Meet Jill Timushka!! ⬇️⬇️

▪️Jill Timushka is a red and blue seal journeyman welder in Alberta, Canada! She recently obtained her welding inspection certification, and has been a welding instructor on and off for many years! She has over 25 years experience as a welder, and absolutely loves what she does! ▫️Jill is a 4th generation welder. Her GreatContinue reading “Meet Jill Timushka!! ⬇️⬇️”

Meet Kylie!! (@thedarkangel88)⬇️⬇️

▪️Kylie Angel is a 32 year old professional boxer. She is known for her fire red hair, tattoos, and strong reputation in the Hamilton community as a woman who empowers others to be their best self. ▫️She has made it her mission to become a young entrepreneur, owning her own boxing studio that mainly focusesContinue reading “Meet Kylie!! (@thedarkangel88)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Lesley!! (@thepipewench)⬇️⬇️

▪️Lesley began plumbing after moving to Fort McMurray, Alberta from Vancouver Island, British Columbia. She was working for her dads construction company as a Labourer, when his company was in between work, the plumber offered her a job. ▫️She signed up for her apprenticeship and 4 years later had her journeyman ticket. She has beenContinue reading “Meet Lesley!! (@thepipewench)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Jenna!!(@thewelderwoman)⬇️⬇️

▪️Jenna joined the military as a 92A (supply) in the Army reserves, but quickly realized that she wasn’t going to accomplish her goals there. So she switched over to active duty. Jenna served in South Korea and Fort Hood for 6 and a half years. She got out as a 100% permanent and total disabledContinue reading “Meet Jenna!!(@thewelderwoman)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Abby!! (@thelocaltilechick)⬇️⬇️

▪️Abby is 32 years old, and she has been in the trades for 16+ years. ▫️She started learning at a young age, by going to work everyday after school with her mom. She began taking the trades seriously at about 15 years old. ▪️Ever since then, she had only worked with her mom, and atContinue reading “Meet Abby!! (@thelocaltilechick)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Lashanna!! (@thefashionwelder)⬇️⬇️

▪️Lashanna is a soul of many trades, a momma, welder and she loves to give back to her community! She is freelance welder in California, who loves to bring construction visions to reality. When she isn’t busy working, she is taking care of her elderly grandparents full time. ▫️Lashanna is also a licensed home childcareContinue reading “Meet Lashanna!! (@thefashionwelder)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Rachel and Claire! (@venus_renovations)⬇️⬇️

▪️Rachel and Claire have been working in the trades for ten years collectively and decided to take the plunge and start their own business two years ago. ▫️Servicing Toronto and the GTA they have found success in the interior renovations market, and are always excited to make new connections within the trades community. Their favouriteContinue reading “Meet Rachel and Claire! (@venus_renovations)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Samantha!! (@the.roofer.girl)⬇️⬇️

▪️Samanntha, is known by most people as RooferGirl. ▫️She started roofing 7 years ago, and a year into it she met her fiance John. She quickly became passionate about roofing and John helped her to become a very skilled roofer, then she became RooferGirl. ▪️Samantha says “Everyone knows me, and I feel so honored andContinue reading “Meet Samantha!! (@the.roofer.girl)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Paulina!!(@creative_welding_services)⬇️⬇️

▪️Paulina is from Sweden! She moved from northern Sweden, or Southern Sweden. ▫️Paulina wanted to become a welder just over 12 years ago, she did not take the dream seriously and continued on with her regular life. Until two years ago, when she left her hometown and safe life to move 70 miles away andContinue reading “Meet Paulina!!(@creative_welding_services)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Valerie!! ( @val_yeo329 )⬇️⬇️

▪️Valerie is a Journeyman Welder and a Level 2 Industrial Millwright Apprentice. ▫️ She has been working in the trades for almost 8 years, and she looks forward to what the future will bring. Even at home, Val wears her blue collar as she has a hobby farm and a full machine shop where sheContinue reading “Meet Valerie!! ( @val_yeo329 )⬇️⬇️”

Meet Bethany!! (@bethanyd.wilson)⬇️⬇️

▪️Bethany is 22 years old and a second year apprentice Elevator Constructor out of local #44 Toledo, Ohio. ▫️Her father and grandfather were electricians, and they both discouraged her from entering the trades. When she started college and was unhappy with the career she was pursuing, a boyfriend’s dad suggested that she may be goodContinue reading “Meet Bethany!! (@bethanyd.wilson)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Lynley!! (@Wildoakcreations)⬇️⬇️

