Jessie Beld Elliott is an Amerasian adoptee from South Korea adopted at the age of 12. She came to the US in 1982 where she quickly learned English and prepped to become an American teenager with dreams of being an art teacher with her creativity driven mind... she studied Collaborative Design and Fine Arts at Kendall School of Design, eventually ending up at College of Art & Design in Detroit. After school JBE worked steadily as a story board artist/designer for various ad agencies but quickly realized that work didn’t align with her taste for finer things in life so she ended up in Human Resources for an automotive supplier in 1994. She eventually launched her own Skilled Trades Labor Force company MTE Groups. The ups and downs in the automotive industry along with a painful divorce inspired JBE to hone in on her most powerful asset; her ability to connect with people & the understanding of the human relationships to where it created a whole new genre of business in brand strategy. JBE created Beld & Associates in 2012 with clients ranging from automotive, fashion and entertainment across the country. Then in 2018 she launched JesMia Creative to accommodate the booming cannabis space in Michigan after becoming a patient due to cancer.( cancer free now) Presently branding/marketing for cannabis businesses takes up roughly 50 percent of her time as she consults on various points for the industry from aesthetics to promotion/design of events all over the state of Michigan as well as NYC & California. JBE is active in the city of Pontiac where she has invested in real estate and the Community there. She is passionate about her philanthropy with several seats on boards of non profits that benefit women, children and the LGBTQ community…. She believes in healing herself from traumas of her childhood by helping others heal from the inside and out. She has 4 amazing children who are young adults making their own mark in the world and is a huge animal lover with 3 dogs, a horse and baby goats coming soon. The nature of her business and life makes JBE an avid traveler globally from Europe to Asia.... her most recent high profile project is with Olympian Usaine Bolt( non profit giving) and a motion picture project about the Hall of Fame black race car driver Charlie Wiggins along with a number of projects in television.