About Us

Hi! I’m Melissa, The CEO of Uplighten!

I was in tech for over 13 years, working with start-ups and large companies designing user experiences and interfaces. 

At the end of 2021 I got really sick. Viral meningitis sick. It knocked me out big time, and my whole family was thrown into survival mode as I was in and out of the hospital.

This experience reshaped how I saw my future and I stepped back and started this company. I am following my passion to make beautiful, meaningful things that bring others joy, yet also incorporate my love of computers and tech.

We are a local small business and we hand make everything in our shop.

You can find us every Sunday from October-May at the Farmer's Market at High Street across from Desert Ridge Marketplace in Phoenix, Arizona.

Collections are also available at Vibe Box Boutique and the Westin Tempe at the Cup Of Joe Market Cafe.

If you are on the socials, I'd love to meet you @uplightenlife or TikTok @uplighten

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