Celebrate Colorado Springs Upfront Women

Join us for CS UPFRONT WOMEN a women’s empowerment event to celebrate six successful women in the community. We hope to inspire women to unlock their potential and embrace their dreams to live their best life.

Following the presentations Humble Bee Roastery will be providing refreshments. 

We will be conducting a raffle following the presentations. All proceed from the raffle will benefit the Mt. Carmel Veterans  Service Center Behavioral Health & Wellness Program supporting Veterans Suicide Prevention.

Saturday November 6th at 1pm
A wonderful opportunity to hear from six esteemed women in the community about their journey to where they are now and how they achieved success.
Refreshments courtesy of the Humble Bee Roastery
Floral Bouquets courtesy of Enchanted Florist


Jessica Farias, iHeart Media Market President
Jessica is the Market President for iHeartMedia Southern Colorado. Jessica has been in Marketing and Advertising for over 35 years in Colorado. Cultivating and leading teams, helping people grow in their careers, creating effective marketing campaigns for clients and “making noise” fuels Jessica’s passion. Jessica has been married to the love of her life, Alfred for 36 years and they have two children.
Sandra Griffin - Professional Fitness Coach
Sandi Griffin is a Certified Professional Fitness Coach and accomplished IFBB International Women’s Physique athlete, bodybuilding coach, speaker, and trainer. Sandy’s extensive experience with strength training, weight loss, injury prevention and recovery, and competition preparation cultivated her outstanding reputation making her a sought- after consultant with Olympic and World Champion Athletes, US Military Special Forces & Medical Professionals.

Colleen Donaldson Kern CPA, CFE
As many accountants do, Colleen started her career with a public accounting firm, but she has also worked with publicly traded companies, regional Big 4 and small closely held accounting firms. Colleen stepped away to pursue passion projects in health coaching and copywriting. She has now merged her creative drive with her analytical side in her current role in developing the operations and marketing of the growing firm Tax Time CPA’s.

Mary J. Miller- COL, US Army, Retired
Mary J. Miller was commissioned in Military Intelligence from the University of Toledo in 1981 where she served for 30 years. In 2005 COL Miller established and commanded the 208th Army Liaison Team, 96th Regional Readiness Command. As a Department of the Army civilian, Ms. Miller is employed as the Chief of Operations Division at the US Army Space and Missile Defense Command Center of Excellence in Colorado Springs.

Alzira "Z" Escobar-Pruitt -Associate Broker RE/MAX Real Estate Group
Z grew up an avid international traveler born in Cadiz, Spain and moving to the U.S. at the age of 9 growing up on an island off the coast of Georgia. She and her family made Colorado home in 2012. Z has explored many countries and locations and hopes to lengthen the list of countries travelled abroad. Z is a full time residential associate at RE/MAX Real Estate Group and enjoys serving her community.

Kim Welch- Kim Welch Law
Kim Welch is a former insurance defense attorney, who now thrives on fighting for the rights of victims of the negligence of others regarding personal, injury and truck and auto accidents. She also helps her clients get back on their feet financially with her bankruptcy services. She has received numerous awards and recognitions for her dedication to the practice of law.

Upfront Women Raffle to Benefit Mt. Carmel, Prevention of Veteran Suicide

A Raffle to benefit Prevention of Veteran Suicide, Mt. Carmel Behavioral Health & Wellness will follow the Upfront Women Event!
Raffle Iems:
Sandi Griffin Wellness
Month Complete Fitness Coaching Program & Nutrition Coaching, Hoodie, Water Bottle & Backpack – Value: $350
Discover Wellness
1 hour Oxygenio Facial Treatment – Value: $250
Orange Theory
Bags with Water Bottles, Towels, Hats & 4 Free Classes for Winner & Friend – Value: $480
Hawaiian Moon
9oz Jar of Hawaiian Moon Aloe and Travel Size Jar – Value: $60
Mentally Strong
Mentally Stronger Online Course for Empowering Cognitive Behavior – Value: $80
Raising Mentally Strong Kids Online Course – Value: $99
Omega3 Skin Care
Gift Bag of Skincare Products – Value: $50
Minuteman Press Colorado Springs
100 Custom Holiday Cards - Value $150
Wax Crecent
12ox Soy Wax Candle - Value $42


Tickets available at our Box Office on Expo Days!
$7 General Admission/$5 With Coupon or Online
Free Admission for Women Veterans, Active & Retired Military
Kids 12 & under are free, Free Parking!


Norris-Penrose Event Center
Colorado Springs, CO


November 6-7, 2021
Saturday 10am to 5pm
Sunday 11am to 4pm