▪️Lynley is a carpenter from Jacksonville, Florida! ▫️She got into construction on a leap of faith after leaving the corporate world. She built docks for 3 years and began doing woodwork on the side. She is currently working for a lumber company! ▪️Lynley has always been very handy and creative, but she never did anythingContinue reading “Meet Lynley!! (@Wildoakcreations)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Caitlyn!! (@the.pump.lady)⬇️⬇️

▪️Caitlyn White, known as The Pump Lady, started her own concrete pump company at the end of 2019. She has been in the concrete industry for 12 years, and has been an operator for 7 years! ▫️Before she was an operator, she was labourer, and then a concrete finisher. She always made it a pointContinue reading “Meet Caitlyn!! (@the.pump.lady)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Layla!! (@layla_painting)⬇️⬇️

▪️Layla Brady is from Stratford, Ontario and she has been in the trades for 21 years! ▫️Layla became started in the trades initially by painting her ugly apartment. Her ex-mother in law owned some rental properties, and her business partner taught Layla how to drywall and tile. She became hooked and wanted to learn more!Continue reading “Meet Layla!! (@layla_painting)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Lindsey!! (@babethebuilder)⬇️⬇️

▪️Lindsey recently started her own company, Babe The Builder!! Her boyfriend created the name as a way to joke around, but it ended up sticking. She finds the name cute, playful and empowering! 💕 ▫️She received her bachelors in Construction Management from Ferris State University and Associates in Civil Engineering in 2013. She has workedContinue reading “Meet Lindsey!! (@babethebuilder)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Ali!! (@a_talentedtradesgirll)⬇️⬇️

▪️Ali is an drywall finisher from Ohio!! ▫️She began as a care giver for 8 years before she decided that she desperately needed a change! ▪️Ali was a single mom when she started drywalling, her dad took it upon himself to teach her the trade. Her family has been very supportive in her career andContinue reading “Meet Ali!! (@a_talentedtradesgirll)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Nicole!! (@icraveboost)⬇️⬇️

▪️Nicole Murphy is the Co-Owner and VP at iCraveBoost Performance in Denver, Colorado! ( @icraveboostperformance ) ▫️Nicole is a custom engine builder, her shop specializes in JDM cars such Evo’s, STI’s, Supra’s, ect but they will work on any platform looking for more power! ▪️Nicole has always been apart of the car community in Colorado.Continue reading “Meet Nicole!! (@icraveboost)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Stephanie!! (@createdbys)⬇️⬇️

▪️Stephanie @createdbys is a Qualified Furniture maker with experience as a Cabinet maker and Joiner. ▫️She completed a Degree in Furniture Design before undertaking an apprenticeship. ▪️Australian born, Steph moved to the UK in 2019 and now 2 years later she is about to start a new role as carpentry & Joinery Lecturer at aContinue reading “Meet Stephanie!! (@createdbys)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Brenda!! (@ironmaidenwelding)⬇️⬇️

▪️Brenda owns and operates Iron Maiden Welding in Bozeman, Montana. She began welding at a young age, taught by her father who was an electrician and an overall handy man. She has been creating and selling her own work since she was 16 years old! ▫️Brenda reuses scrap metal and various materials to create beautifulContinue reading “Meet Brenda!! (@ironmaidenwelding)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Kensie!! (@justkensie)⬇️⬇️

▪️Kensie is 21 years old, from Arizona and she builds custom luxury camper vans! ▫️When she was 19, she purchased her first van (an empty cargo sprinter van) and turned it into a functional, off-grid camper van, which she called home for two years! ▪️Prior to purchasing the van, she was a pre-med student atContinue reading “Meet Kensie!! (@justkensie)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Darla!! (@starweldz)⬇️⬇️

▪️Darla Skinner is 21 years old, and from British Columbia, Canada! 🇨🇦🍁 She didn’t come from a family of welders, and she didn’t know a single thing about it. ▫️When she was 14, her parents divorced which caused her massive stress. She didn’t want to see her parents struggle and didn’t want to become aContinue reading “Meet Darla!! (@starweldz)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Marisa!! (@killer_mars)⬇️⬇️

▪️Marisa is from California, currently living in Knoxville, TN where she runs her metal fabrication business! ▫️Marisa was always around the trades growing up, her dad is a contractor in construction. She was more interested in the artistic side of things, which drove her to attend The University of Tennessee for Sculpting, which is whereContinue reading “Meet Marisa!! (@killer_mars)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Marleen!! (@marleenoedzes)⬇️⬇️

▪️Marlene Oedzes is 26 years old, from the Netherlands! She is a certified female tig welder for pipeline! ▫️She always knew she wanted to do something technical. After beginning her engineering education, she soon realized that welding was going to become her profession. ▪️The first year after she graduated was tough. Marleen was insecure andContinue reading “Meet Marleen!! (@marleenoedzes)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Chelsea!! (@chelseas.dagger)⬇️⬇️

