Our Story

Good Life Girls is here to inspire all girls to live the good life. We believe the good life is being true to oneself, being confident in who you are, and being positive about yourself and others. Good Life Girls wants to help all girls gain the confidence in themselves to be able to fully follow all of their wildest dreams.  

Good Life Girls is the heart and soul of McKinley Lenker and Anna-Marie Davidson. They meet last winter through Ski School, but really got to know each other last summer while bike coaching together. They would talk about our lives, our hopes, and our dreams. They both had visions and dreams for helping people, in particular girls, so have combined our positive forces to create Good Life Girls. They are so proud and excited to be introducing this program to this beautiful valley we call home, Crested Butte, Colorado. Good Life Girls wants to provide support and guidance to as many girls as possible. Thank you for your interest in living the good life with Good Life Girls. 

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Anna-Marie Davidson, Co-Founder

Anna-Marie grew up in southeast Michigan loving the outdoors.  She attended Western Michigan University and graduated with a B.S. in Biomedical Sciences originally in pursuit of attending medical school to become a doctor.  After graduation, she spent some years in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, leading her to spend more and more time in the outdoors, working on an organic farm, shadowing a neurologist, and began teaching snowboarding to children and teens.  She knew this was a sign of a change in direction in life. Still with the goal of improving the lives of others, she thought she could contribute in a different way - to inspire people to live better lives, to be healthy, happy, and connected with their community and the environment.  She’s Wilderness First Aid Certified, Lifeguard Certified, and a Certified Snowboard Instructor. Her passion is to inspire young women to treat themselves well through nutrition, self-love, adventure, and exploration of the arts. She brings her wisdom from a transformational experience and hopes to share what she’s learned with the Good Life Girls.  She loves mountain biking, snowboarding, hiking, cooking, painting, making jewelry, playing the banjo and hand drums, sailing, science, and live music. She strongly believes that we as humans can spend our lives in better ways than plugging into a television or iPad - unplug to connect with our world. She wants to share this idea of the good life to young women living in and visiting the Gunnison Valley.

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McKinley Lenker, Co-Founder

McKinley was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. Her parents always loved and valued the outdoors, so she grew up going on adventures to the wild west. She learned to ski in Crested Butte when she was only three years old. She remembers being in school, in Georgia, saying that she wanted to be a ski instructor when she grew up to the surprise of my teachers. She had also said for as long as she can remember that she wanted to start her own business. Instead of moving straight to the mountains after high school, McKinley went to college at Tulane University in Orleans. She graduated with a Business degree with a major in Marketing and two minors, one in management and the other in political science. After graduation, McKinley went on a self discovery road trip and found herself stopping in Crested Butte. She quickly realized that she had to live there, so she drove back to Georgia pack her things and move to Crested Butte in January of 2013 to follow her dreams of living in the mountains. Working as a ski instructor and camp counselor durning the last few years, McKinley realized that she wanted to do more to positively impact the lives of young women. After a lot of self discovery and growth, McKinley discovered her passion and purpose is to inspire girls to live their best lives. Good Life Girls represents McKinley’s heart and soul it was a long time coming. She just needed the right business partner, and along came Anna-Marie. She believes that a positive outlook on life along with the right tools for self-care will set Good Life Girls up for success throughout their lives journey.