Meet Jill Timushka!! ⬇️⬇️

▪️Jill Timushka is a red and blue seal journeyman welder in Alberta, Canada! She recently obtained her welding inspection certification, and has been a welding instructor on and off for many years! She has over 25 years experience as a welder, and absolutely loves what she does! ▫️Jill is a 4th generation welder. Her GreatContinue reading “Meet Jill Timushka!! ⬇️⬇️”

Meet Elizabeth!! (@lizzyredwy)⬇️⬇️

▪️Historically, the women in Elizabeth’s family have always worked in the male dominated fields. Train conductors, electricians, heavy equipment operators.. So it was an easy decision to continue in their foot steps! ▫️Elizabeth wanted to travel, see things, and meet new people. Right out of high school, she was accepted into a Pipe Fitters /Continue reading “Meet Elizabeth!! (@lizzyredwy)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Jenna!!(@thewelderwoman)⬇️⬇️

▪️Jenna joined the military as a 92A (supply) in the Army reserves, but quickly realized that she wasn’t going to accomplish her goals there. So she switched over to active duty. Jenna served in South Korea and Fort Hood for 6 and a half years. She got out as a 100% permanent and total disabledContinue reading “Meet Jenna!!(@thewelderwoman)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Kaitlyn!! (@victorias_metalworks)⬇️⬇️

▪️Kaitlyn is 20 years old, and in her second year of college for welding. She received her qualifications in December and is finishing out her Associates Degree at Mountain Empire Community College. This summer semester, she will begin power lineman classes and hopefully will graduate with her Welding Associates Degree, a Certificate Power Lineman andContinue reading “Meet Kaitlyn!! (@victorias_metalworks)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Shy!! (@shydavies)⬇️⬇️

▪️Shy began college right before she turned 18, as an Art Major. She loved every minute of it, she was working 3 part time jobs and doing 18+ credits per semester. She took a sculpture class and learned how to use an acetylene torch. From that point on, she knew that working with metal wasContinue reading “Meet Shy!! (@shydavies)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Andrea!! (@arcbettie)⬇️⬇️

▪️Andrea Leone is 38 years old from Chicago IL, and she is a welder/Carmen! She is one out of ten in the carmen craft throughout her company. ▫️She performs repairs, maintenance and modifications on commuter rail cars! She began as an apprentice, which was about 732 days. After she had learned the basics, she beganContinue reading “Meet Andrea!! (@arcbettie)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Liana!! (@liana_nadine.x)⬇️⬇️

▪️Liana is 25 years old, and a 3rd year apprentice fitter/welder in NSW Australia! ▫️She always found welding interesting, but she was too scared to try it. She began following the fitters around at a place she used to work, to get her an insight into their job and loved it! ▪️She decided to quitContinue reading “Meet Liana!! (@liana_nadine.x)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Chelsea!!(@annie_okra_welds)⬇️⬇️

▪️Chelsea has always been into cars, from a young age she would tag along with her dad and brother to car shows. She decided in high school that she wanted to do some sort of auto body or paint work. She moved to a new school and was told by the guidance councillor they didContinue reading “Meet Chelsea!!(@annie_okra_welds)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Lashanna!! (@thefashionwelder)⬇️⬇️

▪️Lashanna is a soul of many trades, a momma, welder and she loves to give back to her community! She is freelance welder in California, who loves to bring construction visions to reality. When she isn’t busy working, she is taking care of her elderly grandparents full time. ▫️Lashanna is also a licensed home childcareContinue reading “Meet Lashanna!! (@thefashionwelder)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Tori!! (@new_edge4.6)⬇️⬇️

▪️ Tori began in 9th grade when she was asked if she would be interested in the trade classes they offered. She ended up taking a welding class. It felt completely natural to her and she fell in love with it. She decided that she wanted to pursue it as a career but the intimidationContinue reading “Meet Tori!! (@new_edge4.6)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Jena!! (@metal.edge.nej)⬇️⬇️

