As a native New Yorker A.V. has always loved the art scene of her hometown and that love led her to a 10 year career in the film industry as a set decorator. After experiencing the sudden death of her father, she channeled all of the crafty lessons he taught her into creating AvDoesWhat.com. No better way to keep his memory alive than developing an entire site dedicated to what they did best, build stuff. “A.V. Does What!?” began as a traditional Do-It-Yourself blog but quickly grew to into a lifestyle platform including upcycled furniture, repurposed crafts, home/garden hacks and recipes. Her goal is to help thrifty millennials realize that life is better when you Do-It-Yourself! With appearances in HGTV, Huffington Post and BuzzFeed, A.V. is determined to change the face of DIY.
When A.V. is not spreading the good word of glitter and all things pink you can find her at your local flea market looking for a hidden gem to flip, remixing traditional Jamaican meals or finding new ways to incorporate hip hop lyrics into her decor. She affectionately calls this style #hiphophomemaking.
She is also the co-creator of University of Dope, an exciting thought-provoking card game that inspires interesting discussions about Hip Hop culture. The first of its kind.