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Actor, Writer & Entrepreneur
B.J. Novak is a writer and actor best known for his work on NBC's Emmy Award winning comedy series "The Office" as an actor, writer, director, and executive producer. He is co-founder of The List App. B.J. graduated from Harvard University with a degree in English and Spanish literature in 2001.
Entrepreneur & Venture Capitalist
Mark Cuban is an American businessman and investor. He is the owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks, co-owner of 2929 Entertainment, chairman of AXS TV, and a primary investor on ABC's Shark Tank, a reality television show focused on inventions and investing.
Bethany Hamilton is a professional surfer and author. In 2003, she had her left arm bitten off by a shark, but continued to surf. Since 2007, she has competed in numerous surfing competitions around the world. The 2011 feature film, Soul Surfer, is based on her experiences.
Philosopher & Animal Rights Activist
Peter Singer is the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University. Peter's books "The Most Good You Can Do" and "The Life You Can Save" are considered the foundational texts in effective alturism, a philosophy and social movement that uses evidence and reasoning to determine the most effective ways to benefit others. Peter founded Animals Australia, the country's largest and most effective animal organization, in 1980 and was voted one of Australia's ten most influential public intellectuals in 2006. He has a BPhil from the University of Oxford and a Masters in Philosphy from the University of Melbourne.
Host of "Somebody Somewhere," True Crime Podcast
David A. Payne is the co-creator, author, and host of the critically acclaimed true crime podcast "Somebody Somewhere," a 2018 Editor's Choice on Spotify. In addition to podcasts, David has worked as an Assistant US Attorney, General Counsel, and C-level executive at a number of companies. He received his JD from the Duke University School of Law and is licensed to practice law in California as of 2019.
Master's Degree, Nursing, University of Tennessee Knoxville
Luba Lee, FNP-BC is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and educator in Tennessee with over a decade of clinical experience. Luba has certifications in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Emergency Medicine, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Team Building, and Critical Care Nursing. She received her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from the University of Tennessee in 2006.
Sarah Gehrke is a Registered Nurse and Licensed Massage Therapist in Texas. Sarah has over 10 years of experience teaching and practicing phlebotomy and intravenous (IV) therapy using physical, psychological, and emotional support. She received her Massage Therapist License from the Amarillo Massage Therapy Institute in 2008 and a M.S. in Nursing from the University of Phoenix in 2013.
Family Medicine Physician
Dr. Litza is a Board Certified Family Medicine Physician in Wisconsin. She is a practicing Physician and taught as a Clinical Professor for 13 years, after receiving her MD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health in 1998.
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
Dr. Erik Kramer is a Primary Care Physician at the University of Colorado, specializing in internal medicine, diabetes, and weight management. He received his Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) from the Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2012. Dr. Kramer is a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine and is board certified.
Doctor of Dental Surgery
Dr. Macau is an oral surgeon, periodontist, and aesthetician at Favero Dental Clinic in London. He received his DDS from Carol Davila University of Medicine in 2015.
Master's Degree, Nursing, University of North Dakota
Shari Forschen is a Registered Nurse at Sanford Health in North Dakota. She received her Family Nurse Practitioner Master's from the University of North Dakota and has been a nurse since 2003.
Obstetrician & Gynecologist
Dr. Windham is a Board Certified Obstetrician & Gynecologist in Tennessee. She attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis and completed her residency at the Eastern Virginia Medical School in 2010, where she was awarded the Most Outstanding Resident in Maternal Fetal Medicine, Most Outstanding Resident in Oncology, and Most Outstanding Resident Overall.
Critical Care Surgeon
Dr. DeMuro is a Board Certified Pediatric Critical Care Surgeon in New York. He received his MD from Stony Brook University School of Medicine in 1996. He completed his fellowship in Surgical Critical Care at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System and was a previous American College of Surgeons (ACS) Fellow.
Internal Medicine Physician
Dr. Ziats is an Internal Medicine Physician, Researcher, and Entrepreneur in biotechnology. He received his PhD in Genetics from the University of Cambridge in 2014, and completed his MD shortly thereafter, at Baylor College of Medicine in 2015.
Dr. Miles is an Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in Adult Joint Reconstruction in California. He received his MD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 2010, followed by a residency at the Oregon Health & Science University and fellowship at the University of California, Davis. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is a member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Association, American Association of Orthopaedic Surgery, and the North Pacific Orthopaedic Society.
Dr. Leng is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist and Vitreoretinal Surgeon and an Assistant Professor of Opthalmology at Stanford University. He completed his MD and Vitreoretinal Surgical Fellowship at Stanford University in 2010. Dr. Leng is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American College of Surgeons. He is also a member of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, the Retina Society, the Macula Society, the Vit-Buckle Society, as well as the American Society of Retina Specialists. He received the Honor Award by the American Society of Retina Specialists in 2019.
Doctor of Optometry, Southern California College of Optometry
Dr. Wallace is an Optometrist in Nevada with over 14 years of optometry experience. He received his OD from the Southern California College of Optometry in 2006 and is a member of the American Optometric Association.
Family Medicine Physician
Dr. Catania is a Board Certified Family Medicine Physician in Pennsylvania. He received his MD from the Medical University of the Americas in 2012 and completed his residency in Family Medicine at the Robert Packer Hospital. He is a member of the American Board of Family Medicine.
Internal Medicine Physician
Dr. Wozniczka is an Internal Medicine Physician in Chicago, with global healthcare experience in Sub Saharan Africa, Eastern Europe, and Southeast Asia. He completed his MD at Jagiellonian University in 2014, and also holds an MBA and Masters in Public Health from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Danielle Jacks, MD is a Surgical Resident at Ochsner Clinic Foundation in New Orleans, Louisiana. She received her MD from Oregon Health and Science University in 2016.
Dr. Ziadie is a Board Certified Pathologist in South Florida specializing in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology. She earned her medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine in 2004 and completed her fellowship in Pediatric Pathology at Children’s Medical Center in 2010.
Dr. Mueller is a Cardiothoracic Surgeon with the Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgical Associates group in Jacksonville, Florida. Dr. Mueller has over 25 years of experience as a surgeon and he completed his fellowship at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center in 1999. Dr. Mueller is a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Cook County Alumni Association, and Rush Surgical Society. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgeons.
Ronn Callada, ANP, RN is a Nurse Practitioner at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Ronn is also part of the adjunct faculty at New York University in nursing. He received his MS in Nursing from Stony Brook University School of Nursing in 2013.
Sleep Medicine and Psychiatry Professional
Alex Dimitriu, MD is the Owner of Menlo Park Psychiatry and Sleep Medicine, a clinic based in the San Francisco Bay Area with expertise in psychiatry, sleep, and transformational therapy. Alex earned his Doctor of Medicine from Stony Brook University in 2005 and graduated from the Stanford University School of Medicine's Sleep Medicine Residency Program in 2010. Professionally, Alex has dual board certification in psychiatry and sleep medicine.
Dr. Inge Hansen, PsyD, is the Director of Well-Being at Stanford University and the Weiland Health Initiative. Dr. Hansen has professional interests in social justice and gender and sexual diversity. She earned her PsyD from the California School of Professional Psychology with specialized training in the area of gender and sexual identity. She is the co-author of The Ethical Sellout: Maintaining Your Integrity in the Age of Compromise.
Board Certified Pediatric & Adult Allergist
Dr. Katie Marks-Cogan is a Board Certified Pediatric & Adult Allergist at Clear Allergy based in Los Angeles, California. She is the Chief Allergist for Ready, Set, Food!, an infant dietary supplement designed to reduce the risk of childhood food allergies. She received her M.D. with honors from the University of Maryland. She then completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Northwestern University and fellowship in Allergy/Immunology at the University of Pennsylvania and CHOP.
Otolaryngologist and Facial Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Marc Kayem is a Board Certified Otolaryngologist and Facial Plastic Surgeon based in Beverly Hills, California. He practices and specializes in cosmetic services and sleep-related disorders. He received his Doctorate in Medicine from the University of Ottawa, is Board Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology, and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada.
Doctor of Dental Surgery
Dr. Miyazato is a Dentist at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in the San Francisco Bay Area. He received his DDS from the University of Pacific in 2013 and completed his residency at the Lutheran Medical Center in 2014.
Medical Director of Critical Care Services
Dr. Warner is a practicing Internal Medicine Physician and Medical Director in Toronto. He received his MD from Queen's University School of Medicine in 2004 and his MBA from the University of Toronto Rotman School of Management in 2010.
Internal Medicine Physician
Dr. Bansal is a Board Certified Internal Medicine Physician in Florida. He received his medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine and completed his residency in internal medicine at Christiana Care Health Services in 2007. He is licensed in 19 states and is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and senior fellow of the Society of Hospital Medicine.
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
Dr. Krajekian is a Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. He received his DMD from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 2002. After obtaining his DMD, Dr. Krajekian went on to obtain his MD from Drexel College of Medicine.
Dr. Correa is a Board Certified Endocrinologist. Dr. Correa is the Program Director of the Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Fellowship at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and was a previous Assistant Professor of Medicine at Brown University. He completed his MD at the University of Panama and completed an internal medicine residency at the Jackson Memorial Hospital - University of Miami. He has been voted one of the 40 Under 40 Leaders in Health by the National Minority Quality Forum in 2019.
Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine
Dr. Borer is a Chiropractor in Michigan, where he operates a family-owned chiropractic business with his wife, Dr. Sherri Borer. He received his Doctorate of Chiropractic Medicine from Palmer College in Iowa in 1999. His practice was a winner of the 2015 Patients' Choice Awards in Saline, Michigan.
Dr. Lee is a Reproductive Endocrinologist and the Medical Director of the In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Program at Abington Reproductive Medicine in Abington, Pennsylvania. She has over 17 years of experience with IVF and is Double Board Certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology. She has received Castle Connolly’s Regional Top Doctor Award for five years and Vitals.com Patient Choice Award for five years as well. She completed her medical degree at the Drexel University School of Medicine.
Family Medicine Physician
Dr. Bowlin is a practicing Family Practitioner in Greenville, Ohio specializing in Allergy and Immunology. She received her MD from the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine and completed her residency at the Franciscan Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio. She has over 25 years of practicing experience.
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Scott Mosser is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon based in San Francisco, California. Dr. Mosser is the Founder of the Gender Confirmation Center, a clinic dedicated exclusively to transgender surgeries. He received his MD from Baylor University, completed his residency in Plastic Surgery at Case Western Reserve University, and finished his fellowship in Aesthetic Surgery under Dr. John Q. Owsley, MD. He is a cofounder of the American Society of Gender Surgeons, a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), is a member of WPATH (World Professional Association of Transgender Health) and the United States Professional Association of Transgender Health (USPATH).
Obstetrician & Gynecologist
Dr. Thoppil is a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist based in Austin, Texas. He leads River Place OB/GYN in Austin and has been voted the Top OB/GYN by Austin Monthly for four years in a row. Dr. Thoppil received his BS from Texas A&M University and his MD from the Baylor College of Medicine.
Internist & Phlebologist
Dr. Wright is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Phlebology in Missouri with over 25 years of experience. He is one of the first 200 surgeons in the United States to become a diplomat by the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine. He completed his MD at the University of Missouri and his residency at the University of Alabama Birmingham in 1995. He is a Fellow of the American College of Phlebology and the American College of Physicians. He is a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, and the American Medical Association.
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
Dr. Batt is an Emergency Medicine Physician at Riverside Community Hospital in California. He received his D.O. from the Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2012. He is a member of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and has over 5 years of emergency medicine experience.
Dr. Landrau is a board-certified Cardiologist at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Texas and a public speaker on heart health. She completed her fellowship in Cardiology at the University of Texas Medical Center in Houston in 2009. Her work has been featured by the American Heart Association, St. Jude Medical, and Univision.
Dr. Paul Ursell is an Ophthalmologist and Cataract Surgeon in the United Kingdom. He has performed over 7,000 cataract operations over the course of his career. He has published over 20 peer reviewed papers on cataract surgery. Dr. Ursell earned his MD from St Mary’s Hospital in London and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in 1995. Dr. Ursell is one of few surgeons to be awarded an MD degree in modern cataract surgery. He served for 9 years on the Council of UKISCRS (United Kingdom & Ireland Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons).
Family Medicine Physician
Dr. Abrol is a Movement Disorders and Neurology Fellow at the Icahn School of Medicine in New York. He completed his MD at the Acharya Shri Chander College of Medical Sciences & Hospital and finished his residency in Neurology at the University of Louisville in 2017. He is a member of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Dr. Pe?a-Robichaux is a Board Certified Dermatologist and Clinical Professor in Texas specializing in the treatment of pediatric and adult skin conditions. She completed her MD at Harvard Medical School in 2010 and completed her residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. She is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Telemedicine Association.
Dr. Chang is an Optometrist at the Family EyeCare Center in Campbell, California. He graduated from the Southern California College of Optometry in 2015. He has interests in diagnosing and managing ocular disease, including diabetic retinal disease, glaucoma, and macular degeneration.
Dr. Monta?a is a Board Certified Preventive Pediatric Cardiologist. He received his MD from Emory University in 1985 and MBA in Healthcare Administration from the University of Colorado in 2006. He has served for three years on the Executive Board of the National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF) and for five years as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Hispanic Health Coalition of Georgia.
Doctor of Dental Medicine
Dr. Wong is the Owner and Principal Dentist at Shine Dental in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He completed his Doctorate in Dentristy and residency at the University of Manitoba in 2000. Dr. Wong has over 18 years of experience in dentistry and specializes in Dental Implants, Cosmetic Dentistry, ObstructiveSleep Apnea, TMD.
Dr. Maloney is a Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Georgia and founder of The Maloney Center for Facial Plastic Surgery based in Atlanta. He completed his residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck surgery at SUNY Health Sciences Center in 1991. He was a 2016 MyFaceMyBody USA finalist for Plastic Surgery and named a 2014, 2015, and 2016 Top Health, Beauty & Fitness Expert by The Atlantan Magazine.
Head Physician, Vytaliz.com
Dr. Alnajar is a Founding Partner, Physician, and Chief Strategy Officer at Vytaliz in New York, specializing in internal medicine. He received his MD from Drexel University College of Medicine in 2011. He is licensed in Pennsylvania and in New York.
PhD in Nursing, University of North Dakota
Dr. Ahmann is a Doctor of Nursing Practice at Sanford Health in North Dakota, where she specializes in Hematology and Oncology. She received her Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of North Dakota in 2015. She is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and is a member of the Oncology Nursing Society and the North Dakota Nurse Practitioner Association.
Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine
Dr. Rice is a Chiropractic Physician and Owner of Shiloh Chiropractic in Illinois. Dr. Rice started Shiloh Chiropractic in 2006. He received his DC from Logan University of Chiropractic in 2006.
Foot & Ankle Surgeon
Dr. Evangelista is a Foot and Ankle Surgeon at Mountaineer Orthopedic Specialists in Morgantown, West Virginia. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine in 2002 and completed his fellowship at Sarasota Orthopedic Associates in 2006.
Dr. Schilling is a retired Physician in British Columbia, Canada. He has practiced Family Medicine in Canada for over 16 years. He received his MD from the Eberhard-Karls-University Medical School in 1971. He is a member of the Canadian Society of Clinical Hypnosis and the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, and he has been on the Worker’s Compensation Board of British Columbia as a medical advisor.
Sexual Health Educator & Master's Degree, Public Health, Columbia University
Nicole Cushman is an educator in Sexual and Reproductive Health, whose writing has appeared in the New York Times, CNN, and the Huffington Post. She is the Executive Director of Answer, a national sex-ed organization. She received her MPH from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in 2011.
Certified Registered Nurse
Janine Kelbach is a Registered Nurse at Lake Health West Medical Center in Ohio. Kelbach has been a registered nurse in the State of Ohio since 2006. She is a member of the International Nurses Association, is a Certified CPR Instructor, and has an MA in Nursing from Capella University.
Dr. Leng is a Board Certified Anesthesiologist and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at Stanford University. She completed a fellowship in Regional Anesthesiology at the Stanford Medical Center in 2014. She is a member of the California Society of Anesthesiologists and was awarded the Teaching Excellence Award by the Stanford University School of Medicine in 2016.
Family Medicine Physician
Dr. Larmer is a Family Medicine Physician in Ontario. He received his MD from McMaster University in 2009 and completed his residency in Family Medicine in 2011. He has served as a Board Member on the Brighton Quinte West Family Health Organization Board and is accredited by the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC).
Dr. Behrens is the CEO and Director of Envision ADHD in Milwaukee. Dr. Behrens is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Wisconsin and a practicing Psychiatrist. He completed his residency in Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in 2013.
Dr. Larson is a Board Certified Otolaryngologist at Southwest Ohio ENT Specialists. Dr. Larson spent 5 years in the United States Air Force Medical Corp following his residency, which he completed in Head and Neck Surgery at the Eastern Virginia Medical School in 2007. He is a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Dr. Mehta is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist and Vitreoretinal Surgeon at UC Irvine in California. He received his MD from the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine in 2008, after which he completed an ophthalmology residency at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.
Dr. Scotten is a Board Certified Pediatrician in Arizona. She received her MD from the University of Kansas in 1993 and completed her Pediatric residency at Kosair Children’s Hospital. Dr. Scotten was the director of the Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis clinic at the University of Kansas, was voted as a Kansas City Star “Top Doc” for 5 years, and has been selected to the National Board of Medical Examiners.
Family Medicine Physician
Dr. Kerchner is a Board Certified Family Medicine Physician in Des Moines, Iowa. She is the current Medical Director of Ringgold County Hospital. She received her MD from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine in 2010. She is also a Diplomate on the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine.
Dr. Broadwell is a licensed Rheumatologist based in Shreveport, Louisiana. He specializes in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound. He received his MD from the University of Texas Medical Branch in 2007 and has previously served as an ACR (American College of Radiology) Fellow.
Certified Massage Therapist
Katie Phillips, LMT is a Certified Massage Therapist based in Northern California. She has over 15 years of experience in the massage therapy industry, with specialization in post-op massage therapy. She graduated from the Utah College of Massage Therapy in 1998.
Board Certified Brain Health Physician
Michael D. Lewis, MD, MPH, MBA, FACPM, FACN, is an expert on nutritional interventions for brain health, particularly the prevention and rehabilitation of brain injury. In 2012 upon retiring as a Colonel after 31 years in the U.S. Army, he founded the nonprofit Brain Health Education and Research Institute. He is in private practice in Potomac, Maryland, and is the author of "When Brains Collide: What every athlete and parent should know about the prevention and treatment of concussions and head injuries." He is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed post-graduate training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Johns Hopkins University, and Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. Dr. Lewis is board-certified and a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine and American College of Nutrition.
Licensed Professional Counselor
Paul Chernyak is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Chicago. He graduated from the American School of Professional Psychology in 2011.
Licensed Professional Counselor
Trudi Griffin is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Wisconsin specializing in Addictions and Mental Health. She provides therapy to people who struggle with addictions, mental health, and trauma in community health settings and private practice. She received her MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marquette University in 2011.
Licensed Master Social Worker
Tasha Rube is a Licensed Social Worker based in Kansas City, Kansas. Tasha is affiliated with the Dwight D. Eisenhower VA Medical Center in Leavenworth, Kansas. She received her Masters of Social Work (MSW) from the University of Missouri in 2014.
Clinical Social Worker
Klare Heston is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Ohio. She received her Master of Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1983.
Dr. David is an Assistant Professor in Psychology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and a Psychiatry Consultant at Clements University Hospital and at Zale Lipshy University Hospital. She is a member of the Board of Behavioral Sleep Medicine, the Academy for Integrative Pain Management, and the American Psychological Association’s Division of Health Psychology. In 2017, she received the Baylor Scott & White Research Institute’s Podium Presentation Award and scholarship. She received her PsyD from Alliant International University in 2017 with an emphasis in Health Psychology.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Chloe Carmichael, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist who runs a private practice in New York City. Chloe received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Long Island University in Brooklyn, New York. She has instructed undergraduate courses at Long Island University and has served as adjunct faculty at the City University of New York. She focuses on relationship issues, stress management, and career coaching.
Licensed Psychologist & TEDx Speaker
Dr. Adam Dorsay is a licensed psychologist in private practice in San Jose, CA, and the co-creator of Project Reciprocity, an international program at Facebook's Headquarters, and a consultant with Digital Ocean’s Safety Team. He specializes in assisting high-achieving adults with relationship issues, stress reduction, anxiety, and attaining more happiness in their lives. In 2016 he gave a well-watched TEDx talk about men and emotions. Dr. Dorsay has a M.A. in Counseling from Santa Clara University and received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2008.
Dr. Liana Georgoulis is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 10 years of experience, and is now the Clinical Director at Coast Psychological Services in Los Angeles, California. She received her Doctor of Psychology from Pepperdine University in 2009. Her practice provides cognitive behavioral therapy and other evidence-based therapies for adolescents, adults, and couples.
Lauren Urban is a licensed psychotherapist in Brooklyn, New York, with over 13 years of therapy experience working with children, families, couples, and individuals. She received her Masters in Social Work from Hunter College in 2006, and specializes in working with the LGBTQIA community and with clients in recovery or considering recovery for drug and alcohol use.
Licensed Professional Counselor
Salina Shelton is a Licensed Professional Counselor, specializing in Art Therapy in San Antonio, Texas. She received her MA in Counseling from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 2013 and her Certificate in Expressive Arts Therapy from Prescott College in 2015
Mental Health America is the nation's leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. Their work is guided by the Before Stage 4 philosophy – that mental health conditions should be treated long before they reach the most critical points in the disease process.
Eric A. Samuels, Psy.D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in private practice in San Francisco and Oakland, California. He received a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from The Wright Institute in 2016 and is a member of the American Psychological Association and Gaylesta, the Psychotherapist Association for Gender and Sexual Diversity. Eric specializes in working with men, young adults, and people with diverse sexual orientations and gender identities.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Jin Kim is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based out of Los Angeles, California. Jin specializes in working with LGBTQ individuals, people of color, and those that may have challenges related to reconciling multiple and intersectional identities. Jin received his Masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University Los Angeles, with a specialization in LGBT-Affirming Psychology, in 2015.
John Lundin, Psy. D. is a clinical psychologist with 20 years experience treating mental health issues. Dr. Lundin specializes in treating anxiety and mood issues in people of all ages. He received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Wright Institute, and he practices in San Francisco and Oakland in California's Bay Area.
Dr. Niall Geoghegan is a Clinical Psychologist in Berkeley, CA. He specializes in Coherence Therapy and works with clients on anxiety, depression, anger management, and weight loss among other issues. He received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA.
Dr. Elizabeth Weiss is a licensed clinical psychologist in Palo Alto, California. She received her Psy.D. in 2009 at Palo Alto University's PGSP-Stanford PsyD Consortium. She specializes in trauma, grief, and resilience, and helps people reconnect with their full self after difficult and traumatic experiences.
Dr. William Gardner, Psy.D. is a Stanford-trained Clinical Psychologist in San Francisco’s financial district. He provides individually tailored psychotherapy for adults using cognitive behavioral techniques, to reduce symptoms and improve overall functioning. He has over 10 years of clinical experience.
24/7 Crisis Counseling
Crisis Text Line provides free, 24/7 crisis support via text. Those in crisis can text 741741 to be connected with a trained Crisis Counselor. They've exchanged over 100 million messages with people in crisis around the US and are rapidly expanding.
Licensed Master Social Worker
Kryss Shane is a Dual Licensed Social Worker and Teaching Associate at Columbia University in New York, New York. She has over 25 years of experience as a LGBTQ activist and social worker. She received her Masters of Social Work from Barry University in 2010.
Crisis Counselor, Crisis Text Line
Laurel Schwartz is a Crisis Counselor for Crisis Text Line, a nonprofit that has exchanged over 100 million messages with people in crisis around the US. Crisis Text Line provides free, 24/7 crisis support via text, and those in crisis can text 741741 to be connected with a trained Crisis Counselor. Laurel received her Master of Social Work from Columbia University in 2019.
Master's Degree, Social Work, Florida International University
Alicia Hyatte is a licensed Health Coach and Counselor at Whole Family Living in Orlando, Florida. She received her Masters in Social Work from Florida International University in 2002.
Author, Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It
Kamal Ravikant is the author of the bestselling book, Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It. He's meditated with monks in the Himalayas, served as a US Army Infantry soldier, and cofounded several companies and a Venture Capital firm in Silicon Valley. But the most transformative thing he's ever done is learn to love himself.
Dr. Hartl is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 10 years of private practice experience. Now based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Dr. Hartl completed her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Connecticut and her postdoctoral fellowship with the VA Palo Alto Health Care System and Stanford University in 2004. She has served as an attending staff psychologist at the VA and as a Clinical Instructor in the Psychiatry Department at Stanford University.
Mental Health Counselor
Karissa Brennan is a licensed Mental Health Counselor, Distance Credentialed Counselor, and Psychotherapist based in New York City with over 9 years of experience. She received her MA in Mental Health Counseling from the City College of New York in 2011. She is a member of the International Society for Mental Health Online.
Dr. Elliott, BVMS, MRCVS is a veterinarian with over 30 years of experience in veterinary surgery and companion animal practice. She graduated from the University of Glasgow in 1987 with a degree in veterinary medicine and surgery. She has worked at the same animal clinic in her hometown for over 20 years.
Licensed Veterinary Technician
Ryan Corrigan is a Licensed Veterinary Technician in California. She received her Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology from Purdue University in 2010. She is also a Member of the Academy of Equine Veterinary Nursing Technicians since 2011.
Dr. Nelson is a Veterinarian who specializes in Companion and Large Animal Medicine in Minnesota, where she has over 18 years of experience as a veterinarian in a rural clinic. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Minnesota in 1998.
Certified Veterinary Technician
Deanne Pawlisch is a Certified Veterinary Technician, who does corporate training for veterinary practices and teaches Veterinarian Assistants at Harper College in Illinois. Deanne has been a Board Member of the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Foundation in San Antonio, Texas since 2011. She has an MA in Anthropology from Northern Illinois University.
Dr. Baker is a Veterinarian and PhD candidate in Comparative Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Baker received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Wisconsin in 2016, and went on to pursue a PhD through her work in the Comparative Orthopaedic Research Laboratory.
Professional Dog Walker & Trainer
David Levin is the Owner of Citizen Hound, a professional dog walking business based in the San Francisco Bay Area. With over 9 years of professional dog walking and training experience, David's business has been voted the "Best Dog Walker SF" by Beast of the Bay for 2019, 2018, and 2017. Citizen Hound has also been ranked #1 Dog Walker by the SF Examiner and A-List in 2017, 2016, 2015. Citizen Hound prides themselves on their customer service, care, skill, and reputation.
Veterinarian and Owner, Boston Veterinary Clinic
Brian Bourquin, better known as “Dr. B” to his clients, is a Veterinarian and the Owner of Boston Veterinary Clinic, a pet health care and veterinary clinic with two locations, South End/Bay Village and Brookline, Massachusetts. Boston Veterinary Clinic specializes in primary veterinary care, including wellness and preventative care, sick and emergency care, soft-tissue surgery, dentistry. The clinic also povides specialty services in behavior, nutrition, and alternative pain management therapies using acupuncture, and therapeutic laser treatments. Boston Veterinary Clinic is an AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association) accredited hospital and Boston’s first and only Fear Free Certified Clinic. Brian has over 19 years of veterinary experience and earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University.
Doug Ludemann is the owner and operator of Fish Geeks, LLC, an aquarium services company based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Doug has worked in the aquarium and fish-care industry for over 20 years, including having worked as a professional aquarist for the Minnesota Zoo and Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. He received his Bachelor of Science in Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior from the University of Minnesota.
Dog Behaviorist & Trainer
Beverly Ulbrich is a Dog Behaviorist and Trainer and the Founder of The Pooch Coach, a private dog training business based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is a Certified CGC (Canine Good Citizen) Evaluator by the American Kennel Club and has served on the Board of Directors for the American Humane Association and Rocket Dog Rescue. She has been voted the best private dog trainer in the San Francisco Bay Area 4 times by SF Chronicle and by Bay Woof, and she has won 4 "Top Dog Blog" awards. She has also been featured on TV as a dog behavior expert. Beverly has over 17 years of dog behavior training experience and specializes in dog aggression and anxiety training. She has a Master of Business Administration from Santa Clara University and a BS from Rutgers University.
Exotic Animal Veterinarian
Dr. Jaime Nalezny is an exotic animal veterinarian with over 15 years of experience, focusing on the care of birds, reptiles, amphibians, and exotic small mammals. Dr. Nalezny founded The Iguana Relocation Network and is on the board of directors for Midwest Avian Adoption & Rescue Services. She graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005.