▪️Jena is 22 years old, and is from New York. She began welding when she was 19 years old, she had tried college and decided that it was not for her. So she went out to Ohio and attended Lincoln Electric in 2018, she completed their comprehensive welding program. ▫️Jena learned all types of welding,Continue reading “Meet Jena!! (@metal.edge.nej)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Bronwyn!! (@she.wants.to.weld)⬇️⬇️

▪️Bronwyn grew up in a small town in Ontario and is currently working in the GTA! ▫️She completed college online for Business HR and Bookkeeping, she has been working in an office for the last few years. Although she was good at her job, she found it to be unfulfilling, not challenging enough and sheContinue reading “Meet Bronwyn!! (@she.wants.to.weld)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Christina!! ( @lady.welder )⬇️⬇️

▪️Christina has worn many hats throughout different careers, trying to find the right fit for her. She was a firefighter, turned welder/metal artist. ▫️Although she enjoyed both, welding and working with metal is definitely a true passion, it is not even a job to her. During the day, she works for a metal fabrication company,Continue reading “Meet Christina!! ( @lady.welder )⬇️⬇️”

Meet Paulina!!(@creative_welding_services)⬇️⬇️

▪️Paulina is from Sweden! She moved from northern Sweden, or Southern Sweden. ▫️Paulina wanted to become a welder just over 12 years ago, she did not take the dream seriously and continued on with her regular life. Until two years ago, when she left her hometown and safe life to move 70 miles away andContinue reading “Meet Paulina!!(@creative_welding_services)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Mel!! (@weldermel)⬇️⬇️

▪️Mel is 22 years old from Somerset UK. She realized she had a passion for metal when she was 16. When deciding college courses, she thought mechanical engineering seemed like the option for her. She signed up, and loved it! ▫️Working with the lathe was her favourite part. She was the only girl in herContinue reading “Meet Mel!! (@weldermel)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Tori! ( @honkytonk_fab )⬇️⬇️

▪️Tori is 21 years old, she is a welder and just recently became an apprentice in the plumber and pipe fitters union. ▫️She first started welding in high school, and has been welding as a career for 6 months. She learned how to mig, and became certified in AWS D1.1. Then when she got herContinue reading “Meet Tori! ( @honkytonk_fab )⬇️⬇️”

Meet Skylar!! ( @skylarjean )⬇️⬇️

▪️Skylar Crossley started welding a few years ago. She was at her lowest point and began helping her uncle out at the ranch. On a whim, he asked if she wanted to help him weld a gate, and she became addicted within the first few arcs. ▫️When Skylar became a single mom, she had noContinue reading “Meet Skylar!! ( @skylarjean )⬇️⬇️”

Meet Katie!! (@thekatiebuttera)⬇️⬇️

▪️Katie Buttera is a 4th generation artist, craftsman and owner of Apple Girl Art LLC. ▫️Her grandfather, John Buttera, is a hall of fame funny car, dragster and motorcycle builder and the considered godfather of billet. ▪️All she has done is hang around racecars. Indycars, sportscars, vintage cars, and drag racing, all racecars are goodContinue reading “Meet Katie!! (@thekatiebuttera)⬇️⬇️”

Meet DeIla Ray!! ( @Deila.Ray ) ⬇️⬇️

▪️DeIla Ray is a certified combo coded vessel welder in SMAW & GTAW. Over the past 7 years, DeIla Ray, her husband and their 3 Dachshunds have travelled the US fabricating and building a variety of piping systems for compressor stations, refineries, water treatment facilities and wastewater treatment facilities. ▫️She has had zero schooling, zeroContinue reading “Meet DeIla Ray!! ( @Deila.Ray ) ⬇️⬇️”

Meet Valerie!! ( @val_yeo329 )⬇️⬇️

▪️Valerie is a Journeyman Welder and a Level 2 Industrial Millwright Apprentice. ▫️ She has been working in the trades for almost 8 years, and she looks forward to what the future will bring. Even at home, Val wears her blue collar as she has a hobby farm and a full machine shop where sheContinue reading “Meet Valerie!! ( @val_yeo329 )⬇️⬇️”

