Holly is the Editor-in-Chief at Hypepotamus. As someone who has built a career around being “startup-adjacent”, she believes that founding a company is simultaneously the most terrifying and courageous thing you can do in the business world.
Monica and her cousin started their candle business as gifts for teachers and friends. With the confidence from her love of sales, she began cold-calling stores for wholesale opportunities. Once orders picked up, Monica searched for a production line and found it in a not-for-profit that she taught the skill to and paid to produce orders.
Brynn was an art major in college and I learned the technical skills to be an "artist". What she didn't learn, though, was how to be a successful artist in today's world. She was lucky enough to intern/apprentice underneath a close friend who was about 5 years ahead in her career. After working for two years, Brynn felt confident to go out on her own and do the same. She has been a full time painter for over three years now.
Jessica Levin has lived and breathed advertising and marketing for over 20 years. She loves every conversation from digging into what brands stand for and where they differ. To Jessica, there are so many puzzle pieces to build as a plan rolls into place thinking about how the message can be translated to emails, social posts, blogs for a website. Jessica now works with teams to define their audience and customers.
Mikhaela started out exploring photography in a non-traditional high school, where she took college-like courses, focused on her desired career path. She went on to study photography at Boston University, a branch in Washington, DC. Mikhaela has been in the industry for 10 years and worked with magazines, weddings, real estate and many major corporate events.