Trendsetter to Know: Colleen TeBrake

Name: Colleen TeBrake

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Age: 50

Title: Co-Owner of Two Sister Bosses, LLC

Married/Single: married

Kids: 4

City you live in: Glendale, AZ

A typical day in my life includes…

having some coffee first thing, making a to-do list for the day, then spending some time doing research and checking in with the news to see what’s trending. Then I’ll have some more coffee, check things off the to-do list as I go, have a quick chat with a friend, and enjoy my last cup of coffee for the day as I wrap up the to-do. All that’s left is to make dinner and then, of course, wine.

I was born…

in Newport Beach, CA, then moved to Sedona when I was 6 months old.

My favorite thing about Arizona…

is the smell of the desert when it rains.  The sunsets aren’t too shabby either.

I’m listening to…

Kygo.

My family…

includes my husband Brad, who is the love of my life, an Airforce veteran who swept me off my feet and my absolute favorite person to spend time with. Jack, my son graduated from the University of Arizona last year and is officially adulting now! Bridgett, my daughter will be graduating from Arizona State University this year and was the AZ Foothills Face of Foothills 2017 winner. Holly, my youngest daughter is starting at Northern Arizona University this fall and is my mini-me and consequently keeps me on my toes. Tyler is my bonus child that came as a package deal with Brad.  He is still in high school but my guess is that he might make his way on Iron Chef someday.

If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be…

my late Grandpa Jack. I was the oldest of his 17 grandkids and would love nothing more than to play another cribbage game with him.  I was his sidekick for years and he taught me so much.

One thing I cannot live without…

is coffee and lip gloss (sorry… that’s 2).

When I was younger, I wanted to be…

Wonder Woman, especially because of her truth-telling lasso… boy, would that have come in handy!

I’m inspired by…

my dad as he is hard-working, ridiculously generous and lives his life with so much integrity. He is a real superhero.

The one person who motivates me is…

my future self. I’m forever on a journey of trying to be better today than I was yesterday.

If I could change anything in the world, it would be…

coach seats on airplanes, get rid of those! First-class for everyone!

The perfect day would be…

spending time outside with the sun in my face and my toes in the sand!

My first job was…

working on latrine duty at our family business, managed by my sweet mom. My attention to detail and cleanliness is a hats off to her!

My favorite escape…

is unquestionably, Lake Powell! It has been our family’s go-to for over three decades.

My life…

is in a season of transition, as we close the chapter on raising kids in Phoenix and move back to beautiful Sedona.

I’m currently working on…

helping make Ambiente the best it can be!

Always…

say thank you.

Never…

assume the worst about people, circumstances or problems.

Favorite Quote… 

“You get what you get and you don’t throw a fit.” – Mrs. Murray, NCS, First Grade. I used this quite a bit in parenting.

Biggest Dream…

to have Oprah and Gayle stay at Ambiente and to make Oprah’s annual list of favorite things!

My Pet Peeve(s)…

drama, I can’t stand it.

More about Colleen…

headquartered in Sedona, Ariz., Two Sister Bosses is a sister-owned and operated luxury hotel development and management company focused on creating one-of-a-kind experiences that are in harmony with the natural environment. Founded by two Sedona natives, Jennifer May and Colleen Tebrake, the company is committed to the principles of sustainable tourism and bringing new and exciting experiences to the community. Two Sister Bosses is the new generation of a local Sedona family’s development company that has operated in Northern Arizona for close to 35 years.

Blending contemporary design with innovative architecture, the company’s first project is Ambiente, a Landscape Hotel, the first of its kind in North America that will open in Sedona in late 2020.



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