Today is a bittersweet day. It’s sweet because I get to introduce you Anne Taylor, the newest member of our fabulous volunteer team, who will be stepping in to serve as the Managing Editor of Know Your Value as well as our Director of Marketing. Bittersweet because it means Natalie will be moving on from both these roles with Wonderfully Made as she has an exciting adventure ahead, but the good news is she’s still very much a part of our community and our friendship will of course continue.
Anne and I met two summer ago when our church hosted her Ride:Well Tour team on their bike trip from San Diego to Seattle, which raised awareness and funds for Blood:Water Mission. Anne lives in Colorado with her high school sweetheart and husband, Spencer. She has a fabulous blog appropriately titled Anne the Adventurer. Anne has already blown me away with her passion and commitment to Wonderfully Made and I’m so thankful that God reconnected us at just the right time.
After I graduated from college in 2010, I set out on a cross-country cycling trip called the Ride:Well Tour, and kept up a blog to document my experience on that trip. Once I got back, though, the blog was over and I was struggling to find a job as a freelance writer. I just happened to stumble over amazing blogs like Makeunder My Life, Kendi Everyday, and Jen Loves Kev. I was so inspired by their zest for life and prowess as young female business owners. I started Anne the Adventurer immediately as a way to document my post-college life and join the blogging community for good. I’ve loved watching it evolve over the years; it’s an amazing gift in my life.