Team

 

Heather Roma
FOUNDER // PRODUCER

Island born, east coast bred and west coast at heart, Heather Elizabeth Roma is a lover of all things beauty and a trailblazer at the core. Founder at The Westside Collective, and owner/designer of AMORROMA and Growler Goods, her brands have been featured in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, In Style, People and Sunset magazine to name a few. Her brands have been found at Free People, Urban Outfitters and other exceptional retailers.  Heather is a proud member of Fashion Mamas, the first network for influential mothers who work in fashion and creative industries.

 

Caroline Mauro
PRODUCER

Caroline is a creative tried and true, working as a certified image consultant, brand specialist, stylist and art director for hundreds of brands. As an in-house Digital Stylist for Barneys New York followed by Ruelala, Caroline was responsible for styling all digital collateral: creating concepts and imagery for marketing campaigns, styling editorials and lookbooks as well as stop motion styling, production and prop and set design. Combining a youthful energy and versatile eye, she continues to freelance for companies like Alex + Ani, Converse, Free People and Google. Caroline is also the Founder and Creative Director of lifestyle brand Inda Creations which blends her passions and loves seamlessly.

 

 

Stephanie Stuart
PRODUCER

Inspired by her years dressing actors for film and TV, LA-Based designer Stephanie Stuart developed a unique visual storytelling style. Lending her cinematic eye to every project, she envisioned her store The Golden State, a California road trip experience come to life through a tightly curated collection from clothing to home goods.  Her relaxed West Coast approach makes her a favorite among California’s influencers and elite, her work featured in Los Angeles Magazine, Sunset Magazine, The NY Times and more.

 

 

Michelle Chaplin
PRODUCER
Michelle Chaplin was  born in Los Angeles and has a degree in Fashion Design. Art, Food, Fashion, Architecture and Travel are all of the things that inspire her designs and give Michelle the passion she uses in all of her work. With over 18 years of professional experience in the Fashion Industry, Michelle has expertise in Apparel Design, Styling, Creative Direction,  Branding, Content Creation and Social Media Management . Founder and designer of Cult Kids Clothing Brand Ultra Violet Kids, her brand has been featured in Vogue, Babiekins, Hooligans and Harpers Bazaar Magazines to name a few.  Michelle has a laid back sense of style but a great attention to detail giving her work that cool California Cool look that so many brands crave.

 

 

 

Anais Ganouna
SOCIAL MEIDA OPTIMIZATION SPECIALIST
Anais is a thorough consultant who brings passion and knowledge to each new assignment.  Before launching Frank + Anais, she helmed two thriving ventures - one specializing in family, maternity, newborn and personal milestones and the other focusing on visual branding for architects, developers and other corporations.  Anais focuses her expertise on highlighting the true identity behind a brand's values via branded content, social media strategy and influencer marketing.  Focusing on brands and influencers who share common interests with her own company, Anais is bringing into focus their commitment to social responsibility and giving back to the planet and their communities.  Anais's work has been featured in numerous high-profile publications and websites including Forbes, Elle Decor, CNN Travel, Travel & Leisure , Harper's Bazaar, Ocean Drive, Jetsetter, Hotbook and USA Today.

 

 

Philip Otto
SPACIAL DESIGNER

Philip Otto is an entrepreneur, creative leader, designer and founder of Seeds & Growth. Creating systems, as well as spaces, that maximize value engineering for design and construction.  Philip’s interest in retail, environments, and experience began with a position at Comme des Garcons after college. He continued on this path with positions at the Exploratorium Museum in San Francisco, and at the Headlands Center for the Arts, where he worked on projects with world class artists and creatives.  As a cultural anthropologist turned designer, Philip seeks to explore the intersection between architecture, design, art, and culture. In his career, he has maintained dialog between these interconnected worlds. Philip has worked across a variety of platforms to create environments that are both practical and poetic. He has had the privilege to work with some of the premier brands in the world including Free People, The North Face, Coca-Cola International, Levi’s, Nike, Undefeated, Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters and of course REI.

 

 

 

Jessica Cure
EVENT DIRECTOR // CANNABIS INDUSTRY EXPERT

Jessica Cure is a seasoned entrepreneur, market development specialist, and wellness advocate.  Jessica Cure is the founder of Cure Designs. Leveraging her degrees in both Marketing and Interior Design, and as a cannabis industry operator for ten years, Cure Designs provides sought-after creative business strategy consulting services to top tier cannabis companies. Clients include all parts of the cannabis supply chain.  Cure is co-founder and former Chief Executive Officer of Emerald Exchange, an innovative cannabis creative agency and award winning events company. With a focus on craft cannabis, sustainability, education, community and brand building.  A medical cannabis patient, Jessica strives to create opportunities for communities to gather, connect, learn, grow and heal. 

 

 

 

Devin Slatas
VISUAL DESIGNER
Devin Slatas is a Southern California based visual designer incredibly passionate and focused on helping brands find their niche through visual identities, logos, websites, and illustration.   She is dedicated to launching your project with extensive research, creative branding and marketing.  She has an artistic eye for precision and detail and creates conceptual designs that will improve your business and inspire. Devin has had the pleasure of working with brands such as Google, Amazon, Apple, Outerknown, Rachel Zoe, Paige Denim, Umami Burger and other exceptional individuals and companies.   

 

 

Debbie Lechtman
COPYWRITER
Debbie Lechtman is a writer and jeweler based out of Los Angeles. She has a degree in Magazine Journalism from Syracuse University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of San Francisco. In the past, she has written for a wide variety of publishers and brands, ranging from More, Seventeen, and Brides magazine to independent fashion boutiques, book publishers, and green energy companies. When she is not writing, you can find Debbie traveling the world or working on her jewelry brand, Roots Metals, inspired by her eclectic heritage and upbringing in the Middle East and Latin America. 

 

Trina Yin
PHOTOGRAPHER

Trina Yin is Topanga based and a California native.  She has been a photographer for over a decade, specializing in fashion, lifestyle and portraits. While living in New York, Trina shot backstage for fashion shows, editorial content and fashion PR houses.  Trina is trained in both studio and natural light.  She’s no frills and a fast shooter. Trina enjoys  connecting her subjects and brands on an authentic level.  She has had the pleasure of working with brands like Naeem Khan and Shopbop and is on the vision team for the charity A Walk On Water. 

 

Vanessa Bulger
PHOTOGRAPHER // VIDEOGRAPHER

Montauk, New York instilled the east coast work ethic within Vanessa. Kauai, Hawaii ingrained an aloha spirit.  So, she split the difference and made California her home. When she's not wave sliding or traveling the world, she is creating motions pictures for music videos and taking lifestyle and fashion photographs. Vanessa has worked with countless companies including Glamour Magazine, Shape Magazine, Marc Jacobs and Guess brands. Vanessa wants to fall in love with as many things as possible and she believes that life is all about the lifestyle.

 

Sadi Eliyesil
VIDEOGRAPHER

A multinational filmmaker, Sadi specializes in screenwriting, producing, directing, cinematography, and editing. After 5 years of marketing consultant life in Turkey, he turned to his life long dream of becoming a film director. Having completed his graduate degree in filmmaking in New York Film Academy in L.A. he is capable in producing curated promotional content for artists, venues and companies. His knowledge of equipment and software, alongside his global perspective and education, enable him to produce unique top quality content. Currently developing his own feature movie he looks to expand his network and eventually open his production powerhouse in Los Angeles.

 

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