Leadership

 

 

Alexandria Romero, CPA
2021-2022 President

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Alexandria Romero joined Junior League of Pueblo in January 2019. She is a Pueblo native and is married to her high school sweetheart, Patrick.  Together they have a 8-year-old boy named Julius. Alex earned her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Colorado State University – Fort Collins and her Master’s degree in Professional Accounting from Colorado State University – Global Campus.  Alexandria is a Certified Public Accountant and is the Director of Finance at the Pueblo City-County Library District.

Alexandria is the Chair of the Young Professionals Council with the Colorado Society of CPA’s (COCPA) and the Vice-Chair of the Young Member’s Leadership Committee with the American Institute of CPA’s (AICPA). Alex previously was on the Board of Directors for the Pueblo Downtown Association, and served as Treasurer from 2018-2020 for the Southern Colorado Runners Club.  Alex has been awarded as one of the 40 Under 40 Emerging Leaders by the Pueblo Latino Chamber of Commerce in 2019, a Women to Watch Emerging Leader in 2021 by the COCPA, an Outstanding Woman in 2021 from the Pueblo Library Foundation, 2019 CPA’s Make a Difference Heroine by the COCPA, and was one of thirty-eight CPA’s nationwide to be selected for the AICPA’s Leadership Academy in 2019. Alex’s hobbies include running, cake decorating and reading. She also enjoys traveling, hiking and going on adventures with her husband and son in their multi-colored 1978 VW bus.

Marisa Stoller
President Elect &
Membership Co-Chair
presidentelect.jlp@gmail.com

Marisa Stoller graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in English and earned her MBA from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, where she served as the President of Student Leadership. While working on her masters, Marisa traveled to both Cuba and South Africa to consult with local entrepreneurs on their businesses. She also attended the Washington Campus, a prestigious institute on public policy in Washington, D.C.

Marisa loves writing, travel, and photography, and always tries to couple it with work and play. She has lived abroad in Spain, teaching English at a local elementary school, and was part of a 2019 Engineers Without Borders trip to Peru to build a clean water filtration system for a small village on the Amazon River. While serving as the Deputy Director of the NorCal Design Center, Marisa began writing an astronomy column called “Looking Up” which was eventually picked up by 8 California papers.

After moving to Pueblo in 2018, Marisa began working in Economic Development for Pueblo County. During her time there, Marisa ran the Buy Local Advisory Board and the Business Resource Outreach Committee, which provides grant funded loans to small businesses. She also served on the PEDCO Board, ran the Data and Analytics Committee for Pueblo BERT, worked on small business development with the Pueblo Food Project, and continues to serve on the Southern Colorado Economic Development District Board and to work on the One Pueblo initiative. She is now the City Clerk for the City of Pueblo.

Marisa and her husband, Scott, have two mischievous little boys who love books and snuggles almost as much as their mother.

 

Emily Stewart

Past President pastpresident.jlp@gmail.com

 

Gloria Madrill

Treasurer

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Gloria Madrill is the Community Relations and Development Specialist at Pueblo City-County Library District. Originally from Pueblo, Gloria earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business with an emphasis in marketing and a minor in finance from the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs in 2006.  Gloria spent a combined six years working as a special event and marketing coordinator at the Pueblo Zoo in Pueblo, CO and Oklahoma City Zoo in Oklahoma City, OK before joining Pueblo City-County Library District’s Community Relations Team.  In her current role with the library, Gloria has demonstrated a dedicated and cooperative spirit, assisting the Community Relations and Development Director in events and marketing, funds development, and coordinating Pueblo Library Foundation Board activities.  Gloria has been a member of the Junior League of Pueblo since 2016; was named Active Member of the Year in 2017; and was member-approved as 2021-22 Board Treasurer earlier this year.

   

Tanna Schut

Secretary

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Tanna Schut joined Junior League of Pueblo in January 2019 and is currently serving as Secretary of the Board since 2021.  Tanna is married of 9 years to Tyler Schut (who is a Pueblo native), and has 2 children, Brookelyn who is 8 years old and Tyler Jay who is 4 years old.  Tanna has a degree from Pueblo Community College in Associate in Science with an emphasis in Physical Therapy Assistant.  Tanna is also serving on the Southside Children’s Center Board for the last 4 years as Treasure.  Tanna enjoys spending time with family, hiking, exercising, and making a difference in people’s life. Tanna currently works part-time at Parkview Medical Center Cardiothoracic Surgery as a Surgery Scheduler.

Holly Smith

Sustainer Rep

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Holly was raised in Pueblo, Colorado and a graduate of Pueblo Central High School. She is a proud first generation American citizen; her mother was born in Germany but was brought over by an Nebraskan church from a deportation camp as a young girl.  Holly is a mother of two daughters. Zoe and Mara both attend CU Boulder. Holly attended CSU-Ft.Collins and received her bachelor’s degree in Social Science Education. She holds a Master’s degree in Special Education and an endorsement in Career and Tech Education.  Holly has been teaching at Centennial High School for about 10 years but began her teaching career over 20 years ago.

