We asked rising stars from the community to open up to us about their end goal. We asked them where they want to be, professionally, by the end of their careers and have shared some of those responses below.

Kate Medley | Entrepreneur / Pilates Studio Owner

In a world where “bigger is better” is so often the mantra adopted by businesses, I feel just the opposite. To me, the individual connection is what matters most. Providing one-on-one attention to a client’s individual needs is my highest priority. I’m so fortunate that my business, PilateZENergy, focuses on just that—private Pilates sessions that are especially designed to meet the specific health and fitness goals of everyone I have the pleasure to train. No cookie-cutter classes here! Effective training can only truly happen when it is custom fit to the client. While my business continues to focus on in-person sessions in my studio, I am also making greater use of technology to reach out to clients who prefer to train from home or who may not be able to travel to my studio—either due to location or schedule. Read more>>

Kaitlyn You | San Diego Senior + Family Portrait Photographer

My dream is to be a traveling worldwide fashion editorial photographer. I want to be published with magazines, work with models and campaigns. I love people and art and concepts such as beauty, freedom, expression, connection and boldness. To be a fashion photographer is to constantly push the limits, not just in styling but in art and mindsets as well. Read more>>

Megan Bissell | QuickBooks Consultant, Bookkeeper and Tax Preparer

My end goal is really just continuing to learn as much as I can in my areas of expertise. A goal that I have for the near future is to build on my tax knowledge by becoming an Enrolled Agent. My main focus for my business has been QuickBooks consulting and bookkeeping. I do tax preparation as well, but the Enrolled Agent credential will open more doors for me to work as a tax advisor. Read more>>

Cassandra Schaeg | Founder of SIP Wine & Beer

My goal is to have a thriving business and shift the narrative of black and brown entrepreneurs in the wine and beer space. As a black woman in this space, my journey shouldn’t be an anomaly. We love wine, beer, and being immersed in all facets of the process is where we strive to be. I stand alongside winemakers, brands, connoisseurs, and advocates that bring culture, community, and conversation to an industry that overlooks women and minorities.That will change, and my goal is to bear witness. Read more>>