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Women Under the Sun

Talented and Passionate Women of Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Florida, New Mexico, North Carolina, Texas, Utah and Vermont

(WUTS) is a predominantly women based group of national small business owners and leaders, supporting each other’s businesses, aspirations, and shared ideas; and sharing the things we love such as art, music, dining, culture, travel, community projects, and organizations to which we are committed.

Events in the Works

KRISTEN ULMER – THE ART OF FEAR

Kristen Ulmer has over three decades of real-world experience leading her to become a thought leader on fear. Drawing from her tenure as the most fearless woman extreme skier in the world for 12 years, from intently studying Zen for 16 years, and from facilitating thousands of clients on flow and peak performance, her book: The Art of Fear: Why Conquering Fear Won’t Work and What to Do Instead, offers remarkably fresh ideas about what to do about this highly misunderstood emotion. Her work has been featured in such media as NPR, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes Magazine, USA Today, Tim Ferriss’s new book “Tribe of Mentors,” the Megyn Kelly show and many more. She talks and facilitates about fear and anxiety all over the world.

Andrea Jaeger

Andrea Jaeger became the number two-ranked professional tennis player in the world at the age of 16. Andrea was a finalist at Wimbledon, the French Open, the youngest winner of The French Open Mixed Doubles, a member of U.S. Olympic Team and winning U.S. Federation Cup and U.S. Wightman Cup Teams.

While on the pro tennis circuit, as a teenager, Andrea helped ease the pain and suffering of children in hospitals, schools and street corners. Andrea started her own children’s cancer foundation using all of her pro tennis career earnings. Andrea Jaeger is the founder and President of Little Star Foundation. For the past 36 years, Andrea’s Little Star Foundation, (www.littlestar.org) has provided long-term care and a better quality of life for children with cancer and children in need. To date Andrea Jaeger has helped provide over $135 million dollars of Program Services for children with cancer and children, families and communities in need suffering from disease, poverty, natural disasters and violence. Andrea is also an author, having written “First Service-Following God’s Calling and Finding Life’s Purpose” and she has been recognized for her humanitarian efforts, achievements and contributions in helping children, families and communities worldwide

John Coinman

John Coinman is an award-winning singer-songwriter from Tucson who has recorded many solo albums and had numerous songs in films and on television. His latest album Under The Sun was released in 2019. John is the bandleader for Kevin Costner & Modern West (KCMW) and he was the Music Supervisor for the film Dances With Wolves.. He has been touring with KCMW since 2006 and has recorded 6 albums of original songs with the band including companion CDs to the award winning miniseries Hatfields And McCoys and the Paramount Series Yellowstone.

I am very excited about this opportunity to partner with Women Under The Sun and with Andrea Jaeger’s remarkable non-profit group Little Star which for years has been helping support kids with cancer. I am pledging $5.00 for each album sale of Under The Sun to Little Star. This is a natural fit for me because I want my music to be part of the larger picture in this world. Kevin Costner, my friend and music partner, is also a big supporter of Andrea and her mission.

KATHRYN BERTINE – Homestretch FOUNDATION

Kathryn Bertine is an author, athlete, activist and documentary filmmaker. As a professional cyclist, she raced five years on the World Tour pro circuit. Prior to that, Bertine was a columnist and senior editor for ESPN. As an advocate for equality in women’s sports, Bertine succeeded in petitioning the Tour de France for women’s inclusion. Her award-winning documentary film, HALF THE ROAD: The passion, pitfalls and power of women’s professional cycling debuted in 2014 and is still screened worldwide today. In 2017, she founded and now serves as CEO for Homestretch Foundation, a nonprofit which provides free housing to female professional athletes struggling with the gender pay gap. Her latest book, STAND, was named a finalist for Best Memoir / Best Social Change in 2021. Bertine holds a BA from Colgate University and an MFA from the University of Arizona. You can follow her at @kathrynbertine @halftheroad @HomestretchFdn and @kathryn_bertine.

“I’m proud to be part of Women Under the Sun as it is so important we have organizations where women lift and celebrate other women in their accomplishments and visions.”
-Kathryn Bertine

Kim Adair

CMO and Founder Women Under the Sun-AZ, LLC.

Kim moved to Tucson from Colorado to be near the work of some of the top cancer research in the world at Arizona Cancer Center. Aside from owning her own successful small businesses, she has 35 years of advertising and marketing background. Kim was a senior advertising executive for a popular Colorado magazine, creating several popular community leader print campaigns, along with her own cancer print campaigns.

“What made me successful in each of my ventures, was my ability to market my own businesses. I like to have fun. I think in the margins. I am always trying to think how I can turn an experience into something new and creative that will make people think”.

Kim likes to camp and canoe. Her favorite string instrument is the cello and aspires to learn to play someday. She would like to travel the world.