Newest Team Diva Member - Tessa Marie Archer
Today, April 24th at 1:00 PM (PDT) the Divas are excited to announce the start of our newest Team Diva member – Tessa Marie Archer. Tessa is our new Diva Coordinator/Wrangler and a damn good compliment to the Team Diva group. Look for many new exciting things from Tessa. The primary reason we decided to add Tessa to the team is that, on the fly, she took over coordinating the volunteers at the FIUTS’s Cultural Fest and still had time to charm our older gay gentleman Diva Dwellers. And to top it off, at a recent photo shoot she was able to get our littlest Diva Dweller to feel comfortable in front of the camera. What else does the Diva Team need? Zip! Below is a quick bio about our gal Tessa.
Tessa really digs good people and good food, and most importantly, a really good laugh. These are her first priorities. After this, she enjoys acting in Seattle’s film scene (you can see her star in the new webisode series, “Glitch”), and singing with her jazz band, The Careless Lovers
. A new student at Evergreen, she is creating her own coursework to stay in Seattle while she pursues her professional passions. Currently, she is studying the jazz era and learning how to Lindy Hop and what made Billy Holiday’s voice so heartbreaking. A forever observer, she has gone back to school to pursue cultural studies and writing, where she hopes she can make a career out of immersing herself into new countries and communities and relating it back to the rest of the world. Trivial passions include: television, especially Parks and Recreation, Saturday Night Live, and The Office, stand up and sketch comedy, substances such as cheap red wine and snooty coffee, Vogue magazines and dreaming of being in the “It Girl” section one day, dogs, Disneyland, and the app “Draw Something!”. Oh, and naps. She leads as European a life as she can (ask her what that means later), and loves her family and friends more than anything in the whole world. She is ecstatic to be the newest Diva and hopes to meet with you soon. Preferably at a Diva Dwelling!
How did you meet the Divas?
I met Kim and Chavi last year through our mutual friends, Ricardo, Rocky, and Michael, all of whom help out the Divas with their extraordinary events. I had heard so much about “The Divas”
that I remember being really intimidated when they came over to a party, and I was sort of expecting them to actually BE divas. Turns out, they’re just hot and fashionable real estate agents
who really dig wine and laughing.
Why did you decide to join the Team?
I had been looking to switch up day jobs and definitely been looking to add more positive influences and community into my life. The Divas had become good friends of mine, and when I was telling them all about my plight of being an actress and needing a supporting gig, we sort of brainstormed that perhaps it would be a good fit to work for them, and to become part of their team. They are always so hard working and positive, I knew that it would be a step in the right direction and a good move on my part to get my foot in the door at Team Diva. Also, I fell in love with Rosie at first bark and now nothing can stand in our way.
What is your favorite local organization?
What is your favorite outfit?
A printed flow-y dress with vibrant colors, tights, boots, and a cardigan. I recently realized I either dress like a pregnant woman or a 6 year old. These are my preferences. I clearly love to be feminine/girly, yet cozy. And put together-I want to feel like at any point I could fight crime but no one would expect it (no high heels, usually. I like being down to the ground). And going out? This green vintage dress I bought in San Francisco that lets my hips do all the talking. Where do you like to shop local?
Hana Rose Skin Care
, an organic and green skin care line based out of Bainbridge, WA. It’s to die for. I don’t let anything else touch my skin. And PCC! That co-op is so magical. I can’t afford to grocery shop there but I like to stop by and get some dark chocolate and a coconut and organic and ethical meat there. I’m excited for the day where I can shop exclusively local for my clothing and groceries. Until then, it’s gonna have to be Target and Safeway. Sigh.What is your favorite local band?
Dave Matthew’s Band
. Hands down. I know I’m supposed to be that cool 25 year old chick that has some hipster indie band that I love more but I don’t. I love Dave Matthew’s the most. Oh shoot, and MY BAND: The Careless Lovers
Who is your favorite local artist?
Me! Oh God, gag. My friend and co-star on “Glitch”, Jesse Lee Keeter. Seriously. Hire him before me. Because I’m pretty sure he could play a woman better than I could if he really wanted to. During a shoot at 5 a.m., he busted out this incredible improvised 10 minute retelling of “The Aristocrats” joke that literally left me breathless from laughing. And he has a heart of gold, a rarity among actors.
Where is the best Seattle spot to get a handcrafted cocktail, nibble & be able talk to awesome people?
Via Tribunali for Neopolitan style pizza and a carafe of red wine, and then carry me to Needle & Thread, above Tavern Law. You better get your lips ready for some good kissin’ cause I’ll be a real happy camper at this point. Also, my friends and I love Arabica Lounge for hipster gazing and wondrous coffee on Sunday mornings. I also dig The Tin Table across the hall from Century Ballroom. And then go swing dancing!