Leadership

 

Jessi Ones
2018-19 President

president.jlp@gmail.com

Jessi is a Pueblo native with more than 15 years of marketing and public relations experience.  She has worked as the Marketing Director of Urban Renewal Authority of Pueblo, as the Marketing and Sales Director for the Pueblo Convention Center, Event Marketer for Clear Channel Radio, and as a Communication Technician for the Durango School District 9-R Public Relations Office.  She currently works from home as a contract graphic designer raising her two boys Paxton and Everett while her husband Chad travels for work.  She has been a League Member since 2011 and held the Membership Chair position on the Board in 2016.  She’s also held various Chair positions fundraising money for the League.  Jessi has a passion for literacy, and also currently serves on the Pueblo Library Foundation Board and Friends of the Library Board as its Promotions Chair, proudly promoting the institution which was named America’s Best Public Library in 2018.  Jessi continues to serve within the League because of her genuine desire to empower women and influence a more modern and progressive League.  Her goal is to lead the 2018-19 Board, promoting those progressive practices, while providing positive leadership that encourages direct and meaningful community impact projects and personal relationships among members and community partners.

 

Raylene Johnson
President Elect presidentelect.jlp@gmail.com

Kimberly Hinkle
Past President pastpresident.jlp@gmail.com

Kimberly has been a member of the Junior League of Pueblo since 2012. During her League career, Kimberly has held leadership positions on the Fundraising Committee as the Fashion Show Co-Chair and interim Community Impact Chair. She also served on the Board for two consecutive years as the Communications Chair and most recently as the President.

Kimberly Hinkle is proud to say she is born and raised in Pueblo Colorado. She has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Exercise Health Promotion and Recreation from Colorado State University-Pueblo and is currently working towards a Masters in Leadership from University of Colorado – Colorado Springs. She has worked in Higher Education for the past seven years in both the community college and university setting. Her current position is held at CSU-Pueblo as a Degree Analyst in the Office of the Registrar.

She is passionate about affecting change in the Pueblo community and empowering women to reach their full potential. She loves to spend time with her husband Scott. Together they have a year-old son, Everett. They enjoy time together as a family on adventures near and far, golfing, and hiking with their border collie.

She is humbled by this leadership opportunity to serve as the Board for the 2018-2019 year. Kimberly looks forward to helping strengthen the foundation of the League by implementing innovative programs that will propel the Junior League into the future.

Natalie Reese
Treasurer
  treasurer@gmail.com
 
Natalie is a Colorado native born in a small town on the Western Slope. After high school she attended The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to study nursing. In 2007, she decided to change her career path to business administration and started working for MEI Technologies, Inc. as the Western Region Administrative Assistant where she enjoyed doing business development and government contract funding. In 2011, she moved to Denver with her husband and started working for a local children’s non-profit start-up “Chocolate Mountaineers Club,” where she worked in all operations of the organization and is where her love for philanthropy really began to flourish. In 2015, her and her husband welcomed their first child and moved to Pueblo. Natalie joined the Junior League in 2016 and co-chaired her class’s new member project “Holiday with Heroes.” She also worked with CSU-P Foundation on behalf of her class to help create the scholarship “Hope After Addiction.” In February 2018, they welcomed their second child into the family. Natalie now enjoys her days staying at home, raising her two little ones, and being a consultant for Usborne Books and More. She loves to spend time with her family/friends, cheering on her favorite Colorado sports teams, playing with her two dogs, traveling, cooking, gardening and giving back to the community she love so much.

