Loyal to my roots and proud to call Santa Barbara my home town, I draw much of my artistic style from the aesthetics and culture of my surroundings. As a California native, I am influenced by “West Coast” beach and street culture. An energy that I define as laid back, but physically active with a particular draw to hanging loose and being in a state of creative flow. Whether it be skateboarding, surfing, hiking, yoga, or painting a mural, I feel a sense of connection to my community and home in a way that can only be expressed through embodying this particular lifestyle.
My goal in working together is to solve your creative needs by combining my taste of aesthetics and matching them to your business goals.
I am a University of Arizona college graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and a technical certificate in Graphic Design from Santa Barbara City College. I have spent the past 10 years building a career in internet technology and business development and I am professionally trained in project management, digital marketing, graphic design, and speak native Spanish.
After working in the Action Sports Industry for 6 years, holding a seat on the sales staff of skateboarding’s legendary Powell-Peralta, and then as retail marketing manager at Neff Headwear, I decided to pursue my dreams of becoming a graphic artist and transitioning my skill set to solving creative challenges my Clients were having in their businesses.
My work with SLTWTR Digital Creative Agency as a creative Creative Project Manager has included clients such as Channel Island Surfboards, Seymour Duncan Guitar Pick-Ups, SeaVees Shoes, and The French Press.
Succeeding SLTWTR, I was offered another Project Manager role at ONTRAPORT, a software as a service enterprise that provides technical solutions for entrepreneurs and small businesses with digital marketing automation tools. As a member of the Operations Team, it was my job to create and maintain systems that ensured maximum efficiency, accountability, and flexibility for my teammates and stakeholders, ultimately enabling ONTRAPORT to deliver on its promise of alleviating the the burden of technology with an all in one solution so their Clients can deliver their value to the world.
After two years at ONTRAPORT, my fiance proposed to me and asked me to move to the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii to help him with his restaurant BREAKERS. Although I have had a different career path than my family, my Italian and Mexican heritage is seeded in the restaurant business. Growing up in Santa Barbara, my family owned and operated The Chase Bar and Grill for 17 years, followed by Emilio's Ristorante & Bar, Presto Pasta, Primo Pasta, Dargan’s Irish Pub, Mizza Artisan Pizza and Italian Cuisine, and the world famous La Super-Rica Taqueria. With that being said, having a restaurant in our family is near and dear to my heart.
I am currently living in Haleiwa, Hawaii and assisting my husband with his restaurant project and taking freelance Clients for graphic design, ONTRAPORT implementation, and creative problem solving.
Please feel free to contact me and download my resume here or connect with me on LinkedIn.