Photograph by Jordan Chlapecka

Photograph by Jordan Chlapecka

Lizzie brubaker, founder

Lizzie Brubaker is an innovative young woman living in New York City. After graduating from Southern Methodist University’s Meadow School of the Arts with a Convergent Journalism degree, Lizzie began her career incorporating her organizational and detail-oriented skills at CNN, becoming an Associate Producer for the Piers Morgan Tonight Show.

Through leadership involvement at a NYC church, synagogue and service agency, Lizzie realized how much she enjoys helping others and creating moments of unique or unexpected joy. In 2014, she joined the team atUnion Square Hospitality Group where she enjoys interacting with guests and contributing to memorable meals and special occasions.

Lizzie founded the Joy of Life Project as a way to follow her calling of helping spark joy in the lives of others. She combines her East Coast smarts with her Southern sensibilities to form the perfect balance to make things happen with joy in her heart and pep in her step. 


victoria brooks, design consultant

Victoria is a graphic designer based in New York City.

She received her AAS in Graphic Design from Parsons The New School for Design in May 2015. She also holds a BBA
in Financial Consulting from Southern Methodist University.

When not at her computer you can find her wandering the street while drinking an almond milk cappuccino, eating or baking something sweet, or dancing around her apartment with the music at full blast. See more of her incredible work on her website.