Dog Trainer and Behavior Consultant
Emily Fleisher is a Certified Dog Trainer and Behavior Consultant (CTBC) and the Founder of Mindful Paw, a dog training business based in San Francisco, California. She is certified in canine CPR, first aid, and dog training from the Dog Training Internship Academy. She also has a Certificate of Excellence through Dr. Susan Friedman's "Living and Learning with Animals" program. She completed an internship at the San Francisco SPCA (a Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) and continues her education through the Fenzi Dog Sports Academy and Jean Donaldson's Academy for Dog Trainers. She has a BA in Public Health from the University of Florida.
Owner, Wash My Dog Pet Grooming
Terryl Daluz is the Co-owner of Wash My Dog LLC Pet Grooming, a pet grooming business based in the Los Angeles, California area. Terryl, along with co-owner Andrea Carter, has over three years of pet grooming and management experience. Wash My Dog and its certified pet groomers and bathers specialize in providing both a safe and welcoming environment for all animals they service.
Certified Pet Groomer
Lancy Woo is a Certified Pet Groomer and the Owner of VIP Grooming, a pet grooming salon based in San Francisco, California. VIP Grooming has served San Francisco for over 35 years. Lancy received her pet grooming certification from the WWPSA (Western Word Pet Supply Association). VIP Grooming has been voted "Best in the Bay" in 2007, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2017, 2018, and 2019 and won Bay Woof’s "Beast of Bay" in 2014. In 2018, Lancy's work contributed to VIP Grooming's acceptance onto San Francisco's Office of Economic and Workforce Development's Legacy Business Registry.
Doctor of Law, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Clinton M. Sandvick worked as a civil litigator in California for over 7 years. He received his JD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1998 and his PhD in American History from the University of Oregon in 2013.
Doctor of Law, Indiana University
Jennifer Mueller is an in-house legal expert at wikiHow. Jennifer reviews, fact-checks, and evaluates wikiHow's legal content to ensure thoroughness and accuracy. She received her JD from Indiana University Maurer School of Law in 2006.
Attorney at Law
Lahaina Araneta, Esq. is an Immigration Attorney for Orange County, California with over 6 years of experience. She received her JD from Loyola Law School in 2012. In law school, she participated in the immigrant justice practicum and served as a volunteer with several nonprofit agencies.
Attorney at Law
Srabone Monir, Esq., is an Attorney for the 32BJ chapter of the Service Employees International Union. She received her JD from the St. John's University School of Law in 2013. She is also a VA Accredited Attorney as of 2015 and is licensed to practice law in New Jersey and in New York.
Attorney at Law
Matt Driggs, Esq. has been practicing injury law in Utah since 1992, where he founded his own law firm, the Advocates Law Firm in 1996. He received his JD from S.J. Quinney College of Law in 1991.
Attorney at Law
Barry Sabahat, Esq. has been practicing law in California since 1993. He received his JD from Western State University College of Law in 1992. His current practice is based in the San Francisco Bay Area and focuses on Estate Planning, Transactional Law and drunk driving cases.
Staci A. Lane is a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in Wayne County, Indiana. She received her JD from Indiana University Maurer School of Law in 1998.
Ashley Adams is a Licensed Cosmetologist and Hair Stylist in Illinois. She completed her Cosmetology education at John Amico School of Hair Design in 2016.
Laura Martin is a Licensed Cosmetologist in Georgia. She has been a hair stylist since 2007 and a cosmetology teacher since 2013.
Daniel Vann is the Creative Director for Daredevil Cosmetics, a makeup studio in the Seattle Area. He has been working in the cosmetics industry for over 15 years and is currently a licensed aesthetician and makeup educator.
Yuka Arora is a self-taught makeup artist who specializes in abstract eye art. She has been experimenting with makeup art for over 5 years, and has amassed over 5.6K Instagram followers in just 5 months. Her colorful and abstract looks have been noticed by Jeffree Star Cosmetics, Kat Von D Beauty, Sephora Collection, among others.
Hannah Park is a professional stylist and personal shopper with experience in e-comm styling, celebrity styling and personal styling. She runs an LA-based styling company, The Styling Agent, where she focuses on understanding each individual she works with, and crafting wardrobes according to their needs.
Kalee Hewlett is a fashion expert and transformational coach with over 15 years of experience. Her work celebrity and personal stylist work has been featured in numerous style magazines, such as NOX, DT, and The Verge. She was appointed Lead Stylist for the first series of TLC’s Ultimate Shopper and has hosted fashion TV series Design Genius-Season 2.
Lead Esthetician, Rescue Spa NYC
Diana Yerkes is the Lead Esthetician at Rescue Spa in New York City, New York. Diana is a member of the Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) and holds certifications from the Wellness for Cancer and Look Good Feel Better programs. She received her esthetics education from the Aveda Institute and the International Dermal Institute.
Licensed Medical Aesthetician
Alicia Ramos is a licensed aesthetician and the owner of Smoothe Denver in Denver, Colorado. She received her license at the School of Botanical & Medical Aesthetics, with training in lashes, dermaplaning, waxing, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels, and now provides skin care solutions to hundreds of clients.
Stephanie Fajardo is a Personal Stylist based in Portland, Oregon. Stephanie has over 17 years of styling experience in personal consulting, television, photography, and film shoots. Her work has been featured in Esquire Magazine and Portland Fashion Week.
Courtney Foster is a Licensed Cosmetologist, Certified Hair Loss Practitioner, and Cosmetology Educator based out of New York City. Courtney runs Courtney Foster Beauty, LLC and her work has been featured on The Wendy Williams Show, Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Late Show with David Letterman, and in East/West Magazine. She received her Cosmetology Lisence from the State of New York after training at the Empire Beauty School - Manhattan.
Joanne Gruber is the owner of The Closet Stylist, a personal style service combining wardrobe editing with organization. She has worked in the fashion and style industries for over 10 years.
Camille Sanghera is the Owner of Lash Envy Cosmetics and Esvee Beauty in the Vancouver, British Columbia area. Camille is trained and certified in microblading, scalp micropigmentation, eyelash extensions, hair and makeup, and lash lifts. She is listed on Microblading Map Canada and has also been featured on TuneIn Radio and in Bridal Fashion Week Magazine.
Licensed Esthetician & Brazilian Wax Educator
Melissa Jannes is a Licensed Esthetician and the owner of Maebee's Beauty Studio in Philadelphia, a single practitioner space providing quality services with individualized attention. Melissa is also a National Educator for Universal Companies. She received her esthetics degree at The Beauty School of Middletown in 2008 and is licensed in both New York and Pennsylvania. Melissa won the "Best of Beauty" award from Allure magazine in 2012 for the quality of her bikini waxing.
Marlon Rivas is a Barber and Owner of MGX Professional Men's Grooming, a barbershop based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is also the founder of Busystyle.com, a service that provides online scheduling services to businesses in the barbering and beauty industry. Marlon has over 15 years of experience in managing and providing barber services.
Joanna Kula is the Lead Esthetician at Rescue Spa in Philadelphia. With over 8 years of experience in skin care, she specializes in transformative facial treatments.
Susan Kim is the owner of Sum+Style Co., a Seattle-based personal styling company focused on innovative and approachable fashion. She has over 5 years of experience in the fashion industry, and received her AA from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising.
Founder, Style Me New
Christina Santelli is the Owner and Founder of Style Me New, a wardrobe styling concierge based in Tampa, Florida. She has been working as a stylist for over six years, and her work has been featured in HSN, the Pacific Heights Wine and Food Festival, and the Nob Hill Gazette.
Professional Makeup Artist
Katya Gudaeva is a Professional Makeup Artist and the Founder of Bridal Beauty Agency based in Seattle, Washington. She has worked in the beauty industry for nearly 10 years and worked for companies such as Patagonia, Tommy Bahama, and Barneys New York and for clients such as Amy Schumer, Macklemore, and Train.
Owner, Arthur Sebastian Hair Salon
Arthur Sebastian is the Owner of Arthur Sebastian Hair Salon in San Francisco, California. Arthur has worked as a hair stylist for over 20 years and received his Cosmetology License in 1998. He believes that the true work of a successful hair stylist comes from passion and a love for hairdressing.
Nine Morrison is the owner of WedLocks Bridal Hair & Makeup, the largest bridal beauty company in Colorado. She has been in the beauty industry for over 10 years, and also travels as a beauty educator and business consultant.
Clean Beauty Expert
Cassandra McClure is a clean beauty advocate, working to increase use of sustainable and healthy cosmetics, based in Palo Alto, California. She has worked in the beauty and cosmetic industries for over 15 years, as a model, makeup artist, and entrepreneur. She has a Masters in High Definition Makeup from the MKC Beauty Academy.
Owner, Style by Candace
Candace Hanna is a stylist and style expert based in Southern California. With 15 years of corporate fashion experience, she now has combined her business savvy and her creative eye to form Style by Candace, a personal styling agency.
Licensed Esthetician & Adult Acne Specialist
Kimberly Tan is the Founder & CEO of Skin Salvation, an acne clinic in San Francisco. She has been a licensed esthetician for over 15 years and is an expert in mainstream, holistic, and medical ideologies in skin care. She has worked directly under Laura Cooksey of Face Reality Acne Clinic and studied in-person with Dr. James E. Fulton, Co-creator of Retin-a and pioneer of acne research. Her business blends skin treatments, effective products, and education in holistic health and sustainability.
Body Piercing Specialist
Karissa Sanford is the Co-owner of Make Me Holey Body Piercing, a piercing studio based in the San Francisco Bay Area that specializes in safe and friendly body piercing. Karissa has over 10 years of piercing experience and is a member of the Association of Professional Piercers (APP).
Designer & Style Expert, Oh Joy!
Joy Cho is the Founder and Creative Director of the lifestyle brand and design studio, Oh Joy!, founded in 2005 and based in Los Angeles, California. She has authored three books and consulted for creative businesses around the world. Joy has been named one of Time's 30 Most Influential People on the Internet for 2 years in a row and has the most followed account on Pinterest with more than 13 million followers.
Founder, The Closet Edit
Tannya Bernadette is the Founder of The Closet Edit, a Seattle-based personal styling service. She has been in the fashion industry for over 10 years and has been recognized as Ann Taylor’s LOFT brand ambassador and Seattle Southside’s official Rockstar Stylist. Tannya received her BA in Fashion Marketing and Business from The Art Institutes.
Professional Makeup Artist
Kelly is the lead makeup artist and educator of the Soyi Makeup and Hair team that is based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Soyi Makeup and Hair specializes in wedding and event makeup and hair. Over the past 5 years, the team has created bridal looks for over 800 brides in America, Asia, and Europe.
Hair Stylist and Master Braider
Ndeye Anta Niang is a Hair Stylist, Master Braider, and Founder of AntaBraids, a traveling braiding service based in New York City. Ndeye has over 20 years of experience in African hair including braiding box braids, Senegalese twists, crochet braids, faux dread locs, goddess locs, kinky twists, and lakhass braids. Ndeye was the first female of her tribe in Africa to move to America and is now sharing her knowledge of African braids passed on from generation to generation.
Owner, Mosaic Hair Studio
Michael Van den Abbeel is the owner of Mosaic Hair Studio and Blowout Bar, a hair salon in Orlando, Florida. He has been cutting, styling, and coloring hair for over 17 years.
Makeup Artist & Wardrobe Stylist
Luca Buzas is makeup artist, wardrobe stylist and creative coordinator based in Los Angeles, California with over 7 years of experience. Luca focuses her work on photo shoots, films, commercials, and web content. She has worked with brands such as Champion, Gillette, and The North Face and with celebrities such as Magic Johnson, Julia Michaels, and Chris Hemsworth. She has a Bachelors in Wardrobe Styling from Mod'Art International Hungary.
Professional Hair Stylist
Gina Almona is the Owner of Blo It Out, a New York City-based hair salon. With over 20 years of beauty training experience, Gina's work has been featured in People Magazine, Time Out New York, and Queens Scene. She has been able to keep a fresh perspective in the industry by demonstrating and participating in trade shows and workshops like the International Beauty Show. She received her cosmetology training from the Long Island Beauty School, Astoria.
Hair Stylist and Licensed Cosmetologist
Bianca Cox is a Hair Stylist, Licensed Cosmetologist, Owner of The Hair Throne, and Co-Owner of Bianchi Salon. Her salons pride themselves on their modernity, individuality, art, and professional services. You can check out The Hair Throne and more of Bianca's hairstyling on Instagram @hairthrone and on her personal Instagram @biancajcox.
Sustainable Fashion Writer
Natalie Kay Smith is a sustainable fashion writer and the owner of Sustainably Chic, a sustainability-focused blog. Natalie has over 5 years of sustainable fashion and green living writing and has worked with over 400 conscious brands all over the world to show readers fashion can exist responsibly and sustainably.
Yan Kandkhorov is a Hair Stylist and Owner of K&S Salon, a hair salon based in New York City's Meatpacking District. Yan has over 20 years of experience in the hair industry, is best known for paving the way for iconic hair trends in the industry, and has operated his salon since 2017. His hair salon has been voted one of the Best Hair Salons in New York City in 2019 by Expertise. Yan and K&S Salon has collaborated with leading fashion magazines and celebrities such as Marie Clair USA, Lucy Magazine, and Resident Magazine.
Stylist & Costume Designer, Couture Zen
Melynda Choothesa is a Costume Designer, Wardrobe Stylist, and Art Director with over 10 years of fashion consulting experience. She has worked on creative direction for fashion shows, costume design, and personal wardrobe styling, both in Los Angeles, California and internationally for clients such as Akon, Kathy Ireland, and Aisha Tyler. She has a Associate of Arts in Fashion Design from Santa Monica College.
Hair Stylist & Hair Extensions Specialist
Madeleine Johnson is a Hair Stylist and Hair Extensions Specialist based in Beverly Hills, California. She is affiliated with Hair by Violet Salon in Beverly Hills. Madeleine has over six years of hairstyling experience as a licensed cosmetologist. She specializes in microbead extensions and tape-in extensions. She trained under celebrity extension artist Violet Teriti (Chaviv Hair) and earned her cosmetology license from Santa Monica College.
Owner, Patrick Evan Salon
Patrick Evan is the Owner of Patrick Evan Salon, a hair salon in San Francisco, California. He has been a hairstylist for over 25 years and is a Thermal Reconditioning Specialist, dedicated to transforming difficult curls and waves into sleek, straight hair. Patrick Evan Salon was rated the Best Hair Salon in San Francisco by Allure magazine, and Patrick's work has been featured in Woman’s Day, The Examiner, and 7x7.
