Me-Shell Mijangos ~ Team Leader

About us

Me-Shell is not new to SwellWomen, in fact she is the founder and creator of SwellWomen retreats and has had the privilege of meeting hundred’s of guests from all over the world. Believing in the beauty and importance of being empowered and empowering those around her, she has been inspiring people well before her first SwellWomen retreat in 2004. She was involved in the snowboarding industry for eight years and was a professional snowboarder for six years. She was the spokesperson for, and helped to create, Pure Snowboards, the first company to focus exclusively on snowboards for women. Me-Shell was also involved in developing women-specific bindings for Tech 9 and lending design support to the 686 Enterprise women’s clothing line. As well as being featured as a professional snowboarder in national publications, she wrote for women only magazines including W.I.G. and Fresh and Tasty. Me-Shell was also involved with women’s charities including Boarding for Breast Cancer. After years in the snowboarding industry, Me-Shell turned her attention to education. She taught elementary school in California and it was there in the coastal waters of the Pacific that she fell in love with surfing. She likens surfing to be “the exhilaration you…


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