If you want to know more about the women behind Rhode Explorers, you’re in the right place.
Who are the Explorers?
Rhode Explorers was chartered in 2014 by founders Elizabeth, Heather & Joanna. The three friends wanted to form a social club for women who loved to seek new adventures together and give back to the community. Read more about each of the founders here:
Elizabeth: Elizabeth, a Rhode Island girl through and through, found her way back to the Ocean State after a brief hiatus in Connecticut – originally there for school she then met her now husband and while roots started to form, this little state has a gravitational pull! The past five years have been busy with a marriage, three kids, a new home, new career and starting a Chiropractic office – life is always in some kind of chaotic state…but isn’t everyone’s? So why get involved in a new venture you may ask. Simple – after eight years in college she missed the learning, the growth, the adventure! Sure after graduation and moving away from the melting pot that is college her learning continued, as did growth and well let’s face it every day is an adventure but it was different. Her focus had changed as it does for most; suddenly she had a husband, a home and soon a child. While the learning and excitement stemming from these new changes were unbelievable and incredibly fulfilling, there was just a little piece that was missing; an outlet where in addition to being a wife, a mom, a doctor – she’s Elizabeth… and that’s why she is so excited to be a part of Rhode Explorers!
Heather: Heather is a University of Rhode Island graduate & is putting her business degree to good use managing a husband & 2 little girls. She also tries to find time to cook, sew, CrossFit, ski, travel & write at housewifeheather.com. Heather was once a scout of a different sort, remember the group young girls are a part of? Maybe you have heard about them? 😉 Well, when you get older there isn’t as many choices for women as far as joining a group of other like minded women looking for adventure, knowledge & service… Rhode Explorers to the rescue!
Joanna: Joanna is a Florida girl who relocated to Rhode Island ten years ago to embark on a pharmaceutical career after graduating from the University of Florida. She met her husband in little Rhody and fell in love with New England and decided to make it her home. Joanna’s love of the outdoors started early when she became a Girl Scout and graduated from Outward Bound’s outdoor leadership program as a teenager. While attending UF, Joanna competed on the school’s Equestrian Team and was a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. When her son was born five years ago, she decided to stay home with her family while putting her Public Relations degree to use and do freelance marketing and website design. Since then, she’s had a daughter and launched a blog, babygatorsden.com and skincare business with Rodan + Fields. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, CrossFit, skiing, learning how to play hockey and drinking way too much coffee.