A Glimpse of who Pop Starz Atl is.....
Oh... hello.... since you took the time to click on Who is Pop Starz Atl, I should tell you some stuff!
My name is Shontel Kealoha, most people call me Shonni. However, my loyal and hilarious customers have decided I should be called The Pusher.
As a child I always loved being in the kitchen watching people cook. At a very young age I started cooking. Every year at Christmas I would bake different types of cookies to give away. I did that well into my adult years. Interestingly enough I didn’t bake cakes, I never saw baking in my future.
In 2012 for my 38th birthday, a friend of mine made cake pops for me. I thought it was such a cool concept that I wanted to learn how to make them. I became completely obsessed, making cake pops every weekend for a month straight. Creating flavor magic by putting different recipes together to make it my own. I would take them to work passing them out asking for genuine feedback. One of my coworkers suggested that I start selling them. I thought she was crazy for suggesting it. She ended up being my first customer. It was then that PopStarzAtl was born.
It definitely wasn’t an overnight sensation, but gradually grew. I had a full time job at the time and honestly had no idea what would come of this new venture. I said I wasn’t going to push it, but I wouldn’t shy away from it either. I took it literally day by day.
In 2016, while working from home I decided I really wanted to make this my full time job. I knew I wouldn’t quit my job right then, but I KNEW when the time was right everything would fall into place. Two years later I got laid off from my job. What I know to be true is working full time AND trying to grow a small business just doesn’t work for the long haul. Thankfully I can really focus on my budding business .
This has been an awesome journey so far. The support and growth has been amazing. I look forward to what my future holds and growing Pop Starz Atl as big as my heart desires.