Leadership

 

 

Emily Stewart
2020-2021 President

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Alexandria Romero
President Elect & Treasurer presidentelect.jlp@gmail.com
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, 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.

Raylene Johnson
Past President pastpresident.jlp@gmail.com

Raylene, a Pueblo native, has been a member of the Junior League of Pueblo since 2015.  She attended CSU-Pueblo, and graduated in 2006 with a Bachelors degree in Science of Nursing.  Raylene’s nursing career has always been in the cardiac field with 6 years on the telemetry unit and now 6 years in the Intensive Care Unit at Parkview Medical Center.  During that career she’s been married, and has had two children Connor, 6, and Ella, 3.  Zach and Raylene were married in 2008 and share one another’s interests of baseball, hunting, fishing, camping, working out, and running.

After the birth of Ella, Raylene decided it was time to work part-time and spend more time with her growing children.  At that time, she decided to join the Junior League of Pueblo.  Since then she’s served as Event Chair for Touch-a-Truck, and Girls Night Out silent auction.  She also served a year as Funds Development Chair on the Board of Directors.  She is proud to live in Pueblo and strives to be a part of positive impact on the community.

 

Alexandria Romero

Treasurer

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Kalan Ewing

Secretary

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Kalan, originally from Fort Collins, has been living in and around Pueblo for 14 years. She currently lives in Rye with her husband, Shane, and her three kids. Kalan holds bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and master’s degree in Instructional Technology, both received from CSU – Pueblo. Kalan is in her tenth year of teaching and is presently a fifth-grade teacher at Rye Elementary school. Wanting to become more involved in the community, Kalan joined Junior League of Pueblo in 2017. Outside of school and Junior League, Kalan loves baking and camping or hiking with her family.  Kalan looks forward to giving back to the women and children of Pueblo as a part the Junior League.

Holly Smith

Sustainer Rep

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Heather Hull

Sustainer Rep

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Tara Cooper

Communications Chair

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Tara was born and raised in Pueblo and has been a member of the Junior League of Pueblo since 2015. Having lived in Nebraska and Montana, Tara will always call Colorado home. Tara studied for her associates in Psychology and now currently works in Customer Services and Billing with The Pueblo Board of Water Works. 

She is married to her husband Blair and has two beautiful children Kaitlyn and Gaven. Both of Tara’s children are currently in high school so you can image how busy they are! Active throughout the Southern Colorado community, you can find her guiding a local yoga class as a registered yoga teacher for the last five years. On top of all that, you can also find her at her husbands side, as he helps run the family business and travel throughout the Mid-west racing sprint cars. 

Tara has served as Chair for The Junior League of Pueblo’s Girls Night Out and has attended AJLI’s Organizational Development Institute in North Carolina. With a big heart and tremendous love for Pueblo County, Tara looks to continue her journey with the Junior League of Pueblo by empowering the community and its people with encouragement and reminders of their strength to shine. 

Lindsay Schwalm

Community Impact Chair

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Aubrey Holland

Fundraising Chair

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Shelby Vaughn

Membership Chair

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Erica Watts

Membership Chair

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Jenna Seddon

Parliamentarian

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Jenna Seddon is an account manager in the construction industry, a position that combines her interest in budgets and blueprints. Jenna fell in love with architecture as a girl helping her father design and build a vacation house at the lake. Her appreciation for budgets grew from her previous work as a campaign and legislative 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 a few years later, bought a house and welcomed their daughter Leah, now three. Inspired by the mission of promoting voluntarism and improving the community through the effective leadership, 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.