offers garden-fresh medicinal herbs, a collection of handmade items, and specializes in short documentary storytelling. Based in the mountains of Newburgh, NY.
Alysia's body of work finds purpose when connecting the present to the past. She focuses on topics of discovery, individual truth, natural cycles & the human experience.
She began making documentary-style photo/video in high school and continued studying communications & media at SUNY Oneonta & SUNY Dutchess. 2014 alumna of the Salt Institute of Documentary Studies.
2008 - 2011
Co-founded 21-7 Magazine with Leslieann Santiago, an online platform featuring articles, essays, photoessays & interviews on artists, music & fashion. Featuring (at the time) upcoming artists like Big Sean, Kendrick Lamar, Little Dragon, and Ke$ha.
Launched an in-house video production company. Alysia began producing music videos for underground NYC artists like Ninjasonik. Alysia currently produces character-driven shorts, as well as local company profiles for advertisement and promotion.
Assisted Shailly Agnihotri with the development of The Restorative Center, a grassroots restorative justice non-profit, which founded of The Newburgh Model of Community Circles. Alysia works as the Director of Trainings.
Co-founded Chime In with Stella Lee, a pop-up shop which occupied unused storefronts in downtown Newburgh, NY (188 Liberty Street from August-October + 102 South William in December). The pop-up carried items by local makers and hosted a monthly calendar of events. Chime In made influential connections and sparked ideas that now sparkle in real life.
Founded Grandpa Mazzella. Alysia's love for gardening began in her grandpa's garden, a son of Italian Farmers (but she was first taught to garden by her mother). Alysia grows native & exotic medicinal herbs from seed for bulk dried herbs (for the kitchen & medicine-cabinet), as well as Grandpa Mazzella hand-crafted herbal remedies, like salves & tinctures. Herbs list is due August 2018.