This is the second of a series of four posts spotlighting WiD’s 2016 8×8 speakers.
Deputy Director, Denver Community Planning and Development
|Evelyn Baker serves as deputy director of Community Planning and Development for the City and County of Denver. In this role since April 2014, she oversees many of the city’s ambitious planning and development initiatives including long-range planning, plan implementation, zoning, design, permitting and special projects. Evelyn has more than 20 years of experience in local and regional planning in Denver and the San Francisco Bay Area.Evelyn’s passion for creating sustainable, livable communities was sparked in the environmental studies program at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She later received her master’s degree in planning from Cornell University. Evelyn is a Denver resident and enjoys chasing after her two active sons and taking advantage of the many outdoor recreational amenities that Denver and the Rocky Mountains have to offer all year ‘round.|
Anna Newell Jones
Author/Blogger, AndThenWeSaved.com & The Spender’s Guide to Debt-Free Living…
|Anna Newell Jones was rapidly suffocating under the weight of too much debt. An inveterate “spender,” she was in way over her head, to the tune of almost $24,000. She knew her debt was only going to get worse if she didn’t take action, but she didn’t know where to look for help. On a whim, Anna decided to go on a spending fast— she quickly learned what worked and what didn’t and wrote all about it on her blog, AndThenWeSaved.com. Amazingly, Anna was able to eliminate all $23,605.10 of her debt in only 15 months! She has been seen in Forbes, Self, Glamour, Good Housekeeping, and The Chicago Tribune. Anna is the author of the book, The Spender’s Guide to Debt-Free Living. How a Spending Fast Helped Me Get From Broke to Badass in Record Time. (The book goes on sale April 26th).||
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