Master Hairstylist and Colorist
Christine George is a Master Hairstylist, Colorist, and Owner of Luxe Parlour, a premier boutique salon based in the Los Angeles, California area. Christine has over 23 years of hair styling and coloring experience. She specializes in customized haircuts, premium color services, balayage expertise, classic highlights, and color correction. She received her cosmetology degree from the Newberry School of Beauty.
Alison Deyette is a Style Expert and TV Host with over 20 years of experience in fashion, style, and television. She has styled and directed photoshoots around the world for a variety of magazines, including Good Housekeeping, People StyleWatch, and Mode. Alison was also named one of the top stylists in Los Angeles by Variety magazine.
Master's Degree, Fashion Business, ESMOD Paris
Stephanie Alexandris is a Fashion Stylist for Harper's Bazaar in New York City. She holds a Master's degree in Fashion Business from ESMOD France and has worked as a stylist since 2008.
Timmy Yanchun is a Professional Barber and Co-Founder of Svelte Barbershop + Essentials. Svelte Barbershop + Essentials is a men’s grooming company, specializing in men’s hair, beard, skin, and shave products, originally located in the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills, California but has now branched out to 3 locations across Los Angeles. Timmy has been cutting hair since age 13 and opened his first of 6 barbershops at age 18. He is also the co-founder of the newly launched brand LTHR, the world's first wireless hot lather machine for barber quality shaves at home. Timmy and Svelte have been featured in GQ, Men's Fitness, and Hypebeast.
Burak Moreno is a Professional Tattoo Artist with over 10 years of experience. Burak is based in New York City and is a tattoo artist for Fleur Noire Tattoo Parlour in Brooklyn. Born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey, he has worked as a tattoo artist throughout Europe. He works on many different styles but mostly does bold lines and strong color. You can find more of his tattoo designs on Instagram @burakmoreno.
Marta Nagorska is a nail technician and nail art blogger based in London. She runs the blog, Furious Filer, where she gives tutorials on nail care and advanced nail art. She has been practicing nail art for over 5 years and graduated from Northampton College with distinction with a Nail Technician and Manicurist degree in 2017.
Shoe Care Specialist
Marc Sigal is the Founder of ButlerBox, a dry cleaning and shoe care service based in Los Angeles, California. ButlerBox places custom-designed, wrinkle-resistant lockers in luxury apartment buildings, class A office buildings, shopping centers, and other convenient locations so you can pick up and drop off items 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Marc has a BA in Global and International Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist, Nini's Epiphany
Nini Efia Yang is the Owner of Nini's Epiphany, a San Francisco Bay Area makeup and hair studio. Specializing in bridal makeup with almost 10 years of experience, her work has been featured in Ceremony Magazine, They So Loved, and Wedding Window.
Catherine Joubert is a personal stylist who works with a wide range of clients on refining their style. She launched Joubert Styling in 2012 and has since been featured on Buzzfeed and styled celebrities such as Perez Hilton, Angie Everhart, Tony Cavalero, Roy Choi and Kellan Lutz.
Woody Lovell is the Founder of The Barbershop Club, a gentleman's barbershop-as-social club rooted in 1990's traditional barbering based in the Hotel Normandie in Los Angeles, California. He is also the Founder of his own line of quality grooming products. He has over 20 years of experience in the male grooming industry and has consulted clients including professional athletes, musicians, and A-list actors throughout the Los Angeles area.
Tattoo Artist & Co-owner, Daredevil Tattoo
Michelle Myles is the Co-owner of Daredevil Tattoo, a tattoo shop located based in New York City's Lower East Side. Michelle has more than 20 years of tattooing experience. She also operates the Daredevil Tattoo Museum, co-owner Brad Fink's personal collection of antique tattoo memorabilia that he has amassed over the last 27 years of tattooing.
Owner, Royal Heritage Tattoo and Piercing
Stephanie Anders is the Owner and Head Piercer at Royal Heritage Tattoo and Piercing, a tattoo and piercing studio located in Los Angeles, California. Stephanie has over 10 years of piercing experience and her client list includes such stars as Jennifer Aniston, Jessica Alba, Cameron Diaz, Nicole Richie, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Sharon Osbourne.
Erin Micklow is an independent wardrobe stylist and image consultant based in Los Angeles, California. She has worked in the acting, beauty, and style industries for over 10 years. She has worked for clients such as Hot Topic, Steady Clothing, and Unique Vintage, and her work has been featured in The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, and Millionaire Matchmaker.
Veronica Tharmalingam is a Personal Stylist who runs her fashion consulting business, SOS Fashion, in Los Angeles, California and Paris, France. She has over 10 years of experience crafting stylish wardrobes for men and women. Veronica is also a professional model and has worked with international brands like Harrods, LVMH, and L'Oreal.
Professional Body Piercer
Sasha Blue is a Professional Body Piercer that is licensed with the County of San Francisco in California. Sasha has over 20 years of professional body piercing experience, starting with her apprenticeship in 1997. She has been adorning clients with jewelry ever since and currently works as a piercer at Mission Ink Tattoo & Piercing.
Lindsay Yoshitomi is the nail artist behind the blog, Lacquered Lawyer. She was featured as one of Nail It! magazine’s “Bloggers You Should Know,” and has been on the cover of Nail Art Gallery Magazine. She has been practicing nail art for over 15 years.
Roger Rodriguez, also known as Roger Rabb!t, is the Owner of Ancient Adornments Body Piercing, a piercing studio based in the Los Angeles, California area. With over 25 years of piercing experience, Roger has become the co-owner of several piercing studios such as ENVY Body Piercing and Rebel Rebel Ear Piercing and teaches the craft of body piercing at Ancient Adornments. He is a member of the Association of Professional Piercers (APP).
Tattoo Artist & Co-Owner, Red Baron Ink
Grant Lubbock is a Tattoo Artist and Co-Owner of Red Baron Ink, a tattoo salon based in New York City. Grant has over 10 years of tattoing experience and he specializes in neo-traditional, black/grey, and color tattoos. Red Baron Ink's main goal is for each tattoo coming out of their studio to be one of a kind custom pieces that will look good throughout a lifetime.
Juan Sabino is a Professional Barber and the Owner of Juan's Barber Shop, a barbershop based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Juan has over 20 years of male grooming experience and over eight years of professional barber experience. He specializes in combovers, barber fades, and tapers and is focused on improving men's overall wellness.
Lauren Schugar is a professional fashion and wardrobe stylist. She has worked in the fashion industry for 20 years, and currently specializes in production wardrobes for print and video shoots.
Certified Master Massage Therapist
Justyna Kareta is a Certified Master Massage Therapist and Owner of Lush Massage, a massage studio based in San Francisco, California. Justyna has over nine years of experience as a therapist and specializes in Lomi Lomi Hawaiian Massage and CranioSacral Therapy to soothe the nervous system and facilitate deep healing. She received her massage therapy training from the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, is certified by California Massage Therapy Council, and is a member of the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals.
Graduate Gemologist, Jeweler, & Appraiser
Mark Sandler is a Graduate of the Gemological Institute of America, and a Jeweler with over 30 years of experience. His family business, Designer Jewels, has been designing handmade jewelry for five generations. Mark is a member of the American Society of Appraisers and the American Gem Society.
Kiara Hamed is a Tattoo Artist in Texas. She received her Tattoo Artist certification in 2010.
Face Painting Artist
Ashlea Henson is a makeup and face painting artist and teacher with over 50,000 subscribers on YouTube. She is the Creative Administrator for Mimicks Face Painting and has the International Theatrical & Media Makeup Diploma.
CEO & Co-Founder, FINESSE US Inc.
Ramin Ahmari is the CEO & Co-Founder of FINESSE, an AI-led fashion house using machine learning on social media to forecast trends & eliminate fashion's problem of overproduction. Before his time at FINESSE, he worked with influencers on growth and sponsorships and has worked with major brands on implementing influencer & marketing strategy by leveraging his expertise in data science & artificial intelligence on social data.
Cassy Gerasimova is a Russian fashion model represented by NEXT Model Management in Los Angeles, California. She has been featured on the covers of multiple fashion publications including Dalliance Magazine and Treats! Magazine. Cassy has over 10 years of experience modeling for national and international publications.
Professional Makeup Artist
Sofia Bee is a Professional Makeup Artist and Medical Esthetician with more than 20 years of beauty consultation experience. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Sofia runs her own beauty practice called "Beauty by Sofia Bee" and has assisted over 1,000 clients including Tyra Banks, Alex Rodriguez, and Russian Rock Group "Leningrad." She received her medical esthetician training from the Marinello School of Beauty in 2001 and received a BS in Business Management from Kaliningrad State University in 2003.
Rebekah Rossman is a model with over 9,000 followers on YouTube. She has been modeling since 2012.
Vanessa Garcia is a Licensed Cosmetologist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Vanessa has over 10 years of experience in styling hair. She has a BA in Business Management from the California State University - East Bay and she received her Cosmetology License specializing in Hair Styling and Hair Design from the Fremont Beauty College.
Rebecca Shores is a beauty blogger, artist, and makeup enthusiast located in Seattle, Washington. Her YouTube channel of makeup tutorials has over 10,000 subscribers.
Hair Salon Professional
Jessica Davis is a Master Cosmetologist and a Cosmetology Instructor with over 19 years of hair salon experience. Jessica is a USTI/AMCA Board Certified Trichologist, a Natural Hair Care Specialist, and a Master Educator with U.S. Trichology Institute. She is a member of the US Trichology Board of Directors, the National Association of Women Owned Small Businesses, and the Cicatricial Alopecia Research Foundation. She specializes in Afro-textured hair and hair loss, and was given the Associate Trichologist award for her contributions to the field.
Alex Richardson is a digital marketing consultant and beauty blogger, with specialist knowledge in hair extensions.
Professional Piercing Expert
Jef Saunders has been piercing professionally for over 20 years. He is the Public Relations Coordinator for the Association of Professional Piercers (APP), an international non-profit dedicated to the educating the public on vital health and body piercing safety, and he teaches piercing for the Fakir Intensives. In 2014, Jef was elected to the Association of Professional Piercer’s Board of Directors. In 2015, Jef received the APP President’s Award from Brian Skellie.
Lauren Kurtz is a Naturalist and Horticultural Specialist. Lauren has worked for Aurora, Colorado managing the Water-Wise Garden at Aurora Municipal Center for the Water Conservation Department. She earned a BA in Environmental and Sustainability Studies from Western Michigan University in 2014.
Mark Spelman is a General Contractor in Texas. He has been a construction professional since 1987.
Anthony "TC" Williams is a Professional Landscaper in Idaho. He is the President and Founder of Aqua Conservation Landscape & Irrigation, an Idaho Registered Landscape Business Entity.
Katherine Gohmann is a Professional Gardener in Texas. She has been a home gardener and professional gardener since 2008.
Green Cleaning Expert
Susan Stocker runs and owns Susan’s Green Cleaning, the #1 Green Cleaning Company in Seattle. She is well known in the region for outstanding customer service protocols — winning the 2017 Better Business Torch Award for Ethics & Integrity —and her energetic support of fair wages, employee benefits, and green cleaning practices.
MMPC, Pest Control Specialist
Kevin Carrillo is a Pest Control Specialist and the Senior Project Manager for MMPC, a pest control service and certified Minority-owned Business Enterprise (MBE) based in the New York City area. MMPC is certified by the industry’s leading codes and practices, including the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), QualityPro, GreenPro, and The New York Pest Management Association (NYPMA). MMPC's work has been featured in CNN, NPR, and ABC News.
Board Certified Professional Organizer
Kathi Burns is a Board Certified Professional Organizer (CPO) and Founder of addSpace To Your Life!, her consulting business with a mission to empower people to master their environment and personal image by assisting them in taking control, making change and organizing their lives. Kathi has over 16 years of organizing experience and her work has been featured on Better Homes and Gardens, NBC News, Good Morning America, and Entrepreneur. She has a BS in Communication from Ohio University.
Cleaning & Organization Expert
Kadi Dulude is the owner of Wizard of Homes, a New York City based cleaning company. Kadi manages a team of over 70 registered cleaning professionals, and her cleaning advice has been featured in Architectural Digest and New York Magazine.
Ralph Childers is a master electrician based in the Portland, Oregon area with over 30 years of conducting and teaching electrical work. Ralph received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Louisiana at Lafeyette and holds an Oregon Journeyman Electrical License as well as electrician licenses in Louisiana and Texas.
Certified Professional Organizer & Senior Move Manager
Marty Stevens-Heebner is a Certified Professional Organizer (CPO) and Founder of Clear Home Solutions, a home organizing and senior moving management company based in southern California. Marty is the first Certified Senior Move Manager (SMM-C) in the United States and is a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) through the National Association of Home Builders. She is the President-Elect and is on the board of directors of the National Association for Senior Move Managers, a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers, and has been acknowledged as a Hoarding Specialist and AD/HD Specialist through the Institute for Challenging Disorganization.
Principal, Habitar Design and Stratagem Construction
Mitchell Newman is the Principal at Habitar Design and its sister company Stratagem Construction in Chicago, Illinois. He has 20 years of experience in construction, interior design and real estate development.
Pest Control Specialist, Diagno Pest Control
Hussam Bin Break is a Certified Commercial Pesticide Applicator and Operations Manager at Diagno Pest Control. Hussam and his brother own and operate Diagno Pest Control in the Greater Philadelphia Area.
Pest Control Specialist
Scott McCombe is the CEO of Summit Environmental Solutions (SES), a family-owned local pest solutions, animal control, and home insulation company based in Northern Virginia. Founded in 1991, SES has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and has been awarded "Best of the Best 2017," “Top Rated Professional,” and “Elite Service Award" by HomeAdvisor.
Owner, San Mateo Handyman
Norman Raverty is the owner of San Mateo Handyman, a handyman service in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has been working in carpentry, home repair, and remodeling for over 20 years.
Peter Salerno is the owner of Hook it Up Installation, a professional installation company, which has been hanging art and other objects around Chicago, Illinois for over 10 years. Peter also has over 20 years of experience installing art and other mountable objects in residential, commercial, healthcare and hospitality contexts.
Amber Rosenberg is an International Coach Federation accredited Professional Certified Coach (PCC) based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has over 20 years of coaching experience and a background in corporations, tech companies and non-profits. Amber has trained with the Coaches Training Institute and is a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF).
