“People ask me all the time how I’ve done so much in my life with such demanding work. I have always had a drive to maximize life. We all have 24 hours in a day. You can either design the life you want and put in the work or let life work you. I have lots of interests and take pride in accomplishing goals and setting a high bar for myself.”
I’m Armenian. I was born in Yerevan, Armenia. We moved to Seattle, Washington in the Pacific Northwest region of United States when I was five-years-old. I travel to Europe often and have visited Armenia many times and still have lots of family there.
I hold a black-belt in taekwondo, I’m an avid tennis player (undefeated varsity singles in school) and have been playing since I was five-years-old. Growing up, I was a gymnast and figure skater too. I was often at the gym, the court or the rink working to perfect my dismount, serve or axel.
I speak Armenian, Russian, French and of course English. Armenian is my native language and since Armenia was part of the former Soviet Union, my parents spoke Russian too and we spoke several languages growing up at home. It was pretty typical during dinner conversations to start a sentence in one language and end it in another. I started kindergarten in the states and quickly picked up English and later in school studied French.
I’m a trained classical flute player. I played for 17 years and also dabbled in saxophone, piano and was part of an African drumming ensemble. I love music. We always have jazz playing in the house and I grew up listening to music by Italian, French, Armenian and Russian artists.
I’ve wanted to be a journalist since I was a kid. When we moved to America, one of the first things my dad bought was a camcorder, and I’d “report” for his camera. There are more VHS tapes than I can count of little Tatevik being a reporter. I’ve always been naturally curious. My global background means I have a deep understanding for cultures, people, and world events which has shaped how I connect and tell stories as a journalist. There are few things more fulfilling than chasing your dreams and accomplishing your goals. I’ve worked in print journalism, in radio, magazine and television locally and nationally.
I modeled for a decade and absolutely love fashion. That experience gave me a deep appreciation for the art of design, photography, fabrics, and the storyline of collections on the runway. When you get into high fashion, you discover the intricacies of the beautiful art form. It's a lot more than just clothes. I’ve also always been a fashionista (check out the childhood pictures in the gallery section) and you’ll likely always see me in heels.