Buffalo Boss Babe: Lindsey Hutchinson
This week our Buffalo Boss Babe is Lindsey Sitzman (formerly Hutchinson) of Blkwater Design. She’s a website designer, developer and strategist dedicated to helping natural health professionals and wellpreneurs gain more clients and make a serious impact. Lindsey’s path to success was carved by converting website visitors into paying customers! Learn more below!
What made you start or brought you where you are today ? Tell us your Story. What makes you a Buffalo Boss Babe?
I started out at UB in the school of management and I loved all of my marketing classes. From there, I followed the traditional story of "go to college", "get a degree", " an internship", "a steady job.” Well…I ended up hating it. I was so drained after working the traditional 9-5 that I needed to find another way.
Enter: Web Design.
I have struggled with anxiety and depression for many years now, and the only relief I ever found was from the wellness industry. The professionals in that field are miracle workers, and life savers. Prayer, acupuncture, meditation, yoga, essential oils, massage, and whole foods (and the health coaches that helped me to realize all of this) are the reason I'm able to continue to do what I do.
So, with all of that being said, I wanted to give back in the best way I know how, and provide my web design services to those in the wellness industry to help them grow their business, and help many others like they've helped me.
What does being a Buffalo Boss Babe mean to you?
I'm super honored to be here, honestly! Being a Buffalo Boss Babe means that I am part of an amazing community of smart, driven, and talented women who won't take “no” for an answer.
Who are your favorite people to follow?
SO MANY! My current favs are: @wellnessstockshop, @tnessblender, @cwibshop, @thebettyrocker, @adkmtnclub, @womenwhohike, & @ralphthecorgi (because who doesn't love corgis?)
My fav locals are: @indietwenty, @clickclickbarrile, @mindmatterwb, @buffalobossbabes, @beulahs_general_store & @rhutchinsonjn
What are your favorite things to do in the area ?
I love to be outdoors, so anything involving that, you'll find me there. I LOVE bonfires. All year-round. My hubby and I like to frisbee golf, and hike, so Darien Lake State Park, Como Park, Chestnut Ridge, Emery Park, etc... I love to snowboard, so during the winter you'll likely find me at Holiday Valley.
Oh. Can't forget. Best bubble tea ever: Tea Leaf on Maple. And Best Sushi: Ichiban by the McKinley Mall. YUM!
Tell us about your favorite collaboration or dream collaborations?
My dream collaboration would have to be a giant health and wellness fair for wellpreneurs. To gather the greatest minds in the industry and uplift each other in the best ways we know how. Locally, that would be amazing. And may be something I consider doing in the future!!
If you could have coffee with anyone in the world who would it be?
Anyone? Honestly, probably Jesus.
What are your hopes, dreams, and goals. Big or small?
I would say that my dream is to live on a little ranch with a handful of beautiful horses, a bunch of little humans running around (aka children), high speed internet (because no one way out in the country has fast internet, like ever) and a nice computer setup to run my business remotely. I would have a team of highly talented designers working for me, and I'll be able to support my family with my business. Mike will probably still go to work at that point, but just for fun, because that's who he is, and I love him for that. I'll get there in a couple years ;)
Tell us about your family?
Well as of a month ago, I married this wonderful man named Mike. He is definitely my human, and I thank God for him every day because he puts up with my crazy and supports my business like I never knew anyone could. He is the yin to my yang. We share our home with two fur babies, Holle the kitten mitten, and Eli the bubs.
Feel Good Favorites
Super Power: The power to heal and the ability to control time.
Season of the Year: Summer
Favorite Thing About Buffalo: Everything is within a 20 minute drive.
I’m sure we can all find a few things in common with Lindsey. She’s a beautiful and powerful Buffalo Boss Babe like the rest of us! Continue to follow her at @blkwtrdesign on FB, IG and Twitter.
See you soon!
Xoxo. - M