Most of Stephanie's adult life was spent in broadcasting, communications and public relations. After working her way into the public eye as a sports content creator, she landed her first "beat gig" with a small newspaper in Plano, Texas. She quickly caught the eye of a larger community paper which gave her a platform. She would have regular segments on Fox Sports Radio with Tony Bruno and that lead to a morning drive radio co-host and news director job in McKinney, Texas at KLAK-FM.
Naturally, the years of experience and knowledge would take her on a journey that had her assisting and advising many Dallas names. She's led campaigns, rallied communities and advised corporations. Through all of that, she always had a love of the creative.
An artist - a photographer - "a creative INTJ" - Stephanie enjoyed blending the "rules" and "boundaries" with the possibilities that lay within them. While her love of the communications industry never left her heart, she wanted to be able to get into an industry she always loved from a distance - the beauty industry.
It would be a tumor in 2011 that would give her the push to do so.
It was September when she would be diagnosed with Stage 3, Grade 3, BRCA1+ Invasive Ductal Carcinoma --- Breast Cancer. It would take nearly a full year to process through chemotherapy and the many subsequent surgeries. It was while she was sick and recovering that she watched endless episodes of Tabatha's Salon Takeover - a television show on BRAVO. While watching, she made the promise: "If I get through this, I'm going to do that." It was the blend of analytics, science and creativity that drew her to the beauty industry. Naturally, as a research fanatic, she figured the way into the business was with some proper training, first…
Six weeks after her final reconstructive surgery, Stephanie had her first day of beauty school.
Since that day, she's managed to get her license, become trained in cosmetology education and also grow in her craft - all while keeping up with her corporate understanding and appreciation of human communications. An Erin Tierney Kramp Scholar, she proudly took the time to complete an additional degree with El Centro College (Mass Communications) in Dallas, Texas. Her love of communications and beauty have blended, allowing her to be a consistent translator of "the why" to her clients and professional associates.
Currently she is working on merging all of her expertise with certificates through IBM and Duke University in Data Science and programming.
She lives in Dallas, Texas with her husband and neurotic dog, Brenden.
She also, proudly, has two adult sons, Brian & Bobby, which she will likely talk about at your next hair appointment.
- Licensed Beauty Professional
- Trained Cosmetology Educator
- Mass Communications, El Centro College
- PR / Communications / Reputation Management
- Information and Research
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CURRENTLY WORKING ON:
Introduction to Data Science (certificate) - IBM
- Includes education in platforms and languages such as Jupyter & Python, Zepplin Notebooks and usage in them
TECH & RESEARCH KNOWLEDGE:
HTML5, UBB, Markdown Language
Adobe Creative & Photography.
BEAUTY - RELATED CERTIFICATIONS:
Aveda (Cosmetology & Cosmetology Educator);
Continuing Education: Hairdreams, Babe Hair, Klix, Bellami Professional, HairUWear.
EXPERIENCE & PROFICIENCY:
- American Cancer Society, The Bridge Breast Network
- Creative capacities and in public relations
Broadcasting, Print & Photo Journalism
Management, Coaching, Leadership & Consulting
Graphic / Digital Art & Photography
What is Data Science? by IBM. Certificate earned April 2019
Open Source Tools - IBM. Certificate earned April 2019
IBM Data Science Methodology. Certificate earned April 2019
Supply Chain Logistics - Rutgers. Certificate earned April 2019
Featured Speaker: Real Men Wear Pink DFW - American Cancer Society at Cowboy's Stadium
Creative Director: Staff and Student Memorial Exhibit - El Centro College; Dallas, Texas
Participant: Student Show - 2 pieces shown - El Centro College; Dallas, Texas
Participant: The Common Book Project in conjunction with national speaker - El Centro College
Elected President: Visual Arts Club - El Centro College; Dallas, Texas
Muralist: Deep Ellum Hair Studio; Dallas, Texas
Phi Theta Kappa
stock Photographer: Getty Images
Still Photographer: SharmStrong Entertainment / Raj Sharma, Comedian
El Centro - Visual Arts Club - Treasurer
Muralist: The Anvil Pub - Dallas, Texas
Muralist: Dallas Police Association - Dallas, Texas
Photojournalist and contributing blogger: Plano Balloon Festival
Speaker: The Bridge Breast Network at Attorneys Serving the Community
Awarded: Erin Tierney Kramp scholar - El Centro College; Dallas, Texas
Photojournalist: Wildflower Arts and Music Festival - D Magazine Front Row / Stock Photographer: Getty Images
Still Photographer: La Divina Burlesque
Photography: USA Today - 10 places to brunch for the new year - Anvil Pub
Still Photographer: "Kill the Czar" - Independent film with James Franco
Photojournalist: D'Angelo's Second Coming - D Magazine - Dallas
Photojournalist: Marina and the Diamonds - D Magazine
Photojournalist: Wildflower Arts & Music Festival - D Magazine; City of Richardson, Tx
Commercial Photography: Stonedeck Pizza Pub - Dallas
Photojournalist: USA Film Festival - Dallas
Stock Photographer: Getty Images
Stonedeck Pizza Pub - Commercial Photography