Founder, Plant Therapy
Chai Saechao is the Founder and Owner of Plant Therapy, an indoor-plant store founded in 2018 based in San Francisco, California. As a self-described plant doctor, he believes in the therapeutic power of plants, hoping to keep sharing his love of plants with anyone willing to listen and learn.
Closet Organizer & Fashion Stylist
Caitlin Jaymes is a Closet Organizer and Fashion Stylist based in Los Angeles, California. Through personal style consulting, she educates clients on how to use 100% of their wardrobes. After working with Caitlin, her client’s have an increase in their confidence and style and a decrease in stressful mornings. Her work has been featured in VoyageLA, Liverpool Los Angeles, and the Brother Snapchat Channel.
General Manager, Handyman Rescue Team
Jeff Huynh is the General Manager of Handyman Rescue Team, a full service solution in home services, renovations, and repair in the Greater Seattle area. He has over five years of handyman experience. He has a BS in Business Administration from the San Francisco State University and his Certificate in Industrial Electronics Technology from North Seattle College.
Full Service Contractor & Owner, Cherry Design + Build
Sam Adams is the owner of Cherry Design + Build, a residential design and construction firm, which has been operating in the Greater Seattle Area for over 13 years. A former architect, Sam is now a full-service contractor, specializing in residential remodels and additions.
Robert Rybarski is an Organizational Specialist and Co-Owner of Conquering Clutter, a business that customizes closets, garages, and plantation shutters to ensure organized homes and lifestyles. Robert has over 23 years of consulting and sales experience in the organization industry. His business is based in Southern California.
Lawn Care Specialist & CEO of Lawn Love
Jeremy Yamaguchi is a Lawn Care Specialist and the Founder/CEO of Lawn Love, a digital marketplace for lawn care and gardening services. Jeremy provides instant satellite quotes and can coordinate service from a smartphone or web browser. The company has raised funding from notable investors like Y Combinator, Joe Montana, Alexis Ohanian, Barbara Corcoran and others.
Julie Naylon is the Founder of No Wire Hangers, a professional organizing service based out of Los Angeles, California. No Wire Hangers provides residential and office organizing and consulting services. Julie's work has been featured in Daily Candy, Marie Claire, and Architectural Digest, and she has appeared on The Conan O’Brien Show. In 2009 at The Los Angeles Organizing Awards she was honored with “The Most Eco-Friendly Organizer”.
Organizational Coach & Consultant, Creatively Neat
Ashley Moon is the Founder and CEO of Creatively Neat, a virtual organizing and life coaching business based in Los Angeles, California. In addition to helping people organize their best life, she has a fabulous team of organizers ready to de-clutter your home or business. Ashley hosts workshops and speaking engagements at various venues and festivals. She has trained with Coach Approach and Heart Core for organizing and business coaching respectively. She has an MA in Human Development and Social Change from Pacific Oaks College.
James Schuelke, along with his twin brother David, is the co-owner of the Twin Home Experts, a licensed plumbing, leak detection, and mold inspection company based in Los Angeles, California. James has over 32 years of home service and business plumbing experience and has expanded the Twin Home Experts to Phoenix, Arizona and the Pacific Northwest.
Founder, Parker Eco Pest Control
Chris Parker is the Founder of Parker Eco Pest Control, a sustainable pest control service based in Seattle. He is a ceritified Commercial Pesticide Applicator in Washington State and received his BA from the University of Washington in 2012.
Principal, Regenerative Communities Collective
Kris Jensen is the Principal of Regenerative Communities Collective, a design consultancy focusing on regenerative design. Previously, he was the Executive Director of the San Bruno Mountain Watch in California. He has been an environmental activist for over 25 years.
Cleaning Guru & Owner, Tidy Town Cleaning
Dario Ragnolo is the Owner and Founder of Tidy Town Cleaning, a home cleaning service in Los Angeles, California. His business specializes in residential & commercial cleaning. He is a second generation home cleaning expert, who grew up around his parents cleaning business in Italy.
Home Cleaning Expert & Entrepreneur
Heather Isenberg is a home cleaning expert and the Owner of The Tidy Maiden, a residential and commercial cleaning service company serving the San Jose and Los Angeles, California regions. Heather’s business The Tidy Maiden and Heather’s book The Automatic Bosslady were recently featured on CBS.
Ronny Husser is a Licensed Electrician in Maine. He is a certified member of the National Association of Home Inspectors, and he has over 25 years of experience conducting residential home clectrical services.
Professional Organizer & Certified KonMari Consultant
Keith Bartolomei is a Professional Organizer who runs his own consulting business called Zen Habitat based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Keith is a member of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO), and is a Certified KonMari Consultant. He has over six years of organizational experience and has been trained in the art of tidying, including being trained by author of The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Marie Kondo, and her team. He has been voted as one of the Best Home Organizers in San Francisco by Expertise in 2018 and 2019.
Professional Organizer & Home Staging Specialist
Cindy Hofen is the Owner and President of Managing Moves & More, a San Francisco Bay Area-based professional moving company specializing in home transitions, moving management, and home staging. Cindy is a Member of the National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM), and Managing Moves & More is the first moving management company in Northern California to have an A+ Accreditation from NASMM. She has over 10 years of professional organizing and moving experience. She has a Master of Business Administration from Arizona State University and a BA in Business Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Gardener & Farmer
Charles Korte is a Gardener in Michigan. He grew up on a dairy farm, and currently volunteers at an organic farm and garden.
Founder, Plus Ultra Painting
Phillip Verdin is the Owner of Plus Ultra Painting in Kansas. He has worked as a painter since 1998.
Bernie Wighton is a Professional Gardener with over 35 years of experience. Bernie has a Diploma in Complete Gardening Skills.
Willy De Castro
Stone and Tile Care Specialist
Willy De Castro has been the owner of Specialized Floor Care Services since 2001. He has over 18 years of experience working with marble, granite, limestone, and travertine, providing services including cleaning, sealing, repair, polishing, refinishing, and installation. In addition to a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Roger Williams University, he holds a Stone, Masonry and Ceramic Tile Cleaning Technician Certification from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification. He has also received specialized training in Tile and Stone Care Systems from StoneTech Professional.
Lydia Patubo is the Manager at Flowercraft Garden Center in San Francisco, California. She studied Environmental Horticulture at the City College of San Francisco and has over 10 years of experience with Environmental Horticulture.
Construction & Project Management Software Company
Procore is a contruction and project management software company based in Carpinteria, California. Procore is the #1 most widely used construction management software with over a million registered users across the globe managing industrial plants, office buildings, apartment complexes, university facilities, retail centers, and more. Their software allows large construction teams to collaborate on large-scale construction projects and share access to documents, planning systems and data.
Live Bee Removal Specialist
Steve Downs is a Live Honeybee Removal Specialist, Honeybee Preservationist, and the Owner of Beecasso Live Bee Removal Inc, a licensed bee removal and relocation business based in the Los Angeles, California metro area. Steve has over 20 years of humane bee capturing and bee removal experience for both commercial and residential locations. Working with beekeepers, agriculturalists, and bee hobbyists, Steve sets up beehives throughout the Los Angeles area and promotes the survival of bees. He has a passion for honeybee preservation and has created his own Beecasso sanctuary where rescued bee hives are relocated and preserved.
Certified Personal Trainer
Michele Dolan is a BCRPA certified Personal Trainer in British Columbia. She has been a personal trainer and fitness instructor since 2002.
Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine
Dr. Sidhu is a Chiropractor in Toronto with more than 20 years of experience. He received his DC from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 1994, and later completed a 3 year Certification in Rehabilitation.
Caitlin Downey is a Registered Yoga Teacher at Yoga Therapy in Burlington, Vermont. She has over 200 hours of experience as a certified Yoga Instructor since 2014, and has over 600 hours of training as a certified Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist.
Ultra & Mountain Runner
Tyler Courville is a brand ambassador for Salomon Running. He has run in 10 ultra and mountain races across the United States and Nepal, and won the 2018 Crystal Mountain Marathon.
Laila Ajani is a Fitness Trainer and founder of Push Personal Fitness, a personal training organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Laila has expertise in competitive athletics (gymnastics, powerlifting, and tennis), personal training, distance running, and Olympic lifting. Laila is certified by the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA), USA Powerlifting (USAPL), and she is a Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES).
Self Defense Trainer
Adrian Tandez is the founder and head instructor of the Tandez Academy, a world-renowned self-defense training center in Mountain View, California. Trained under the martial artist Dan Inosanto, Adrian is a certified instructor in Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do, Filipino Martial Arts, and Silat. Adrian has over 25 years of self defense training experience.
Physical Training Coach
Francisco Gomez is the Head Coach at the FIT Potato Gym, a training gym established in 2001 in the San Francisco Bay Area. Francisco is a former competitive runner who helps endurance athletes train for major marathons like the Boston Marathon. Francisco specializes in Injury Rehab, Flexibility, Marathon Training, and Senior Fitness. He has a B.S. in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology & Running.
PhD in Physical Therapy, St. Ambrose University
Jourdan Evans is an ACE (American Council on Exercise) certified Personal Trainer based in Los Angeles, California. She received her PhD in Physical Therapy from St. Ambrose University in 2012 and received her ACE certification in 2013.
ACE Certified Personal Trainer
Monica Morris is an ACE (American Council on Exercise) Certified Personal Trainer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. With over 15 years of fitness training experience, Monica started her own physical training practice and gained her ACE Certification in 2017. Her workouts emphasize proper warm-ups, cool-downs, and stretching techniques.
Certified Personal Trainer
Danny Gordon is an American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Personal Trainer and Owner of The Body Studio for Fitness, a fitness studio based in the San Francisco Bay Area. With over 20 years of physical training and teaching experience, he has focused his studio on semi-private personal training. Danny received his Personal Trainer Certification from the California State University, East Bay and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).
Hiking & Backpacking Trip Leader
Thomas Churchill has been leading hiking and backpacking trips across California for the last five years as a Stanford Pre-Orientation Trip Leader and Adventure Program Guide. Most recently, Thomas was a Hiking Leader for 3 months at Stanford Sierra Conference Center, leading day hikes in the Desolation Wilderness of Northern California.
Tennis Pro and Writer
Peter Fryer is a tennis writer and coach based in Derry Northern Ireland. He completed his professional teaching tennis qualification shortly after finishing university and has been teaching tennis for over 13 years. Peter began Love Tennis Blog in 2010 and contributes to the BBC and national media outlets.
Rishabhn Mehan is a Cricket Systems Operator in the United Kingdom. He has been coaching cricket in London since 2016, when he received his Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Young People and Adults Cricket (QCF).
Certified Personal Trainer
Robin Abellar is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, 200hr Certified Yoga instructor, Certified POP Pilates instructor, Barre instructor, and Certified Running Coach based in California. Abellar specializes in yoga, weight loss, and toning and provides digital coaching via her personal fitness consulting business, Healthfully Lean.
Krav Maga Instructor
Asher Smiley is the Owner and Lead Instructor at Krav Maga Revolution in Petaluma, California. Ashur has earned a Tier 1 Instructor Certification in the American Krav Maga system. In 2017, he trained with the International Kapap Federation Combat Krav Maga International, completing their 7 day tactical seminar and the 8 day CKMI instructor course.
International Chess Master
Vitaly Neimer is an International Chess Master and Certified Professional Chess Coach with over 15 years of training experience. He has been a part of the United States' Webster SPICE national chess champion team and is also a two-time Israeli national chess champion.
Wellness + Nutrition Coach and Trainer
Alyssa Chang is a nutrition coach and trainer, based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She uses her extensive background in brain-based neuroscience to work with clients on improving their connections with their brain and body to heal, reach goals, and move pain-free. She holds a BS in Kinesiology and Exercise, Nutrition and Wellness from the California State University, East Bay and is certified in Precision Nutrition, Z-health Performance and is certified by the National Council for Strength and Fitness.
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
Laura Flinn is a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer, USA Olympic Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach and Certified Fitness Nutritionist, with an additional qualification as a TRX Suspension Trainer. Laura runs her own personal training program based in the San Francisco Bay Area and specializes in topics such as weight loss, muscle growth, cardiovascular training, and strength training.
PCIA Certified Rock Climbing Instructor
Erika Noble graduated from Stanford University with a BS in Management Science & Engineering. After competing in collegiate rock climbing competitions as part of the Stanford Rock Climbing team, Erika worked as a Rock Climbing Instructor in Lake Tahoe. She continues to boulder and climb throughout California and the Southwest.
Krav Maga Instructor
Dany Zelig is the Founder and Owner of Tactica and the Tactica Krav Maga Institute headquartered in San Francisco, California. He is a 2nd generation Israeli Krav Maga instructor of Imi Lichtenfeld, certified directly by Imi’s most senior disciple and Head of the Rank Committee. He received his Military Krav Maga Instructor certification from the Wingate Institute in Israel in 1987.
Krav Maga Worldwide Instructor
Ross Cascio is a Krav Maga Worldwide self-defense, fitness, and fight instructor. He has been training and teaching Krav Maga self-defense, fitness, and fight classes at the Krav Maga Worldwide HQ Training Centers in Los Angeles, CA for over 15 years. He helps people become stronger, safer, and healthier through Krav Maga Worldwide training.
Professional Massage Therapist
Marty Morales is a Professional Massage Therapist and the Founder and Owner of the Morales Method, a manual therapy and body conditioning business based in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Los Angeles, California. Marty has over 16 years of massage therapist experience and over 13 years of experience educating others on the best practices for massage therapy. Marty has over 10,000 hours of private practice logged and is a Certified Advanced Rolfer and Rolf Movement Practitioner, CMT. He has an MBA in Finance from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles.
Certified Survival Swimming Instructor
Brad Hurvitz is a Certified Swimming Instructor for My Baby Swims, an adolescent swimming school based in La Jolla, California. Brad is trained as an Infant Swimming Resource (ISR) instructor with ISR's Self-Rescue? program. He specializes in training children aged six months to six years of age survival skills like floating on their back to breathe and swimming back to the wall, while also educating parents on how to better keep their kids safe. He has a Master of Business Administration from Oregon State University.
Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor
Shira Tsvi is a Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor with over 7 years of personal training experience and over 2 years leading a group training department. Shira is certified by the National College of Exercise Professionals and the Orde Wingate Institute for Physical Education and Sports in Israel. Her practice is based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Walter Merino is a Youth Soccer Coach and Co-Founder of Ole Soccer Club based out of the Los Angeles, California area. He has coached youth from the age of four to the high school and college levels. Walter has played collegiate soccer for Cal Poly Pomona and Los Angeles Mission College. His accomplishments include coaching Olé Soccer Club to win the 2017 Cal South State Cup Governors Boys 2007 Division title.
