I grew up up in small town north of Pittsburgh with an abundance of three things: classical piano, Aerosmith, & Italian food. But, like in any musical household, other forms of art positioned themselves in my life in different ways. My aunt is an incredibly gifted artist, painter, and illustrator, and taught me to see things from an aesthetic standpoint at an early age. My dad, while first and foremost a guitar player, was a renowned stained glass artist.
While I dabbled in drawing, painting, and stained glass throughout high school, I had an equally piqued interest in technology, but it wasn’t until college that I combined the two. I finished my undergrad in music at Duquesne University and went on to obtain a Masters Degree in Multimedia.
After college, I spent the next few years gaining experience and skills working as a web & graphic designer for iHeart Radio, then The Pittsburgh Symphony, and lastly as a lead designer at a top Pittsburgh advertising agency. While grateful for the opportunities, in 2011 I felt an undeniable tug from the universe to take a leap of faith, quit my day job and start my own business. The freedom was both terrifying and thrilling, but I have never looked back. What I love most about my recent adventure with MKM is meeting new people and working with them to build a unique online presence to support their endeavors.