Meet Kelly!! (@belgian_welder_girl)⬇️⬇️

▪️Kelly is a mom of 2 beautiful children, a little girl 2 years old, and a little boy 5 years old. ▫️When she was 24 years old, she didn’t know what she wanted to do for work. Someone thought that she may like to weld and she was sold on the idea immediately! She beganContinue reading “Meet Kelly!! (@belgian_welder_girl)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Kennedy!! (@kennedyy) ⬇️⬇️

▪️Kennedy is 20 years old, and from South Carolina. She is an aspiring snow boarder (in South Carolina?! Yes.), and she’s a welder! ▫️ She completed four years of AG in high school ; Now, I had absolutely no idea what she was talking about, so I asked her to explain. Her school had aContinue reading “Meet Kennedy!! (@kennedyy) ⬇️⬇️”

Meet Samantha!! (@svtbird)⬇️⬇️

▪️Samantha Markham is 25 years old, from Upper Michigan, living in Fort Worth Texas. She is an automotive technician, fabricator, and custom painter at House of Hotrods in Mansfield Texas. She also takes all of the shop photos and runs the social media accounts. ▫️Samantha has been working on cars professionally for 10 years. SheContinue reading “Meet Samantha!! (@svtbird)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Charlotte!! (@lottienottie)⬇️⬇️

▪️Charlotte was working as a veterinarian technician when she realized that it wasn’t going to pay as well as she would have liked, even though she absolutely loved that job! ▫️In 2015, her dad mentioned that she should try welding, so she contacted the local welding school @canadianweldingskills to see if she could go inContinue reading “Meet Charlotte!! (@lottienottie)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Stephanie!! (@gypsy_welder93)⬇️⬇️

▪️Stephanie Lynn is 27 years old and from the corn fields of East Pennsylvania. ▫️When she was growing up, she was always around machinery and her brother and father were always working on something in the garage. They later taught her how to stick weld on the garage floor. ▪️Stephanie worked at an office jobContinue reading “Meet Stephanie!! (@gypsy_welder93)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Eliza!! (@eliza_loves_trucks)⬇️⬇️

▪️Eliza Leon is a builder, fabricator, mechanic and auto damage appraiser!! She grew up in San Elizario, TX. ▫️When Eliza was 6 or 7, her mom took her to see Monster Trucks and she fell in love with Grave Digger and Medusa (both female driven). This sparked her interest in wanting to know how motorContinue reading “Meet Eliza!! (@eliza_loves_trucks)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Ness!! (@acetylqueen)⬇️⬇️

▪️Ness is 22 years old and from Canada!! 🇨🇦🍁 ▫️She is working in a small shop as a welder/fitter. She has enjoyed learning new things and new way! ▪️Being on the road is her favourite part so far! She does a little of on-site work, which she likes because it gets her out and about.Continue reading “Meet Ness!! (@acetylqueen)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Gerri!! (@missmetal917)⬇️⬇️

▪️Gerri has been incredibly passionate about all things artistic and handcrafted, for her entire life. Drawing, painting and sculpting took up the entirety of her free time, until she turned 18 and had to decide what she wanted to spend the rest of her life doing. ▫️Gerri was referred by her local community college toContinue reading “Meet Gerri!! (@missmetal917)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Brenda!! (@ironmaidenwelding)⬇️⬇️

▪️Brenda owns and operates Iron Maiden Welding in Bozeman, Montana. She began welding at a young age, taught by her father who was an electrician and an overall handy man. She has been creating and selling her own work since she was 16 years old! ▫️Brenda reuses scrap metal and various materials to create beautifulContinue reading “Meet Brenda!! (@ironmaidenwelding)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Athena!! (@insta_thena)⬇️⬇️

▪️Athen is 28 years old and originally from Alabama, but currently residing in Georgia! ▫️She started welding in high school, as an excuse to get out of taking Spanish. She had a full volleyball scholarship to college, but wasn’t sure what she wanted to do with her life. ▪️In college, she took basic classes forContinue reading “Meet Athena!! (@insta_thena)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Darla!! (@starweldz)⬇️⬇️

