Having grown up in Florida, you would think an entire lifetime of mosquito bites would warrant less of a flare-up with each bite.
Unfortunately, I’m still a mosquito magnet. If there is one mosquito that gets inside the house, it won't stop until it gets me. All year round, I’m covered in these little landmines all over my body, each of them just waiting to ignite in itchy flames with the lightest brush of a skirt hem.
After an ill-fated trip to Key West where I got ambushed by these little suckers, my poor legs looked like I had a really bad case of chicken pox. I was so unbelievably itchy! I couldn't sleep more than a few winks and would wake up from severe itching. I decided to go check yet again if there was anything better out there for bug bite relief. There wasn't.
I had given the creams and oral medications plenty of tries, but they never seemed very effective.
On a whim, I started "borrowing" stickers from my kids' sticker books and adding some essential oils and it seemed to help quite a bit. My kids wanted them for their bites too since they sadly inherited the mosquito-bite gene.
Soon after, Ilyssa was visiting me in Florida in June (and obviously scratching a bug bite, because hello...Florida in June) and I told her my idea. Her response was, "Doesn’t that exist already?" Well, it didn't.
Diana is a Mom of two lovely girls based in Miami. She spent the earlier part of her career in various sales and marketing functions in the financial services industry. Diana is our Chief Creative Officer at Quitch, having not only named the product but she also came up with the idea in the first place. Diana is the queen of macgyvering and is always coming up with a way to fix a problem, even if she doesn't always have the right tools - hello quitch! She is always cooking up something new in the kitchen (even though her kids constantly put their noses up to it). Her pantry is always well-stocked and can make any category 5 hurricane shelter in place order seem like a walk in the park.
B.S. Advertising and Business Administration, University of Florida
Paru is a Mom of three based in the Bay Area. She is a board-certified dermatologist with both clinical and entrepreneurial work experience. She is our Chief Dermatologist at Quitch and sidelines as Oxford Comma Destroyer (a.k.a. Copywriter). Paru spends her non-existent free time attempting to cook meals for her family. Her favorite time of day is drinking a coffee alone in the early morning hours before the lovely chaos begins.
Dermatology Residency Program, Stanford School of Medicine
MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine of New York University
B.S. Economics, University of California Los Angeles
Ilyssa is a Mom of three based in San Francisco. Ilyssa is a tech veteran having spent 15 years developing products spanning different industries from aerospace to telecommunications to energy analytics. An engineer at heart, she is the technical lead for all things Quitch from product design to web development. In the spare time that she doesn’t have, she tries to squeeze in a run between the never-ending feeding and laundry cycle that goes on in her house.
M.S. Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MBA, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
B.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign