I'm a Paper Chaser!
I am the owner and creative designer behind Paper Chaser.
I live in Mt. Lebanon with my husband, Gerson Florez, our son, Xavier, and our Boston Terrier and mascot, Rocky.
Gina attended Bishop Canevin High School and loved art. After not being accepted to a University for Art, she went to Duquesne University with law school in mind and read "The Paper Chase," a novel about a first year law student at Harvard.
She joined the USAF as an Intelligence Analyst and proudly served for 8 years. After law school, she worked as an Associate Director of an Art Copyright not for profit in Washington, D.C. which combatted infringement of art.
Later moving to Philadelphia with her then fiancé, she found herself without a job and worked part time at a new paper store opening in North Philly. She also began making her own stationery for their wedding. Her talent was recognized in a Wedding DIY book.
Finally recognizing where her passion lies, Gina has pursued a unique opportunity to open her own brick and mortar.
I am so excited to open a brick and mortar to reach more clients and to also offer workshops and exciting events to share our passion for paper. I hope to see you in the store soon!