Meet the Team

Gad Artistry

My name is Tatiana Rivera and I’m the lady behind every phone call and email. When I was little my mother told me I could be whatever I wanted to be and so I did! I became a theater major, a singer, a dancer, a model, a puppeteer, a Disney entertainment cast member, a makeup artist, a hairstylist, a solo entrepreneur, a dedicated servant of the most high, a mama, a wife and I’m not even done yet!  

When you list it all out, it sounds exhausting! I’m not even gonna lie, some days it’s a struggle! There have been some moments where I didn’t think I could do it, but here’s what you have to know about me: IF YOU TELL ME I CAN'T DO SOMETHING, I’M GONNA DO IT, AND I'M GOING TO EXCEL. I was raised by hard working parents. My father was a mailman and my mother graduated from nursing school when I was 13. all while raising 6 children. With their example and love, along with my sweet husband, I started Gad Artistry.

 I’m a mama of two little crazies, Gabriella Alysse and Gabriel Anthoney. That’s where the name comes from. Everyday I push for them, they are my WHY! When I got married there wasn't a multicultural hair and makeup team that could service my mixed race family, and my husband's Puerto Rican family at the same time and place. We were in salons all over Orlando, my ceremony started late because of that. I want to be the person that I needed on my wedding day! Someone who can work with all hair types and skin tones, and who made sure that your timeline didn't suffer because of beauty. I am so proud of the team I have assembled! A family who love their artistry and care for our clients!

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Get to know the amazing artists who make up the team at Gabriella Anthoney's Design Artistry

Kaitlin Jones has been involved in the cosmetology industry practically since the day she was born! Growing up in the salon her mother (Joanne) owned and operated, she found her love for makeup/hairstyling . At the age of 11, Kaitlin joined John Casablancas Modeling Agency, where she was trained in the basics of hair maintenance and makeup. After high school Kaitlin went on to get her Cosmetology license where she challenged the board at 1000 hours... and passed where normally you have to complete the full 1200 hours! Kaitlin's passion is to help bring out the natural beauty in all of us!
“Once I’ve completed the look for these brides and bridesmaids... I hand them that mirror and I see that tear jerking smile, I know that this is what I am meant to do!”


Joanne has been passionate about styling hair and makeup her entire life. Being in the industry for over 35 years, Joanne has been at the forefront of the changes in the latest trends and styles! She loves (in its simplicity) that hair/makeup can transform someone's look so eloquently. In her prime, Joanne owned and operated Rae Michelle Hair design in Winter Park. On her next journey, she taught cosmetology throughout schools in the greater Orlando area. Joanne loved connecting with her students and most importantly she loved watching them prosper over the years! She continues to learn and grow as styles change... and will continue in this wonderful industry for many more years to come.


Since the age of 2 I've been independent, never wanting but definitely needing help in so many areas. At the age of 8 I learned how to braid and realized I found something that required no help at all, something I could do for myself, by myself! Hair has been my outlet for years and a way for me to give back to my community. Most of all the joy that I have when seeing the gratitude on my clients faces before and after is like nothing else. You not only get to do what you love, you get to become so much more to your client's...mother, sister, aunt, friend, counselor, an overall outlet at times. It's a privilege and I am forever grateful!   


Hello my name is Chanel Perez. I am a mother of 4, and married to my best friend. Growing up having my parents in the beauty industry, really impacted my life, and it has always been something special to me to be apart of making people feel beautiful. Not only on the outside, but having that present time with them and gaging what they really want, makes my job an absolute pleasure. Connecting with people, that's what I do, and spreading love is what fills my heart & brings me joy.


I’ve always had a passion for the arts. After modeling for a while I realized that I really enjoyed being behind the scenes glamming up the models. This lead me to becoming a licensed esthetician and to my love for skin health awareness. My favorite part of being a makeup artist is seeing the beautiful and happy faces on the brides. I absolutely enjoy helping others, this brings me so much joy.
That’s one of the reasons why I love being a part of GadArtistry. We truly care for our brides. We listen to them to give them the best experience possible and make sure all of their needs are met. We experience the joy of happy tears and are there to help calm the anxious ones. We have an amazing level of professionalism and everyone is treated with respect.


Hello, my name is Michele Falope. I was born in Puerto Rico and raised here in Central Florida! I have been in the beauty industry since 2012. Graduated from Paul Mitchell the School, Orlando. I have always loved helping others and what better way than helping someone feel beautiful both inside and out! I started working for GAD Artistry in 2019 and love our team! We are full of so much talent and versatility! We are skilled in all face and hair types. With Gad Artistry, you can ensure a smooth wedding day no matter the size! Tatiana always makes sure to book enough girls to get you ready in a timely manner. Taking the guess work out so you can relax and enjoy your day!


I'm LeighAnn, I've been a working artist for 10 years. I grew up in central Florida and I absolutely love what I do! I love doing makeup because I get to connect with so many amazing people. I love that makeup can effectively reveal something unique about your inner self. I love the moment when you reveal your work to a client and they're totally speechless and happy; seeing that definitely makes me feel fulfilled. What sets GAD apart is the fact that we create connections with the whole bridal party; from the trial to the wedding, our artistry skills and ability to create connections speak for themselves

Leigh Ann

Hi my name is Jazmin, I often go by Jaz. I am Florida raised so I’ve been battling humidity my whole life. I’ve always had a passion for the beauty industry since a young age. Fixing my own hair and make up (and trying to make it last through this weather) sparked a passion and love like no other. Being a part of Gadartistry is more than just being a hair and make up artist. We’re creating an atmosphere and connection with our clients from the beginning all the way to end. That’s how we get that magic moment when clients look at themselves and love what they see and how they feel. --


I’m a quirky creative type with a fine arts background first. I believe that’s a large piece of why I was able to transition into hair and makeup styling so seamlessly- it’s just another form of art.
Event styling is something that is near and dear to my heart. It’s such a special thing to be able to play a role in one of the most important days of my clients lives.
What sets GAD Artistry apart is that this team has so much diversity. Whatever your hair texture may be, there’s someone that specializes in that. Whatever your makeup preference is, there’s an artist that can create that look. Everyone here specializes in something different, which as a whole makes us that much more well rounded.


Cosmetology has always been my passion since the age of 10. Hair is art, and that means every hairstyle that I create is an original! That is my favorite part about being a Hair Artist.
With 25 yrs in the beauty industry as both a Hairstylist and Cosmetology Instructor combined, I have learned that diversity is key. With the array of talent at GAD Artistry, diverse hair texture is definitely our specialty!