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Personality Test: Nicole Aquillano

By Tribune-Review
Pittsburgh-raised artist Nicole Aquillano, the summer artist-in-residence at the Society for Contemporary Craft, works as a full-time studio potter after her former, quite contrasting career …

Personality Test: Philip Pelusi

By Tribune-Review
Philip Pelusi, a Bloomfield native, is an internationally recognized stylist. He has been creating innovative, premium-quality beauty products for more than 35 years. Pelusi developed …

Personality Test: Mark Trawka

By Tribune-Review
Mark Trawka moved to Pittsburgh in 2003 to become director of music studies for the Pittsburgh Opera. He also is director of the chorus, and …

Personality Test: Melanie Crockard

By Tribune-Review
Always dressed to kill and a hands-down favorite of many a photographer, Mrs. Pennsylvania 2001 Melanie Crockard is the kind of lady who knows how …

Personality Test: Lisa Smith-Reed

By Tribune-Review
Lisa Smith-Reed is a Pittsburgh boomeranger who knows what it takes to make movie and TV magic. The Dormont native who studied theater at Gannon …

Personality Test: Jeffrey Carpenter

By Tribune-Review
The only constants in Jeffrey Carpenter’s artistic life are innovation and change. A native Pittsburgher and graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the …

Personality Test: Stephen Cropper

By Rex Rutkoski
WPXI’s chief meteorologist Stephen Cropper has been helping Pittsburghers better understand the nuances of our fickle weather since he arrived from a television station in …

Personality Test: Joe Fishel

By Tribune-Review
Joe Fishel of Butler has one of those faces that just looks familiar, even if you can’t place it. Unless you’ve been a student in …

Personality Test: Mensah Wali

By Tribune-Review
Mensah Wali is frustrated by an unpleasant surprise he has encountered regularly since moving to Pittsburgh in 2005. “When I moved here, I thought Pittsburgh …

Personality Test: Colleen Petrucci

By Tribune-Review
Since she was 2 years old, Colleen Petrucci has had a dream: “To run my own studio,” she says. She’s now living that dream as …

Personality Test: Zena Ruiz

By Tribune-Review
Native Texan Zena Ruiz began her life in Pittsburgh seven years ago as an engineering major at Carnegie Mellon University and ended up with an …