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STEPHANIE ECHEVESTE, FOUNDER

Stephanie designs unique experiences that connect strangers and deepen the human connection. She started cocktails+craft with her sister, Valerie, as a way to inspire creativity, build community and enhance cultural understanding.  She’s curated and produced enhanced experiences for for companies big and small, including JBG Smith, Vornado, 2U, Betabrand and Nesting Days.

Favorite craft: Tapestry weaving

Favorite cocktail: Mezcal negroni

IG: @etxeco

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VALERIE ECHEVESTE, CO-FOUNDER + DC CHAPTER LEADER

Valerie’s love for crafting began at Girl Scout camp making friendship bracelets, tie dye t-shirts and endless swaps. She is currently pursuing her Master’s of Public Health at the George Washington University where she’s uncovering the best ways to motivate and create opportunities for healthier lives. She thinks the best part of crafting as an adult is the addition of cocktails.

Favorite craft: Paper flowers

Favorite cocktail: Kentucky mule

IG: @valerie.etxe

 

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NICOLE SCHROEDER, LOS ANGELES CHAPTER LEADER

Nicole Schroeder is a quintessential creative and founder of Atthirtyone where she explores experiences through art and design.  Originally a painter, Nicole transmits fleeting moments from nature onto canvas. Admittedly, most of Nicole's design ideas are born with a cocktail in hand, sometimes made with homemade bitters or infusions.  She just moved from Washington, DC to Los Angeles and looks forward exploring the city's craft cocktail and art scene along with new friends in LA's chapter. 

Favorite craft: Shibori dyeing

Favorite cocktail: Negroni

IG: @thirtyone

 
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CHEYENNE HARRIS, PHOTOGRAPHER

Cheyenne is a recent graduate with Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Photography. Her photography is a reflection of who she is and she is continually expanding on her work. At the moment, her heart is with portraiture but she sees no need to limit herself. She is a painter as much as a photographer and she appreciates all forms of art and design.

Favorite craft: Anything home decor

Favorite cocktail: Bellini

IG: @cheyennedharris

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THERESA BENNETT, HOST + CONTRIBUTOR

Theresa hails from Arizona and is on a mission to find the perfect prickly pear margarita. She loves to plan events and make drinks and baked goods for her friends. Her next project is upcycling furniture & repurposing household items and her most prized possessions are her fully stocked baby pink refurbished cocktail bar and craft trunk that is constantly packed to the rim.

Favorite craft: Upcycling

Favorite cocktail: Lavender gin & tonic

IG: @madebytheresa

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KATHY PHUNG, WRITER

Kathy dreams of traveling the world full-time, eating, drinking, and learning about the cultures of the world. She’s training as a chocolatier as one of her many hustles and her dream is to perfect alcohol and chocolate pairs.  Kathy learned to knit in high school while bored, and a decade later, almost an entire generation of cousins have grown up cuddled by one of her baby blankets.

Favorite craft: Knitting

Favorite cocktail: Manhattan

IG: @fernwehandfood