BRITTANY MICHELLE

A Southern California native, Brittany Michelle attended University of Phoenix in downtown San Francisco for Business with a concentration in Green and sustainable enterprises. During college she interned at SL State and Associates doing market feasibility research for mixed residential and retail developments in the Bay Area. 

 

After working as a freelance business manager and realizing that she was continually in need of graphic designers to bring her visions to life she went on to attend the art institute of California to study graphic design and web scripting. A skill which has allowed her to package herself as a one-stop-shop. 

 

Brittany Michelle ran a successful blog and handmade shop called the sapphire bee from 2009 to 2014 which had a Google page rank of 8 and over 100,000 monthly visitors which amassed a large social media following. While blogging she was a contributor for the now defunct Lucky Magazine. Brittany Michelle used the profits from her blog and handmade store to pay her way through school. 

 

After getting married in 2014 she took a job as the director of business development for an e-commerce start up called Safegaurd Brands which manufactures food preservation products. She elevated their profits by nearly 60% over her tenure and at the time of her departure they were the #1 food preservation store on Amazon, Jet, and Ratuken. 

 

In 2016 she relocated with then husband to Richmond, VA where she took a job with Hudson Bay Company as beauty business manager for Saks Fifth Avenue. Quickly realizing her talents she began doing social media for the cosmetics department and held a book of business of over $1m in sales. 

 

In late 2016 while working for Saks she had the idea for Tiny Forest, as a boutique design haus providing graphics for do-it-yourself bloggers  that she launched with her now ex-husband bringing him on board as her copy writer. 

 

After her divorce, Brittany relocated back to her home state of California where she worked as a server and bartender at a local bar. Always trying to increase her bars success she helped launch several promotions to bring in new business and ran their social media until 2020 when the Covid crisis brought the hospitality business to a halt. 

 

Looking for a way to survive in a post pandemic world she partnered with long time friend and former co-worker Jessyca Rochelle to rebrand Tiny Forest into what it is today. 

 

Fun facts: Brittany Michelle has a service dog named Buddy who she takes everywhere. She loves Ketel One vodka, the Oakland Athletics and Mexican food.