Born and raised at 55th and Tracy in Kansas City, MO, my first job was at Hardee’s, where I worked for four years until my first semester of college. My college life was very active in which I pledged Zeta Phi Beta at only 19-years old. After completing my undergraduate program, I received a degree in Marketing from Central Missouri State University.
Despite being highly involved on campus, I was a homebody growing up. I was always an avid reader, planner, and dreamer. One of those dreams was to, in some way, empower women while giving back to my beautiful city. I have always had unconditional love for my community.
One day I saw a woman with a shirt that said, “Just a kid from Chicago” and wondered where she got it. I searched online and found that Nike was selling them for all major cities except Kansas City. That inspired me to start my line of Kansas City-themed merchandise. In 2017, I enlisted the help of my friend, Marcus, who is a graphic designer. He generously designed my first tee as a gift for my birthday – and the rest is history!