We consist of a small but creative team of ‘burgh loving Pittsburghers. From photos of the amazing city skyline to pics of your kids enjoying the Buccos at PNC Park, we love seeing Pittsburgh through your eyes! We get to know more about our Pittsburgh Beautiful fans everyday, so here’s a tad bit about us.
Founder & Owner
Although his family relocated to central PA decades ago, Chris moved to Pittsburgh in 1993. His roots came from Pittsburgh, and his grandmother was born in Castle Shannon in the early 1900’s. Pittsburgh in the early 20th Century, while booming and bustling, was a dirty place. Not so today! Pittsburgh moved him. He loves to capture beauty in unique ways and was inspired to create Pittsburgh Beautiful as a way to share that with everyone.
Kate Oczypok is a freelance writer and piano teacher. In the mornings, she can be found freelancing for various publications and in the afternoon, she teaches piano to over 25 children, Kate is a graduate of St. James School in Sewickley and Oakland Catholic High School. Kate loves visiting Hofbrauhaus, the Strip District and hanging out in the Moon Twp./Sewickley area with her family.
After leaving the military a little over a decade ago, JC settled into Pittsburgh to be closer to family and was immediately drawn to the uniqueness and rich history of the city. Five years ago, he picked up photography and has been trying to hone his work since. He is often heard trying to encourage native Pittsburghers to be tourists in their own city and take in everything that this exceptional and beautiful this city has to offer. When he’s not traveling, being outdoors, and taking photos, he spends most of his time playing with dogs at his dog daycare business.
Christopher “Zeke” Caresani
Christopher “Zeke” Caresani is a well-known Pittsburgh raconteur and has been a fixture in the Pittsburgh music scene for many years. The former vice president of Dr. Z Presents has also taught at Penn State and Maryland. In addition to writing, the father of two currently serves as senior business consultant at J. P. Bacchus and marketing adviser at The Leaf & Bean.