▪️Chelsea is 26 years old and a first year Plumbing and Pipefitting apprentice in the Local 286 out of Austin. ▫️Chelsea entered the trade with zero experience. She didn’t know the names of the tools or how to use half of them. She was a good student in high school and naturally thought that meantContinue reading “Meet Chelsea!! (@chelseas.dagger)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Isabel!! (@littlesleepercustoms)⬇️⬇️

▪️Isabel was born and raised in Northern Colorado, she is currently a welder by trade working in the nuclear development industry! ▫️She entered the trades early, by 16 she was working at an auto body shop. After high school, she attended trade school as an auto body paint apprentice. After she completed her welding andContinue reading “Meet Isabel!! (@littlesleepercustoms)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Jessica!! ( @hvacjess )⬇️⬇️

▪️Jessica Bannister is a level 2 HVAC apprentice in Vancouver, Canada. When she is qualified, she will hold a Red Seal Certification as a Refrigeration Mechanic. ▫️Jessica is 37 years old and spent 10-12 years unhappy in an office job. ▪️She is now in this trade because of her family’s business, Cam Cool Refrigeration (Continue reading “Meet Jessica!! ( @hvacjess )⬇️⬇️”

Meet Andrea!! (@thedrestroyer)⬇️⬇️

▪️Andrea de Leon is a sculptor and fabricator (that’s an understatement, she is SO much more) based in Austin, Texas. ▫️Andrea began her career when she attended Savannah College of Art and Design in 2007. From there she transferred to the University of Texas for their Studio Arts program, where she graduated with a degreeContinue reading “Meet Andrea!! (@thedrestroyer)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Pamela!! (@g2gmx)⬇️⬇️

▪️Pamela is the owner of Glitter 2 Grease Mechanix, and a mom to one amazing little boy, who loves cars as much as his momma does. ▫️Her dream is always been to own her own shop, and one day pass it down to her son to continue her life’s work. She is coming up onContinue reading “Meet Pamela!! (@g2gmx)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Jessica!! (⬇️⬇️

▪️Jessica is a Communication Technician, or she likes to call it a Telecom Gal. ▫️She always thought about going into the medical field, and even had a plan : Phlebotomy, Surgical Tech, Neurologist. She graduated high school early at 17. At 18, she was a full time student and employee in the Phlebotomy Program. ▪️WhileContinue reading “Meet Jessica!! (⬇️⬇️”

Meet Diana!! (@dee_almonte)⬇️⬇️

▪️Diana is 35 years old, and from Long Island. She unofficially got started when she worked with a medical equipment company 11 years ago. She began as a receptionist and eventually moved into Project Management. ▫️She and her team built enormous sterilizing machines for hospitals. Which tied directly into the structure and plumbing of theContinue reading “Meet Diana!! (@dee_almonte)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Lisbeth!! (@rebelbehindthegun) ⬇️⬇️

▪️Lisbeth is 24 years old, she comes from a small village in Norway. She has been a certified Car Painter for 3 years! ▫️She started working at Automotive Evje a few months after she got the certification. She is the only painter, so she is completely self-taught. ▪️Her hobbies include riding quad bikes, snowmobiling, makeup,Continue reading “Meet Lisbeth!! (@rebelbehindthegun) ⬇️⬇️”

Meet Aimee!! (@aimeekatestanton) ⬇️⬇️

▪️Aimee started her journey studying beauty therapy before she decided she couldn’t paint nails and wanted to be a Plumber. ▫️She applied for 120+ jobs in the plumbing industry before only hearing back from 1. From there she had a tough start with falling through a roof, getting a piece of metal stuck in herContinue reading “Meet Aimee!! (@aimeekatestanton) ⬇️⬇️”

Meet Rachel!! (@sawdustandsmoke)⬇️⬇️

▪️Rachel is a carpenter/furniture maker in Saskatchewan, Canada. 🇨🇦🍁 ▫️Her company, Sawdust and Smoke, specializes in custom pieces made from reclaimed wood and recycled materials. ♻️🪵 ▪️When at all possible, she sources them from the local barns and buildings she personally demolishes. 🏚 ▫️Rachel teaches regular Women’s woodworking classes to promote the increasing number ofContinue reading “Meet Rachel!! (@sawdustandsmoke)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Renee!! (@thebuffinqueen)⬇️⬇️

