Christian, wife, mother, photographer, motivator, encourager and optimist.
Likes: Date nights, laughing with friends, building dreams, cozy homes, preaching the golden rule.
Dislikes: Dishonesty, self doubt, unreached potential, bad attitudes.
Tess is a life loving, glass half-full, optimist, dreamer and do-er. She and her husband Mike have been married for 14 years, together for 16! Together they have F I V E children. Madeline (12), Jack (10), Felicity (8), and twins Cecilia and Miriam (3). In addition to caring for her large family and serving on the board of Cleveland Angels, she is the owner and operator of Tess Smith Photography + Design. Tess and her husband also own a small restaurant in their hometown. Her world is crazy, constant and chaotic in all of the best ways.
Tess firmly believes that life is beautiful. In all of it's ups and downs, it truly is beautiful. Tess has made it her purpose to show those around her just how beautiful it truly is. She thrives on deepening connections and strengthening relationships with her friends, her clients, and the patrons AND employees that set foot in their restaurant. She loves seeing those around her bloom and reach their full potential. She has been fully invested in the Love Box program since she first heard it’s mission statement. Growing up in foster care has given her a unique perspective for the board and her team at Cleveland Angels. Tess is dedicated to creating a lasting impression and improving the lives of the children in Cleveland experiencing foster care and their foster families served by Cleveland Angels.