Christine McMahon Tumpson is a Pittsburgh-based entrepreneur who owns and operates several
unique businesses in diverse economic areas. The recently opened ONE WHIRL Studio in
Lawrenceville, PA is offering classes in yoga, meditation, nutrition and finances, as well as
speciality workshops on mindfulness, spirituality, and creative community conversations.
ONE WHIRL Apparel is a newly launched business featuring athletic wear with markings
for alignment to improve performance. Tumpson has a patent pending in 2017 for the concept and design.
Likewise, a patent for concept and design is pending for BootBud, an orthopedic shoe designed
to even up and secure the stance of a person wearing an orthopedic boot.
In addition to these newly created woman owned businesses, Tumpson is the co-owner with her
husband Jack of WHIRL Magazine, Edible Allegheny Magazine, WHIRL Wedding Guide, and
speciality publications, such as the soon-to-be-released Pittsburgh Penguins Stanley Cup Issue!
As the editorial director and partner, she manages all of the editorial in all of the publications, as well
as marketing initiatives, financial analyses, community and public relations appearances, and business
leadership roles within the City of Pittsburgh. Tumpson's newly launched Powerful Women of the World campaign
to encourage women to share a message of love and hope has more than 400 contributors within two months.
As one of the first female graduates of Shady Side Academy, Tumpson values education, and has acquired
significant degrees and experiences in various fields. A University of Pittsburgh graduate, she has a JD from
The George Washington University, where she was a teaching assistant in the communications department while in law school.
She also worked for Senator John Heinz on environmental issues, and following his death, was press secretary for Attorney General Richard Thornburgh.
As former television news assignment editor with WPXI-TV and KDKA-TV, Tumpson hosts a regular segment on Pittsburgh Today Live, as well as regular radio segments on CBS and WISH radio. Tumpson also holds a PA real estate license and was one of the first attorneys
to be asked to participate in the Allegheny County Mediation program because of her demeanor.