Originally from Guyana, South America, my family moved to Pittsburgh in the 80’s and I’ve lived there ever since. At the age of 19, I started my first business called MyStyle, offering image consulting, styling and personal shopping services. I began my professional career working for a world renowned luxury retailer managing markets in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York, specializing in Sales, Service, Community Outreach and Events as well as Corporate Training throughout the US. In 2011, I started my second company, Straightforward Consulting, offering HR and Business Development services to small businesses, startups and nonprofit organizations. In 2012, I began blogging to share my knowledge and experience of business, family and everything else. In 2013 I the social enterprise, Barrels to Beethoven, for steelpan preservation, education and innovation, after performing and teaching about the steelpan for most of my life. I am currently working on a new social enterprise with my husband for youth development. I am a busy wife, mother of three young girls, and all about family. I’m living a fulfilled and exceptional life… by design.