About Us

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Amber Coppings

Laura McCarthy, LCSW

Amber Coppings

My life as a creative person has taken me through some wonderful  experiences. In 2004, I started making an indie fashion line, Xmittens. I  had just graduated from college with an art degree, survived a terrible car accident and learned how to walk again. 

 Not only is one of my purposes in life is by making actual objects and designing patterns for other, I also facilitate creativity in others by  direct interactions in a class, in volunteer art experiences, or by  enabling another person’s innate creativity to flourish by being  inspired by, being immersed in, or wearing one of my creations.  I am  currently rostered as a Resident Artist by the Pennsylvania Council on  the Arts and offer programming in the community with POWER Promises and other wonderful organizations. 

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Felicia Mycyk

Laura McCarthy, LCSW

Amber Coppings

A graduate of Point Park University Mycyk provides consulting services to businesses, organizations, communities, & individuals to focus on goals in their pursuit of success.  Her D.E.C.I.D.E ©  program leads others in creating a process to get past the obstacles holding them back from becoming whom they aspire to be. 


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Laura McCarthy, LCSW

Laura McCarthy, LCSW

Laura McCarthy, LCSW

Laura began her babywearing and doula journey nearly 12 years ago with the birth of her first child.  She blends 11 years of experience in mental health social work with her professional babywearing and doula training to provide sensitive and compassionate services to families in Western Pennsylvania. 



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Lee Wagner

Marissa Vogel

Luke Taiclet

Lee Wagner served in the U.S. Marine Corps for eight years and is an Iraq War veteran. Lee’s professional and personal work focuses on helping veterans, active service members and their families, get better connected with supportive services. Lee is also a founder of Inside the Wire.  


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Luke Taiclet

Marissa Vogel

Luke Taiclet

Luke, a US ARMY Veteran, is Certified Warriors at Ease Instructor; Certified RYT-200 yoga teacher; Certified  Meditation Instructor (CMI) & a founder of Inside the Wire.  He  is a  yoga instructor for the Butler VA and  offers the same training at Semper Fi Odyssey, a Veteran’s reintegration program.




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Marissa Vogel

Marissa Vogel

Marissa Vogel

Marissa is executive director & co-founder of Open Up.  She has  a Masters in Education of Students with Disabilities from PITT as well as a Journalism and Multimedia Degree with Business Certification from Duquesne. Her years of project management in public health through the Maternal Child Health Bureau and managing


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Lauren Webb

Martha D'Abruzzo, LCSW

Martha D'Abruzzo, LCSW

 Studio Eight15 creates a culture of soul, strategy, & hustle through mindful living, brand partnerships, and conversation. We work with artisans to bring our visions to reality.

Our brand centers around a form of self-discovery and creative clarity. From partnering with artisans to launch their ideas and offering accessible spaces for timeless moments to the community.

We are here to give you a road map to unlock your potential. We invite you to wander with us and bask in the moments that resonate with you the most. 


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Martha D'Abruzzo, LCSW

Martha D'Abruzzo, LCSW

Martha D'Abruzzo, LCSW

Martha D’Abruzzo, LCSW, 200 hr Yoga Teacher, iRest Level 2 Teacher.  Martha has been working in the field of social work for 15 years and is the owner of Garden of Mind Psychotherapy and Wellness in the Highland Park area of Pittsburgh. 





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Michelle Lynch

Martha D'Abruzzo, LCSW

Michelle Lynch

Michelle brings 20 years experience studying and practicing yoga, breathing and meditation.  She is the co-founder of Yoga for the Emotions and the founder/executive director of Love Allegheny.  Michelle is Certified as an iRest Yoga Nidra teacher; Warriors at Ease instructor and 400 hour yoga teacher teaching for over 10 years.