Meet the Founder: Elle VanDyne
It's my birthday today + it seems like it's time for an introduction of the "we" behind the scenes, so here goes... Hi! I'm Elle VanDyne, the creatrix + founder of this here @collabcreateDC thing. My former job titles (from teenage years to present) include: Sonic carhop, Navy Arabic linguist, government contractor, marketing manager for an international rocket company, and residential construction manager for a coupla TV shows + real-life clients in the DC area. Current job titles: mom to an 11-year-old and three cats, partner to @jdd73, part-time Lyft driver, entrepreneur, and DIY addict at @thediyphilosopher.
After quitting my corporate job two years ago without much more of a plan other than "not working for someone else", I had the privilege of taking a personal sabbatical while I figured out my next move. During that time, I've also been fortunate to meet some fabulous people in the DC creative and small business community.
The inspiration for CollabCreate DC comes from a need I see in our communities for centralized connection that isn't tied to a workspace or physical location. So, I'm working to create a place for us to connect + collaborate online that generates real-life creations and interactions.
I'm so thankful for the amazing response and support that the DC creative community has shown to this new endeavor so far. 2019 promises to be a bomb-ass year, if I do say so myself, and I want you to be a part of it.
To support the growth of @collabcreateDC (and celebrate my b-day) you should do all of the following:
*Sign up for The List (link in bio) - once we reach 100 subscribers, we'll be able to launch the next phase of CCDC!
*Tag @collabcreateDC in your posts so we can share what you're doing with the CCDC community.
*Email email@example.com to get your launch, workshop, or event featured.
*Share the @collabcreateDC love via your Stories + posts.