Genevieve J. Douglass
People to Watch Class of 2015
Photographed by Jeffery Johnston
Founding Member, KINDRED Studios; Founder & Executive Director, Uptown PR
Genevieve Douglass’ life changed one year ago when her daughter Avery was born.
Douglass had already founded Uptown PR, where she still serves as Executive Director. Always with an eye out for opportunities and innovations, Douglass realized there was an underserved market in the lifestyle arena.
“As a new mom, I wanted an outlet that could help me maintain my active lifestyle while allowing me to incorporate my baby,” she says. “That’s when I developed the concept of a familyfocused lifestyle studio.”
Douglass designed KINDRED Studios to be an all encompassing space that caters to modern parents by incorporating fitness, wellness and play.
“The idea behind the space is to cater to the modern parent and allow them to continue the active lifestyle they had before the baby while being able to incorporate their child into it,” she says. “We want our parents to come take a class, or bring their little ones to play in the Romp Room and grab a juice, shop or work on the go with our free WiFi.”
Douglass says she considers her daughter Avery to be her biggest accomplishment, but owning two businesses by the age of 32 comes in a close second.
And while Avery plans on expanding her vocabulary and getting her footing this year, Douglass plans on expanding her other baby steadily.
“We have a lot of diverse plans for the studio this fall with adding new classes, workshops and events,” she says. “I truly hope our clients and community find value in KINDRED and that it helps a new healthy and active generation of parents and little people.”