Rebecca Diaz
Treasurer
  treasurer@gmail.com
 
Rebecca has been a member of the Junior League of Pueblo since 2013. She recently completed her third year as league Treasurer and looks forward to serving as league Secretary for the next two years. In 1996 she moved to Pueblo with her mother and, after being an East High Eagle (Canon Booms Gold!) and a CSU-Pueblo Thunderwolf, she can proudly say that she is a true Puebloan!  Rebecca graduated from CSU-P with a bachelors in Business Management and Marketing.  In 2008 she married her best friend, Jared. The years have gone by in the blink of an eye.  In 2013, Rebecca started working at Legacy Bank where she is a Banking Officer. Rebecca feels it is so rewarding to work for a company that truly cares and gives back to our community in so many ways. She is truly blessed with a great family, a wonderful job, and terrific friends and can’t wait to see what the future brings in life and in our league!

Clara Long
Membership Chair membership.jlp@gmail.com

Clara Long grew up in Fayetteville, Arkansas, but has spent the last 20 years living in different parts of Colorado. She recently left her tiny cabin in Beulah for city life in Pueblo after marrying her husband Joel. Clara holds two bachelors degrees from CSU-Pueblo, a B.S. in Recreation with an emphasis in Outdoor Leadership, and a B.S. in Nursing. She has a strong EMS background and was able to combine her love of the outdoors and her love of medicine by becoming a Wilderness EMT. During the week, Clara works for her 2-year-old son Hollis as a stay-at-home mom. On weekends, she works overnights as a registered nurse caring for disabled veterans. She loves hiking, camping, traveling, and spending time with her family. Baby boy 2 is expected to make his debut in November, and Clara is thrilled to embrace all the joys and challenges that come with being a “boy mom.” From Girl Scouts to fire fighting, Clara has enjoyed volunteering throughout her life. She is excited to be a part of such a great group of ladies, hone her leadership skills, and be a positive force in the Pueblo community.

Emily Stewart
Fundraising Chair funds.jlp@gmail.com

 

 

 

Slated for November
Funds Development Chair funds.jlp@gmail.com

 

 

 

Antoinette Ramos
Community Impact Chair CommunityImpact.jlp@gmail.com

 

 

Jenna Seddon
Parliamentarian parliamentarian.jlp@gmail.com

 

Jenna Seddon is an accounting manager in the construction industry, a position that perfectly combines her love of budgeting and blueprints. Jenna fell in love with architecture as a girl helping her father design and build a vacation house at the lake. Her love of finances and budgets grew from her previous career as a policy consultant in Kansas.  In 2012, Jenna readily agreed when her fiancé Ryan called her up at work and asked her to move to Colorado. They landed in Pueblo and settled in, got married, bought a house and welcomed their daughter Leah, now two. Inspired by the mission of empowering children to reach their full potential, Jenna joined Junior League in 2016 after three years volunteering with the United Way in District 60. When she’s not busy with Junior League, taking Leah to the neighborhood park or cheering on the Kansas City Chiefs, you can find her tending to her flower beds or browsing Pinterest.

Anne Weierbach
Sustainer Representative

 

Born in Georgia and lived in 8 states and have called Pueblo home for the last 24 years.  My daughter Taylor 26, who lives in town, son Nic, 19, who attends CSU-FC and husband Neal keep me grounded in Pueblo.  Though I spend all my extra money traveling and attending as many concerts as possible! I recently retired from a long, boring career as a Dental Hygienist. At my final office I met one of my favorite people so it was not a total loss. Joined JLP in 1999 and quickly dove in head first. Carrie Smith and I at my first meeting volunteered to run the Whale of a Sale! Neither of us had an idea of the large scope of the fundraiser. Continued in that role for a few years, this naturally led to Funds Chair person, President Elect Elect, President Elect then President of the League in 2006-2007. I was fortunate to attend several ODI and Leadership conferences with Junior League. These opportunities as well as meeting the greatest ladies in town have really enhanced my life. My best friends are all JLP members! Later I chaired the Pueblo Health Expo, founded the Pueblo Health Challenge and served on the Boys and Girls Club board of directors.  I am very excited to rejoin the board as sustainer representative to continue to support the mission of preparing members to be community leaders and make a difference in the lives of women and children in our town.

 

 

Nicole Baxter-Stout
Sustainer Representative