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Kendal

Kendal

  • Occupation: Photographer
  • Hometown: Boulder, CO
  • Tenure: R
  • College: Art Institute of Colorado

What is the best thing about being a Broncos Cheerleader?

There truly are so many terrific things about being a Denver Broncos Cheerleader! A big part of this job that I love is getting a chance to be a part of such an incredible community. All of the charity events we get to be a part of, working with JDBC and Dare to Cheer, and interacting with fans out in Colorado definitely changes your life for the better!

What is your most memorable experience?

One of my most memorable experiences so far was having my name called during auditions! It took me three years to make the team and in that moment I knew that all my hard work and dedication finally paid off and that my life would forever be changed. It still gives me goosebumps!

What is the best thing about being a Broncos Cheerleader?

There truly are so many terrific things about being a Denver Broncos Cheerleader! A big part of this job that I love is getting a chance to be a part of such an incredible community. All of the charity events we get to be a part of, working with JDBC and Dare to Cheer, and interacting with fans out in Colorado definitely changes your life for the better!

What is your most memorable experience? 

One of my most memorable experiences so far was having my name called during auditions! It took me three years to make the team and in that moment I knew that all my hard work and dedication finally paid off and that my life would forever be changed. It still gives me goosebumps!  

How do you spend your time off the field?

I spend a lot of time with my husband and 2 dogs! I love to be outside and enjoying the Colorado weather. Especially as a Colorado native I love all the state has to offer like hiking, skiing, and camping. As well as eating out and traveling.

What is your occupation and how does being a Denver Broncos Cheerleader affect your work?

I own my own business called Kendal Claire Photography; a Wedding and Portrait photography studio here in the Denver area. Owning a business and being my own boss is such a rewarding and fun job! I have a very unique ability to manage both my business and Broncos really well. It definitely takes a lot of time management and planning but being flexible for shoots, practices, charity events and promos is a definite plus.

Who do you admire most in the Sports industry?

After this last season watching the Broncos and seeing them go so far, I'd have to say Payton Manning. He is an amazing great team leader, hard worker, and an incredible motivator for the Broncos team!  

What is your favorite book?

My favorite book is "The Secret" by Rhonda Byrne. I am huge believer that your thoughts, attitude and energy directly influence your life! That book has gotten me through some tuff times and also continues to remind me that I can achieve some exceptional things if I believe.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

In 5 years I see myself running a successful photography business and possibly living on the beach in Hawaii with my family! And of course watching and cheering for the Broncos where ever I am!

What is the best thing about Broncos fans?

Enthusiasm, energy and loyalty! It's pretty amazing driving around Denver and seeing fans decked out in Broncos gear year round! Ever fan I meet has a genuine excitement and passion for the team which always gets me so pumped up for this upcoming season.   

What do you do in your spare time to relax?

In my spare time to relax I love to just hang out at home, watch movies, and go on runs.

What is your best advice to kids? 

The best advice I could give kids is to never give up! If you want something bad enough and you work hard at it, anything is achievable. 

What is the best gift you ever received?

One of the best gifts I have ever received is my college education. It has given me an incredible opportunity to live out my dreams. Thanks Mom and Dad! 

Most important goal in life?

My most important goal in life is to always be happy and never take life for granted! 

What is the one place you would most like to visit?

I have a huge passion for traveling, so picking just one place is really hard! I still have yet to go to Europe and definitely Greece and Italy are on the top of that list!  

Who has been your greatest inspiration? 

I have some pretty incredible people in my life that I look up to and that have helped shape me into the person I am today. But I would have to say my older brother Kyle has being a huge inspiration to me growing up. He was a great role model when I was younger and he continues to show unbelievable hard work and determination throughout his life! A 4.0 student, attended the Air Force Academy, went to graduate school at MIT, and now is working for the Air Force he continues to pursue his dreams and won't give up until he achieves them. He is a true inspiration and rockstar!

What is the one thing that you value most in life?

Family and friends! WIthout that support system I wouldn't be where I am today. 

What is the toughest part about being a cheerleader?

The toughest part about being a cheerleader is definitely maintaining a healthy balance throughout life. All of us have full time jobs, families, businesses, events to go to and we often feel like we are pulled in so many directions. Being able to find that perfect balance is a bit challenging at first.  

Who are two people you would like to have dinner with?

The two people I would love to have dinner with are, Bob Marley and Marilyn Monroe. 

What are your favorite things to do in Denver?

Denver is hands down one of the best cities in the country not only because it's so beautiful but because there are so many fun things to do. Some of my favorites are eating out at all the restaurants, walking down 16th street mall, water world, and in the summer going to all the fun concerts!

Favorite sport to participate in?

Aside from all the well-known Colorado sports I grew up doing I love to participate in any water sport whenever I get the chance!  

What are the three words that best describe you?

Adventurous, free spirit, and goofy.

What is your most prized possession?

Funny enough my most prized possession isn't an object for me but actually my relationship and memories with my husband. After being together since I was 16 I value our very special friendship and bond and wouldn't trade our amazing journey for anything!

What is your greatest accomplishment?

Aside from making the Broncos Cheerleaders after 3 years of trying out, I'd have to say my biggest accomplishment is starting my own photography business at the beginning of this year. It's such a rewarding feeling doing what you love and seeing it grow in front of your eyes. I whole heartily believe that if you do what you love, you'll love what you do and you won't work a day in your life!

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