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Emelie Ortiz is a veteran marketing professional with more than 25 years experience helping brands—from boutique to global frontrunners—find their voice and communicate in new and unique ways. Emelie specializes in crafting non-traditional marketing strategies, connecting brands with new customers and forging loyalty that lasts. She is adept at recruiting strong brand ambassadors and creating powerful tools for community engagement. Emelie has a knack for getting big results with little investment and she thrives in the ever-changing digital world. She has a passion for the outdoor and wellness industries and is committed to inspiring and empowering other women to achieve their healthy lifestyle goals. Emelie lives in Lafayette with her Colorado Corrections rescue dog Koa, a long-haired Chihuahua.

Wasted

Wasted

I’ve had a lot of big changes happen the last five years, I’ve started a new job, left a job, sold a beloved house, moved in with a boyfriend, moved out of the boyfriend’s, moved twice more, bought a house, realized I was depressed and needed help, ex-boyfriend passed away and now shortly I’m about to start another new job. In the past few weeks I’ve had time to reflect on who I am, what I want to accomplish and who…

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Striking Out

Striking Out

Sometimes you have to strike out a few times before you hit a home run even after several base hits (don’t worry, that’s all I’ve got for sports analogies).  For several years I’ve wanted to start my own marketing agency, but I’ve not had a situation where I could live with little or no income while I established myself and gained clients. I’m still not independently wealthy, but it might be time for me to strike it out on my own. I…

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Intentional

Intentional

January brings out two types of people, those that see a new year as a chance to make changes or resolutions and those that don’t make resolutions but hope to make changes to their lives throughout the year. I’m a bit in both camps.  I love January as a way to say good-bye to all that’s recently happened and to open the door to new experiences and changes.  Usually I write down what things I want to accomplish, learn or experience…

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5 Stages of Grief and Loss

5 Stages of Grief and Loss

Breaking up is hard to do, no matter if it’s a boyfriend, friend, family member, or a brand and job you love.  The past six months have been a hard one.  I’ve started this post on several occasions and haven’t exactly known what to say.  As you may know, I worked for Pearl Izumi and I’ve been responsible for marketing the run category for the last three years.  On August 19, 2016 Pearl Izumi announced we were discontinuing our run apparel and…

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Slow Food Dinner Party

Slow Food Dinner Party

I think I’ve mentioned that after watching several docu-series “Cooked” and “Chef’s Table” to name a few, I am a little obsessed with cooking all my food from scratch.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m as guilty as anyone stopping by the prepared foods section at Alfalfa’s or Chipotle every now and then, but I’ve made a promise to myself that I’ll cook/bake something new each week.  I’m trying to get away from my lazy cheese and cracker dinners I eat so…

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The Finish Line

The Finish Line

Good news, I finished!  There were times during the run that I doubted that would happen, even less then .5 mile to go — I did want to stop running.  I think I could have used another two months of training to feel better about my run.  However, I don’t think I’d have used those extra two months wisely.  I’m very proud of myself for sticking to the training plan (for the most part) and for completing the race. Everyone…

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Taper Week Anxiety

Taper Week Anxiety

I’m days away (I could even start counting the hours), from the start of the marathon.  I have the “I haven’t run enough” taper week anxiety.  Today was my last easy run until the big day.  I did speak with a good running friend last night and he gave me some good advice, “Don’t do anything different, you know that you’re not going to be able to do anything this week to make the run better, but you can do…

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