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Heather Hopson
Founder & Communications Director

From:
Pittsburgh Born & Raised

Foundation:
Michigan State University, B.A. Journalism, Maryland Department of Education, Standard Professional Teaching Certificate English 7-12, Leadership Pittsburgh, Leadership Development Initiative XXIV

Fave:
Kidsburgh! Taking daughter everywhere from the the science center to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Fact:
Received Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh Award from The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments, which later led to the growth of SingleMomDefined.com and an invitation to the White House

Bringing 20+ years of experience at communications and marketing firms, nonprofits, school districts and television stations across the country and overseas, Heather Hopson uses traditional and modern media to develop and implement large-scale, proven strategies. Connect with Heather on LinkedIn

Farah Middleton
Project Management Director

From:
Pittsburgh Born & Raised

Foundation:
University of Pittsburgh, B.A. Communications

Fave:
Family! Grandparents celebrated 65 years of marriage and welcomed 15 children and more than 30 grandchildren into their home.

Fact:
Founded The Cupcake Crew, a mother and sons baking business and home of the original Strawberry Moscato cupcake

Bringing 20+ years of exceeding sales goals at Fortune 500 companies, including Coca Cola, Verizon and Yellow Pages, Farah Middleton serves as the director of event planning and project management. Connect with Farah on LinkedIn. Connect with Farah on LinkedIn

Sonya Singleton
Creative Administration Director

From:
Belle Vernon, PA, Resides in Pittsburgh, PA

Foundation:
BS of Administration, Pennsylvania State University

Fave:
I love Pittsburgh's bridges, the Steelers and most of all my family.

James Middleton
Community Development Consultant

Fawn Washington
Operations Consultant

From:
Pittsburgh Born & Raised

Foundation:
Western School of Health and Business Careers

Fave:
Garfield Gallery Crawls

Fact:
Free Store Penn Hills Co-Founder

Bringing 20+ years of accounts payable and client and office management experience at Thermal Industries and Kerotest Manufacturing, Fawn Washington ensures operations run smoothly. Connect with Fawn on LinkedIn.

Yvette Shipman
DEI Consultant

From:
DC Metro Area Native, Pittsburgh Transplant

Foundation:
Duquesne University, M.A. Social & Public Policy, University of the District of Columbia, B.A. Mass Communications, CORO Women in Leadership XVII

Fave:
Diverse Circle of Friends

Fact:
Pittsburgh Summit Against Racism Coordinator

Bringing 20+ years of experience, including stints as projects director at an award-winning creative agency in Pittsburgh and co-founder and social justice facilitator at Walk the Talk PGH, Yvette Shipman keeps the peace and advance client's DEI goals. Connect with Yvette on LinkedIn.

Jac Wynn
Web Development Consultant

From:
Pittsburgh Born & Raised

Foundation:
CCAC, Studied Computer Science

Fave:
Potato Patch Fries at Kennywood

Fact:
Serve as Rodman Street Missionary Baptist Church videographer and web developer

Bringing a modern, millennial perspective to the team, Jac Wynn serves as a website and app developer for Motormouth Multimedia. Jac also developed and designed websites for an award-winning creative agency in Pittsburgh. In addition to development, Jac strategically devises an effective user experience for clients and configures servers for best performance and security. Connect with Jac on LinkedIn.

Naomi Ritter
Communications and Marketing Consultant

Tori Snyder
Communications & Marketing Consultant

Merecedes Williams
Community Engagement Consultant

Muffy Mendoza
Community Engagement Consultant

From:
Pittsburgh Born & Raised

Foundation:
Point Park University, B.A. Journalism

Fave:
City skyline and biking trails

Fact:
Founded Pittsburgh Brown Mamas, a 6,000+ member online and in-person organization

Bringing 20+ years of journalism experience, including local media companies Sheridan Broadcasting Network and the New Pittsburgh Courier, Cindy Mendoza shares diverse stories and mobilizes communities to engage in client campaigns. Connect with Cindy on LinkedIn.

Corey Lankford
Multimedia Production Consultant

From:
Pittsburgh Born & Raised

Foundation:
Geneva College, B.A. Theater Communications

Fave:
The Carnegie Science Center, The Cultural Theater District, and The Strip District on Saturday Mornings

Fact:
Wrote and produced Hellway To Heaven; a sold-out, live theatrical tour traveling through life, death and heaven.

Bringing 20+ years of experience in stage theater, writing, public speaking, photography and film, Corey Lankford uses traditional and modern media to connect to audiences. He serves as the CEO of Cwlcreatives LLC, offering film, photography, editing and music services. Connect with Corey on Facebook.

Tee Jay Johnson
Multimedia Production Consultant

From:
San Antonio, TX, Pittsburgh Transplant

Foundation:
University of Pittsburgh

Fave:
The best thing about Pittsburgh is the skyline. I have lived in several cities and Pittsburgh (by far) has the best view!

Fact:
Bringing 30+ years of radio, television and video production experience, TeeJay Johnson combines a unique approach with practical strategies to each project.

Brett Allen
Multimedia Production Consultant

From:
Born & Raised

Foundation:
University of Pittsburgh, B.A. Communications
New York Film Academy, Line Producing Certification

Fave:
Potato Patch Fries at Kennywood

Fact:
The best part about Pittsburgh is the people.

Bringing more than 15+ years of film and video production experience to the set, Brett Allen has worked his way up from a production assistant to a director and executive producer. He has produced countless projects, including "The Kill Point," "Mysteries of Pittsburgh," "Con,” and "Shepard" through production companies, including his very own UwebTV. Connect with Brett on LinkedIn.

James White
Multimedia Production Consultant

From:
Born & Raised

Foundation:
ITT Tech, Associates Computers & Electronics

Fave:
My favorite thing about Pittsburgh is the food and the people.

Fact:
Selected to participate in the national BMe Genius program, which changes the narrative told about Black America through asset-framing

Bringing 15+ years of experience to the film, video production and entertainment industry, Jay White looks through a multicultural marketing lens and affirms that the camera saved his life. He believes that the best way to serve the community is to capture its beauty through film. He has produced seven documentaries, five short films and one feature film entitled Everyday Hustle. Connect with Jay on LinkedIn.

Lindsay Garvin
Multimedia Production Consultant

From:
Columbia, SC Native, Pittsburgh Transplant

Foundation:
Central Pennsylvania College, B.A. Business Administration

Fave:
My favorite thing about Pittsburgh is telling authentic stories through my lens.

Fact:
Received the Excellence in Community Engagement, Rising Star photography award and contributed to Stand Up, the Black Women Art Gallery Display highlighting the George Floyd protest in Pittsburgh.

Bringing several years of photography experience, including real estate and documentary photography, Lindsay B. Garvin is committed to increasing the visibility of important issues and promoting positive images of people of color. Connect with Lindsay on LinkedIn.

Monica Garrison
Multimedia Production Consultant

From:
Pittsburgh Born & Raised

Foundation:
Robert Morris University, Business Admin

Fave:
Love the “big little” town feel of Pittsburgh, the rich food and the art culture.

Fact:
Serves on the Bike PGH Board of Directors and founded the national non-profit Black Girls Do Bike Inc., which was recently featured in a Ford Bronco Sport campaign and secured sponsorships from Ford, Trek Bikes and Weight Watchers.

Bringing more than 20+ years of photography experience to the firm, Monica Godfrey captures everything from professional headshots and glamorous fashion events to live performances and documentary images, resulting in stunning product images. Connect with Monica on LinkedIn.

James Middleton
Office Assistant

Julian Middleton
Intern

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