April Gutierrez was born in Tampa Florida, youngest of three children. In a split family life April gravitated towards her grandparents who were a wealth of creative inspiration. Her grandfather Frank Magdalena, better known as Frank Amador to Hispanic listeners, was a poet and artist whose poems were heard on the local airwaves in the 80s.
His way of romanticizing everything in life brought haunting beauty to their family. April’s grandmother Martha, was a homemaker and seamstress. Martha helped April’s mother Ana Maria raise her from the start. The two woman’s hands on creativity was always present in all of April’s early child hood projects from short stories to home made barbie movies.