This year I was featured in two very visible articles on home staging: one in the Los Angeles Times and one in Forbes magazine. I was able to communicate in both articles the importance of home staging. I am active in outreach through social media and other internet venues. I have over 500 followers on Pinterest where I regularly posts staging ideas and I regularly post to my The Home Artisan account on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr. I also contribute to my local community online newspaper, The Montrose Patch, in a blog about home staging tips and tricks. I created a comprehensive Home Staging powerpoint presentation called “Staging 101 for Realtors” which I presented to four real estate offices over the past year. I will be speaking in front of the Pasadena Foothills Association of Realtors in December on the importance of staging your listings. I have been happy to meet with prospective new home stagers to give career advice, encouraging them to join RESA and attend the convention. Finally, I have given back to my community with donations of my services to the Pasadena-Foothills Association of Realtors Charity Foundation, Pasadena Education Foundation and local schools.