▪️Darla Skinner is 21 years old, and from British Columbia, Canada! 🇨🇦🍁 She didn’t come from a family of welders, and she didn’t know a single thing about it. ▫️When she was 14, her parents divorced which caused her massive stress. She didn’t want to see her parents struggle and didn’t want to become aContinue reading “Meet Darla!! (@starweldz)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Melissa!! (@missywelds)⬇️⬇️

▪️Melissa Phelan is from Kingston Ontario, and has been welding for about 12 years now. She first got into welding when she bought a Honda Civic and it ended up needing a new floor. She was a completely self taught welder until she went back to school at age 25 and became certified by theContinue reading “Meet Melissa!! (@missywelds)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Marisa!! (@killer_mars)⬇️⬇️

▪️Marisa is from California, currently living in Knoxville, TN where she runs her metal fabrication business! ▫️Marisa was always around the trades growing up, her dad is a contractor in construction. She was more interested in the artistic side of things, which drove her to attend The University of Tennessee for Sculpting, which is whereContinue reading “Meet Marisa!! (@killer_mars)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Nikki!! (@nikki_welds)⬇️⬇️

▪️Nikki Noble is the Head of Welding at a college in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. ▫️Backing up to almost twenty years ago, welding found her. Offered to work on a frame off restoration as a side project, she became intrigued! She was told she was a born natural. She asked questions and worked hard to gainContinue reading “Meet Nikki!! (@nikki_welds)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Marleen!! (@marleenoedzes)⬇️⬇️

▪️Marlene Oedzes is 26 years old, from the Netherlands! She is a certified female tig welder for pipeline! ▫️She always knew she wanted to do something technical. After beginning her engineering education, she soon realized that welding was going to become her profession. ▪️The first year after she graduated was tough. Marleen was insecure andContinue reading “Meet Marleen!! (@marleenoedzes)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Chelsea!! (@chelseas.dagger)⬇️⬇️

▪️Chelsea is 26 years old and a first year Plumbing and Pipefitting apprentice in the Local 286 out of Austin. ▫️Chelsea entered the trade with zero experience. She didn’t know the names of the tools or how to use half of them. She was a good student in high school and naturally thought that meantContinue reading “Meet Chelsea!! (@chelseas.dagger)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Isabel!! (@littlesleepercustoms)⬇️⬇️

▪️Isabel was born and raised in Northern Colorado, she is currently a welder by trade working in the nuclear development industry! ▫️She entered the trades early, by 16 she was working at an auto body shop. After high school, she attended trade school as an auto body paint apprentice. After she completed her welding andContinue reading “Meet Isabel!! (@littlesleepercustoms)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Courtney and Hayden!! (@chardcourtney)⬇️⬇️

▪️Courtney Chard is a second generation U.A. Pipe welder with local 46 Toronto. She grew up around the trades and saw her father take great pride in his work. She didn’t know it was an option for her because the trades weren’t talked about in schools, especially for women. ▫️She finally grew enough courage toContinue reading “Meet Courtney and Hayden!! (@chardcourtney)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Amanda!! (@moondawelder)⬇️⬇️

▪️Amanda is 23 years old, she was born and raised in New York! ▫️She never originally planned to be a welder. In high school, someone told her that welders made pretty good money, so she figured she would take advantage of the free tech programs. ▪️She got her first welding job when she was 17,Continue reading “Meet Amanda!! (@moondawelder)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Kayla!! (@verticle._.horizon)⬇️⬇️

▪️Kayla started her career in fashion design before she discovered her love for welding! 👗👩‍🏭 ▫️After 10 years as a welder, she has had the opportunity to work in both union and nonunion environments. She is an advocate for being a sister in a union, as you are provided the support and equality that weContinue reading “Meet Kayla!! (@verticle._.horizon)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Bri!! (@fe_foxx)⬇️⬇️

▪️Bri is 44 years old from Baytown TX. She began in the medical field, because that’s what the women were encouraged to do, she got a degree as a Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant, but it just wasn’t for her. Shortly after, she started a family and devoted herself to her two children. ▫️Bri became aContinue reading “Meet Bri!! (@fe_foxx)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Daniela! (@thinkpinkwelding)⬇️⬇️

