Raised in the Midwest, Callista moved to Boston for college and figured she would settle down there. But 10 years and one epic heartbreak later, Boston had lost its charm. She packed up and headed for the bright lights of NYC, calling Williamsburg home during her 3 year stint in the big city. Alas, NY was a little too big and she decided to take a year off to figure some things out. She hit the road and drove 5,000 miles to Denali National Park in Alaska, where she lived and worked for one glorious soul-restoring summer. When she drove back to NY in the fall to collect her things, she knew she had to move somewhere with mountains and ocean and forests but where could she go and keep her career as a freelance fashion stylist? The answer came in the form of an offer from a friend to move into an Edwardian flat smack dab in the middle of San Francisco. She promptly gave away whatever didn’t fit in her car and headed West. She loves the size of the city, the neighborhood and community of the Lower Haight, and the supportive group of peers she has met in such a short period of time. She is currently working on her first book, a memoir.