ACE Certified Personal Trainer
Kristi Major is an ACE (American Council of Fitness) certified Personal Trainer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Kristi has over 18 years of personal training experience and more than 90 hours of re-certification study in fitness, health, nutrition, and supplementation. She is CPR and AED certified from the American Heart Association and she has a BA in Television Broadcasting.
Yoga Studio Owner & Instructor
Ellen East is a certified yoga instructor and owner of Studio 4 WholeHealth in Hartwell, Georgia. She received her 200RYT certification from Yoga Alliance and has been a yoga practitioner for over 25 years.
Certified Massage Therapist
Will Fuller is a Certified Massage Therapist and Wellness Educator working in San Francisco, California. Will has worked with the Sports and Recreation Center at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), taught sports in England, Kenya, and Kuwait, and is now affiliated with the Chiro-Medical Group. He was trained in physical rehabilitation under a program founded by Dr. Meir Schneider. He has a Bachelors in Sport Science and a Post-Graduate Certificate of Education in Physical Education from Southampton University.
Sahaj Grover is a Chess Grandmaster, World Champion, and coach, who attained his Grandmaster title at the age of 16. He has been a World Junior Bronze Medalist, World U10 Champion, South African Open 2017 & 2018 Champion, and the Winner of the Arnold Classic 2018 & 2019.
Certified Dance & Yoga Instructor
Val Cunningham is a Choreographer, Lead Dance Instructor, and Certified Yoga Instructor at The Dance Loft, a dance studio based in San Francisco, California. Val has over 23 years of dance instruction, performance, and choreography experience and specializes in ballroom, Latin, and swing dancing. She is also trained in house, hip-hop, jazz, ballet, and modern dance. She is ISTD (Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing), ProDVIDA (Professional Dance Vision International Dance Association), and Zumba certified. She is a member of the National Dance Council of America.
Alison Buchanan is a Power Vinyasa Yoga Teacher based in Seattle, Washington. She completed over 300 hours of training with yoga instructor, Baron Baptiste, and is a certified Baptiste Teacher. She is a teacher with The Art of Yoga Project, a non-profit organization that brings the mindfulness of yoga to teenage girls in the California Justice System.
Former Competitive Runner
Clare Flanagan is a former competitive NCAA Division I cross-country runner for Stanford University. She has been running for over a decade, previously having won six Class A State Championships in Minnesota, set a Class A State record in the 1600m, and qualifying for the Nike Cross Country Nationals.
Gavin Nelson grew up on the coast of Connecticut sailing from a very young age. He has taught sailing camps to numerous age groups both in Connecticut and in the Lake Tahoe area.
Chief Instructor & Director, Krav Maga Experts
Tsahi Shemesh is a self-defense expert, specializing in Krav Maga. Shemesh is the Founder and Program Director of Krav Maga Experts in New York City. He has certified hundreds of instructors, and his curriculum is taught in over a dozen countries worldwide.
Professional Soccer Player
Daniel Leon played professional soccer in Spain and Poland from 2011-2013. Before playing professionally, he played on the Stanford University Varsity Soccer Team.
Professional Soccer Player
Bobby Warshaw is a former American professional soccer player. Bobby played collegiate soccer at Stanford University from 2007-2010 and played professionally for FC Dallas, GAIS, B?rum SK, H?nefoss BK, and Penn FC. He now is a sports analyst, writer, and author.
Stanford Men's Varsity Soccer Team, 2010-2014
Drew Hutchins is an Assistant Coach for the Men's Varsity Soccer Team at Cornell University. Hutchins played on the Stanford University Men's Varsity Soccer Team from 2010-2014.
Sarah Williamson is a horse trainer, eventer, and dressage rider. Sarah has been showing Halter and Western Pleasure to Quarter Horses in the United Kingdom for over six years.
Reena Vokoun is an ACE certified fitness and dance instructor in California with over 10 years of fitness training experience. Reena is also the Founder of Passion Fit, a health, wellness, and fitness lifestyle company. Her work has been featured in Shape, Working Mother, and Thrive Global. She is a member of IDEA Fitness and certified through the American Council on Exercise (ACE), the Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), and the American Heart Association (AHA). She has a MS in Advertising and Communications from Boston University.
Director, Model Mugging Self Defense
Mark Vinci is the director of Model Mugging Self Defense, the original adrenaline stress training system that developed the padded assailant in 1971. The program was founded from studying thousands of assaults, drawing from numerous disciplines, and applying this information with martial arts and martial science teaching methodologies. In the mid 1990’s Mark consolidated the Model Mugging System into the Five Principles of Self Defense? while updating the criminology research and curriculum. He has law enforcement, military, and martial arts background, and a master’s degree in forensic psychology.
Ultimate Frisbee Athlete
Henry Brown played ultimate frisbee at Santa Clara University from 2013-2017.
Owner, Orlando Kart Center
Andre Martins is the founder and owner of Orlando Kart Center in Florida. He has worked with go-karts for over 25 years and has raced go-karts around the world. As manager for Tony Kart USA Racing Team, Andre has won numerous national championships, including Stars of Karting, the Florida Winter Tour, and the Rotax Championship.
Eric Kottke has been doing triathlons for over 18 years. He completed his first sprint distance triathlon in LA in 1997.
Misty Benson is a Soccer Coach and Academic Specialist in Plano, Texas. She has been the head coach of high school soccer teams since 2003 and the Coordinator for US Soccer National Teams since 2013. She has a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Texas A&M-Commerce.
Professional Volleyball Player
Cynthia Barboza was a member of the USA Women's Volleyball Team for 10 years. She spent 4 years as the outside hitter for Stanford University and played professionally in Japan, Russia, and Italy.
Taekwondo Grand Master
Herb Perez is the 1992 Olympic gold medalist in Taekwondo. Perez has created the USA Taekwondo Coach and Athlete development curriculum, and is now serving as Chairman of the Education Committee for the World Taekwondo Federation.
Gary Petrin is the owner and president of AVCSS Basketball, which provides resources for youth basketball coaches. He has over 30 years of experience coaching basketball at various levels.
Steve Abbey is an experienced sailor who's logged over 22,000 cruising miles since 1999. He is the Past Rear Commodore of the Barrachois Harbour Yacht Club near Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia, and a contributing writer for Atlantic Boating News and for Government of Nova Scotia boating publications.
Certified Riding Instructor
Christine Amber runs a horsemanship equestrian services business in California, where she trains both riders and horses. Christine has over 30 years of horse training experience and is certified by the American Riding Instructors Certification Program, Certified Horsemanship Association, and the American Association for Horsemanship Safety.
Entrepreneur & Financial Advisor
Michael R. Lewis is a retired corporate executive, entrepreneur, and investment advisor in Texas. He has over 40 years of experience in business and finance, including as a Vice President for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas. He has a BBA in Industrial Management from the University of Texas at Austin.
Real Estate Broker
Carla Toebe is a licensed Real Estate Broker in Richland, Washington. She has been an active real estate broker since 2005, and founded the real estate agency CT Realty LLC in 2013. She graduated from Washington State University with a BA in Business Administration and Management Information Systems.
Certified Public Accountant
Darron Kendrick is an Adjunct Professor of Accounting and Law at the University of North Georgia. He received his Masters degree in tax law from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in 2012, and his CPA from the Alabama State Board of Public Accountancy in 1984.
VP, CAPITALPlus Mortgage
Ryan Baril is the Vice President of CAPITALPlus Mortgage, a boutique mortgage origination and underwriting company founded in 2001. Ryan has been educating consumers about the mortgage process and general finance for almost 20 years. He graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2012 with a B.S.B.A. in Marketing.
Financial Advisor & Certified Public Accountant
Cassandra Lenfert is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) in Colorado. She has over 13 years of tax, accounting, and personal finance experience. She received her BA in Accounting from the University of Southern Indiana in 2006.
CEO of wikiHow
Elizabeth Douglas is the CEO of wikiHow. Elizabeth has over 15 years of experience working in the tech industry including roles in computer engineering, user experience, and product management. She received her BS in Computer Science and her Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Stanford University.
Chief Technology Officer, Workday
Archana Ramamoorthy is the Chief Technology Officer, North America at Workday She is a product ninja, security advocate, and on a quest to enable more inclusion in the tech industry. Archana received her BS from SRM University and MS from Duke University and has been working in product management for over 8 years.
Certified Public Accountant
Jill Newman is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Ohio with over 20 years of accounting experience. She received her CPA from the Accountancy Board of Ohio in 1994 and has a BS in Business Administration/Accounting.
CEO & Co-Founder, VoxSnap
Helena Ronis is Co-founder and CEO of VoxSnap, a platform for creating education voice and audio materials. She has worked in product and the tech industry for over 8 years, and received her BA from Sapir Academic College in Israel in 2010.
Founder of wikiHow
Jack Herrick is an American entrepreneur and wiki enthusiast. His entrepreneurial projects include wikiHow, eHow, Luminescent Technologies, and BigTray. In January 2005, Herrick started wikiHow with the goal of creating "the how-to guide for everything." He has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Dartmouth College.
Master of Business Administration, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Chris McTigrit is an Accounting Professional. Chris has over 20 years of accounting experience including working for the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration. He received his MBA from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2007.
Founder, Rentec Direct
Nathan Miller is an entrepreneur, landlord, and real estate investor. In 2009, he founded Rentec Direct, a cloud-based property management company. Today, Rentec Direct works with over 14,000 landlords and property managers across the US -- helping them manage their rentals efficiently.
Certified Public Accountant
Kendra Kinnison is a Certified Public Accountant in Texas. She received her BBA in Accounting and Masters of Business Management (MBA) from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi in 1999 and 2000. She is the youngest MBA graduate in the school’s history.
CEO, Civic Technologies
Vinny Lingam is the CEO of Civic Technologies, a blockchain-powered identity protection and management startup. Vinny was awarded the Top Young ICT Entrepreneur in Africa Award in 2006, was on the World Economic Forum for Young Global Leaders in 2009, and was voted one of the top 500 CEOs in the World in 2015. He has a BS in E-Commerce from the University of South Africa.
Startup Founder & Engineering Director
Gene Linetsky is a startup founder and software engineer in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has worked in the tech industry for over 30 years and is currently the Director of Engineering at Poynt, a technology company building smart Point-of-Sale terminals for businesses.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Consultant
Lily Zheng is a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Consultant and Executive Coach who works with organizations around the world to build more inclusive and innovative workplaces for all. Lily is the author of Gender Ambiguity in the Workplace: Transgender and Gender-Diverse Discrimination (2018) and The Ethical Sellout: Maintaining Your Integrity in the Age of Compromise (2019). Lily earned her MA in Sociology from Stanford University.
Career & Life Coach
Lucy Yeh is a Human Resources Director, Recruiter, and Certified Life Coach (CLC) with over 20 years of experience. With a training background with Coaching for Life and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at InsightLA, Lucy has worked with professionals of all levels to improve the quality of their careers, personal/professional relationships, self marketing, and life balance.
Master of Business Administration, Texas A&M University-Commerce
Scott Maderer is a Certified Financial Coach and Stewardship Coach in San Antonio, Texas. He received a Master of Business Administration from Texas A&M University-Commerce in 2013 and is a Licensed Human Behavior Consultant (DISC) by Personality Insights, Inc.
Certified Financial Planner?
Erin A. Hadley is the Managing Partner at Occidental Asset Management, LLC in California. Erin is a Certified Financial Planner with over 10 years of experience in investment management and financial planning. She has a Certificate in Personal Financial Planning from the University of California, Berkeley and is a member of The National Association of Personal Finance Advisors (NAPFA).
Executive Coach & Founder, Rise 2 Realize
Arda Ozdemir is the Executive Coach and Founder of Rise 2 Realize, a nonprofit organization in Palo Alto, California that is dedicated to providing a practical roadmap toward one's full potential in their life and career. Arda is a Reiki Master, an Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner, and a certified HeartMath Trainer and Mentor.
Digital Fundraising and Crowdfunding Expert
Rob Wu is the CEO of CauseVox, a digital fundraising platform designed for nonprofits. CauseVox works to help do-gooders raise more money with less effort. Rob has raised over $200,000 for his own nonprofit crowdfunding projects, and his work has been recognized by CNN, Christian Science Monitor, and the Wall Street Journal.
Global Business Community
Small Giants is a business community for purpose-driven leaders with the mission to share stories of incredible businesses and learn new practices and systems to implement in their own organizations. Each year, Forbes teams up with the Small Giants Community to identify the top 25 best small companies in America.
Marketing Consultant & Master's Degree, Business, Stanford University
Emily Hickey is the Founder of Chief Detective, a social media growth agency that helps some of the world’s top retailers and start-ups scale their Facebook and Instagram advertising. She has worked as a growth expert for over 20 years and received her Master’s from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2006.
Eric Wester works in Deposit Operations at a bank in Iowa City, Iowa. He has worked in the banking industry for 11 years, specializing in retail banking and operations. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin - Stout in 2012 and is an Accredited ACH Professional (AAP).
Real Estate Broker
Natacha Ciezki is a Real Estate Broker in Texas. She became a member of the Texas Real Estate Commission in 2006 and has a JD in International Law from the Florida Coastal School of Law.
Founder, 5 Calls
Nick O'Neill is the Owner of 5 Calls, an advocacy organization making content, technology and grassroots action to support progressive causes and like-minded organizations in the United States. 5 Calls researches political issues, determines which representatives are most influential for which topic, collects phone numbers for those offices and writes scripts that articulate a progressive position.
Licensed Insurance Broker
Jerry Becerra is the President of Barbary Insurance Brokerage in San Francisco, California. Becerra is a licensed Property and Casualty Insurance Agent, with over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry. He has taught courses on business insurance for the San Francisco Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center and has served as the President and Chief Financial Officer of the Golden Gate Business Association.
Jackson Johnson, CPA
PCAOB Expert and Former Inspector
Jackson Johnson is a CPA with 16 years of Public Company Accounting Oversight Board ("PCAOB") experience. He has 8 years of experience auditing public companies conducted under PCAOB standards, along with 6 years of experience as an Inspector in the Division of Registration and Inspections at the PCAOB. He has performed approximately 100 inspections of PCAOB-registered firms in more than 10 countries throughout the world. He is also the founder and President of Johnson Global Accountancy, a public accounting and consulting firm which advises PCAOB-registered firms on PCAOB inspection, remediation, and enforcement matters.
