About us

Just Us Gals is a Boston lifestyle blog by gals for gals. The blog originated as an e-mail chain for our book club, where we found we were flooding each other's inboxes with information on new companies, recipes, sales, and our favorite content from around the web. We took our passion for sharing information and turned it into the current medium of JUGs. Just Us Gals offers insight on style, living, health, and careers for 20-something gals living in Boston. The blog serves as our genuine, light-hearted voice as we strive to lead compassionate, fulfilling lives. 

 
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CAMERON BRUNS
co-founder

Cameron is a freelance writer who is passionate about green living and the "conscious consumer" movement. Her goal is to promote ethical, healthy, and sustainable lifestyle choices.

She recently moved to Dublin, Ireland, and enjoys exploring the city and traveling to other parts of Europe as often as her budget and schedule will allow! 

Cameron enjoys reading, visiting art museums, sipping on local beers, and watching back episodes of 20/20. 

 

COLLEEN GORDON
contributor

Colleen is a social media marketer for a health and wellness magazine. In addition to being one of JUGs new contributors, she also shares her views on her blog Here She Stands. As a side hustle, Colleen takes on freelance social media marketing projects for small businesses.When she was given the opportunity to write for JUGs she jumped at the chance to contribute to such a great resource for woman living in Boston. When she is not working or blogging she is likely snuggled up with her Chihuahua or venturing into Boston to go shopping, meet up with friends, try new restaurants, attend events, and more. You can follow Colleen on Twitter @here_she_stands. All opinions expressed on JUGs are, personally, that of Colleen. 

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LORIEN BALAYAN
SPONSORSHIP MANAGER

Lorien Balayan is a Client Services Manager with a background in content marketing. She has experience working with a wide range of clients from small retail stores to large cybersecurity firms.

Currently living in Arlington with her husband, Lorien moved to MA a few years ago from Rhode Island. She enjoys getting to know Boston through its restaurants and small businesses, and is always trying uncover the hidden gems. She loves to entertain and cook, most often attempting to bake various gluten free desserts. Her favorite way to relax and unwind is to indulge in bad crime shows (the cheesier, the better).

Lorien is excited to join this group of passionate ladies who are committed to having honest conversations and creating change.

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SUZANNE LEWIS
co-founder

Suzanne is a freelance UI/UX designer that loves working with emerging entrepreneurs. She started her own technical dress line, ZANNI, that she designs and produce in downtown Los Angeles.

After discovering her first blog, Design*Sponge, years ago, Suzanne has been hooked on blogs and was so excited to finally have a blog to call her own when JUGs started in 2012. When not designing or blogging you can find Suzanne stealing her boyfriend's clothes, cruising around her new hood, Venice Beach, with her French Bulldog or window shopping on Abbot Kinney. All opinions expressed on JUGs are, personally, that of Suzanne. 
 

 

FAITH KELNHOFER
contributor

Faith is a recent college graduate (yay adulthood!) and Internet aficionado trying to find her perfect path in life. 

As a native Southerner, Faith is still trying to warm up to the New England climate and lack of good fast-food chicken options. She can usually be found binge watching her way through her Netflix queue, trying to go to yoga, or missing her two black cats. Faith’s professional interests are within the realm of social media, public relations, politics, and content creation. She is super excited to be a contributor for JUGs and cannot wait to see where these gals take her!

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MEREDITH TENNIHAN
co-founder

Meredith is a residential property manager for a local real estate developer.  Her longtime passion for design and architecture, mixed with an educational background in human services led her to wanting to help others find their future home and support Boston's ongoing expansion.  She also enjoys brokering deals for friends looking to buy a condo as a side hustle!

When the opportunity surfaced for a creative outlet outside of the office,  she jumped at the chance to write about a city she knows so well. When she isn't out exploring the city's newest developments, Meredith enjoys Sox games at Fenway and planning her next trip to fuel her wanderlust. All opinions expressed on JUGs are, personally, that of Meredith.
 

JENN WALKER WALL
author, #AskJUGs column

Jenn is a career strategist and founder of Work Wonders Coaching + Consulting. Additionally, she works at the Sloan School of Management at MIT and teaches sociology at Lesley University.

Having lived in Boston for over a decade, Jenn currently lives Dorchester with her husband, James. When she’s not working, she loves spending hours cooking and baking in her kitchen, jetting off to South Florida to get a break from the long Boston winters,  or taking classes at B-Tone. She never says no to sushi, coffee, cocktails, sci-fi movies or true crime podcasts!

Have a career question for Jenn? Just #AskJUGs!