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About our amazing panelists!
LIZ CURTIS, FOUNDER, TABLE+TEASPOON
T&T is an on-demand tabletop design service with the goal of making entertaining accessible for everyone. The company is the brainchild of Liz Curtis, a former successful corporate litigator who left the law to pursue her passion for entertaining and design. Born as a cooking blog, T&T quickly established itself as a premier event planning, interior design, and private catering firm. T&T re-entered the market this year with on-demand tabletop rentals. From textiles to flatware, each part of the six packages was designed by Liz. The San Francisco based company offers service throughout the United States.
Liz is a native of the Bay Area and a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. After earning her JD and passing the California State Bar Exam, Liz found herself on the fast track in corporate litigation. She gained years of hands-on experience as a clerk to a Northern California Federal District Judge and at various firms in focuses including mobile patent and complex commercial litigation. While stimulating, Liz knew deep down that the law did not have her heart. And so, in her spare time, she began dabbling in her true love: entertaining.
Liz isn’t one to stay idle. When she’s not at the T&T showroom, she does pro bono legal and mentor work with foster youth. She led an effort that raised $500,000 for SFCASA (San Francisco Court Appointed Special Advocates), the nationwide organization that empowers everyday citizens to advocate for foster children. Liz also serves as Vice President of the ArtPoint Board of Directors for the San Francisco Fine Art Museums, including the de Young Museum and Legion of Honor.
KELLIE MENENDEZ, CO-FOUNDER, HALF FULL
Kellie and her co-founder, Ondrea, first met in art school, where their mutual passion for art and nature quickly became the fiber of our friendship. Though their careers ventured into different territories they have only grown closer over the years. To this day, these two BFF's push each other to develop our creative voices and to give back to the world that they love so dearly.
As artists, Kellie and Ondrea have always aspired to turn their homes into aesthetic sanctuaries. They believe living spaces should feel personal and reflect our individual stories. To them, that means surrounding ourselves with bold patterns and pieces that draw inspiration from natural environments.
Drawing on their years of experience in fine art, illustration, and business, they want to offer something different. The founders' desire to find unique and emotive decor for their own homes has expanded: they want to create sophisticated pieces so that you too can design a personal aesthetic sanctuary.
Founded in 2015 by artists Kellie Menendez and Ondrea Vicklund, Half Full creates home décor that celebrates unique experiences and environments. We combine a deep love of nature with original illustrations to bring the beauty of the Earth and all its creatures into your home.
Half Full proudly supports efforts to conserve the wildlife and wild environments that inspire many of our designs. We believe we can improve the world by creating beauty and have an unshakeable commitment to protect the future of the living beings we illustrate.
From the High Desert up to the Bay Area, Kellie's California roots run deep. Already immersed in the arts, Kellie simultaneously developed her business savvy in the flourishing heart of San Francisco, where she continues to thrive with her husband Alex, son Adrian, and dog Chardonnay. Her family has branched farther north into wine country, creating a home away from home amongst golden landscapes and woodland creatures that welcome and impress upon her love for beautiful surroundings. An uninhibited imagination and exquisite artistic hand lend to Kellie's magical ability to transform spaces into sanctuaries.
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GETTING BUSINESSES TO SCALE!
The challenges of getting businesses to scale drive this series of entrepeneures and business leaders. Learn about how today’s fast growing companies drive growth through new thinking in Hiring Talent, Manufacturing, Finance, Design and Marketing.
Have Breakfast with All Our Magnificent Business Geniuses!
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Oct 31st: Nora Touré— Women in 3D Printing
Nov 7th: Col. Brendan Kearney, Marines’ Memorial Club — In Honor of Veterans’ Day
Nov 14th: Creative Start Up Founders Breakfast + Q&A: Liz Curtis and Kellie Menendez — Scaling Startups in SF
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