Neal Gorenflo is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Shareable, a nonprofit news outlet that covers the latest innovations in resource sharing, economics, and the future of work and cities. He has more than 10 years of experience as an entrepreneur, market researcher, stock analyst, and as Fortune 500 strategist. He has a Masters of Communication, Culture, and Technology from Georgetown University.
Britt'ni Fields, MBA
Master of Business Administration, Roosevelt University
Britt'ni Fields, founder of BrandedByBrittni, is a small business marketing coach and consultant with over 10 years of experience. She has a Bachelor's degree and an MBA with a marketing concentration. She has experience both working in marketing for major corporate companies and consulting with small businesses to help them define their marketing strategies and target more customers.
Certified Public Accountant & Founder of Accounting Play
John Gillingham is a Certified Public Accountant, the Owner of Gillingham CPA, PC, and the Founder of Accounting Play, Apps to teach Business & Accounting. John, who is based in San Francisco, California, has over 14 years of accounting experience and specializes in assisting consultants, boot-strapped startups, pre-series A ventures, and stock option compensated employees. He received his MA in Accountancy from the California State University - Sacramento in 2011.
Master's Degree, Nutrition, University of Tennessee Knoxville
Claudia Carberry is a Registered Dietitian specializing in kidney transplants and counseling patients for weight loss at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She is a member of the Arkansas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Claudia received her MS in Nutrition from the University of Tennessee Knoxville in 2010.
Food Systems Expert
Andrew Carberry has been working in food systems since 2008. He has a Masters in Public Health Nutrition and Public Health Planning and Administration from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.
Patricia Somers, RD, PhD
Patricia Somers is a Registered Dietitian and an Associate Professor of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Texas at Austin. She received her RD from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in 1979 and her PhD in Educational Administration (Higher Education Specialization) from the University of New Orleans. She recevied an Emerging Scholar Award from the American Association of University Women and the Faculty Excellence Award in Research from the University of Arkansas, Little Rock.
BsC in Agriculture, Animal Science
Karin Lindquist earned a BSc in Agriculture as an Animal Science major from the University of Alberta, Canada. She has over 20 years of experience working with cattle and crops. She's worked for a mixed-practice veterinarian, as a sales representative in a farm supply store, and as a research assistant doing rangeland, soil, and crop research. She currently works as a forage and beef agriculture extension specialist, advising farmers on a variety of issues relating to their cattle and the forages they grow and harvest.
Master's Degree, Clinical Nutrition, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Courtney Fose is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Nutrition Support Clinician at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She has worked as a Dietitian since 2009, and received her MS in Clinical Nutrition from the University of Arkansas in 2016.
Tom Blake manages the bartending blog, craftybartending.com. He has been a bartender since 2012 and has written a book named The Bartender's Field Manual.
Organic Vegetable Gardener
Steve Masley has been designing and maintaining organic vegetable gardens in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 30 years. He is a Organic Gardening Consultant and Founder of Grow-It-Organically, a website that teaches clients and students the ins and outs of organic vegetable gardening. In 2007 and 2008, Steve taught the Local Sustainable Agriculture Field Practicum at Stanford University.
Professional Baker & Dessert Influencer
Mathew Rice has worked in restaurant pastry kitchens across the country since the late 1990's. His creations have been featured in Food & Wine, Bon Appetit, and Martha Stewart Weddings. In 2016, Eater named Mathew one of the top 18 chefs to follow on Instagram.
Executive Chef & Restaurant Owner
Alex Hong is the Executive Chef and Co-Owner of Sorrel, a New American restaurant in San Francisco. He has been working in restaurants for over ten years. Alex is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, and has worked in the kitchens of Jean-Georges and Quince, both Michelin-starred restaurants.
Sami Skow is an ACE Certified Nutritionist and Health Coach based in New Jersey. Sami specializes in advising clients on a ketogenic diet and has an Instagram following of over 30,000. She has been a Health Coach since 2014.
Master's Degree, Clinical Nutrition, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Katie Rhodes-Smith is a Registered Dietitian and is the founder of OWN-Nutrition, LLC, a nutrition planning business for athletes based in Little Rock, Arkansas. Katie received her MS in Clinical Nutrition from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She is Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics.
Wine Director & Consultant
Samuel Bogue is the Wine Director of the Ne Timeas Restaurant Group in San Francisco, California. He gained his Sommelier certification in 2013, is a Zagat "30 Under 30" award winner, and is a wine consultant for the San Francisco Bay Area's top restaurants.
Emily Margolis is a baking entrepreneur in Baltimore, MD. With over 15 years of baking experience, she founded Baking with Chef Emily in 2018, offering private baking lessons in the D.C. area.
Beekeeper & Bee Removal Specialist
David Williams is a Professional Beekeeper and Bee Removal Specialist with over 28 years of beekeeping experience. He is the Owner of Bzz Bee Removal, a bee removal company based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Bzz Bee Removal locates, captures, and transports bees to local beekeepers to prevent colony collapse disorder.
Melissa Stoner is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Personal Trainer in Colorado. She received her Registered Dietitian Nutritionist credential in 2010 and her National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Personal Trainer Certification in 2012.
Coffee & Food Program Director, Spro Coffee Lab
Rich is the Coffee & Food Program Director of Spro Coffee Lab in San Francisco, a California-based company that specializes in craft coffee, experimental mocktails, and culinary food science. Together with his team, Rich strives to bring forth a uniquely transcendent experience, free of stereotypical eats and drinks.
Certified Wine Consultant
Murphy Perng is a Wine Consultant and the Founder and Host of Matter of Wine, a business that produces educational wine events, including team-building experiences and networking events. Based in Los Angeles, California, Murphy has collaborated with brands such as Equinox, Buzzfeed, WeWork, and Stage & Table, to name a few. Murphy possesses her WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) Level 3 Advanced Certification.
Master's Degree, Nutritional Sciences, University of Cincinnati
Brittany Venci is a Registered Clinical Dietitian at Kindred Healthcare in Las Vegas, Nevada. She received her MS in Nutritional Sciences in 2013 from the University of Cincinnati, and her Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Credential in 2014. She is licensed in Nevada, Ohio, Kentucky, and New York.
Christopher Lucchese is a Certified Sommelier affiliated with Home Somm, a Los Angeles, California-based business that does private wine tastings, education and paired wine dinners. Christopher was also a Sommelier for Michael Mina's Bourbon Steak, a Michelin-rated restaurant for three years. He is a Level 4 Diploma Student with the WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust). He is also a Certified Sommelier by the Court of Master Sommeliers and has trained with the Wine Scholar Guild and The Culinary Institute of America. He took two semesters at UC Davis for winemaking, viticulture and enology.
Master's Degree, Nutritional Science, California State University Los Angeles
Minh Nguyen is a Registered Dietitian based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Minh received a Masters in Nutritional Science from California State University, Los Angeles in 2015 and has worked as a nutrition consultant, health coach, and clinical dietitian.
Connie Martin is a Registered Dietitian specializing in clinical nutrition in Georgia. She received her B.S. in Dietetics from Southeast Missouri State University in 1982.
PhD in Biology, University of Utah
Dr. Hatch is a retired Biological Scientist in North Carolina, who spent 38 years researching the biochemistry of the respiratory tract and its response to toxins and pollutants. He worked at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from 1979-2015.
Amie Gundrum is a Personal Chef and owner of The Dinner Belle, a catering service based in Sunset Beach, North Carolina. She received her Certificate of Culinary Business in 1982. She is certified by the Culinary Business Academy and is a member of the USPCA (United States Personal Chef Association).
Adjunct Assistant Professor of English
Christopher Taylor is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of English at Austin Community College in Texas. He received his PhD in English Literature and Medieval Studies from the University of Texas at Austin in 2014.
Master's Degree, Education, Stanford University
Emily Listmann is a private tutor in San Carlos, California. She has worked as a Social Studies Teacher, Curriculum Coordinator, and an SAT Prep Teacher. She received her MA in Education from the Stanford Graduate School of Education in 2014.
PhD in English, University of Georgia
Megan Morgan is a Graduate Program Academic Advisor in the School of Public & International Affairs at the University of Georgia. She earned her PhD in English from the University of Georgia in 2015.
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Master's Degree, Education, University of Florida
Alexander Peterman is a Private Tutor in Florida. He received his MA in Education from the University of Florida in 2017.
Diana Con Webber is a Teacher in Arizona. She received her Standard Elementary Education, K-8 Certificate in 2017.
Master's Degree, School Counseling, Caldwell University
Ashley Pritchard is an Academic and School Counselor at Delaware Valley Regional High School in Frenchtown, New Jersey. Ashley has over 3 years of high school, college, and career counseling experience. She has an MA in School Counseling with a specialization in Mental Health from Caldwell University and is certified as an Independent Education Consultant through the University of California, Irvine.
Master's Degree, Research & Instruction Librarian, University of Washington
Cara Barker is an Assistant Professor and Research and Instruction Librarian at Hunter Library at Western Carolina University. She received her Masters in Library and Information Sciences from the University of Washington in 2014. She has over 16 years of experience working with libraries across the United States.
Math Instructor, City College of San Francisco
Grace Imson is a math teacher with over 40 years of teaching experience. Grace is currently a math instructor at the City College of San Francisco and was previously in the Math Department at Saint Louis University. She has taught math at the elementary, middle, high school, and college levels. She has an MA in Education, specializing in Administration and Supervision from Saint Louis University.
Founder, Great Expectations College Prep
Jennifer Kaifesh is the Founder of Great Expectations College Prep, a tutoring and counseling service based in Southern California. Jennifer has over 15 years of experience managing and facilitating academic tutoring and standardized test prep as it relates to the college application process. She is a graduate of Northwestern University.
Test Prep Tutor
Arash Fayz is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of LA Tutors 123, an academic consulting and private tutoring company based in Los Angeles, California. Arash has over 10 years of educational consulting experience, managing the tutoring of students of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds to score higher on standardized tests and gain admission to their target schools. He has a BA in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Master's Degree, Creative Writing, San Francisco State University
Grant Faulkner is the Executive Director of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and the co-founder of 100 Word Story, a literary magazine. Grant has published two books on writing and has been published in?The New York Times and Writer’s Digest. He co-hosts?Write-minded, a weekly podcast on writing and publishing, and has a M.A. in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University.?
Master's Degree, Education, University of California Los Angeles
Ted Dorsey is a Test Prep Tutor, author, and founder of Tutor Ted, an SAT and ACT tutoring service based in Southern California. Ted earned a perfect score on the SAT (1600) and PSAT (240) in high school. Since then, he has earned perfect scores on the ACT (36), SAT Subject Test in Literature (800), and SAT Subject Test in Math Level 2 (800). He has an AB in English from Princeton University and a MA in Education from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Test Prep Tutor, Warwick Strategies
Bryce Warwick is currently the President of Warwick Strategies, an organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area offering premium, personalized private tutoring for the GMAT, LSAT and GRE. Bryce has a JD from the George Washington University Law School.
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Master's Degree, Library Science, Kutztown University
Kim Gillingham is a retired library and information specialist with over 30 years of experience. She has a Master's in Library Science from Kutztown University in Pennsylvania, and she managed the audiovisual department of the district library center in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, for 12 years. She continues to do volunteer work for various libraries and lending library projects in her local community.
Outdoor Education Non-Profit
The High Mountain Institute is an educational organization dedicated to helping students connect with nature, develop as leaders, and discover education at its best. For over 25 years, HMI has taken students into the wilderness of Colorado and Patagonia and fostered communities of shared responsibility, thereby creating the foundation for rigorous intellectual experiences.
CEO, Test Prep Unlimited
Josh Jones is the CEO and Founder of Test Prep Unlimited, a GMAT prep tutoring service. Josh built the world's first and only score guarantee program for private GMAT tutoring. He has presented at the QS World MBA Tour and designed math curricula for Chicago Public Schools. He has over 15 years of private tutoring and classroom teaching experience and a BA in Math from the University of Chicago.
LSAT Teacher, Founder of LSATdemon
Nathan Fox is an LSAT teacher, the co-host of the Thinking LSAT Podcast, and the co-founder of LSATdemon. Nathan is the author of six LSAT books including The Fox LSAT Logical Reasoning Encyclopedia. He scored a 179 on the February 2007 LSAT and holds a JD from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.
Certified Pre-K Teacher
Andree Baham Johnson is a Certified Pre-K Teacher in Louisiana. She received her Early Childhood Teacher Certification in 1993.
Master's Degree, Curriculum & Instruction, University of Colorado-Denver
Carlee Rasmussen is a certified Education Specialist and Professional Development Coordinator at Peninsula Alternative High School in San Francisco, California. She received her MA in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Colorado-Denver in 2014. She is certified in Administrative Services and Education Specialist Instruction in the State of California.
Founder, Mulberry Maids
Michelle Driscoll is the Owner of Mulberry Maids based in northern Colorado. Driscoll received her Masters in Public Health from the Colorado School of Public Health in 2016.
Katherine Tlapa is an interior designer, currently working as a Design Specialist for Modsy, a design service based in San Francisco. She also runs her own DIY Home Design blog, My Eclectic Grace. She received her BFA in Interior Architecture from Ohio University in 2016.
Author, 101 Ways to Go Zero Waste
Kathryn Kellogg is the founder of goingzerowaste.com, a lifestyle website dedicated to breaking eco-friendly living down into a simple step-by-step process with lots of positivity and love. She's the author of 101 Ways to Go Zero Waste and spokesperson for plastic-free living for National Geographic.
James Sears leads the customer happiness team at Neatly, a group of cleaning gurus based in Los Angeles and Orange County, California. James is an expert in all things clean and provides transformative experiences by reducing clutter and renewing your home environment. James is a current Trustee Scholar at the University of Southern California.
Cleaning Guru & Director of Operations, Maid Sailors
Raymond Chiu is the Director of Operations for MaidSailors.com, a residential and commercial cleaning service based in New York City that provides home and office cleaning services at affordable prices. He has a Bachelors in Business Administration and Management from Baruch College.
Chris Willatt is the owner and founder of Alpine Maids, a cleaning agency in Denver, Colorado started in 2015. Alpine Maids has received Angie's List Super Service Award for three years in a row since 2016 and has been awarded Colorado's "Top Rated Local House Cleaning" Award in 2018.
Ashley Matuska is the owner and founder of Dashing Maids, a sustainably focused cleaning agency in Denver, Colorado. She has worked in the cleaning industry for over 5 years.
