Meet the babes of BWH:


 
CHELSEA DUDEVOIRE   FOUNDER/CEO   Chelsea is a Florida native with a background in writing, integrated marketing and competitive dancing. She created BWH from a need for camaraderie, community and connection among other hardworking women despite location, industry or profession. She currently works full-time in the environmental infrastructure industry and part-time in the real estate development industry in addition to running the show here. She holds a B.A. in Editing, Writing & Media from Florida State University.   Aspires to be:  Loreali Gilmore   Dream interviewee:  Jenny Slate   Can't live without:  Black coffee

CHELSEA DUDEVOIRE
FOUNDER/CEO

Chelsea is a Florida native with a background in writing, integrated marketing and competitive dancing. She created BWH from a need for camaraderie, community and connection among other hardworking women despite location, industry or profession. She currently works full-time in the environmental infrastructure industry and part-time in the real estate development industry in addition to running the show here. She holds a B.A. in Editing, Writing & Media from Florida State University.

Aspires to be:
Loreali Gilmore

Dream interviewee:
Jenny Slate

Can't live without:
Black coffee

MARA STROBEL-LANKA   CREATIVE DIRECTOR   Born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Mara is a content creator and writer who works exclusively for women-owned businesses. As the first official BWH employee, she has been instrumental in everything from brand and content curation and development to social media management, event planning, and managing our team of contributing writers. Her interests include intersectional feminism, sailing, sustainable living, painting, and planning her next dinner party.    Aspires to be:  Hermoine Granger   Dream interviewee:  Mara Liasson   Can't live without:  Bagels

MARA STROBEL-LANKA
CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Mara is a content creator and writer who works exclusively for women-owned businesses. As the first official BWH employee, she has been instrumental in everything from brand and content curation and development to social media management, event planning, and managing our team of contributing writers. Her interests include intersectional feminism, sailing, sustainable living, painting, and planning her next dinner party.


Aspires to be:
Hermoine Granger

Dream interviewee:
Mara Liasson

Can't live without:
Bagels

 
 
 
HEATHER CROTEAU   EDITOR   An American transplant by way of Weymouth, England, Heather is our editor-in-chief in addition to working as lead copywriter for an advertising agency where she's responsible for overseeing the quality and communication of clients' copywriting needs. Her focus as an editor has always been about really extraordinary voices, helping bring confidence and clarity to their story, then simply passing them the microphone. She lives in Seattle with her husband, Sean, and their two Australian Shepherd-mixes, Draper and Faye.   Aspires to be:  1/2 Peggy Olson, 1/2 Julie Andrews   Dream interviewee:  Shonda Rhimes   Can't live without:  Claritin

HEATHER CROTEAU
EDITOR

An American transplant by way of Weymouth, England, Heather is our editor-in-chief in addition to working as lead copywriter for an advertising agency where she's responsible for overseeing the quality and communication of clients' copywriting needs. Her focus as an editor has always been about really extraordinary voices, helping bring confidence and clarity to their story, then simply passing them the microphone. She lives in Seattle with her husband, Sean, and their two Australian Shepherd-mixes, Draper and Faye.

Aspires to be:
1/2 Peggy Olson, 1/2 Julie Andrews

Dream interviewee:
Shonda Rhimes

Can't live without:
Claritin

INA MEZINI   ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT   Originally from Tirana, Albania, Ina graduated from the University of North Florida with a B.S. in Communications. By day, she works full-time on the marketing and production side of the A/E/C industry. When she isn't editing proposals to win over prospective projects, she's assisting BWH with client pitching, content creation, merchandise fulfillment and all-things administrative. She's a lover of adventure, a good meal, the great outdoors, and hammock hangs with her dog, Diesel.   Aspires to be:  1/2 Katniss Everdeen, 1/2 Olivia Benson   Dream interviewee:  Esther Perel   Can't live without:  Potatoes

INA MEZINI
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Originally from Tirana, Albania, Ina graduated from the University of North Florida with a B.S. in Communications. By day, she works full-time on the marketing and production side of the A/E/C industry. When she isn't editing proposals to win over prospective projects, she's assisting BWH with client pitching, content creation, merchandise fulfillment and all-things administrative. She's a lover of adventure, a good meal, the great outdoors, and hammock hangs with her dog, Diesel.

