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Community Spotlights

At bloom we aim to shine a light on individuals inspiring and empowering others. The men and women below especially stood out to us as great role models. Click their pictures to read more about each of these leaders. Have someone to recommend for a feature? Nominate them with the form at the bottom of this page!

Sharman Nittoli
Founder of Live Your Bloom

Sharman is committed to helping Late Bloomers of any age discover renewed purpose and fulfillment through the sharing of life skills, stories and songs.

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Brittany and Courtney
Founders of Protea Lane

Protea Lane was inspired by the strength of being a mama, our friends' stylish ways, the courage to do something different, and the joy of all things pretty. 

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Jennifer Refat
Founder of Craftic

Jen is a master crafter and the founder of Craftic- a DIY platform with craft tutorials all about using what you've got.

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Cait Hess
Graphic Designer and Brand Marketing Specialist

This community spotlight is on Cait, founder of Cait Hess Design. Cait used rejection to re-direct and used a loss as an opportunity to follow her dreams of helping others succeed!

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Pascha Shepard
Planner Icon and Wellness & Mental Health Activist

Pascha is a mom, planner icon, and wellness and mental health activist.

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Jhenelle Anglin
MBA Student, Spoonie/ Chronic Illness Warrior

Jhenelle has been an active member in our bloom community throughout 2020 and we are so lucky to know her. She is sweet, smart, and full of heart!

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Lorena Hixson
Owner of Passion and Growth

Lorena Hixson, founder of Passion & Growth, has an incredible story to share with our community. She has gone through so much adversity and still continues to thrive.

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Brittany Brown
Blogger, Disney Fanatic, and bloom Community Member

Britt is a blogger, Disney fanatic, and an avid member of our bloom community! We are so inspired by Britt and we know you will be too!


Kelly, Jill, Martina, and Laura
Wings For Success Team

Wings for Success was formed in 1997 by a group of women who saw that having work-appropriate attire was a barrier to finding a job.

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Dave Sylvester
The Human High Five

Dave is an author, trainer, and first and foremost- a dreamer! He has cycled around the world and has hugged and high fived over 500,000 people in 50 states & 42 countries!

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Kristi Bahgat
Online Business Manager and Personal Development Guru

Kristi is an amazing mama and coach who recently left her “safe” corporate job of 16 years to take the plunge of starting her own business!

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Lauren Ladouceur
Planner Blogger and Personal Development Guru

We saw Lauren's genuine light, spirit, and energy and we knew that we had to connect with her. Lauren is a natural connector, she is compassionate, loving, enthusiastic, optimistic, and a hard worker! 

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Hannah Johnston
Americorps Volunteer

Hannah had an internship with bloom doing graphic design and has helped our team so much. Recently, Hannah spent a year volunteering with Americorps at Tumbleweed in Billings, Montana.

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Kelsey Machado
Interior Designer, Product Creator, Spoonie, and Chronic Illness Warrior

Kelsey won a free private coaching call with bloom co-founders, Kaylyn and Michelle, back in April. In our coaching call, we absolutely fell in love with Kelsey's sweet nature, drive, passion, and determination. We are so inspired by Kelsey's story and we know you will be too.

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Anel Aguirre-Cervantes
Business Owner, Podcast Host, and Total #plannerbabe

We met Anel at Go Wild Vegas in 2019! We are so inspired by Anel's story and drive and we know you will be too!

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Jess Ivey
Singer, Artist, and Eternal Optimist

Jess starting interning for bloom back in the spring of 2019. Jess worked at bloom as a graphic design intern and during her time with us, she has made countless videos, taken countless product pictures, and collaborated on so many social media posts and campaigns.

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Kelly Carpenter
Creator of She, Mindfully

Kelly is passionate and determined and we love her big heart and fearless personality! She, Mindfully was created because I felt the desire to help other young women who may be feeling lost or insecure during their young adult years.

