We started because we were tired of seeing people overwork themselves and get caught in daily routines only to realize their life is quickly passing away. Instead, we want to inspire people to be intentional with their time. To be creative and try new things, from taking random road trips, to gathering with friends and family and to being brave to follow their hearts in entrepreneur dreams. We want to break the cycle of doing life and instead, we want to LIVE life and BEAUTIFULLY, and inspire others to do the same.
Our focus is on community. We love connecting with one another, working together, discovering new places together and ultimately inspiring one another in life. Although this starts locally with our Events and Discover Your City series we strive daily to grow our community online.
Currently, we are a team of 7 ladies leading grâce belle, read more about us below;
Lorina Daiana // Founder
One of my favorite things is seeing people pursue their dreams and hearing stories of those that got there! I’m the typical entrepreneur who loves thinking outside the box, enjoys talking about marketing, is always up for networking and of course coffee! My heart is so full seeing others support my dream of grâce belle and so thankful for our Grace Belle Team.
Allison Goodsby // Social Media Team Leader
I am currently a senior at Biola University where I am graduating in May (YIKES) with a Bachelors degree in Public Relations. Originally, I grew up in a super small farm town in Central California. I came to the LA area in hopes of pursuing a career in beauty PR. It is my dream to work as an event coordinator/media relations professional for any major cosmetic line. I am OBSESSED with all things makeup, dance, Disney, fashion, coffee, and (most importantly) Jesus. I am always on social media and love how a multitude of blogs can focus on similar topics but at the same time have completely different aesthetics, vibes, and identities.
Courtney Schmitt // Marketplace Team Leader
Hi there! My name is Courtney and am from Santa Cruz, CA but am currently wrapping up my last year at Biola University where I am getting a degree in Business Management. In the past four years I have spent here, I have grown to love Orange County and hope to continue my adventures here after I graduate. Some things you should know about me are that I have a slight obsession with coffee, cats, and tacos! I also love meeting new people so don’t be shy to say hello!
Elizabeth Bang // Food & Travel Team Leader
I am a 22 year old SoCal Native with a passion for exploring, eating, and connecting with people. Recently graduated from UC Riverside, I got a B.A. in Media & Cultural Studies and loved how I was able to learn how media affects different cultures all around the world. Yelp is my best friend and boba, ice cream, and french fries are always on my mind 😋 I absolutely love the outdoors and am always down for an adventure. Super excited for what’s to come!
Kelly Inciong // Visuals Team Leader
I’m 23 years old, born and raised in the OC 🍊 I recently graduated from UC Irvine with a B.S. in Computer Science, and I love documenting life and doing anything for the memories, which is why I love taking pictures and recording videos so much! 📷📹 I literally could spend an entire day watching fashion/beauty videos and vlogs on YouTube, eating french fries, and singing and dancing in the car.
Laura Mariano // Events Team Leader
Born and raised in sunny Southern California I am a recent graduate from FIDM where I earned my AA in visual communications and now I am currently enrolled at Saddleback college majoring in graphic design. Some things I love include (but are not limited to): Jesus, people, baking, eating, exploring, and all things Disney 💕
Samantha Olson // Blog Team Leader
Hi guys! I’m Sam, PNW native and recent film school graduate. I am a creative- or more specifically, a storyteller- which means lots of late nights thinking deep (or not so deep) thoughts and just trying to learn something new everyday- even if it seems monotonous or dull. I absolutely love old films and stupid puns- basically anything off the humor boards on Pinterest. More than that, I love people and am passionate about communication and storytelling. So excited to be a part of the lovely Grace Belle team!