With over 18 years of both corporate and entrepreneurial experience, Elissa brings a unique and fresh understanding to the world of fashion and business. She has worked corporately for Bloomingdales and Anthropologie and has taught fashion entrepreneurship at Drexel, Moore College of Art and Design, and Philadelphia University. Elissa launched a successful accessories brand, Elissa Bloom New York, which she oversaw for eight years. While managing all aspects of her company including design, sourcing, manufacturing and distribution, Elissa learned what it takes to run a successful fashion company. She has a strong understanding of both the creative and commercial side of business and is committed to sharing her experience with others to help them achieve success in the business world. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Elissa lives in Philadelphia with her husband Jeff, son Avi and their Bernese Mountain Dog, Bertha.