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Meet Your Pocket Partners

Mae Claire Cosico

Mae Claire Cosico

Founder/CEO/Social Media Strategist

I am the founder 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.

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Phil Cosico

Co-Founder & COO

I am the Co-Founder and COO 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.

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Caroline Hess

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.

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Josephine Tanopo

Web Developer & Designer

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!”

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Sophia Salta

Sophia Salta

Social Media Manager

Hello, I’m Sophia! I’m a graphic designer based here in the Philippines.  My pronouns are she/her. I specialize in illustration and layout, and I’m currently learning UX/UI design as a side hobby.

You can usually find me working on my Notion dashboard or making layouts for planner printables for my Etsy shop (https://www.etsy.com/shop/bysophiasalta). Other than that, I spend most of my time supporting my clients with their brands!

Kim Pinano

Kim Pinano

Social Media Assistant

Hello, I’m Kim! I’m a 2nd-gen Filipino American that identifies as nonbinary. My pronouns are they/them. I am fascinated by the impact social media has that bridges and creates connections among people and I am excited to be part of the My Pocket Partner team as a Social Media Coordinator.

I graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in 2017 with a degree in Fashion Business Management, and I specialized in product development. During the day I am busy working my corporate 9-5 job but at night I’m busy supporting My Pocket Partner… along with a lot of other things!

I’m a single parent and I also enjoy gaming and creating art in whatever free time I have. I hope that during my time here at MPP we are able to foster a strong relationship. I’m here to help support the growth of your business. I look forward to working with you!

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Lanie Kugler

Social Media Assistant

Hello, I’m Lanie! I am Vietnamese born, but raised in America for all my life! My pronouns are she/her. I graduated from Full Sail University with a B.S. in Film Production in 2019. When I am clocked out of My Pocket Partner, I am designing or working on products for my small business, ShiningStar.Co. (https://www.instagram.com/shiningstar.co/).

I wanted to give marketing a try, as I’ve experienced a bit of marketing with my small business. I’ve always loved meeting new people and building new networks with others because of marketing and social media. I can’t wait to see what My Pocket Partner has for me in the future!