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Joe's passion for creativity started as a child and continues to thrive. In his pursuit of living a more positive and purposeful life, he started Path to Life as a way to help inspire others to be more positive, pursue a healthy and active lifestyle, and take action to become their best, most authentic selves. 

In addition to creating content for Path to Life and promoting the brand, Joe enjoys running, cooking and eating vegan food, and going to shows and craft breweries.

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matt walker | director of merchandising

With more than 15 years of experience working in the merchandising industry, Matt has owned and operated successful clothing companies, and he currently co-owns Wholehearted Design Company, a graphic design and merchandise production company with his wife Monika in Portsmouth, VA. Path to Life is proud to partner with Matt and his business to better serve our customers and to create high-quality products they can be proud to share.

When Matt isn't busy making merchandise, he works as a X11 Shipfitter at Huntington Ingalls Industries, and in his free time, he enjoys spending time with his sons Sydney and Felix, grilling out, and participating in his church.

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elijah benedicto | graphic Designer

Elijah is a graphic designer and photographer with an impressive background in commercial design, and as a lover of all things Disney, he has a great imagination and creative spirit. In addition to graphic design, his portfolio includes an impressive body of work in film/motion graphics, branding and marketing collateral, web banners, advertisements, and much more. He will be assisting our clients with bringing their ideas to life in the digital space.

To flex his creative muscles, Elijah also enjoys creating Disney fan art and photoshoots with his wife Michelle and daughter Emma inspired by their favorite Disney movies.

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Originally from Chesapeake, VA, art and animation fascinated Aaron at an early age. Since age 7, he cultivated a strong foundation in traditional art techniques which he continues to build upon today. During middle and high school, Aaron experimented with stop motion film making, leading him to ultimately pursue animation at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Aaron graduated cum laude in 2015 with a BFA in Animation. During art school, he worked on more than 12 student films and his main concentration was 3D character animation and modeling. In addition to working as an animator and digital artist, Aaron is also an adjunct instructor at University of Florida Digital Worlds Institute, teaching 3D animation at the undergraduate level.

Aaron enjoys collaborating with fellow artists, and expanding his knowledge of art and film making. He enjoys cooking with his girlfriend Sarah, and he loves spending time outdoors and learning about history.


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