The founder and designer of TANGOELLA, a ready-to-wear clothing line designed for busy metropolitan women. Traveling to America from Taiwan, she attended the University of Massachusetts where she earned her Master’s Degree in Computer Science and Mathematics.
Ella worked as a senior designer for several well-known companies such as Talbots, Timberland, New Balance, TJX and Nic+Zoe in the Boston area before she started her own brand TANGOELLA at the beginning of 2015.
Ella’s hobbies: Dancing and skiing
Ella’s favorite quote: “If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney.
A professional writer and editor for 23 years, Todd has written and edited websites, blogs, press releases and other marketing materials for a wide range of businesses, including IT, real estate, architecture, and fashion. Todd has also written stories on numerous business, real estate and architecture topics for The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald, The Improper Bostonian, the Boston Business Journal, Banker & Tradesman, and other prestigious publications. In addition, he has edited many nonfiction, fiction and poetry books that have received 5-star ratings on Amazon.
Todd’s hobbies: Reading, writing, taking nature walks, going to art museums, and going on architectural walking tours.
Todd’s favorite quote: “Let us begin anew with energy and hope, with faith and discipline. And let us work until our work is done. And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” — President Bill Clinton, Inaugural Address, January 20, 1993.
Amanda O’Connell has over 25 years of ballet experience and is an arts and marketing professional.
Ms. O’Connell attended college in Boston at Emerson, with a BS in Marketing Communications and a Dance Minor.
Post college, she worked in corporate healthcare marketing and then decided to follow her passion and love for dance working for the Joffrey Ballet in Chicago for the professional company in their marketing department, as well as served as the Community Engagement and Academy Communications Associate supporting the Artistic Directors and Manager of the school.
Amanda’s hobbies: Coaching, health, fitness, wellness, the arts, taking care of my son, ballet.
Amanda’s favorite quote: Always believe in the beauty of your dreams.
Pamela is a freelance writer, blogger, and aspiring health/food news reporter who still values and respects the written word in a world known for texting and typos. She also has over 15 years of marketing communications experience in the manufacturing, online advertising, and publishing industries. Pamela has written everything from product descriptions to case studies.
Since 2011 Pamela has been a freelance social media and content manager for Jacob Bromwell, which has the distinction of being America’s oldest housewares manufacturer. Pamela launched and grew their social presence and improved their SEO. Her website: pamelasosnowski.com
Pamela’s hobbies: Blogging about 20th century pop culture, running the Meetup group and exploring everything the local area has to offer, working out, cooking and knitting.
Pamela’s favorite quote: “When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It’s to enjoy each step along the way” – Dr. Wayne Dyer.
Robert is the owner of MonsterJazz Photography. He also works in the banking industry. Prior to banking industry, Robert worked for Telecom for the past five years. Robert is a well-known photographer in the Boston fashion world.
Robert’s hobbies: Grilling, watching football and hockey.
Robert’s favorite quote: Make it happen!
Jay is a professional photographer at Je’ Amou Photography, a television producer at Boston Neighborhood Network, and also a creative director at EYM Productions. Jay enjoys photography and the company of like-minded individuals. Jay has worked with a number of small businesses.
Jay’s hobbies: Photography, martial arts, television production, filmmaking and Latin dance.
Jay’s favorite quote: “In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.” – Ansel Adams.
She has collaborated on content marketing projects with several well-established Boston-based entrepreneurs and start-ups. She also works as a trained English instructor for a private education company in South Korea.
Jessica’s hobbies: Podcasting, blogging, writing, spoken poetry, and sketching.
Jessica’s favorite quote: “I am learning everyday to allow the space between where I want to be and where I am to inspire me and not terrify me.”
A professional fashion and portrait photographer of Emily Bryn. Emily left a small town in Vermont to pursue her dream in photography right out of high school. Emily attended the ten-month tech program at Hallmark Institute of Photography. Emily spent three years building up her business and expanding her knowledge in the field. During this time, Emily assisted Cy Cr on a project for Golf Digest, assisted with Rick Freedman getting ready for shoots, as well as photographing fashion shows and designers such as Ella Tang, Natalia from Project Runway, and Cornelius, who appeared on the same season as Natalia. She also photographed some headshots for an author who works for NASA. Emily just loves to make beautiful images that speak to people and cause that “wow” factor!
Hiking in deep wood trails and taking day trips to faraway places.
Emily’s favorite quote: “If nothing changed, there would be no butterflies.” – Walt Disney.
Emma is a rising senior at Purdue University, where she is studying Retail Management. She created her own blog while she was in high school and regularly takes photos and shoots for her site. Emma is also a content creator for the LaLa, a blog catered towards college women, which also includes photoshoots and writing articles. Her blog: http://emmastyleguide.blogspot.com
Emma’s hobbies: Reading, shopping, going to coffee shops, and blogging.
Emma’s favorite quote: “Be silly, be honest, be kind.” – -Ralph Waldo Emerson