Finding your passion is a funny thing. Some people are born with it. Others find it later in life. Some struggle to find it at all. And then there are those whose passion is created out of struggle and adversity.
At a time when dyslexia wasn’t widely understood, Sally Guidry’s sister struggled tremendously with school. Guidry accompanied her family to countless tutoring and behavioral psychology appointments and found herself intrigued by the process.
The easel was covered in dust. For almost a decade, Kristen Catalano Schenck’s professional painter’s easel — a gift from her parents — sat stashed in the closet of her childhood bedroom, while she pursued other avenues in retail and as a professional trainer after graduation at the University of New Orleans.