Jo Schrubbe, 20112011 Woman of the Year recipient Jo Schrubbe lives in Beulah, Colorado. She says that she gets her greatest support from her husband Gary, of 29 years. Jo joined Weight Watchers to lose weight after gaining a few pounds and not only lost weight but quickly advanced with in the organization as the Area Manager and Trainer for more than 120 employees through out Colorado. She then studied holistic nutrition completely changing her view of food as well as the way we raise and process it. Her goal is to educate the people of Southern Colorado about the problems and solutions to America's food crisis and the accelerating rate in which we are developing disease. Hence Farm Fresh Market is in existence. Her greatest quality is the ability to motivate individuals through education. That's how she got her nickname of Nutrition Evangelist. She is a passionate public speaker. Network, network, network is the key to growing your business. Successful business women build strong relationships with other business women. Jo says that "Success is the peace of mind that comes from living a purposeful life which serves to help others. Success is waking up every morning with a smile, because you like who you are and where you are."
Muriel Tew, 2010Muriel Tew was born and raised in Idaho. She met her husband in the 3rd grade and they have been best friends ever since. She and Bruce raised and home schooled 6 children. Their family has grown and they now have 16 grandchildren. While going to School she was drill mistress of the Drill Team and involved in many organizations. Out of High School Muriel began her career in Cosmetology. She had her license and practiced in Idaho, Utah and Texas.
She worked as a copy marking specialist for Seminaries and Institutes of Religion in the art department working with several languages. She raised her children while working with her husband, Bruce in many facets of life. They were written up in the Wall Street Journal for their success in Property Tax Consulting. They have owned a Construction Company and three different Lumber yards, in Idaho, Arizona and Texas.
Muriel has worked with her husband in taking care of all books and paperwork dealing with a data base of several thousand clients. They also owned, manufactured and distributed game machines across the country. Muriel moved from Texas to Colorado in 1993 and the family began to build Steel Buildings up and down the front range. It was a family business that they all enjoyed. When the boys all started moving away to go to school and get married Bruce and Muriel made the move to Pre-Paid Legal Services.
Muriel was very involved with her children in 4H while living in Gardner, Colorado teaching crocheting and helping with their projects, horses, sheep, rabbits, chickens, cooking, and sewing. Muriel loves helping families have affordable access to the Justice System and helping business’s grow and develop. She has reached the level of Gold Executive Director and is Regional Manager for Southern Colorado. BWN has been an incredible organization to belong to and associate with other Women and Men. It’s an honor to be Woman of the Year, especially in 2010 for the 25th Anniversary.