Top Row L to R: Kelly Kruger; Dr. Rhoda Lockett; Dr. Susan Mikaelian - Bottom Row: L to R: Luisa Graff; Brynn Carman; Dr. Kenya Lee; Mary Greenwood - Details below.



A wonderful opportunity to hear from the seven esteemed women featured on our panel moderated by Brynn Carman, KRDO Morning Anchor. Enter the raffle to win a pair of 14 Karat Yellow Gold with Lima & Olive Quartz Pear Drop Earrings valued at $600 compliments of Luisa Graff Jewelers.

Our panel includes Brynn Carman- KRDO Morning Anchor, Luisa Graff-Owner of Luisa Graff Jewelry, Mary Greenwood- Mortgage Production Manager at Ent Credit,  Kelly Krueger- Co-Owner Aim High Solar, Dr. Kenya Lee- Owner PureLee Redefined, Dr. Rhoda Lockett- Lockett Orthodontics, Susan Mikaelian- Owner F45 Training Colorado Springs; Central Union.

Meet Rica Molet from TESSA who will speak about the communities efforts in support of Women.

Enter the Raffle to Support TESSA and win a 14 Karat Yellow Gold with Lima & Olive Quartz Pear Drop Earrings
Courtesy of Luisa Graff Jewelry to benefit TESSA. 

Our Panel:

Brynn Carman

Brynn Carman - Moderator
KRDO Morning Anchor

Brynn Carman  is an athlete turned news anchor and hopes to be able to help women turn their dreams into reality by providing them with tools to use their strengths and skills to set them apart from the crowd.

Luisa Graff

Luisa Graff

Luisa Graff
Owner, Luisa Graff Jewelers
Luisa Graff was born and raised in Lima, Peru, South America to an American father and a Peruvian mother.  In 1972 at 12 years of age she escaped to Colorado Springs. Luisa started working for a local jeweler and  went on to college in California at Claremont McKenna College.  She attended the Gemological Institute of America, becoming the first female Graduate Gemologist in Colorado.  Luisa returned to Colorado Springs, where she got married and raised two wonderful boys. In 1999 Luisa opened Luisa Graff Jewelers.  Luisa is now married to Matt Coleman and shares a total of five children and nine grandchildren.

Mary Greenwood

Mary Greenwood

Mary Greenwood
Mortgage Production Manager, Ent Credit Union
Mary Greenwood has the ability to stay positive when others may be feeling a bit stressed, a great skill for a mortgage loan officer. And it’s served hundreds of Ent members very well in her decade-plus career. Mary still finds great joy in helping borrowers, whether it’s their first house or a rental property to build their future. She has consistently been recognized as one of the country’s top loan producers, most recently receiving the Top Producer 2019 award from National Mortgage News. While always available to borrowers, Mary and her family are constantly on the go. They enjoy hiking, biking, snowboarding and trying to keep up with their very active golden-doodle Luna."

Kelly Krueger

Kelly Krueger
Co-Owner Aim High Solar
Kelly Kruger is a former military spouse and mother to two beautiful girls.  I was raised and met my husband in Omaha, NE while he was serving with the U.S. Air Force.  Shortly after we were married, we moved overseas and spent the next 10 years living between England and Germany.  During that time I focused my time and energy into raising our children, and completing my B.A. in Business Administration.  I have been part of the Colorado Springs community for the last 5 years and with my husband we have opened Aim High Solar.

Kenya Lee

Dr. Kenya Lee

Dr. Kenya Lee
Owner, PureLee Redefined
Dr. Kenya Lee was fully aware that she wanted to be a physician and attended Morehouse School of Medicine where she married and started a family while attending medical school. Upon completion of her pediatric residency, she served as an active duty physician at USAFA. Moving back to Colorado she joined Mountain View Medical Group until she opened her Medical Aesthetic Spa – PureLee Redefined in March 2019. Kenya has participated in medical relief trips to South America, Jamaica, and Haiti as well as became a founding member of The Links, Incorporated and joined the Pikes Peak United Way Board and is also on the Emerging Leaders Development Black Advisory Council and Class of 2020 Colorado Springs Leadership Institute.

Rhonda Lockett

Rhonda Lockett

Dr. Rhoda Lockett
Lockett Orthodontics
Dr. Rhona Lockett has studied multiple areas of dentistry before realizing her desire of becoming an orthodontist. As a dental hygienist, she was able to forge connections with patients, while also teaching them the values of proper dental hygiene and how it relates to overall health. She was then able to practice as a dentist and provide complete dental care to her patients. As she arrived at her dream profession of being an orthodontist, she was able to combine all of her dental knowledge to provide a comprehensive approach to her orthodontic patients. Mentoring youth, promoting health awareness and uplifting the Colorado Springs community is her passion. Family is the core of Dr. Lockett’s heart and is married with two wonderful children and two spunky dogs.

Susan Mikaelian

Dr. Susan Mikaelian

Dr. Susan Mikaelian
Owner, F45 Training Northgate, F45 Training Colorado Springs Central, and F45 Prodigy Northgate
Dr. Susan Mikaelian is an Ob-Gyn with a passion for health, wellness, and fitness who transitioned from caring for patients to health promotion and disease prevention when she opened F45 Training studios in Colorado Springs.


Rica Molet

Rica Molet

Rica Molet
Tessa Community Engagement Manager
Rica Moletand her team work together for our donors, volunteers, and community members through awareness, education and outreach. Fostering community relationships and bringing awareness to our community on who TESSA is and what programs we provide to help those become self sufficient. Our big months are April which is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and October which is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
TESSA has been around for 43 years servicing and empowering victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and recently (starting in January 2021) human trafficking.

Silver Hawk Tea
1714 Dublin Blvd, Colorado Spring, CO 80918. ​
That's at the intersection of Dublin Blvd and N. Academy Blvd in the shopping center where Sprouts is located. 

Kiki's Cookies and Cakes
Freshly Baked Cookies and Cakes!

It all started with 3 SMART COOKIES, lots of delicious baked goods and a small bake sale. In October of 2018 Kiki (13), Richie (12) and Sasha (11) started Kiki’s Cookies and Cakes to raise money for Kiki’s School trip to San Francisco.
After much support from family, friends and the community they decided to continue… (read more on facebook)
At the Colorado Springs Women’s Expo With a Cause we are proud to celebrate Kiki’s Cookies and Cakes transition to an entrepreneur’s successful small business!
Join Kiki’s Cookies and Cakes at the Colorado Springs Upfront Women event on Saturday Nov 7 at the Expo. They will be providing samples for the audience, so please join us for our celebration of successful women in colorado springs!
They will also be in Booth #445 all weekend, providing samples and packaged sale items

Refreshments provided by the Silver Hawk Tea Company
All proceeds go to TESSA


Tickets available at our Box Office on Expo Days!
$7 General Admission
Kids 12 & under are free, Free Parking!


Norris Penrose Event Center
1045 Lower Gold Camp Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80905


November 7-8, 2020
Saturday 10am to 5pm
Sunday 11am to 4pm