Heidi Ganahl is on the 2022 Republican primary ballot for Governor of Colorado. She is the founder of Camp Bow Wow, where she turned a lifelong passion for dogs into the largest pet care franchise in the world. Under Heidi’s leadership, the $150 million brand hit the Inc. 500/5000 list five years in a row and has grown to hundreds of franchises across the U.S. and Canada. Heidi also founded its sister charity, the Bow Wow Buddies Foundation, which rehomed over 10,000 pups and helped franchisees raise over a million dollars for animal health causes during her tenure.

She also built SheFactor—a digital and live community that aims to impact young women by empowering them to pursue a life that they love. In 2013, Heidi founded Moms Fight Back, and later the Fight Back Foundation, charities to tackle the most pressing issues facing our kids today.

Heidi has been named one of Fortune magazine’s 10 Most Promising Entrepreneurs, and Parade magazine included her in their list of the top women entrepreneurs in the country.

Heidi serves on the University of Colorado Board of Regents, overseeing a $5 billion budget and over 30,000 employees. She has chaired the finance committee, audit committee, search committee for the new president of CU, and led major initiatives around free speech, diversity, and addressing the cost of college.

Heidi is an author, inspirational speaker, community leader, and philanthropist, having served on numerous boards around pets, entrepreneurship, women’s leadership, and education.

She is married to Jason Ganahl, a BBQ Champ and restaurateur. Heidi has four children.