Antinette was born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware. At a young age, Antinette was exposed to the good and the bad life had to offer.
The good included having 2 parents that loved her dearly. Antinette never wanted for anything. Her mom and maternal grandfather had their own business which exposed her to entrepreneurship early! At a young age she knew that she wanted to be her own BOSS!
Life wasn’t all good though.
By the age of 14, Antinette had been exposed to domestic violence, molestation, both parents being incarcerated, and so much more.
The experiences that she was exposed to could have easily made her give up but she took another route.
Antinette’s childhood experiences fueled her passion for entrepreneurship, advocacy, and social change, leading her to work in the human service field for almost a decade as a case manager, working with some of the most vulnerable populations.
Antinette graduated from Delaware State University in 2012 with her Bachelors in Social Work. She continued her education at Wilmington University where she received her Master’s in Administration of Human Services in 2015.
After almost 10 years of working in the human service field, Antinette founded 2 businesses
Antinette Develops – A development company created to support people in developing the skills they need to design and live their best life
The Stand- A mobile food cart located in Wilmington, De, designed to support youth and young adults in learning about entrepreneurship and what it takes to excel in the food service industry.
Antinette is a prime example of her motto:
“You can be anything you think about and work toward”