Bri Da Silva
Be Your Best
Julianne Horsley works for Goldman Sachs in the Investment Management Division. She is a member of the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation and volunteers with Junior Achievement. She graduated from Brigham Young University in Communications. Julianne was a KUTV 2News intern, a reporter, and anchor for KBYU and BYUtv, and won prestigious awards for her journalistic work. While working in the television industry, she discovered her passion for makeup and is a certified makeup artist. She studied abroad in South Korea and taught high school seminary. While her home is Salt Lake City, New York City is where her heart feels most at home. Julianne is a lover of life and enjoys public speaking, camping, traveling, teaching, and all of the arts, particularly singing in her car. She is passionate about using your voice to influence for good. Julianne has found that trusting Heavenly Father is the greatest key to success.
Emma Jarvis will be inspiring girls to strengthen their spiritual side. She graduated from Brigham Young University in 2014 with a degree in English. A passion for reading and writing begun at a young age and continue to be her main source of enjoyment. Jane Austen, Henry James, Scott Fitzgerald, and JK Rowling are among her favorite authors whom she returns to time and again. She spent two years working for the Church at the Church History Library where her love of history and her testimony of the Church grew every day. She loves the devotion of saints around the world and is inspired by their stories. Her dream calling is Girl's Camp Director. She and her husband were married in the Manti Temple in 2014 and now reside in Dallas where they are awaiting the arrival of their first baby boy in June.
Rachel is the Blossom beauty expert. Rachel grew up in a home with three older sisters whom she looked up to for beauty inspiration. Hair, makeup, and everything beauty became a passion that she has studied for countless hours. While in high school, she completed a 1600-hour cosmetology program and received her license in cosmetology & barbering. Shortly after completing cosmetology school, she served a mission in the Oakland/San Francisco, California Mission. She honed her skills by cutting and coloring her fellow missionaries hair and experimented coloring her own hair various colors. She currently attends Brigham Young University, works as a hair stylist, and does event and special occasion makeup part-time. She believes that “when you look good, you feel good,” and loves helping people look and feel their personal best.
Melissa is The Blossom Girls' health expert. Melissa is a wife, mom to two beautiful, adopted children, coach, Arizona weightlifting record holder, ultra marathon runner, and lover of ice cream. She loves helping others find joy in physical activity and watching as her atheletes accomplish their goals. Melissa has learned through personal experience that being healthy directly affects one’s ability to serve others. She has been able to serve in the Young Women organization and has loved watching and helping the youth gain strong testimonies of Christ. While serving others is Melissa’s everyday mission, her favorite people to serve are her family. She and her husband, Aaron, have been married for 11 years and are so proud of their kids!
Rhea Maynes is the Blossom Team's fashion expert and Editor-in-Chief. She is a lover of style and science. Rhea graduated from BYU in 2013 at age 20, majoring in Neuroscience and minoring in Psychology, with plans to join the medical field. After choosing another career path, she began pursuing finance and now works for Goldman Sachs in Investment Management. With a continued love for science, Rhea volunteers at science fairs and as a Sterlings Scholar Semi-Finalist judge. In her spare time, she travels with her husband, studies basic photography, models, practices yoga, and reads. Rhea also enjoys styling, exploring world cultures, and teaching. Rhea has found the greatest happiness in life through living the gospel of Jesus Christ and sharing Christ's love with those around her.
Ashley Romney is The Blossom Girls' Inspiration writer. She is a positive psychology enthusiast and has a passion for finding old books and fabulous fashion finds at D.I. She has spent several years volunteering in quite the array of nonprofits and various causes and currently serves on the board of 'Utah's Distinguished Young Women' as well as 'Ivy Girl Academy' with founder Jessie Funk. Not knowing what she wanted to do in life and feeling late to the game she recently started back at the University of Utah with an ambition to obtain a Ph.D. in Psychology studying teen girl behavior, realizing God's timing is simply beyond perfect. Ashley and her husband have a passion for health, he is a personal trainer and both of them follow a Whole Food Plant Based lifestyle. Ashley currently serves as her wards Young Women President and is the founder of 'The Power of One Girl' where she empowers teen girls through coaching, worksheets, and workshops, to have strong self-esteem by coming unto Christ as they choose to take power over their own life. You can visit her site, The Power of One Girl, here.
Abbey is Blossom's "Be Your Best" author. She will soon graduate from Utah Valley University with a degree in Creative Writing and is also a licensed cosmetologist. She served a mission in Sydney, Australia, and loves traveling, especially through Europe. She works with International Language Programs, a nonprofit that sends volunteers to other countries to teach English and gets a lot of joy from helping young people fulfill their own travel dreams while providing meaningful service to children all over the world. She has ten younger siblings, including five sisters, and is very passionate about helping young people to understand their worth. She loves fresh flowers, reading historical fiction, cooking without recipes, adding to her candle collection, practicing calligraphy and watercolors, having deep conversations with friends and family, walking through nature, and all things dark chocolate. Her life motto is from Romans 8:28, "All things work together for good", and she sincerely believes that when we love, trust, and follow the Lord, we can progress in our potential and create a happy life no matter where we are.