These are the people behind B'More Creatives.


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CLAIRE CARTON

Company/Creative Side Hustle: Claire Carton Consulting

What are you passionate about? My three girls, Ava, Amanda, and Emma; my husband, Sean; doing better tomorrow than I did today; and peace and social justice. 
Where can we find you when you're not working? In my basement making miniature versions of famous mysterious events and then photographing them. Or writing thousands of short stories I can never finish.
If you could spend a week anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? The Greek island where my family came from, because I’ve never been to Greece and would love to know more about that part of my heritage. 
Tell us about one person you look up to (it could be anyone) and why you do. My mother, Rita Bagby Alexander, grew up dirt poor on the Eastern Shore of VA and MD with a single mom and her siblings. She ended up living in Thailand and then getting stuck in Vietnam during and after the Tet Offensive with my two sisters, helping at the hospital and learning to cook fabulous French food. When she came back to the states she reinvented her life, married my dad, and despite no college education started her own successful business as a travel agent, starting the first cruises-only agency in the region. After she sold that, she nursed my dad through fatal non-Hodgkins lymphoma and built a new successful business as an interior designer. Along the way she raised the three of us and helped raise her five granddaughters, teaching all of us the meaning of unconditional love and how to arrange furniture correctly. 
What was your all time favorite cartoon character growing up? Wonder Woman ‘cause she was cool and Shaggy ‘cause he had the most fun while solving mysteries


HAZEL GEARY

Company/Creative Side Hustle:  Drio

What are you passionate about? Being a good daughter, mother, sister, wife, aunt, friend and member of the community.
Where can we find you when you're not working? At home or out with friends whenever I can sneak out :)
If you could spend a week anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? Italy- I love wine and good food.
Tell us about one person you look up to (it could be anyone) and why you do. Anyone that has the guts to speak up! 
What was your all time favorite cartoon character growing up? I loved Scooby Doo- I am def an 80's child.

Twitter: drio_hazel

Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/hazelgeary


BECCA HAUSER

Company/Creative Side Hustle: The Painted Palette
What are you passionate about? Travel and creativity.
Where can we find you when you're not working? At the dog park with my pup, Roscoe. Rockin' out at a concert with my husband, Scott, or spending time with family & friends (with a glass of wine in hand, of course!). 
If you could spend a week anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? I'd love to be back in London. So many memories from my study abroad semester.
Tell us about one person you look up to (it could be anyone) and why you do.  My good friend, Mina. She battled breast cancer and won! She handled her diagnosis with grace, unwavering determination and a fierce fight from deep down in her belly.  
What was your all time favorite cartoon character growing up? Strawberry Shortcake - I always wanted pink/red hair!

Twitter: @bgl119

Linkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebecca-hauser-25496139


ESTI LIVINGSTON

Company/Creative Side Hustle:  Northrup/GersonCurse on Etsy

What are you passionate about? Design, traveling, new experiences, and anything shiny! 
Where can we find you when you're not working? Traipsing around Baltimore or wandering around the world.
If you could spend a week anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? This question is way too hard...An Onsen in Japan? Hiking in Patagonia? Or hanging out in a good friend's backyard!
Tell us about one person you look up to (it could be anyone) and why you do. My sister Diana, who's a nurse living in Austin. She put herself through Nursing school down there, had an amazing GPA, and truly has the empathy of a saint. She's also an avid rock climber with Abs.Of.Steel. Her smarts, drive, and healthy lifestyle are what I strive to be!
What was your all time favorite cartoon character growing up? Danger Mouse and Penfold. They had quite the wit for a girl of my age.

Twitter: @lazergir1 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/estilivingston


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M. KENDALL LUDWIG

Company/Creative Side Hustle: Curly Red

What are you passionate about? Loving God, loving others, good design for everyone, music, Baltimore, wine and dark chocolate.
Where can we find you when you're not working? Coloring pictures and playing the park with my daughters, Margot and Juliette, cooking dinner while singing/dancing in my kitchen, playing bass at church, or watching Downton Abbey or a Ravens game with my hubby Mark.
If you could spend a week anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? Paris. It's where we went on our honeymoon, and we adored every second.
Tell us about one person you look up to (it could be anyone) and why you do. My mom. She worked as a part-time music teacher when I was a child, and was there for every ballet class and softball game. When I started my company, she gave me startup money, just because she believed in me that much. The mother and overall person she was and is has really shaped who I am now.
What was your all time favorite cartoon character growing up? Marvin the Martian. I loved him!