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Corinne DeCristoforo
Small Business Owner, Surfer, and Yogi

Corinne is a small business owner and cousin of bloom intern, Lauren! We are so inspired by Corinne's passion and attitude and we love her vibe!

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Siobhan O'Dwyer
Creative Influencer and Cover Design Collaborator

Siobhan is a creative influencer and pharmacist who splits her time between both of her homes, New York City and California. She began creating as a way of expressing herself during a time of change when she left California to live full time in NYC.

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Rachel Mahalow
Health and Fitness Coach

Rachel was one of our very first bloom brand ambassadors and a close friend of the bloom team. We are so inspired by Rachel's knowledge, drive, and passion!

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Taylor Young
Mother, Nurse, Student,
and #instafamous Planner Babe

Taylor is a full time working momma, practical nurse, full-time nursing student, and #instafamous planner babe!

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Courtney Gabrus
Disability and Mental Awareness Advocate


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Jessica Seib
Full Time Working Mom, Surrogate Mother,
and Etsy Shop Owner

Jessica is a full time working momma, surrogate mother, and Etsy Shop Owner! We are so inspired by Jessica and we know you will be as well!

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Jessica Gingrich
Super #bloomgirl

We are so excited to introduce you to Jessica, one of our most loyal customers who has blown us away with her thoughtfulness, positivity, and kindness. We are in awe of the light that Jessica shines no matter her circumstances.

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Grace Moyd
Founder of WritefullyHis

Grace is the founder of WritefullyHis. We met Grace in 2015 at the Atlanta Gift Show ago and were instantly drawn to her sweet and caring personality.

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Jamie and Tara Levy
Founders of Savvy Sisters Media

Jamie is a graduate of the University of Delaware (just like most of the bloom team) and Tara graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. We are so inspired by Jamie and Tara's story and we know you will be too!

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Cleere Cherry
Founder of Cleerely Stated

We met Cleere a few years ago at the Atlanta Gift Show instantly fell in love with Cleere's bubbly personality, drive, passion, and energy! From the moment we met Cleere, we knew we had a larger story to share together. 

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Stephanie Tini
5 Year Cancer Survivor

We are so inspired by Stephanie's strength and determination! Her story has resonated so deeply with us and we hope it can inspire you as well! Keep reading to learn all about Stephanie's battle with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. 

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Jessica Santander
Founder of Project Moment Designs

Jessica Santander is the Founder of Project Moment Designs! Project Moment Designs is a hand-made jewelry line based out of Tampa, FL designed with a robust mission to empower dreams.

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The Frankel Sisters
A Singer/Songwriter Duet

Lianne and Jaymee Frankel make up The Frankel Sisters, an original band that combines unique three-part arrangements of catchy original pop music that makes crowds sing along.

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Adriana Carrig
Founder and CEO of Little Words Project

Adriana first got her idea for her business as a Sophomore in college, and it has only grown from there. We are so inspired by Adriana's passion to create a culture of kindness among women and her #girlboss attitude! 

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Jodi Cianci
Co-Founder of Shake It Off & Parkinson's Advocate

Jodi was diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson's disease in 2012, and instead of being defeated by this diagnosis, she and her husband used their situation as a platform to further research and awareness for Parkinson's Disease.

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Deanna Saracino
Founder of La Cle

We are so inspired by Denna's passion, drive, energy, and positivity!

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Our Mom's For Mother's Day!
The women who raised the bloom team

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Julia Morsberger
Mama, Teacher, and Girl Boss

Julia Morsberger is a proud full-time working mama and middle school math teacher, wife, organization nut, and #bloomgirl!

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Jessica Joy
Fine Artist and Founder of Project Joy Studio

Jessica is an accomplished artist and total #girlboss! After meeting Jessica last summer in 2018, we knew we had a larger story to share together.

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Cindy Ortiz
Breast Cancer Survivor

Cindy is Breast Cancer Survivor and a total inspiration!

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Rose Gleichowski
Owner/Health Coach at
Ideal Weight Management, LLC

Rose is the Owner and Health Coach at Ideal Weight Management!

