Meet Your Pocket Partners
Founder & CEO
I am the owner and very first Pocket Partner. In the midst of all the data-driven algorithms and analytics involved in small business and digital marketing, I am an artist and storyteller at heart.
So how did I get into this crazy world of helping small businesses? Well, my first high school t-shirt business venture, BABY♡DOLL. was a flop. I got my first real taste of entrepreneurship when I started 愛Ichigo Latte Made & Butler Cafe. Working with a team of eclectic, talented individuals who helped me create a brand from the ground up for almost 3 years, it became my pride and joy. Alas, we all went to college and collectively made the decision to disband. After initially going for a 6 year Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of the Sciences, I spent most of my days fuming over chemistry equations and drug interactions although my heart had always belonged to creating art, music, films, and telling stories.Read More
Because my college only had science degrees, I switched to the Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business program while attending an acting conservatory at Playhouse West to fulfill my creative needs. I also worked as a freelance singer and model, and built my own brand from the ground up just to get a little bit of money here and there while taking on several unpaid internships related to my newly-minted degree choice.
From social media to SEO to website development to PR to sales to marketing, I learned a little bit of everything from hopping around all types of industries. Heck, I even had a license to sell life and health insurance at some point! (Sorry, insurance agencies – my license is expired.) After graduation, I got a “real” job working as a digital marketing project manager for a company called NXTFactor. I was blessed with the opportunity to work for huge restaurant clients like Chubby Cattle and The XPot. Guess those cafe skills really came to use now, huh?
Now, I am involved with freelancing for My Pocket Partner after pursuing my dream of becoming a working actor. Interested in keeping up with my acting career? Check out maeclaire.com and you can see how I put all my experiences to the test!
I pride in the fact that gaining these seemingly unrelated experiences allow me to help others as an artist, a businesswoman, and just a plain, human being. Hard work, commitment, and creating genuine, human connections are values that I never lose sight of despite whatever life throws my way.
Head of Business Development
I am the Head of Business Development for My Pocket Partner. For the last 4 years, I have dedicated my time in corporate logistics with one of the world’s largest retail companies and building start-up facilities from the bottom-up. After having a taste of the corporate world, I’m determined to create something of great value that will allow me to choose how and when I want to work.
I pride myself on my abilities in leadership, strategy, team-building, and producing data-driven results while creating strong organizational infrastructures. Critical thinking and problem-solving are my favorite aspects of business development. My determination in seeing something through from start to finish is unrivaled.
Additionally, I have pursued a variety of small business ventures with the founder of My Pocket Partner. Since I have a heavy interest in the digital and electronic arts, I hope to pursue my passion of becoming a voiceover artist and taking on a larger role in the e-Sports community. Under the name Ace0fClubs0001, I have amassed over 1 million views being involved in several animation/video game voiceover collaborations, and have been included as a top finalist in local East Coast Tekken tournaments.
Social Media Project Manager & Partner
I graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2018 and have been building my career in marketing ever since. After serving as the Chief Operating Officer for NXTFactor, I started my own creative marketing agency, True Blue Creatives.
Our Official Partner
True Blue Creatives opened in 2020 with the goal of helping businesses of all sizes reach their full potential. With your budget in mind (no matter how big or small), we’ll recommend services that we think will maximize your growth. Through branding, digital marketing, website development, and content creation, our team works to be a one-stop shop for businesses to grow their brand and customer base.
I am a graphic designer based out of Southern New Jersey and I’m here to bring your creative ideas into reality! I specialize in illustration, graphical design, and web design and have experience in animation and interactive design. I’m capable of producing a variety of design styles ranging from cute hand-drawn illustrations to marketing materials for corporate-style businesses. I am always open to new creative projects and expanding my skills and knowledge.
I am a second-generation Filipina and grew up with conservative parents who have always wanted me to pursue a career in the medical field. Whenever I was asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would always confidently answer with “I want to be an artist!”
It wasn’t until I entered middle school when I found out about the digital design industry and was determined to be apart of it. During high school, I learned there were a few different paths I could take with graphic design and struggled with what I wanted to specialize in. I decided to go to college for graphic and interactive media design, graduated at the top of my class and earned a Bachelor of Science in Media Design. I’ve since grown into a creative professional and currently work as the Digital Communications Manager at the Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey.
In my spare time, I enjoy playing leisurely video games, working out, watching anime or trash TV and spending time with close friends.
Social Media Assistant
Born and raised in San Francisco, I am a third generation Chinese American. I am an illustrator, comic artist, and educator.
As a descendent of a paper daughter, doctor, grocery store owner, and librarian, my life work centers around Asian American narratives, moments, and spaces. My comic web series, GenerAsian, has been exhibited at SF Zinefest, Kearny Street Workshop, and Chinese Historical Society of America. My creative platform, This Asian American Life (TAAL) gives voice to history, community, and collaboration. Currently, I teach Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University and City College of San Francisco.
As a late bloomer to the smartphone generation and fan of the show, Black Mirror, I am been particularly interested in social media and its impact to create strong relationships. I’ve worked on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn for accounts such as TAAL and Niobe Clothing, focusing primarily on organic growth, user engagement, and community building. I am thrilled to be part of the My Pocket Partner family and look forward to working with you!
Jessica is an intern at My Pocket Partner.
Anthony is an intern at My Pocket Partner.