I've always loved to travel. Starting from elementary school, my family would take advantage of every school holiday to either take road trips or ride an airplane to visit a farther destination. In high school and college, the only way I was able to make it through all my midterms and exams was by planning trips with friends during our breaks. Once married, my husband and I eagerly traveled around the world and discovered our love for food and wine along the way. Even into my 3rd trimester, I flew to Hong Kong in search for an apartment as we embarked on our next adventure on the other side of the world.
The idea for Fly-Tot came after traveling on numerous sleepless flights across the Pacific Ocean with two little ones. While many infants and toddlers can sleep peacefully on long flights, my girls could never sleep more than a couple of hours at a time. And, since the girls wouldn’t always sleep at the same time, I got virtually no rest on these cross-Pacific flights. Thus, along with my husband, a mechanical engineer by training, we designed the original Fly-Tot. With the Fly-Tot, my girls were able to lie nearly flat in their seats, helping them sleep for over six hours on a flight.
I'm a graphic designer, product designer, photographer, producer and visual strategy consultant. I dabble in a lot of things because I'm interested in so many things. But most of all, I'm obsessed with exploring (a.k.a. traveling) and life with my wild kiddo and super laid back husband.
My other day job, I'm a visual communicator and producer for a large media company based in Los Angeles, California. My work is about visual storytelling, socially connecting with people and writing about photography.
I love all things involving good design and I'm madly enamored with the creativity and kindness of people.
We first met in San Francisco, California through mutual friends and hit it off immediately. We were young, single and kids-less at the time. Those days, we ate at fancy restaurants and wore beautiful high heels. We have been friends for a long time now and share a love for travel, kids, eating and problem solving. We still love high heels too. We've never actually lived in the same city, yet have maintained contact, even before social media. We have a deep appreciation for each other, mostly we think, because our core values are similar - it's all about family and living a sincere and authentic life.
Now, we're here working together in ways that we both never imagined.
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