MISSION + VALUES
Bocca Forte's mission is to help businesses expand locally, nationally, and globally through fostering relationships and authentic connection in their market.
We value clear communication, transparency, sustainability, dry quick-witted humor, hard work, and smart bootstrapped solutions.
This is me! I'm Kristina Grappo,
Founder + Creative Director of Bocca Forte.
My name is Kristina Grappo, and I'm the owner and creative director for Bocca Forte. Thanks for stopping by!
I started Bocca Forte after over a decade of event, digital marketing, design, + content creation experience. I've worked with all sizes and types of exciting companies, from my days doing international marketing for high-fashion house BCBGMAXAZRIA Group, to hospitality groups St. Elmo Market, Still Austin Whiskey Company, and Chameleon Hospitality in Austin, to VP of Marketing for financial tech start-up powerhouse, Pei.
I get inspired by people who like to go against the grain, who say "let's do it!" to the craziest idea on the white board, and want to have more fun in everything they do.
Born with the travel bug, I have lived in Portugal, Washington DC (twice!), Jordan, Oman (also twice!), Philadelphia, Greece, Los Angeles, Austin, Abilene, and now Wichita! In addition to the frequent moves, I've also travelled to over 35 countries. I live with my husband, Tony, and our dog, Pesca, and cat, Ceviche in Wichita, KS. When I'm not at work, you can find me in the kitchen whipping up some homemade pasta, hiking in Colorado, or cheering on my alma mater Villanova in basketball in March when I remember it's basketball season.
Kristina was an excellent communicator. She is an energetic, persistent and diligent problem solver. She also has outstanding leadership abilities; directing teams of over 50 individuals to achieve financial and creative goals. I am confident that Kristina will continue to be very productive. She has my highest recommendation.
CEO of Spill-Lab