▪️Renee owns The Buffin Queen Detailing & Metal Polishing. She has been detailing for 7 years, and metal polishing for almost 2 years. ▫️Trucks are her life. 80% of what she works on are trucks and big rigs. It is her passion and she loves what she does everyday! ▪️Renee started her business after beingContinue reading “Meet Renee!! (@thebuffinqueen)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Heather!! (@miss_shift)⬇️⬇️

▪️Heather Holler didn’t get into cars until she was 20. She thought she was going to be a soccer player. Her boyfriend let her race his car at an autocross event, where she beat him in his own car. She sold her SUV 2 weeks later and bought the Subaru. ▫️She found herself attending techContinue reading “Meet Heather!! (@miss_shift)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Daniela! (@thinkpinkwelding)⬇️⬇️

▪️Daniela did a drastic career change from a Vet Technician to a Welder 5 years ago. She wanted a career that pays well and gives the independence she was seeking, which made her look into the trades. ▫️In high school she was the only girl that took the Automotive class and learned basic welding skillsContinue reading “Meet Daniela! (@thinkpinkwelding)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Melissa! (@diesel_queen96)⬇️⬇️

▪️Melissa Petersmann has been a heavy equipment mechanic for John Deere for a little over 5 years! 🚜 ▫️She has spent the majority of her career in the construction equipment world, but she did spend a year and a half on the agricultural equipment side of John Deere. ▪️She is 24 years old and aContinue reading “Meet Melissa! (@diesel_queen96)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Mattea!! (@mbfimprez)⬇️⬇️

▪️Mattea Freeman was born and raised in Vermont and was always active in what people called “tomboy” activities. But to her, it was just what she found fun. ▫️She discovered rally racing in 2015, after she moved to Florida. She joined a stage rally racing team where she would do little things to help outContinue reading “Meet Mattea!! (@mbfimprez)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Eloise!! (@eloise_the_electrician)⬇️

▪️Eloise is from Queensland, Australia 🇦🇺She always knew she wanted to have a hands on career doing something she loved. So, when she had the chance to do an electrical apprenticeship she jumped at the opportunity ⚡️ ▫️She has been in the industry for 5 years now and has been a qualified electrician 🥳for aboutContinue reading “Meet Eloise!! (@eloise_the_electrician)⬇️”

Meet Sana!! (@twisting_force)⬇️⬇️

▪️Sana is from Beach Park, IL. She works on semi tractors and trailers (and anything diesel!) ▫️She has a huge passion for welding, tow trucks and motorcycles. She previously worked as an HVAC technician. ▪️She recently received a Jessi Combs Foundation scholarship, which she is applying towards getting her welding certificate and additional diagnostic specificContinue reading “Meet Sana!! (@twisting_force)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Danni!! (@toolbelts2handbags)⬇️⬇️

▪️Danni was in the healthcare and hospitality world for the past 15 years. Earlier this year, she decided she wanted to try something new. ▫️It started off as wanting to learn a new skill, she began working on a small site helping a guy build his own house. She was trying to learn as muchContinue reading “Meet Danni!! (@toolbelts2handbags)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Cozette!! (@tool_totin_mama)⬇️⬇️

▪️Cozette dropped out of college at 21 when she and her husband were expecting their first child. After working in fast food, cleaning, retail and administration jobs, she decided at 41 that she was going back to school. ▫️She always loved helping her dad fix things as a child and so she decided to pursueContinue reading “Meet Cozette!! (@tool_totin_mama)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Sarah!! (@sarah_stork_)⬇️⬇️

▪️Sarah Stork- mother, wife, and welding artist. 👩‍🏭 ▫️Everyone asks her why she got into welding. Her answer is “I just wanted to learn a versatile skills that is useful” ▪️The art part followed after a few semesters of code welding classes. She wasn’t looking to become an artist in the beginning, but this isContinue reading “Meet Sarah!! (@sarah_stork_)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Cynthia!! (@cynthiagauthier)⬇️⬇️

There is so much to say, so be prepared for a long one! Cynthia gave me the go ahead to feature her, so I have condensed her bio from her website 🥰 ▪️Cynthia started at a young age working on a farm close to home. Her Dad is a mechanic which interested Cynthia from aContinue reading “Meet Cynthia!! (@cynthiagauthier)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Shannon!! (@lady.volts)⬇️⬇️

▪️Shannon Tymosko is a 2nd year Electrical Apprentice with the IBEW Local 105 Hamilton!! ▫️She absolutely loves her job – Being an electrical apprentice keeps her physically and mentally healthy while also keeping her financially secure! ▪️Shannon says “I feel challenged, engaged, and proud of the work I do. There is an amazing sense ofContinue reading “Meet Shannon!! (@lady.volts)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Lizzie!! (@wattsuplizzie)⬇️⬇️