As a young teacher, newly returning from Atlanta, Georgia, joining the Junior League of Pueblo in 1997 provided her with an instant circle of friends in her old hometown, and the League offered her a wonderful support system in her first years as a new professional and later as a new mother.  Holly was introduced to Junior League by founding member Sandy Stein and former neighbor as a child.  During her years in the League, Holly started the Book Swap, Chaired Funds Development and Community Impact and as a sustainer of many years, she is proud to host and support the League today.  Holly’s closest friends were all developed through my work in Junior League.  Because of this connection, I know we share the same values, beliefs, and hope for the future of Pueblo.  Together, we all make out small, but positive impact on Pueblo.

The JLP really gave me the skills and leadership experience I needed to sponsor the Girls’ Cabinet at Central and Centennial High Schools. Their mission is to empower young women to be leaders in our communities and I love that our mission in the league is so similar.

I hope to continue to give and transfer what I have learned and gained from the Junior League of Pueblo into all organizations and community experiences I am privileged to be a part of.

“I’ve learned people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you make them feel”. Maya Angelou.

Doreen Martinez

Sustainer Rep

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Michala Reneau

Communications Chair & President Elect Elect

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Lindsay Schwalm

Community Impact Chair

communityimpact.jlp@gmail.com

I joined Junior League in 2018 and have continuously been involved with Community Impact!

I am originally from Maine but I have been here in Pueblo for over 25 years now & call it my home. I graduated from CSU-Pueblo with my Bachelors of Science in Nursing in 2010 and have been an RN with Parkview Health Systems the last 11 years. My husband Nathan is a City Firefighter so you can say we are very community focused! We have two wonderful kiddos, Garrett 15, and Adelyn, 6 whom keep us very busy with all their extracurricular activities! We are a very competitive family and love being involved in every sport! If we aren’t watching our kids play, you can find us at CSU-Pueblo watching a game, Go Thunderwolves! We also enjoying traveling to new places whenever we can!

I am actively involved with American Cancer Society, Relay for Life Of Pueblo and have been a long time supporter! The last 3 years our “Team Kellie” has been the top fundraising team in Southern Colorado and top 10 in the state! I will continue to fight in honor of my Mom & those affected each day.

I am also an avid supporter of CASA of Pueblo, this past summer I helped raise over $1500 for their “Over The Edge” event & repelled down Thatcher building!

Junior League of Pueblo has open many opportunities for myself from meeting an amazing group of women to giving back to our wonderful town!

Shannon Baillargeon, Esq

Fundraising Chair

funds.jlp@gmail.com

Shannon Baillargeon joined the Junior League of Pueblo in August 2020. She is originally from Trinidad, Colorado but moved to Pueblo in 2018. Her husband, Chris, is a Pueblo native. Shannon earned her Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Texas Tech University and her Juris Doctor from Washburn University School of Law. Shannon is an associate attorney at Franklin D. Azar & Associates.

Shannon is licensed to practice law in Colorado federal and state courts. She is a member of the Colorado Bar Association, Pueblo Bar Association, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, and the Women Trial Lawyers Network. In her spare time, Shannon enjoys traveling, exercising, going to concerts, spending time with family and friends, and going on adventures with her husband and their two dogs–a German Shepherd named Max and a Doberman Pinscher named Justice.

 

Janessa Gallegos

Membership Co-Chair

membership.jlp@gmail.com

Janessa is a 46-year-old wife, mother, and grandmother. Janessa and her husband David have been married since October 2005. Her only child, F’Lissitee is currently in nursing school. Janessa also has an amazing daughter-in-law, Jailen who is a nurse, as well as two adorable grandchildren, Amaziah (8) & Zaxon (5). Janessa also helps to raise her beautiful nieces, J’lynn (14), K’leigh (10), & Ry’lee (2).

Janessa was born and raised in Pueblo and has strong family ties to this community. Janessa has a background in Property Management and marketing. Janessa’s favorite job was when she was a Flight Attendant for the same airline that her identical twin sister, Vanessa worked for. She loved being in the sky and traveling the world. Janessa loves photography, horses, and especially loves sunflowers.

Janessa began volunteering for the Pueblo community way back in high school. She loves to give back and has been apart of many different organizations and groups over the years. Janessa loves to volunteer with her church family as well as with the Junior League of Pueblo. You can often find Janessa behind the lens of a camera taking photos. Her favorite things to do is spend time with family and crafting. Most of all, Janessa loves her Pueblo community and loves to give back. She always encourages everyone to do a Random Act of Kindness each day, since even a smile to a stranger can brighten their day.

 

Parliamentarian

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