Darien Wilson: Entrepreneur. Mom. Leader.
"I'm a mom and local small-business owner who will use science, data, and facts to make decisions - not politics and ideology. I will LISTEN and put your concerns first, because I'm on the side of hardworking families and small businesses."
Darien Wilson is a successful small-business owner and entrepreneur.
As a Douglas County mom to three kids, Darien has been a volunteer leader – helping bring balance and common sense back to the Douglas County School Board.
A member of the Northwest Douglas County Chamber and Economic Development Corporation, Darien has worked in the community to help local businesses succeed and thrive. Invested in the prosperity of our community, Darien's management skills and ability to bring people together to solve problems will serve us well on the Douglas County Board of Commissioners.
As our county commissioner, Darien will bring almost 20 years of experience as a small-business owner and entrepreneur.
A lifelong volunteer and mother of three, Darien will listen to your concerns and fight for our families' futures. Her ability to bring people to the table and use common sense to solve problems is the kind of leadership Douglas County needs.
ZoloWear - Babies aren't the only ones who drool over our slings
I built my first award-winning business from my kitchen table and grew it to an internationally-known brand. My products were sold at Whole Foods and Amazon, Dallas Market Center, ABC Kids Show in Las Vegas, JPMA, and high-end baby boutiques around the world. My baby carriers were featured on The Today Show, ABC News, KEYE local news in Austin, worn by celebrities, and written about in publications like Baby Bargains (book), Parents Magazine, Mothering Magazine, Houston Chronicle, Canadian Family Magazine, and many others.
The brand and logo are registered trademarks. We paid our employees a living wage, provided their health insurance, and our products were always manufactured in the USA.
I count many former employees and colleagues from that business among my lifelong friends.
When I sold the business - during the last recession, 11 years ago - my husband quit his job, and we lived on the proceeds of the sale of my business while we bootstrapped our award-winning software consultancy.
Below are some of our slings and a ZoloWear sling on The Young and the Restless, Episode 9118, April 2009. I sold the business the following month.
Volare Systems - We build high quality web and mobile apps that run fast and look great on every device.
My husband and I started our second company, a software consulting company specializing in web applications, when we moved to Douglas County in 2009. We've been building apps for enterprise clients for 11 years now.
I do the bookkeeping, human resources, marketing, and sales functions for the company.
The business has won many awards for software and app development, and has been fortunate enough to work with terrific clients, like the Air Force, AT&T, Jeffco Public Schools, Amerit Fleet Solutions, and Larimer County, to name a few.
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