▪️Daniela did a drastic career change from a Vet Technician to a Welder 5 years ago. She wanted a career that pays well and gives the independence she was seeking, which made her look into the trades. ▫️In high school she was the only girl that took the Automotive class and learned basic welding skillsContinue reading “Meet Daniela! (@thinkpinkwelding)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Sana!! (@twisting_force)⬇️⬇️

▪️Sana is from Beach Park, IL. She works on semi tractors and trailers (and anything diesel!) ▫️She has a huge passion for welding, tow trucks and motorcycles. She previously worked as an HVAC technician. ▪️She recently received a Jessi Combs Foundation scholarship, which she is applying towards getting her welding certificate and additional diagnostic specificContinue reading “Meet Sana!! (@twisting_force)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Sarah!! (@sarah_stork_)⬇️⬇️

▪️Sarah Stork- mother, wife, and welding artist. 👩‍🏭 ▫️Everyone asks her why she got into welding. Her answer is “I just wanted to learn a versatile skills that is useful” ▪️The art part followed after a few semesters of code welding classes. She wasn’t looking to become an artist in the beginning, but this isContinue reading “Meet Sarah!! (@sarah_stork_)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Cynthia!! (@cynthiagauthier)⬇️⬇️

There is so much to say, so be prepared for a long one! Cynthia gave me the go ahead to feature her, so I have condensed her bio from her website 🥰 ▪️Cynthia started at a young age working on a farm close to home. Her Dad is a mechanic which interested Cynthia from aContinue reading “Meet Cynthia!! (@cynthiagauthier)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Kasia!! (@nataeileen)⬇️⬇️

▪️Growing up, Kasia had a million ideas of what she wanted to be, but welding was not one of them!👩‍🏭 ▫️She dropped out of high school a year early to work boring jobs. Eventually she returned and received her high school diploma!! 🎓 ▪️At age 24, she was working with a woman whose husband wasContinue reading “Meet Kasia!! (@nataeileen)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Brandy!! (@bluecollarblondie1)⬇️

▪️Brandy became a mom early on, just barely 19 years old. She is now a proud momma of two beautiful little boys (6 & 1) 👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 and is happily running a business where she creates metal art. More about her business below 🔜⤵️ ▫️Brandy was pressured into attending college, she decided to go into theContinue reading “Meet Brandy!! (@bluecollarblondie1)⬇️”

Meet Sara!! (@sara.jean48)⬇️⬇️

▪️Sara Impaglia was born and raised in Syracuse NY! She is 32 years old and a full time welder! 👩‍🏭 ▫️She got into welding at one of the lowest points of her life, while serving out a 5 year prison sentence. ▪️It was there that she fell in love with the trade! Upon her release,Continue reading “Meet Sara!! (@sara.jean48)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Sarah!! (@sarah.r.ptbo) ⬇️⬇️

▪️Sarah is 34 years old, and welding is her second career! She was a 💆‍♀️massage therapist for 13 years and had many side jobs before realizing she needed a change! ▫️What she was doing wasn’t working anymore, she couldn’t handle the world of sales and retail! When COVID hit, it forced her to take timeContinue reading “Meet Sarah!! (@sarah.r.ptbo) ⬇️⬇️”

Meet Laura!! (@lauraredrua) ⬇️⬇️

▪️Laura spent the first decade of her career in event management. She had dreamed of a taking up a trade but, like many young women, was encouraged to take the more traditional route of college education and office-based work. ▫️A cross-country relocation meant Laura found herself out of work. She took the opportunity to retrain,Continue reading “Meet Laura!! (@lauraredrua) ⬇️⬇️”

Meet Barbie!! (@Barbiethewelder)⬇️

▪️ Barbie The Welder is an American metal sculptor from Erin, NY who has inspired and taught thousands of people to weld art through her three books📚, her YouTube channel, and her metal art welding kits.  ▫️Barbie has designed and created sculptures for major corporations and exclusive clients in 15 countries.  ▪️ Visit https://www.barbiethewelder.com/ to viewContinue reading “Meet Barbie!! (@Barbiethewelder)⬇️”