Aspires to be:
1/2 Katniss Everdeen, 1/2 Olivia Benson

Dream interviewee:
Esther Perel

Can't live without:
Potatoes

 
 
 
SINDY GONZALEZ   PHOTOGRAPHER   Sindy is a Puerto Rico-born, Jacksonville, FL-based freelance photographer whose favorite subjects to photograph are people in their personal spaces and the ever-changing light. When she’s not behind the camera, wooing us with her sweet dance moves or out for a bike ride, she can be found slinging espresso shots behind the coffee bar. She received her BFA with a concentration in Photography from the University of North Florida.   Aspires to be:  Jeff Goldblum meets Ellen DeGeners   Dream interviewee:  Myself   Can't live without:  Chicken

SINDY GONZALEZ
PHOTOGRAPHER

Sindy is a Puerto Rico-born, Jacksonville, FL-based freelance photographer whose favorite subjects to photograph are people in their personal spaces and the ever-changing light. When she’s not behind the camera, wooing us with her sweet dance moves or out for a bike ride, she can be found slinging espresso shots behind the coffee bar. She received her BFA with a concentration in Photography from the University of North Florida.

Aspires to be:
Jeff Goldblum meets Ellen DeGeners

Dream interviewee:
Myself

Can't live without:
Chicken

HURLEY WINKLER   BOOK CLUB COORDINATOR   Hailing from Jacksonville, FL, Hurley Winkler wears many hats. She's a freelance writer and also works for the Jacksonville Public Library, where she hosts the podcast Completely Booked. She coordinates Babes Who Hustle's official book club, Babes + Books, where she gets to discuss books written by women. Hurley earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Lesley University. She lives in Neptune Beach with her husband, Alex, and their dog, Susan.   Aspires to be:  Leslie Knope   Dream interviewee:  Terry Gross   Can't live without:  Headphones

HURLEY WINKLER
BOOK CLUB COORDINATOR

Hailing from Jacksonville, FL, Hurley Winkler wears many hats. She's a freelance writer and also works for the Jacksonville Public Library, where she hosts the podcast Completely Booked. She coordinates Babes Who Hustle's official book club, Babes + Books, where she gets to discuss books written by women. Hurley earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Lesley University. She lives in Neptune Beach with her husband, Alex, and their dog, Susan.

Aspires to be:
Leslie Knope

Dream interviewee:
Terry Gross

Can't live without:
Headphones

 
MORGAN PURVIS   INTERN   Morgan is a fourth-generation Floridian and placed her roots in Jax during college. In her daily hustle, she leads the public relations and marketing efforts at the Jacksonville Armada FC. As the BWH intern, she’s assisting in everything from interview processes to social media, event planning, administrative duties and beyond. In her spare time (when she finds it) Morgan enjoys photography, planning her next travel adventure, and is a wannabe foodie.   Aspires to be:  Phoebe Buffay   Dream interviewee:  Ellen DeGeneres   Can't live without:  Sunshine

MORGAN PURVIS
INTERN

Morgan is a fourth-generation Floridian and placed her roots in Jax during college. In her daily hustle, she leads the public relations and marketing efforts at the Jacksonville Armada FC. As the BWH intern, she’s assisting in everything from interview processes to social media, event planning, administrative duties and beyond. In her spare time (when she finds it) Morgan enjoys photography, planning her next travel adventure, and is a wannabe foodie.

Aspires to be:
Phoebe Buffay

Dream interviewee:
Ellen DeGeneres

Can't live without:
Sunshine