I met Kelli when I was a student at VCU. She worked in student affairs and oversaw the Activities Programming Board. She was goals then and she is goals now! Kelli's resume includes an extensive background in entertainment and entrepreneurship and at the core of it all is her love for Richmond, VA. She owns the Urban Hangsuite, a coffee shop in Jackson Ward. She also host a podcast called Coffee with Strangers. She is also associated with Richmond Black Restaurant Experience and the Jackson Ward Collective. Both focusing on promoting black entrepreneurs in Richmond. You can follow Kelli on IG @likethefruit @urbanhangsuiterva @jacksonwardcollective @rbrexperience @rvastranger
The Urban Hangsuite Location: 304 East Broad St, Richmond, VA
The multi-faceted, super talented Ms. Porter. Tinea is an amazing hair stylist and designer that embodies her own eclectic style, which is one of the reasons I love her! Tinea is owner of the Green Room salon. She is one of the few people I allow to cut and color my hair. A cute cut, highlights, color...she got you. Tinea is also a part of The Fun Aunties, a podcast hosted on Clubhouse, Mondays @ 9pm. Tinea never ceases to amaze me with her creativity and ability to be dynamic. To book appointments, visit www.vagaro.com/tgrbeauty. Be sure to follow her on IG @msporterdidit @thegreenroom_tgrbeauty @funauntiespod.
Tinita and I go all the way back to our teenage years and have stayed in contact ever since. Tinita is an award winning and published writer, poet and public speaker. She is releasing a new children's book called Torrie the Great, featuring her adorable 4 year old daughter Torrie. She previously released two other children's books called Dear Son and Dear Daughter, which are poetic letters of affirmations for children. In addition, Tinita has a podcast called On this Journey, an inspirational podcast empowering women to find joy in the journey. Tinita's ability to be real, open and vulnerable has always inspired me and is what makes her such a dynamic writer and poet. I can't wait to see what's in store for her and Torrie the Great. You can check out her site www.tinitatennant.com or follow her on IG @tinitatennant @onthisjourneypodcast @torriethegreat.
Chantel is a healthcare professional, restaurant owner and Independent Travel Agent. She enjoys taking advantage of all that life has to offer.
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