20 Under 40 winner: Jennifer Longworth
The Daily Courier lists its inaugural 20 Under 40 winners today, for which readers honored 20 area entrepreneurs, managers, business owners and professionals younger than 40.
Jennifer Longworth owns three businesses and runs each on her own without the help of any employees.
Longworth Creative, which she started at age 19, focuses on both international and local web-development.
Longworth Photography specializes in weddings and special events.
Jennifer at a glance
Owner of multiple small businesses
Education: Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University; Bachelor of Arts in Arts & Letters: Visual Studies with a minor in Education from Prescott College
Interests: Technology, photography, arts education and teaching
Business address: Comes to clients
Phone number: 928-308-5892
Website: LongworthCreative.com; AdaptiveTechSupport.com; LongworthPhoto.com
And Adaptive Technology Support offers computer repair as well as general technology tutoring.
“I’ve always wanted to be a serial entrepreneur, so it has been fun to create different businesses out of different skill sets,” Longworth said.
She revels in the diversity of her job. One hour she’ll be fixing a computer, the next she’ll be capturing fine art photographs, and the next she’ll be building a website for someone looking to capture a specific audience’s attention.
“It’s very rewarding to help others succeed, regardless of whether I’m collaborating with a client about a new marketing strategy or helping someone adapt to Windows 10,” Longworth said. “Change may be inevitable, but suffering is optional.”
One of her most recent and interesting accomplishments was illustrating a children’s book called Sweet Dreams: The Talking Horse from Brooklyn, written by local animal communicator Donna Lozito.
In her “free time,” she is also an adjunct professor at Yavapai College, where she enjoys introducing students to the art of digital photography.