Our Story

Welcome!  I’m Brandy, founder of Pioneers not Princesses.  I’m so glad you’re here!


I’m a wife, mom, engineer, and entrepreneur.  Born and raised in the Dakotas, and currently Colorado living, outdoor adventure has always been a large part of my life.  I love authenticity, campfires, quiet streams, sunsets, strong coffee, camping, running, and contemplating life’s next adventure.

Pioneers not Princesses strives to provide you with the encouragement, resources, how-tos, and motivation to embrace the outdoors, connect with your kids, try new things, and make the most out of this one wild life.  We are a community of individuals who refuse to be damsels in distress.  We are pioneers.

P.S.  I love the strength of the phrase, pioneers not princesses.  It truly describes our parenting style and how we live our lives.  However, we have plenty of dresses, costumes, baby dolls, barbies, and nail polish in our house.  We’re doing our best to raise well rounded individuals that know they can have a morning of nail painting and playing house, but also an afternoon of digging in the sandbox, ramping their bicycles, or fishing for bluegills.  We expose our kids to as many things as we can, and encourage them to be their own unique, awesome selves.

Dreamers.  Doers.  Explorers.  Leaders.  

We value spending more time outdoors, and less time in front of screens.  We encourage grit, resourcefulness, and endless imagination.  We live simple and love big.  We believe that girls and boys (and men and women) can do anything the set their minds to.  We think it's ok to fail, to try new things, and to dream big.  In a world of princess culture, we are PIONEERS.


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