BOARD OF DIRECTORS & EXECUTIVE STAFF
Shelancia Daniel, M.Ed.
Shelancia Daniel holds a Technical Diploma in Costume Design from the International Academy of Design in Toronto. She also holds a Bachelors Degree in Finance from Thomas Edison University and has a Masters Degree in Educational Psychology (Creativity, Cognition, Innovation and Development) from Texas A&M. She has worked in the non-profit sector since she was 12 years old and has worked as a costume/custom bra designer for the last 16 years. After being influenced by her own children; Shelancia realizes there is nothing more important in this world than our kids. Shelancia plans to use her vast creativity experience in sewing and textiles arts to help build the Creativity Shell.
Laurelei Horton is passionate and knowledgeable artisan in 2-D and 3-D art, craft and design. She has over 20-years of experience in art, craft and costume design. While I was the Costume Supervisor for Midland Center for the Arts in Midland Michigan, I produced several costume, art, theater and design classes. Laurelei is the program director for the Creativity Shell and is responsible for planning the projects for the hundreds of students enrolled in Creativity Shell programs.
Monica is a native Houstonian Real Estate Agent and a mixed media artist. When she is not selling houses, she experiments with many different art techniques, and utilizes various materials to achieve the desired effect. She enjoys working with ink, acrylic, and oil and loves to balance unique colors, movement, and texture in her work. Some of her work includes (but not limited to) canvas/oil painting, woodworking, sewing, crafts and more! Monica is passionate about the Montessori system of education and most of all; she very enthusiastic about infusing arts back into education.
Mara Valentina is a unique and driven individual. Her creative passion has inspired this dreamer to step out of the box and pursue her career in creativity. As a self-taught crocheter and knitter Mara Valentina possesses the patience and dedication it takes to enlighten the minds of our youth. Mara Valentina looks forward to teaching the young artist of today, and launching a clothing line of knitted and crocheted items in her spare time.
Brittnie Grono is currently pursuing a masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and has a bachelor’s degree in fine arts with a focus in fashion design. She also has two years of industry experience working in New York City. Brittnie has a keen eye for sewing, pattern-making, draping, construction and loves working with children to teach them new skills.
Chandler D. Snipe is a Charlotte, NC native and recently moved to Houston to join the Creativity Shell Team. Attending Northwest School of the Arts for middle and high school, Chandler explored various art mediums; drama, dance, piano, apparel design, and photography. Upon receiving an art scholarship at Meredith College, she decided to major in Graphic Design and double minored in Studio Art and Photography. After receiving her bachelor’s and working with local children, Chandler knew that she needed to combine her love of art and community outreach, so she went back to school and received her Master’s in nonprofit management and leadership. Her most recent position was with Studio 345, where she taught Graphic Design and Photography to high school students for three years. She enjoys trying local restaurants, spending time with family and friends, and traveling in her free time!
Houston biased artist Mauvi Gordon has been honing her skills in fine arts since she was very young ever since she found her grandmothers art books. At Colorado State University she obtained a Bachelors of fine Arts with an emphasis in painting and her K-12 Art Teacher license from University of Northern Colorado. She worked at a Paint and sip studio as an instructor for over 10 years and enjoys selling her art at local art shows and working on commissions on special request. Her other interests include blues dancing, playing board games and going to the movies with her husband. Her work is predominately acrylic and mixed media portrait and non objective subjects.