Meredith Smyth is the founder of Smyth House, a Phoenix based Interior Design firm. After 15 years in Marketing, Meredith decided it was time to chase her passion for Interior Design and embarked on an entirely new journey. After spending more than a decade in Chicago, Meredith returned to her roots in Phoenix to pour back into the quickly growing community.
Today, nearly five years later, the company services clients throughout the Valley and across the country. From luxury new build and home renovations to furnishing and decor, Smyth House recognizes that every client is standing in front of something exciting and complex. They believe when confidence and trust come together with incredible design, people are inspired to push their own boundaries to discover potential beyond their imagination.
Jessica got her start making costumes for a small youth theatre in Arizona when she was 16. A few years later, she moved to LA to attend fashion school and has been working steadily in film/tv ever since. Starting out as an assistant costume designer, she quickly progressed to costume designer for films and tv. Projects have taken her to Seattle, New Orleans, New Mexico, Texas and Washington DC.
Jessica has been in both the Costume Designers Guild and the Costumers Union for over a decade. Her work can also be seen on screens, in print, as well as digitally and she considers herself extremely lucky to be a part of the House Of Cards team that has received an Emmy Nomination and back to back Costume Designers Guild Award Nominations. Jessicas tenure in the film industry opened her eyes to just how terribly exclusive the fashion industry was. She was appalled at lack of representation of all women in products, advertisements, choices- so she new she could do better. With the help of a local fashion incubator in Arizona, Jessica was able to launch Naked Rebellion in six short months. Naked Rebellion is an inclusive lingerie line with 9 shades of nude- a nude shade for EVERY woman on earth.
Karen Mitchell is a business owner and photographer of Élan Photographie Studio. Since 2008, it’s helped to shape who she is through the nuances of business. Karen’s work has been featured in publications such as DWELL and InStyle Magazine. She works with small companies, large corporations, and celebrities, all along the way wrestling through the learning of insuring a great experience, reliable services as she’s produced thousands of photos along the way for company’s marketing needs. She’s excited to incorporate some of her experience of being an extroverted sole business owner, and efficiencies learned to encourage a smoother juggle of personal and business life.
As a marketing arm of the photography company in 2017 Karen launched her lifestyle blog, Fortitude and Finn. This has expanded her reach to companies vastly and scaled her business in refreshing ways.
Karen’s work has been featured on/in: Vail Mag + Mountain Living Magazine + Hygge Life’s book Dwell, Gather, Be. She has worked in partnership with Parachute Home, The BROADMOOR Resort, BHLDN, Formulary 55, NUNA Stroller Company, and more.
Sarah is an attorney and creator of The Legal Shoppe, which provides service based businesses with easy to use contracts and legal templates. After a decade of hustling hard in business ownership and competing in the high stress legal field, Sarah had achieved the business success she thought she dreamed of, but at the expense of completely burning out. When burnout turned into a health scare, Sarah hit the reset button, and used her experiences to forge a path of growth, personal fulfillment, and revitalize her career to build a business that not only serves her clients, but also a lifestyle she truly loves.
Sarah is passionate about supporting women to create everything they could possibly want from life and business, and actively participates in several women’s entrepreneurial organizations.
Ello! My full name is Afiniki but I go by Afi or Afi Like Taffy! I was born in West Africa, Nigeria, raised in North London, Highgate & i fell in love & married an American man & we’ve lived in Scottsdale for 15 years. I’m a Style Advisor, Wardrobe Consultant & a Style & Lifestyle Influencer. Crediting my international businessman Father for my love of fashion, watching him order bespoke suits from London at a young age grew my love of textures, patterns & style.
Judi Holler is a keynote speaker, podcaster, best-selling author, and entrepreneur who imagines a world where the word regret has been eliminated from the conversation.
For the last decade, Judi has built an enterprise that includes a robust keynote speaking business, a top 13% podcast on iTunes, and a publishing arm that has created a line of personal development products that has gotten the attention of clients like Four Seasons, Ford Motor Company, Marriott, Bank of America, T-Mobile, The Boston Red Sox, The Ritz Carlton, and more.
She’s the lady behind Elly and Nora, calling the shots, directing the team, and making the magic.
She loves collaborating, community, and coffee. Alliteration is clearly her favorite literary device and she’s a fierce advocate for the Oxford comma. Before Sara founded Elly and Nora, she spent the greater part of her career helping non-profits, authors, and lifestyle brands in marketing, public relations, communications, and everything in between.
She loves good food, deep conversation, and the thrill of a perfect thrift store find. She’s an Enneagram 8 and knows that Heaven is filled with the best books.
She’s passionate about helping her clients achieve results that grow their income and ultimately their impact.
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