About us

Thanks for taking the time to learn a little about us!  Girlfriend is Better is a collection of articles that focus on home decor, fashion trends, and healthy lifestyles.  Our name derives from a tongue-in-cheek response to anyone who seeks to excuse bad behavior or mask obvious intentions.

We Heart Collaboration

Girlfriend is Better is currently a family collaboration.  Men and women alike are respected for their creative passions and the strength it takes to hold true to themselves.  We bounce ideas off each other and we create content based on this ideal. The amazing people we come in contact with on a daily basis are also a welcome source of inspiration. That’s part of what makes this fun!  Here are a few short bios so you can learn a little more about us.

Gina Speed

Gina lives in Orange County, California with an extensive background in brand and marketing.  She works behind the scenes to implement brand strategy, maintain marketing campaigns, and manage day-to-day business operations. Gina is attracted to trends in fashion and is a self-proclaimed dilettante when it comes to art and music. At home, her minimalist side is expressed through mid-century modern decor, which is warmed up with touches of Bohemian eclecticism. You might see her riding around town on her Harley motorcycle on warm and sunny days.

James Delli Gatti

James currently works as a Registered Emergency Care Nurse in Alaska. His extensive medical experience has served countless people in hospitals and facilities throughout the U.S. A love for anatomy has also fueled his passion for healthy living and he uses focused nutrition and exercise to stay fit. James and his wife are avid travelers and both enjoy DIY projects when they are at home. They share a blended family, with a daughter at home and four others who have recently “left the nest”. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing, hiking, and snowshoeing. He currently builds and maintains relationships with the majority of our affiliates and enjoys contributing when his busy schedule allows it.

Annie Southam

Annie is an education professional who works with elementary children in Rexburg, Idaho.  She has experience working with special needs children and is the epitome of patience. Formally trained in drafting and architecture, she has a strong understanding of art principles and interior design. DIY projects, ceramic collectibles, and handcrafted items are welcome throughout her charming home. Annie balances her life with her current husband and their three young children.  They enjoy running, hiking, fishing, and other lake activities together as a family.

Ellie Prince

Ellie is a metal artist and lives in a scenic town in Alaska.  She enjoys high-impact sports and is working towards earning her black belt in Tai Kwon Do.  You will often find her training at the local studio that she helped establish in her community. An advocate of sustainable farming, Ellie feeds her family locally sourced, organically grown produce and grass-fed beef. In addition, her family lives in a country home complete with a garden, chickens, goats, and a chocolate Lab.  She is a coffee lover and enjoys meeting people over a cuppa.

Jason Speed

Jason is a college student working towards a degree in music production. A former student of the culinary arts, Jason understands how foods and flavors work together. He is always experimenting with new recipes and shares them with the family. He has a natural eye for aesthetics and design and enjoys exploring trends in pop culture. He exercises his talents in writing, SEO, and social media to help supplement his education.


You may have heard the quote, “a man is not a financial plan”.  Although the three of us are busy, having a side hustle makes good financial sense.  Our affiliates are carefully selected and are the foundation of our business.  We promote companies that we have had experience with personally because they offer products that we love.  Small businesses and start-ups are equally valuable to us as we work to create a unique niche in the market together.  We are always seeking new partners!  Please contact us by email at contact@girlfriendisbetter.com.


Finally, the images we use are carefully curated to provide visual interpretations of the content in our articles.  If we showcase celebrities, we strive to promote inner beauty, fashion sense, or engagement in worthwhile activities.  In addition, we strive to introduce our readers to unique art forms and underground sounds.  Hope you like it!  We respect the artists’ and photographers’ work and provide photo credits with every image.  Find an error in our credits?  Please email us at contact@girlfriendisbetter.com and we will make the correction immediately.