Hali’aalohaokalani “Halia” Smalczewski was born in Hayward, CA and raised in Tampa, FL. She attended Florida State University where she graduated with a degree in Editing, Writing, and Media, and a minor in Communications. During her time at FSU, Halia studied abroad, was a member of FPRA, and worked closely with the College of Fine Arts under the direction of the Media Specialist.
Her professional career began when she started working for an event company that planned comic book conventions in 2013. Over the next 6 years, Halia was able to travel the country setting up and running comic cons in different cities. She worked first as the Public Relations Coordinator handling all media relations, and later acted as the Assistant Director of Hospitality and Transportation.
Halia moved up to Atlanta at the beginning of the pandemic, but has since found a home working at S.A.F.E. Management. In her spare time, Halia likes to refine her artistic skills and work with stained glass.