Nicolette Lovell was born and raised in Northern California. Most often, she can be found exploring cities for hidden gems, grubbing down at her favorite restaurants, or running into the wilderness with her family. Storytelling is her passion. She is a cause-driven, travel photographer available for travel worldwide. She offers photography services for nonprofits, socially conscious brands, small businesses, makers, and individuals. She also offers creative consulting and marketing services including brand development, event consulting, social media strategy and management, and content development. For more, visit nicolettelovell.com.
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Getting to Know: Fitsom Studios
Fitsom Studios shifted from fitness to pain and stress management in September 2019. In a culture where sitting and anxiety are part of daily life, the husband-and-wife team found that modalities like breathing techniques and myofascial massage were more valuable and relevant.
Getting to Know: Micah Kearns
Meet the man behind the Sacramento chapter of a global speaker series devoted to making mistakes
Micah Kearns is no stranger to mistakes, failures, snafus or rock bottoms. Life experience, along with a gentle demeanor that suggests he is the physical embodiment of a “safe space,” make him quite the fit as chapter organizer of F—up Nights Sacramento.
Art Exposed: Eden Halbert
Founder of Sierra Luna Photography used misfortune as an impetus to create her own business opportunities in the foothills
“If you had told me 30 years ago I would be a professional photographer, I’d be professionally working with dogs, I would have laughed,” Halbert says. “Now that I’m here, this is the only place I should be.”
In Transition: From Retail to Closets
Debbie O’Hearn’s long career in the fashion industry leads to a business editing clients’ wardrobes
This former clothing buyer for Weinstock’s department stores in Sacramento has repurposed her sense of style for more intimate use: one-on-one fashion consulting in clients’ closets.
Getting to Know: Anita Ross
Sacramento life coach promotes the power of self-love
Anita Ross is on a mission to coach women and equip them with the tools to live their dreams.
In Transition: Crafting a New Career Around Family
Lance Everett is fulfilling his passion with his family-run custom furniture business Iron & Plank
Lance Everett’s career path shifted multiple times as the needs of his growing family shifted.
Getting to Know: Angie Franklin
Afro Yoga founder connects people to themselves and others
Angie Franklin’s Afro Yoga in Sacramento incorporates elements of social justice and inclusiveness with yoga’s shared values of wellness and health.
In Transition: Leaving a Career to Follow a Passion
Catherine la O’s Sacramento-based business blends yoga and body integration classes
Armed with airline miles and money, Catherine la O’ took a girlfriend to Costa Rica to relax — and soon realized she could not.
Getting to Know: Jordan Minyard
Auburn cafe owner aims to offer a special experience for customers
With a seasonal menu, beautifully arranged florals, and a patio and mural for that OK-I-have-to-Instagram-this moment, The Pour Choice is about providing an experience to those who visit Auburn.
Getting to Know: Johnny Flores
As business heats up, the podcaster is winding down ‘Serious Talk. Seriously.’
After 25 years of working 9-5 jobs, Johnny Flores has gone all in on his podcast business, Flores Podcast Consulting, and as a result says he is “happier and more peaceful” than ever.
Getting to Know: Jennifer Reason
The host of Capital Public Radio’s midday show is spreading her love of classical music
Jennifer Reason is the new host of Capital Public Radio’s midday classical show, where she gets to talk about classical music to an audience of other die-hard fans and, hopefully, open the minds of some new (read: younger) fans along the way.
Getting to Know: Daniel Stephan
How Niche Bread & Company founder kneads self-care into success
Daniel Stephan may blend in with his fellow millennials. He’s an avid podcast listener, has a few tattoos and has nurtured a passion project into a dream job. But the baker and owner of Niche Bread & Company in Midtown Sacramento also has an old-school approach to the basics of healthy living — nutrition, discipline, balance — that affects the way he runs his business.