Heidi Ganahl is best known as the founder of Camp Bow Wow, the country’s largest pet care franchise.
She has faced extraordinary adversity in her life and responded by turning her life-long passion for dogs into Camp Bow Wow, a $100 million brand, which she sold recently.
Heidi received the 2016 Colorado Brave Leader Award and was chosen as one of Fortune’s 10 Most Promising Women Entrepreneurs. She was also featured in Parade Magazine’s Designing Women: 10 of the Most Amazing Female Entrepreneurs in U.S. History.
Heidi won a heated statewide election in 2016 to become a University of Colorado Regent. The Regents oversee a 3.8 billion budget as CU is the third largest employer in the state and generates $7 billion for the state economy.
Heidi is passionate about giving back. She’s on various boards focused on entrepreneurship and education and has her own non-profit, the Families Fight Back Foundation, to positively tackle the most pressing issues facing our kids today like bullying, teen sex assault, school safety and substance abuse in teens.
Heidi is married to Jason, one of the top competitive BBQ cooks in the country, who recently opened GQUE, a popular new restaurant. They have four kids – Tori, Hollie and twins, Jack and Jenna!