Normally I rewrite the bios, but Lizzie’s message was so fierce that I couldn’t bring myself to change it. Here it is; ▪️In NZ a whopping 90% of those who lost their jobs due to covid were women, just like me. It’s time for change. ▫️Kia Ora from New Zealand 🇳🇿 I’m Lizzie, a Mother,Continue reading “Meet Lizzie!! (@wattsuplizzie)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Kasia!! (@nataeileen)⬇️⬇️

▪️Growing up, Kasia had a million ideas of what she wanted to be, but welding was not one of them!👩‍🏭 ▫️She dropped out of high school a year early to work boring jobs. Eventually she returned and received her high school diploma!! 🎓 ▪️At age 24, she was working with a woman whose husband wasContinue reading “Meet Kasia!! (@nataeileen)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Brandy!! (@bluecollarblondie1)⬇️

▪️Brandy became a mom early on, just barely 19 years old. She is now a proud momma of two beautiful little boys (6 & 1) 👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 and is happily running a business where she creates metal art. More about her business below 🔜⤵️ ▫️Brandy was pressured into attending college, she decided to go into theContinue reading “Meet Brandy!! (@bluecollarblondie1)⬇️”

Meet Sara!! (@sara.jean48)⬇️⬇️

▪️Sara Impaglia was born and raised in Syracuse NY! She is 32 years old and a full time welder! 👩‍🏭 ▫️She got into welding at one of the lowest points of her life, while serving out a 5 year prison sentence. ▪️It was there that she fell in love with the trade! Upon her release,Continue reading “Meet Sara!! (@sara.jean48)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Marie!! (@greatdamerestoration)⬇️

▪️Marie is the ‘primary’ dame at Great Dame Restoration – a women owned and operated business focused on the restoration and revitalization of antiques! ▫️Marie was never the type to settle into a single career path, she has explored building restoration, paper preservation and conservation with the National Archives, inventoried museum collections, conducted oral histories,Continue reading “Meet Marie!! (@greatdamerestoration)⬇️”

Meet Sarah!! (@sarah.r.ptbo) ⬇️⬇️

▪️Sarah is 34 years old, and welding is her second career! She was a 💆‍♀️massage therapist for 13 years and had many side jobs before realizing she needed a change! ▫️What she was doing wasn’t working anymore, she couldn’t handle the world of sales and retail! When COVID hit, it forced her to take timeContinue reading “Meet Sarah!! (@sarah.r.ptbo) ⬇️⬇️”

Meet Mackenzie!! (@kickass_kenzie_)⬇️⬇️

▪️Mackenzie Gillan attended the Powerline Technician ⚡️ program at Conestoga College. She successfully completed two co-op placements; where she painted transmission towers on Canada’s 🇨🇦 east coast and experienced downtown distribution in her time with Toronto Hydro. ▫️Following the pandemic, she is looking forward to starting her apprenticeship with hydro one/ PWU and reaching realContinue reading “Meet Mackenzie!! (@kickass_kenzie_)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Laura!! (@lauraredrua) ⬇️⬇️

▪️Laura spent the first decade of her career in event management. She had dreamed of a taking up a trade but, like many young women, was encouraged to take the more traditional route of college education and office-based work. ▫️A cross-country relocation meant Laura found herself out of work. She took the opportunity to retrain,Continue reading “Meet Laura!! (@lauraredrua) ⬇️⬇️”

Meet Dee!! (@dee.d15)⬇️⬇️

▪️Dee is a young female just starting her journey into the trades. She is also the first in her family to get into the trades. ▫️She is currently attending @conestogacollege in a pre-apprenticeship program and is just about to finish her work term! ▪️She is studying in the electrical trade ⚡️ and spent her co-opContinue reading “Meet Dee!! (@dee.d15)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Jannice!! (@wrench_diva)⬇️⬇️

▪️Jannice is 33 years old, happily married and a proud momma to two of the cutest boys from Alberta, Canada 🇨🇦 ▫️She has been in the trade for 11 years, she started out working on golf turf equipment as a small engine mechanic. She wanted more of a challenge, so she stepped into a careerContinue reading “Meet Jannice!! (@wrench_diva)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Barbie!! (@Barbiethewelder)⬇️

▪️ Barbie The Welder is an American metal sculptor from Erin, NY who has inspired and taught thousands of people to weld art through her three books📚, her YouTube channel, and her metal art welding kits.  ▫️Barbie has designed and created sculptures for major corporations and exclusive clients in 15 countries.  ▪️ Visit to viewContinue reading “Meet Barbie!! (@Barbiethewelder)⬇️”