Twitter: @curlyreddesign

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/curlyred


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LIZ MATTHEWS

Company/Creative Side Hustle: Elizabeth Matthews Design, LLC

What are you passionate about? Good, user-friendly design on the web, supporting women in tech, and learning.
Where can we find you when you're not working? Brunching with friends, playing with my dog Jack, reading, or gardening.
If you could spend a week anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? Scottish Isles, I’d like to hike them someday.
Tell us about one person you look up to (it could be anyone) and why you do. Sheryl Sandberg for breaking glass ceilings and championing gender equality. Mary Wells Lawrence for her pioneering in advertising in the 60s.
What was your all time favorite cartoon character growing up? Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes.

Twitter: @LizMatthewsCom

Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/designerlizmatthews


SHARON MOSTYN

Company/Creative Side Hustle:  Creativation Marketing

What are you passionate about? My family, friends and growing our new business!
Where can we find you when you're not working? Wait, there's supposed to be a time when I'm not working??? Being active with my husband and kids, attending my kids' games or reading with a cat on my lap.
If you could spend a week anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? I'd be scuba diving in the Caribbean. St. John USVI, Turks and Caicos and Grand Cayman are my favorites.
Tell us about one person you look up to (it could be anyone) and why you do. My grandmother. I lived with my grandparents during the summers in middle school and high school and then she lived with our family from the time our kids were little until she passed in 2007. She never missed a special event in my life or the lives of our children. Her love was unending and unconditional. She was the biggest cheerleader at all of our sporting events - refs and umpires still reminisce about her very vocal encouragement!
What was your all time favorite cartoon character growing up? Figment

Twitter: @sharonmostyn

Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/sharonmostyn/


RACHEL MCFADDEN

Company/Creative Side Hustle: Drio

What are you passionate about? Food/Family/Travel
Where can we find you when you're not working? Home with my kids or at yoga or Trader Joes.
If you could spend a week anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? Doesn't matter as long I'm with good friends and family.
Tell us about one person you look up to (it could be anyone) and why you do. My mother (she passed away when I was 12, but I learn more and more from family/friends how much we had in common & how similar our goals were/are).
What was your all time favorite cartoon character growing up? Smurfs

Twitter: @rachel_drio

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachelmcfadden


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LORI ULLOA

Company/Cative Side Hustle:  Smarter Marketing Network

What are you passionate about? Family, travel, nutrition
Where can we find you when you're not working? Spending time with my kids.
If you could spend a week anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? Australia. This is a place I have always wanted to visit.
Tell us about one person you look up to (it could be anyone) and why you do. My husband. He can handle pretty much everything.
What was your all time favorite cartoon character growing up? Scooby Doo.

Twitter: @SEO_Girl

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/loriulloa


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JESSICA WATSON

Company/Cative Side Hustle: JWatson Creative

What are you passionate about? Design, travel, and building community
Where can we find you when you're not working? Tucked away with a glass of wine and my favorite book, on the other side of the world.
If you could spend a week anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? I've been dreaming lately of getting to the southern coast of France, and then country-hoping from there. 
Tell us about one person you look up to (it could be anyone) and why you do. I look up to my mom, the original creative spirit in my household. She had us painting and drawing before we could write. She still has this amazing, calming way with children and craft projects to this day.
What was your all time favorite cartoon character growing up? Tigger from Winnie the Pooh

Twitter: @jwatsoncreative

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jwatsoncreative


HEATHER WINKEL

Company/Creative Side Hustle: Day job: Network Media Partners  Nights/weekends side hustle: Heather Winkel & Co.

What are you passionate about? Making magazines, creating good work and helping others do the same, collaborating, supporting small businesses, the beach, traveling and my fam.
Where can we find you when you're not working?
Working my side hustle :) Also traveling, buying party supplies and exploring with my husband and toddler.  

If you could spend a week anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? So many places. Relaxing on a beach somewhere. Australia's on the bucket list.
Tell us about one person you look up to (it could be anyone) and why you do. My super talented friend Annie who is an amazingly creative thinker and illustrator.
What was your all time favorite cartoon character growing up? Rainbow Bright

Twitter: @hwinks

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hwinks