Visual Arts: Media and Visual Communications, Photography; Videography
Lydia is an entrepreneur, an artist, and a consultant, skilled in fundraising, social media, event management, and marketing. On the artistic and entrepreneurial side, she owns her own photography studio and business. She is most well-known for her work with nonprofits in visual storytelling, as well as a content photographer for several publications and media outlets locally, regionally and nationally. As a marketing and social media consultant, she has donated her time on committees and as a member for numerous non-profit organizations such as KEYS for Exceptional Youth Success and Hang Tough Foundation in areas such as market research, branding, and using social media platforms to gain followers, donations, and advocacy. She is also the Marketing Board Chair for the Tallahassee Network of Young Professionals.
Lydia also has significant experience in the areas of event coordination/management and fundraising. She has used her skills and expertise to plan and implement fundraising events for organizations such as Hire Heroes, St. Jude, National Pediatric Cancer Foundation, Flashes of Hope, and American Cancer Society.
She holds a Certificate in Small Business Executive Entrepreneurism from the Jim Moran Institute of Global Entrepreneurship. Lydia is an advocate for the arts and an active member of National Press Photographers Association, American Photographic Association and Freelancers Union.