Meet the team.

Chelsie Masciola

Brand Manager

Chelsie is a born and raised yinzer now raising a baby yinzer with her hubby. Family activities include brewery hopping and target runs. You can also find Chelsie swinging her kettlebells or exploring Pittsburgh's eats, drinks and adventures.

Channing Powell


Channing is a Pittsburgh native who loves this city from its history to its food & music scene. She coordinates our events & is one of the faces behind Made in PGH’s social media. In her spare time, you can find her & her vintage shop, ChanningLane Vintage, poppin’ up at the various artisan markets around the city.

Kelli Knatz

Social Media + Events Strategist

Kelli is a Pgh native, and one of the faces behind Made in PGH. Kelli has been a lifestyle and portrait photographer for over a decade. When not behind the camera, you can find her in the kitchen testing out healthy recipes + baking, shopping for her shoe collection, and spoiling her chihuahua, Mika Rose.. all with a glass of Riesling (or local sour beer) in hand.

Lauren Roberts

Lauren loves all things Pittsburgh and all things food! When she's not checking out a new restaurant, you can find her in the kitchen trying a new recipe, working on her photography, or out on a bike ride exploring the city.

Mo Macel

Mo is a pun-loving Pittsburgher who likes to take photos and write. When not focusing on her kiddos, you'll find her pursuing happiness and working on living the American Dream via one craft beer at a time. She blogs at and

Rebecca Hansborough

Rebecca is a Pittsburgh transplant of five years with experience in content writing, social media management, public relations, web editing, and much more. Her passion for food inspired her to create an Instagram based food blog that shares a combination of local cuisine and homemade meals. When she’s not focusing on food, she also enjoys the Pittsburgh arts and entertainment scene, from Broadway shows, music festivals, to gallery crawls. She is excited to share her love for all things Pittsburgh with future readers!

Josh McCann

Josh has been writing for Made in PGH since 2018, where he writes about upcoming events. He’s a Point Park University graduate and teaches high school English. In his free time you’ll find him playing guitar and writing new songs.

Francesca Ferrante

Francesca Ferrante aka The412Franimal is a Blogger/Influencer for travel and ALL things Pittsburgh. Typically you can find her all over the US exploring the best food, views and adult beverages, or at a local PGH brewery watching whatever sport is in season. Passionate about helping others make the best memories, she loves sharing recommendations and tips for restaurants, events, happy hours & more!

Kaidia Pickels

Kaidia is a native Pittsburgher and a content writer for a local marketing agency. She loves to travel, try new dishes at local restaurants, and drop in to fitness class throughout the city. She's a die-hard Pens fan as well as an amateur baker and mixologist — sometimes combining both in one recipe!

Sophia Chang

Sophia is a Pittsburgh transplant who has lived in the Steel City for the last 9 years. She's passionate about food, and spends her free time sharing what it's like living (and eating!) as an Asian-American woman in Pittsburgh. You can find her exploring new restaurants, making foodie friends, and trying all the different bubble tea shops in the city.

Colin Parrish

Colin is a Pittsburgh born and raised, daydreamer, restaurant foodie addict whose passions include running, thrifting, camping, and having a healthy amount of coffee or Malbec (depending on the time of day) . As a typical jagoff, you can catch him shopping in the Strip, running in Highland Park, or finding the best hiking views just outside of the city. He is a content manager for YaJagoff Media LLC and currently lives in Etna, PA.

Leigha Pindroh

Leigha Pindroh is a born and raised Pittsburgher who now resides in the northern suburbs with her three sons and husband. She runs a motherhood and lifestyle blog called Life of Leigha and is the co-host of a podcast for modern mamas called Life Opens Up. When she's not posting on IG, she's trying out the latest coffee spot, browsing local boutiques, or attending fun, family-friendly events with her boys.