My name is Tessa Sayers, founder and owner of Soul Curiosity. I am an artist, designer, poet, holistic health devotee, history enthusiast and lover of all things vintage. I grew up in Washington State on a small llama farm. My curiosity about the world has introduced me to various cultures and communities that have led me down a path of celebrating diversity, inclusiveness, vulnerability, and authenticity.
I am a certified Native artist with my tribe, the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa from North Dakota. My indigenous family encompasses three tribal communities, Metis, Chippewa, and Cree. My creative path started with watercolors, woodland floral beadwork, then expanded into graphic designs.
I have a B.A. in Sociology with a focus in Native American studies from Western Washington University. In 2004, I was the Co-Director of the Native American Mentoring Program at WWU and spent time on the Lummi Reservation tutoring and mentoring youth. In 2005, I was awarded a full scholarship through the Native American Teacher Training Program to obtain my M.Ed. in Educational Psychology at the University of Utah. From 2007-2010, I was a high school counselor at NAYA ECA, a Native American high school in Portland Oregon. I then transitioned to the Nike World Headquarters at Nike N7, a brand within Nike that inspires and enables Native and Aboriginal youth to be physically active.
Currently, I am the Marketing Manager at the Kitsap Regional Library. My evenings are spent in the country with my husband and our two fur babies Tule and Rollo. I love a good sense of humor, dancing, music and of course art. Soul Curiosity has been a long time dream of mine and I feel very fortunate to share it with you. I oversee every aspect of Soul Curiosity; designing, project management, merchandising, photography, marketing, finance, sales, and branding. As the sole female boss lady, I pour my heart and soul into every detail. I hope my story, experience and platform as an artist will inspire others to create a lifestyle that is enriching, restorative, positive, and healthy. .
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