Pamela Powell is a Chicago area film critic and member of the Chicago Film Critics Association. With a master’s degree from Northwestern and a healthcare background, Pamela gravitates toward films that can better our community and world. From teaching radio broadcasting to having her own radio show on an NPR affiliated station, Pamela shares her unique perspectives about films with her audiences. Currently, Pamela writes for The Daily Journal’s Reel Talk, FF2 Media, and www.reelhonestreviews.com
Lora LaPratt is the CEO and head stylist of Shopping Girl XOXO, a personal styling brand for clients nation-wide. She prides her business on helping clients to not only look but most importantly FEEL amazing in their own unique style. Lora specializes in working with local Chicago designers and boutiques across the city. She has been featured as a style expert on multiple TV segments and publications and was chosen as one of the Top Woman Owned Businesses in 2016. To learn more about Shopping Girl XOXO and Lora's styling packages visit www.shoppinggirlxoxo.com
Heather Reid is the CMO for boutique legal operations consultancy UpLevel Ops, where she is a marketing/communications strategist and content creator. She began her career as a newspaper editor and designer but quickly moved on to the (then) new Internet frontier, where she held nearly every online role, from technology to creative execution. Heather found her passion for digital branding and social media as an agency account executive. She has a BS in Journalism from Medill at Northwestern University and is also an essayist and freelance writer whose work has appeared in various magazines and culinary sites and at heatherreidwrites.com. She is a Cubs fan and runs a micro-bakery (eatlikeamother.com) on the north side of Chicago, where she lives with her husband and two sons.
Josie Volpentesta is a professional Makeup Artist from Chicago’s upscale North Shore suburbs and has solidified herself as one of the best makeup artists in the entertainment industry. For over a decade she has worked with "A" list celebrities, hit TV shows, and various magazines. Last year Josie launched her own lip gloss under her label, Makeup by Josie. Josie shares some of her favorite products that will help you achieve and maintain a good look.