I'm a small-town Montana girl with big dreams. I'm a dog mom, daughter, phenomenal Latina, social justice warrior, social worker, friend, Mija, marketing extraordinaire, and Thai food lover!
I wasn't always a powerhouse entrepreneur.
I started my educational journey as a nurse which evolved into me completing my PT Aid Certification. Which later lead to me having the job of my nightmare. I worked hard labor-intensive hours in a doctor's office. My job consisted of helping patients recover from injuries with rehabilitation exercises. Don't get me wrong the work that I did was rewarding, but extremely draining. The burn out that I felt working with my colleges was unreal.
I took a stern hard look at my life and knew it was time to spread my wings. The day that I quit my job I was offered a job during the legislative session. This is where my passion for social justice and communications was fostered.
Working on social justice-based issues has been a multi-generational tradition in my family. I grew up in and around poverty. Having faced discrimination and adversity early on it has created a need in me to help women survive and thrive. In both their businesses and personal lives.
In hindsight with all of the smores and lemonade stands that I ran growing up, I should have known there was an entrepreneur in the making.
I'm probably sipping my mint tea and drinking a glass of white wine simultaneously dreaming of ways I can help women scale their businesses, grow revenue, and allow them to live their best authentic lives.
You wanna know what I find thrilling? Helping women embody strengths they didn't know they had. Helping them reclaim who they truly are and turn their dreams into a reality. Allow me to be the Jiminy Cricket who whispers “yes you can Mija!"
Growing up and to this day my family refers to me as Mija. Which means my daughter but is often used as a term of endearment.
A FEW THINGS I ANSWER TO
I've always been Mercedes. Not Sadie or any other abbreviation, just Mercedes. I have a traditional Spanish name meaning Mary of Mercies.
One can't be good at everything. Succulents and cacti are the extent of my gardening.
Voting is a fundamental process in a democratic system. It is an opportunity for necessary change.
A title I've proudly worn for the last five years. My little rescue pup Betty has taught me how to be selfless, forgive mistakes, and patients.
I often ask myself who rescued who.
A feminist is a person who believes in the social and political equality of the sexes. I live a very intersectional life and embody an intersectional feminist ideology.
Let 's Stay
838 5th Ave, Helena MT, 59601
/ Tel. 406.594.5101