I was diagnosed with Dysautonomia in November 2016, and my life took a harsh turn. I would pass out often, I had to see over 5 doctors, I was on a ton of medication, and I couldn’t do everything I wanted. I started using a wheelchair, was often bedridden, and lost a lot of friends during this time. After about a year of trying to get my feet back under me, I found out I had a major love for graphic design and marketing. Now, I get the chance to help others grow their businesses! I know firsthand how hard it is to have a 9-5 job with a disability, unable to stand and do work, lift items, or be in too much pain or too sick to even GET to the job.
From a young age, I learned how to use a computer and marketing, since my mom owned her own work-from-home marketing company. I learned quickly that I am very good at 'copy' or clickbait, and I have an amazing skill in graphic arts. Due to my disability, it would be very hard for me to get an office job working scheduled hours, so I loved the idea of being able to work from home at my own pace.
So, I created Eldert Designs. I've always had a love of helping others to grow myself, so we grow together! I took that value and started reaching out to people that needed help growing their businesses. Real estate agents, stay-at-home moms, and other people with illnesses like mine. Eldert Designs has been up and running since 2019 and I have helped so many people while growing myself, too!
Now, I run Eldert Designs, focusing on graphic design and marketing management. I attend my dream school, Full Sail University, and will graduate with a BS in Media Communications in February of 2023. In my free time, I volunteer with different organizations, cosplay, stream gaming on Twitch, and speak out about disabilities awareness.
Education & Trainings
August 2018 - May 2020
August 2020 - February 2023
September 2021 - October 2021
Duel Enrolled College/High School student at Marchman Technical College and studied Commercial Arts and Technology.
Attended National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) and learned skills how to be a better leader, teacher and person.
Became Photoshop Certified
Attending Full Sail University and studying to earn Bachelor's of Science in Media Communications. Will graduate Feb 2023.
Attended Wood Badge S4-89-21-2 and learned how to help train youth in scouting, be a better leader, and be an overall better person.
Girl Scouts of West Central Florida 2016 - 2020
Volunteer CIT for summers and off season events in 2018-2019. Has taught Disability Awareness to many local Girl Scout Troops.
Girl Scout Media Girlz Program 2016 - 2018
Spokesperson for GSWCF. Duties included: recording radio ads at the Radio Station, TV and community interviews, social media postings, attending events and working the booth at the Women’s Expo, and representing GSWCF throughout the area.
Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast 2010 - 2015
Advocacy Board Representative. Attend the Advocacy Committee meeting with the GSCC and spoke out for the needs for Girls in Scouting. Girl Scout Advocate in Richmond starting at the age of 8 with the Virginia House of Representative and Virginia Senators to create awareness about Scouting and STEM programs within Scouting. Was also the National Park Ft. Monroe Girl Scout Representative for media and museum events.
Furr -Ever Home Dog Rescue - 2014 to 2016
Volunteer foster, fundraising, event support
Scouting BSA 2019 - Current
Graphic design volunteer work including patches, logos, tee shirts, and ads. Along with this, has taught at many different locations to adults and youth about Disability Awareness. Earned the rank of Eagle in March 2021 and became the second Female Eagle Scout in the Greater Tampa Bay Area Council.
Wood Badge Graphic Designer/Staff for Scouting BSA, Tampa FL 2020
Graphic design work including: patches, logos, T-Shirts, and ads for S4-89-20-1.
Order of The Arrow, Tampa FL 2021-Current
Graphic Designer for the Uh-To-Yeh-Hut-Tee Lodge. Creates Patches, Logos, Ads, and T-Shirt Designs.
Scouting BSA, Tampa FL Fall - Winter 2019
IOLS and Baloo Instructor teaching new adult leaders about Leave No Trace, Fire Building, First Aid, Plants and Wildlife and Disability Awareness
Suncoast Animal League, Trinity FL 2019 - 2020
Volunteer in the ‘Cat Room’ at a local PetSmart where cats can be adopted. Worked the room unsupervised for approximately 3 hours per week.
Costumers With A Cause, West Central FL 2021 - Current
Dressed up as famous characters and visits kids in hospitals, events, and parades.