If you’ve ever wondered what happened to FutureDerm founder Nicki Zevola Benvenuti, she’s here at Researching Everything and acting CEO at marketing agency AEK Solutions.

Please reach out with your skincare, nutrition, fitness, and personal development questions and feedback. We would love to hear from you!

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Nicki Zevola Benvenuti

Chief Executive Officer

Nicki lives in Pittsburgh, PA with her husband, Gabriel, and their children, and two dogs. She began her professional career studying in the MD/PhD program run through the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Carnegie Mellon University. She has been hired on marketing and digital campaigns for brands like Neutrogena and VanityPlanet.

In October 2020, Nicki created Researching Everything because she believes women really do want to know in-depth information about skincare, fashion, nutrition, and fitness much more than traditional media provides.

She can be reached at

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Michael Snatchko

Chief Operations Officer

From Pittsburgh, Michael loves his family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers. He is a talented operations manager with over 14 years experience working with consumer packaged goods businesses, marketing agencies, non-profits, and service providers. Some of his favorite musicians are Eric Clapton, Ozzy Osbourne, Weezer, Bob Marley, and Neil Diamond.


Meredith Komarek

Art Director

A rollerblading junkie at heart, Meredith has lived all over Pennsylvania. When she is not working on designing awesome infographics, she can be found hitting the trails or having dinner with friends.


Erin McCandless

Chief Design Officer

A photographer and graphic designer by trade, Erin has been working with Nicki since 2013. Since then, she has expanded her skills into social media marketing, sales, and copyrighting while keeping photography as her specialty and main love. Erin also loves cats, skincare, books, green tea, craft beer, and traveling (when not in a pandemic).


Shawnelle Price

Technical Director

A Pittsburgh native, Shawnelle planter her roots in southern Italy and planted herself there permanently. She has been in the technology industry for 20 years, but is obsessed with true crime documentaries and secretly wishes she was a police detective.


Maggie Wilson

Social Media Specialist

From Pittsburgh, Maggie is a social media specialist and digital content creator. When she isn’t on Instagram or TikTok, Maggie enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and friends. She also enjoys horror movies, camping, and a good face mask.