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Neely Beattie
bloom's 2017 Cover Design Contest Winner

Neely entered her White Cacti Design in our 2017 Cover Design Contest and she was chosen as the winner by our #bloomgirl community! We are so inspired by her artistic ability, caring heart, and creative and kind spirit!

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Liz Forkin Bohannon
Founder of Sseko Designs

Liz is the founder of Sseko Designs and she is a bright, enthusiastic, caring, and inspiring #girlboss that we can learn a lot from!

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Michelle Tillotson
Aerospace Engineer

Michelle Tillotson is an Aerospace Engineer, and a total #girlboss! We are so inspired by Michelle's passion and energy!

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Tracy Negoshian
Clothing Designer, Entrepreneur & Fashion Enthusiast

Tracy is a women's clothing Designer, Entrepreneur & Fashion Enthusiast! Tracy's personal and company motto is: 'DRESS IN CONFIDENCE' and we believe she inspires others to do just that!

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Avery Beer
Blogger and Mental Health Advocate

Avery is a longtime #bloomgirl and friend. We are so impressed and inspired by Avery and we know you will be too!

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Melissa Sutton
Entrepreneur and Owner of Rooster Naturals

Melissa is a total Renaissance woman! From maintaining her farmette, to running her own business, she does it all! We are so inspired by her passions and drive!

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Brynn Close
Miss Delaware Teen USA

We are so inspired by Brynn's passion and dedication. Read more below about how Brynn spreads so much kindness and positivity through her actions and hard work!

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Kristen Tomlan
Founder and CEO of Dō

Dō is a cookie-dough store located in the West Village of New York City, that sells raw, edible cookie dough in a variety of flavors! Dō has become a tourist destination since its opening in 2017 with lines going down the block and having a wait time of over an hour! 

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Kate Kresser
High School Student and Etsy Shop Owner

We are so inspired by Kate's passion, energy, artistic ability, maturity, and entrepreneurial mindset even at such a young age!

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Miracle Olatunji
Founder of OpportuniME

We are inspired by her drive, passion, and voice for a younger generation. Keep reading to learn more about Miracle and her amazing endeavors as a young entrepreneur!

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Lynda Daring
Founder & CEO, Daring Celebrations

We had the pleasure of meeting Lynda at a Six-Top Breakfast at Bing's Bakery in our hometown of Newark, DE! We instantly fell in love with Lynda's energy, optimism, sincerity, passion, and warmth! 

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Marion Hess
Owner of Kennett Design

Kennett Design is a Paint and Sip Business serving the Maryland, Delaware, and Pennsylvania area! Marion is personally connected to bloom through her daughter and our very own social media expert, Lauren Hess! 

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Vinutha Rattehalli
Graphic Artist

We instantly fell in love with Vinutha's illustrations and we knew our #bloomgirl community would too! Vinutha's design was voted the winner of the contest and she got to see her City Dreams planner come to life!

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Rachael Gilbert
Momma, Business Owner, Influencer,
and Podcast Host

Rachel is a homeschooling momma of 3, business owner, coach, blogger, creator of The Intentional Influencer and podcast host of Real Talk with Rachael.

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Valerie Weisler
Founder & CEO, The Validation Project

Valerie is a sophomore at Muhlenberg College and the CEO of The Validation Project ! We love Valerie's courage, passion, and entrepreneurial drive, and we had to share her amazing story with all of you!

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Sage Schwer
Founder & CEO, Porch Finds

Sage is a fellow University of Delaware alumnus and the founder of Porch Finds! Sage worked as an intern at bloom while she attended the University of Delaware and really helped to form our internship program at bloom!

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Angela Cruz
Health and Fitness Coach

Angela is a long time #bloomgirl and Delaware native just like us! We are so inspired by Angela's passion, drive, heart for others, and motivation to continually bloom into the best version of herself!

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Rachel Tenny
Artist and Mental Health Therapist

We are so inspired by her love and passion for others, big heart, and #girlboss mindset.

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