Lea Woodford – Founder and CEO of SmartFem
Lea Woodford is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of SmartFem.com and SmartFem Entertainment. SmartFem was created as a result of her many years as a Publicist, columnist as well as a Radio & TV Personality. She has extensive experience as a business consultant and entrepreneur but decided the only way she could make a difference for women was to create her own magazine that bridges the online community with the local community. Her passion is connecting people. Lea is often coined “ the connector “ due to her extensive network. Lea is passionate about working with young professionals and SmartFem has helped launch the careers of several young journalism interns from ASU’s Walter Cronkite School.
Lea on the go: When Lea is not working she is spending time with her husband and co-founder Paul and their miniature schnauzer Abby. They take daily walks and talk about current events and even politics. Her favorite past time is to jump on a plane with Paul and Abby for a quick weekend getaway to places such as the beach, Flagstaff or even Vegas.
Paul Woodford – Co-Founder and CTO -Managing Editor
Paul Woodford is the Chief Technology Officer and Managing Editor of SmartFem.com and SmartFem Entertainment. Paul’s passion for technology led him to create and design SmartFem magazine. Running the company has enabled Paul to tap into his passion for videography as well as photography. In addition to filming SmartFem Entertainment segments he has filmed commercials and marketing pieces for Alice Cooper, Patrick Peterson, Superstition Springs Lexus, and many other businesses and non-profits in the valley.
Paul on the go: When Paul isn’t behind a camera or a computer screen he can be found in the cockpit of an airplane. Paul is the co founder of Elite Flight Jets, a private jet charter service in Scottsdale.
Amber Kahwaji – Associate Editor, Contributing Reporter
Amber Kahwaji is an associate editor and contributing reporter at SmartFem.com. Amber provides daily content for SmartFem’s online magazine as well as hosting various events for SmartFem Television. A graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications, Amber has used her knowledge and skills to help merge traditional journalism with today’s everyday lifestyle stories, creating fun yet informative articles for SmartFem readers.
Amber on the go: When not busy at her writer’s desk, Amber’s passions include going to the theatre and working as a professional commercial actress. A die-hard fan of films and old Hollywood, Amber loves to get lost in classic movies like Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Casablanca.
Tamra Blankenship – Director of Communications
Tamra Blankenship is a columnist for SmartFem magazine. As a Personal Development and Relationship Communication Adviser, she has loved supporting others to celebrate all that life has to offer and teaching them to giggle along the way! One of her favorite sayings is: “Life’s a Playground, Get Messy!”
Tamra on the go: This girl practices what she preaches.practices what she preaches When not working with her clients you will find Tamra teaching yoga, hiking Camelback Mountain, making some new raw/vegan dish or catching up with her family and friends.
Meg Woodford – Graphics and Design
Meg Woodford is a passionate and detail oriented graphics artist with a flair for original and unique design. A computer science student and part time robot designer, Meg understands that artistic creativity is the cornerstone of good software design.
Meg is an entrepreneur in her own right and claims to have the best pet sitting business in the valley. Her website, meghanwoodford.com is of her own design and keeps her busy between classes, work and her hobbies.
Meg on the go: If you can’t find Meg working diligently behind a computer or caring for animals, you may have to go to the Sierra Nevada wilderness to find her camping or hiking far beyond mobile phone reception.
Elizabeth Leon – Associate Editor, Writer
Elizabeth Leon is a wardrobe stylist and founder of Exclusively Ego, a personal styling business and blog that focuses on helping women discover their style, clear the clutter, and build a wardrobe that reflects their lifestyle, goals, and values. In addition to helping women discover their style and dress up their life, Elizabeth enjoys writing about fashion, thrift store shopping, and building confidence that can help catapult your life. Elizabeth started her creative writing career at SmartFem, and after venturing off on her own, she found herself back to her starting point after discovering the similarities between her core values and those of SmartFem.
Elizabeth on the go: When not busy with her styling clients, hunting for vintage garmentsyou can find Elizabeth at some of her favorite local thrift stores hunting for vintage garments, designer handbags, and chic accessories. Follow Elizabeth at @elizabethexclusivelyego
Keane Capello – Lead Videographer and Video Editor
Keane Capello serves as lead videographer and editor at SmartFem productions, ensuring that SmartFem Entertainment TV, commercials, marketing and event videos are engaging and exciting for clients and for our viewing audience. He has worked with multiple production companies in the Phoenix area before coming to SmartFem. In addition to shooting and editing , he is also the director for SmartFem Entertainment TV. Keane’s passion is seeing a project from start to finish and to be able to bring ideas into reality. Keane graduated from Arizona State University in 2012.
Keane on the go: When Keane isn’t in an editing studio or looking behind a camera lens he is traveling, spending time with friends and family.