Tia is a graduate from the College of Professional Studies at Metropolitan State University of Denver. In Aug. 2016, she earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism (Concentration: Public Relations) and a minor in Marketing. She also has an associate of Arts degree from the Community College of Denver. For the past two years, Tia has been featured in several billboards and marketing campaigns throughout the Denver metro area.
@DIYBeautyShow is her latest project and is currently in the pre-production phase. DIY Beauty Show is an online media site where consumers learn how to make their own cosmetics, download free recipe cards and shop beauty kits. Tia is the lead writer, producer and digital music composer. She is published in the local market with The Denver Urban Spectrum and The Metropolitan.
She held several professional memberships including the Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), Handmade Soap and Cosmetics Guild, Professional Beauty Association (PBA), and Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). Her future endeavors include cosmetic consultation and becoming a contributing writer for both consumer and trade publications.
The natural cosmetics industry created a huge interest to Tia and she began researching ingredients and formulations in college. Excited with all the information she obtained, she began creating recipes for her own handmade cosmetics and personal care products. She tailored each recipe for her own specific facial and body needs. Tia helps others who are interested in learning more about the beauty industry. Whether it is saving money or formulating for personal use, Tia hopes to connect with other beauty enthusiasts who share similar interests.
Community outreach is very important to Tia and she has a huge passion for helping others. As a volunteer at Rocky Mountain PBS in the Super School News program, Tia exhibits her skills and knowledge in the media with 5th & 6th graders in Colorado. With the support from family members and friends, she has collected and donated over 1,000 beauty and personal care products to various organizations in the Denver-metro area.
Each year, she looks forward to visiting her native Micronesia where she was born on the island of Guam. She currently resides in Denver, CO with her fiance and three children. In her spare time, Tia enjoys volunteering, traveling to exotic destinations and tasting new dishes and wines.