An LA native with a degree in Communications from USC, she is also a certified gemologist and jewelry designer who managed Ann Hand, the eponymous Washington DC jewelry store, for many years. Ashley is a passionate philanthropist, leading fundraising for The Washington Ballet, Children's National Medical Center, among many others. She also founded Once Upon a Prom, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides formalwear to underprivileged teens. Secretly Gifting is a culmination of Ashley’s talent for strategy, analysis, and management of design-related companies.
Cofounder/Chief Brand Officer
Candace began her career as a buyer for a prominent fashion corporation that was later acquired for $200 million, then went on to become the Branding & Marketing Director for one of the nation’s top luxury real estate agents. In 2012, Candace decided to capitalize on her exceptional creative prowess, becoming a stylist for high-profile individuals and design magazines. Today Secretly Gifting is a platform for her passion and talent for both visual and written communication, elevating gifting solutions for individuals and corporations nationally.