and owning my leadership style - and the impact it has had on the colleagues I have supported. That means everything to me.

Brent McCown

I was most likely to get in trouble at school for missing the bus or not following...

... the dress code or daydreaming or singing in class or uncontrollable giggle fits or doodling incessantly or being indecisive.

My biggest life lesson has been the realization that life is a big, continuous lesson. Learning experiences come every day. And all of them are important to help gracefully navigate the next rise or fall, knowing that some things we just can't learn until we actually face certain situations. Feels like that's what it's all about. Bring it on.

My proudest professional accomplishment (so far...) was collaborating with, producing, and directing Nigel Tufnel (Christopher Guest) from Spinal Tap in a series of web spots for National Geographic. What started with a blind call to his agent, ended with a successful series of videos and featured content on the 25th-anniversary release of Spinal Tap on blu-ray—along with some incredible memories. I am also very proud to hear that I am an inspiring leader from my team. I work for that privilege every day.

Lisa Grassfield

I was most likely to get in trouble at school for not wanting to come in from outside, and for...

...having a penchant for benign mischief. I was an avid learner, just not inclined to prove it.

My biggest life lesson has been the realization that everyone has a story, and that you can change the course of someone’s day (and even life) by extending small kindnesses, taking an interest, asking a question and listening with an open heart. What I’ve learned is that often, life’s challenges bind us together more firmly than life’s triumphs.

I’ve had a 20+ year career in higher education. My proudest professional accomplishment can’t be unbundled from the Biggest Life Lesson above. I remember stories, celebrate diversity and find joy in making connections. If a student feels that I care deeply about their past/present/future, which I do, that’s enough.

Chris Cloyd

I was most likely to get in trouble for school for: Raising my hand too often...

...I was the kid that propped his hand up with the other arm.

My biggest life lesson has been: Never try, never know; or nothing ventured, nothing gained.

I’ve had a 20+ year career in higher education. My proudest professional accomplishment was premiering a Bluegrass film to a packed house in Franklin, Tennessee after meeting Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers backstage and chatting with Bobby Osborne in the parking lot.