Using her first-hand experiences to position creative professionals publicly, Charissa has worked with clients internationally since starting her first business at 22. She chose to keep the business in Pittsburgh devoted to growing the local industry, “Working in the industry, I’ve seen true struggle for fashion or beauty brands starting out simply because they were not New York or LA based. I wanted to change this,” Charissa is quoted in an interview with PR Couture. She was named a finalist for the Entrepreneur of the Year Award by Stiletto Women in Business, nominated for the Athena Young Professional Award of 2018, a recipient of the Jefferson Award for Public Service, nominated for Yahoo! Women Who Shine and honored by Pittsburgh Magazine’s Women in Business Spotlight.