Founder + Creative Director – Glitter Guide | San Francisco, California
While working as a recruiting director for a financial services firm, Taylor Sterling started a style blog. She eventually turned that blog into her full-time gig, and together with a partner launched Glitter Guide, an online lifestyle magazine with fresh, inspiring content for women, in 2011. Today, in addition to running GG, Taylor is a mom of two. She believes in doing the best you can at whatever you do while also being gentle with yourself.
Creative Director – One Kings Lane | New York, New York
Women’s Wear Daily once called Jon Tutolo “America’s Next Top Modeling Agent.” After working just three years at Trump Model Management (yes, that Trump), Jon was named president of the agency. He later returned to his hometown of Dallas to open a home furnishings store before becoming creative director at Kim Dawson and then art director at Neiman Marcus. A man who believes in taking chances, Jon is back in New York at the brilliant One Kings Lane.
Hilary Rose Walker
Lead Photo Stylist – Magnolia | Waco, Texas
Hilary Rose Walker comes from a family of artists and entrepreneurs, and after getting an interior design degree, she chose that same path. All kinds of companies, from corporations to publications — including The Magnolia Home, the magazine from Chip and Joanna Gaines, seek her interior- and prop-styling skills. She believes in constantly evolving as a creative and contemplating the “why” of life and work.
CoFounder + Chief Creative Officer – Sugarfina | Los Angeles, California
Rosie O’Neill has a passion for business and an even bigger passion for candy. Before starting California-based Sugarfina, the UCLA grad had an impressive corporate career that included three years at Mattel as director of marketing. She left her comfortable role to start the artisan sweets company with her fiancé after attending a screening for Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
While looking for a job after graduating from college, Alli Koch started painting. Once friends and others started buying and sharing her work on Instagram, she realized she didn’t need to keep looking for a job — she had a job! Three years later, Alli K Design is a custom calligraphy and illustration company. Alli believes in not only creating but also teaching. She hosts workshops, gives private lessons and just released her first book, How to Draw Modern Florals.
Adam + Alicia Rico
Founders + Creative Directors – Bows + Arrows | Dallas, Texas
Bows + Arrows is dedicated to the creation of beauty via the art of floral design. The husband and wife team, which left New York to start their Texas-based company and a family, gather inspiration from the local landscape and working with seasonal flora. Their philosophy is found in nature and the couple’s work – which has landed in countless national magazines – is a reflection of what is natural, lush, relaxed and overgrown.
Inspiration – Author + Motivational Speaker
Tony Bridwell is the author of The Difference Maker, A Simple Fable About Making A Difference In The Life of Others and The King Maker, A Leadership Story Of Integrity and Purpose. He was the Chief People Officer for Brinker International (parent company of Chili’s and Maggiano’s) and is a highly recognized leader in corporate culture, leadership, development, and human resources.
Camille Elena is an inspirational Dallas blogger and influencer that focuses on inspiring moms and women. She collaborates with local and national brands to monetize and create eye-catching, authentic content for her social media and website channels. She is a pro at gaining rapid growth on social media and captivating an incredibly engaged audience with her real talk and topics.
Anna Cobbs is the creator of Fleurdille, a beautiful Dallas-based blog and social media account featuring her love for fashion, food, motherhood and travel. The mother of two young girls is also a part-time speech therapist. Anna is a shining example of a working woman that has found a way to balance mom life, a day job and lucrative passion project.
Retail Strategy – Specialty Retail: SHOP Companies
Brittney Freed works with small companies to brand names (Warby Parker, Lululemon) across the US to find a home in the ever-changing brick and mortar landscape. She has a keen sense for emerging trends and peoples’ spending/shopping habits. Her passion is to help companies grow and introduce innovative merchandising approaches. She formerly worked in fashion PR in LA and at JCPenney.
Justin + Josh Tarin
Branding – Owners: Visionary Playground
Justin and Josh Tarin are brothers and the brains behind Visionary Playground, a Dallas creative agency that focuses on branding, graphic design, marketing, advertising and visual content and strategy. The Dallas-based company has collaborated with Lululemon, Forever 21, Disney and other big brands. Justin has a music background (and Grammy nomination!) while Josh holds financial degrees.
Digital Marketing – Digital Strategist: Buzzshift
Allison Dupuis is passionate about assisting companies position their products and services to stand out in a digital space and help find their primary niche audience. Her background is in social media, copywriting and research. Her expertise in human behavior and strategic planning has allowed her to specialize in content, social media and creative strategy for other companies through her role at Buzzshift.