Cleaning Guru & Co-Owner, Maid Easy
Bridgett Price is a Cleaning Guru and Co-Owner of Maideasy, a maid service company that services the Phoeniz, Arizona metropolitan area. She holds a Master of Management from the University of Phoenix, specializing in digital and traditional marketing.
Christel Ferguson is the owner of Space to Love, a de-cluttering and organization service. Christel is certified in Advanced Feng Shui for Architecture, Interior Design & Landscape and has been a member of the Los Angeles chapter of the National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals (NAPO) for over five years.
Founder, Clean My Space
Melissa Maker is host and editor of CleanMySpace, a YouTube channel and blog with over 1 million subscribers. She has over 10 years of professional cleaning experience, and dispenses helpful tips on all things home.
Cleaning Guru & Owner, Maideasy
Marcus is the owner of Maid Easy, a local residential cleaning company in Phoenix, Arizona. His cleaning roots date back to his grandmother who cleaned homes for valley residents in the 60’s through the 70’s. After working in tech for over a decade, he came back to the cleaning industry and opened Maid Easy to pass his family’s tried and true methods to home dwellers across the Phoenix Metro Area.
Cleaning Guru, King of Maids
Filip Boksa is the CEO and Founder of King of Maids, a U.S. based home cleaning service that helps clients with cleaning and organization.
Cleaning Guru & Owner, Rainbow Cleaning Service
Andrii Gurskyi is the owner and founder of Rainbow Cleaning Service, a New York City cleaning company specializing in apartments, homes, and moving cleanup using non-toxic and artificial fragrance free cleaning solutions. Founded in 2010, Andrii and Rainbow Cleaning Service has served over 35,000 customers.
Cleaning Consultant & Co-Owner, Hire a Cleaning
Fabricio Ferraz is the Co-Owner and Operator of Hire a Cleaning. Hire a Cleaning is a family owned and operated business that has been serving San Francisco, California homes for over 10 years.
Cleaning Business Owner & Former Executive Housekeeper
Amy Mikhaiel is a cleaning guru and the CEO of Amy's Angels Cleaning Inc., a residential and commercial cleaning company in Los Angeles, California. Amy's Angels was voted Best Cleaning Service by Angie’s Lists in 2018 and was the most requested cleaning company by Yelp in 2019. Amy's mission is to help women achieve their financial goals by establishing empowerment through cleaning.
Founder, NW Maids
Ilya Ornatov is the Founder and Owner of NW Maids, a cleaning service in Seattle, Washington. Ilya founded NW Maids in 2014, with an emphasis on upfront pricing, easy online booking, and thorough cleaning services.
Organization Expert & Author
Donna Smallin Kuper is a Cleaning and Organization Expert. Donna is the best selling author of more than a dozen of books on clearing clutter and simplifying life, and her work has been published in Better Homes & Gardens, Real Simple, and Woman’s Day. She has been a featured guest on CBS Early Show, Better TV, and HGTV. In 2006, she received the Founders Award from the National Association of Professional Organizers. She is an Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoriation (IICRC) Certified House Cleaning Technician.
Cleaning Guru & Co-owner, Oranges & Lemons
Melanie Garcia is the Co-Owner of Oranges & Lemons, a small, family cleaning business based in Downtown Los Angeles, California (DTLA) in operation for over 40 years. Oranges & Lemons operates while partnering with the National Domestic Workers Alliance and Hand in Hand: Domestic Employers Network.
Cleaning Gurus & Founders, Cleaning Studio
Claudia and Angelo Zimmermann are the founders of Cleaning Studio, an Eco-Friendly Cleaning Service based in New York City and in Connecticut. They are also the founders of Clean Code, a DIY 100% natural cleaning product line.
Cleaning Guru & Founder, Pro Housekeepers
Jonathan Tavarez is the Founder of Pro Housekeepers, a premium cleaning service headquartered in Tampa, Florida catering to residential and commercial clients across the United States. Since 2015, Pro Housekeepers uses rigorous training methodologies to ensure high quality cleaning standards.
Cleaning Entrepreneur & Founder, Pourti Agency
Faris Mersi is an entrepreneur in the cleaning industry and an expert on finding cleaning professionals. He is the Founder of Pourti Agency, a home services agency that matches clients with the best home cleaning professionals in Philadelphia.
Cleaning Guru & Chief Hygiene Officer, Pro Housekeepers
Jennifer Rodriguez is the Chief Hygiene Officer at Pro Housekeepers, a nationwide cleaning business. She has over two decades of experience cleaning both residential and commercial properties, and has been featured in publications such as First For Women, Fatherly, Business Insider and NBC News.
Relationship & Dating Expert
Jessica Engle is a relationship coach and psychotherapist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She founded Bay Area Dating Coach in 2009, after receiving her Master's in Counseling Psychology. Jessica is also a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Registered Drama Therapist with over 10 years of experience.
Adrian Klaphaak is a career coach and founder of A Path That Fits, a mindfulness-based boutique career and life coaching company in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is also is an accredited Co-Active Professional Coach (CPCC). Klaphaak has used his training with the Coaches Training Institute, Hakomi Somatic Psychology and Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) to help thousands of people build successful careers and live more purposeful lives.
Love & Relationship Psychologist
Sarah Schewitz, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist by the California Board of Psychology with over 10 years of experience. She received her Psy.D. from the Florida Institute of Technology in 2011. She is the founder of Couples Learn, an online psychology practice helping couples and individuals improve and change their patterns in love and relationships.
John Keegan is a dating coach and motivational speaker based in New York City. He runs The Awakened Lifestyle, where he uses his expertise in dating, attraction, and social dynamics to help people find love. He teaches and holds dating workshops internationally, from Los Angeles to London and from Rio de Janeiro to Prague. His work has been featuerd in the New York Times, Humans of New York, and Men's Health.
Joshua Pompey is a Relationship Expert with over 10 years of helping people navigate the online dating world. Joshua has ran his own relationship consulting business since 2009 at a success rate of over 99%. His work has been featured in CNBC, Good Morning America, Wired, and Refinery29 and he has been referred to as the best online dater in the world.
Nicolette Tura is a Wellness Expert and founder of The Illuminated Body, her wellness and relationships consulting service based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Nicolette is a 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher with a Psychology & Mindfulness Major, a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) certified Corrective Exercise Specialist and is an expert in holistic living. She holds a BA in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley and got her masters degree in Sociology from SJSU.
James Brown is a San Francisco Bay Area-based teacher of Vedic Meditation, an easy and accessible form of meditation with ancient roots. James completed a rigorous 2-year study program with Vedic masters, including a 4-month immersion in the Himalayas. James has taught thousands of people, individually, and in companies such as Slack, Salesforce, and VM Ware.
Cher Gopman is the Founder of NYC Wingwoman LLC, a date coaching service based in New York City. 'NYC Wingwoman' offers matchmaking, wingwoman services, 1-on-1 Coaching, and intensive weekend bootcamps. Cher is a Certified Life Coach, a former psychiatric nurse, and her work has been featured on Inside Edition, Fox, ABC, VH1, and The New York Post.
Dan Klein is an improvisation expert and coach who teaches at the Stanford University Department of Theater and Performance Studies as well as at Stanford's Graduate School of Business. Dan has been teaching improvisation, creativity, and storytelling to students and organizations around the world for over 20 years. Dan received his BA from Stanford University in 1991.
Founder, Renew Breakup Bootcamp
Amy Chan is the Founder of Renew Breakup Bootcamp, a retreat that takes a scientific and spiritual approach to healing after the end of a relationship. Her team of psychologists and coaches have helped hundreds of individuals in just 2 years of operation, and the bootcamp has been featured on CNN, Vogue, the New York Times, and Fortune. Her book about her work, Breakup Bootcamp, will be published by HarperCollins in January 2020.
Matchmaker and Dating Expert
Maria Avgitidis is the CEO & Matchmaker of Agape Match, a matchmaking service based out of New York City. For over a decade, she has successfully combined four generations of family matchmaking tradition with modern relationship psychology and search techniques to ensure her professional clientele are introduced to their ultimate match. Maria and Agape Match have been featured in The New York Times, The Financial Times, Fast Company, CNN, Esquire, Elle, Reuters, Vice, and Thrillist.
Imad Jbara is a Dating Coach for NYC Wingwoman LLC, a relationship coaching service based in New York City. 'NYC Wingwoman' offers matchmaking, wingwoman services, 1-on-1 Coaching, and intensive weekend bootcamps. Imad services 100+ clients, men and women, to improve their dating lives through authentic communication skills. He has a BA in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
Founder & CEO, Ignite Your Potential Career and Life Coaching
Dr. Colleen Campbell is the Founder and CEO of The Ignite Your Potential Centers, Career and Life Coaching based in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles. Colleen is an International Coach Federation accredited Professional Certified Coach (PCC). Colleen received her MA and PhD in Clinical Psychology from Sofia University and has been career coaching since 2008.
Devin Jones is the creator of “The Soul Career," an online career incubator for women. She is certified in the CliftonStrengths assessment and works with women to clarify their purpose and create meaningful careers. Devin received her BA from Stanford University in 2013.
Certified Life Coach
Abayomi Estwick is a Certified Life Coach in Maryland. She received her Life Coach Certification in 2017.
CEO, SNP Communications
Maureen Taylor is the CEO and Founder of SNP Communications, a corporate communications firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has been helping leaders, founders, and innovators in all sectors hone their messaging and delivery for over 25 years.
Alyson Garrido is an International Coach Federation accredited Professional Certified Coach (PCC), Facilitator, and Speaker. Using a strengths-based approach, she supports her clients with job search and career advancement. Alyson provides coaching for career direction, interview preparation, salary negotiation, and performance reviews as well as customized communication and leadership strategies. She is a Founding Partner of the Systemic Coach Academy of New Zealand.
Lisa Shield is a love and relationship expert based in Los Angeles. She has a Master's degree in Spiritual Psychology and is a certified life and relationship coach with over 17 years of experience. Lisa has been featured in The Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, LA Times, and Cosmopolitan.
Dating and Relationship Coach
Maya Diamond is a Dating and Relationship Coach in Berkeley, CA. She has 11 years of experience helping singles stuck in frustrating dating patterns find internal security, heal their past, and create healthy, loving, and lasting partnerships. She received her Master's in Somatic Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies in 2009.
Astrologer and Psychic Medium
Jessica Lanyadoo is an astrologer with over 20 years of consulting experience. She is the author of Astrology for Real Relationships: Understanding You, Me, and How We All Get Along and is the host of the popular astrology and advice show, Ghost of a Podcast. Lanyadoo co-hosted TLC’s digital astrology show Stargazing and writes weekly and monthly horoscopes that help you heal.
Connell Barrett is a Relationship Expert and the Founder and Executive Coach of Dating Transformation, his own relationship consulting business founded in 2017 and based out of New York City. Connell advises clients based on his A.C.E. Dating System: Authenticity, Clarity, and Expressiveness. He is also a dating coach with the dating app The League. His work has been featured in Cosmopolitan, The Oprah Magazine, and Today.
Matchmaker & Certified Life Coach
Christina Jay is a Matchmaker and Certified Life Coach based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Christina is the founder of Preferred Match (preferredmatch.ca), her matchmaking service that finds love for successful and elite individuals. She has over 10 years of coaching experience, earned her NLP (Neuro-linguistic Programming) certification through NLP Canada Training, and has a BA in Business Administration from Brock University.
Career & Life Coach
Emily Silva Hockstra is a certified Spiritual Life Coach with over 10 years of coaching and management experience with various corporations. Emily is also the author of Moonlight Gratitude and Find Your Glow, Feed Your Soul.
Public Speaking Coach
Lynn Kirkham is a Professional Public Speaker and Founder of Yes You Can Speak, a San Francisco Bay Area-based public speaking educational business empowering thousands of professionals to take command of whatever stage they’ve been given - from job interviews, boardroom talks to TEDx and large conference platforms. Lynn was chosen as the official TEDx Berkeley speaker coach for the last four years and has worked with executives at Google, Facebook, Intuit, Genentech, Intel, VMware, and others.
Chad Herst is the Executive Coach at Herst Wellnes, a San Francisco-based wellness center focused on Mind/Body Coaching. Chad is an accredited Co-Active Professional Coach (CPCC) and he has been working in the wellness space for over 25 years, with experience as a yoga teacher, acupunturist, and herbalist.
Rahti Gorfien is a Life Coach and the Founder of Creative Calling Coaching, LLC. Rahti is an International Coach Federation accredited Professional Certified Coach (PCC), ACCG Accredited ADHD Coach by the ADD Coach Academy, and a Career Specialty Services Provider (CSS). She was voted one of the 15 Best Life Coaches in New York City by Expertise in 2018. She is an alumni of the New York University Graduate Acting program and has been a working theater artist for over 30 years.
Owner, Speak Up On Purpose
Deb DiSandro is the Owner of Speak Up On Purpose, an organization dedicated to improving and teaching public speaking. Deb has over 30 years of experience as a national speaker and has presented at the Erma Bombeck Writer’s Conference and the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. She was awarded the National Speakers Association Member of the Year 2007 and has been published in Writer's Digest, Daily Herald, Women's Day, and Better Homes & Gardens.
Eddy Baller is a Dating Coach based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Coaching since 2011, Eddy specializes in confidence building, advanced social skills and relationships. He runs his own dating consulting and coaching service named Conquer and Win, the only BBB accredited dating coaching business in Vancouver. Conquer and Win helps men worldwide have the love lives they deserve. His work has been featured in The Art of Manliness, LifeHack, and POF among others.
Certified Life Coach
Tracey L. Rogers is a Certified Life Coach and Professional Astrologer based in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. Tracey has over 10 years of life coaching and astrology experience. Her work has been featured on nationally syndicated radio, as well as online platforms such as Oprah.com. She is certified by the Life Purpose Institute, and she has an MA in International Education from The George Washington University.
Life & Career Coach
Annie Lin is the founder of New York Life Coaching, a life and career coaching service based in New York City. Annie has over 10,000 hours of client coaching experience and her work has been featured in Elle Magazine, NBC News, New York Magazine, and BBC World News. She offers services in both one-on-one and group settings, focusing on careers, relationships, emotional well-being, and personal growth. She holds an MBA degree from Oxford Brooks University.
Candice Mostisser is a Dating Coach for NYC Wingwoman LLC, a date coaching service based in New York City. 'NYC Wingwoman' offers matchmaking, wingman/wingwoman services, 1-on-1 coaching, and intensive weekend bootcamps. She specializes in coaching others on best practices and strategies to succeed on first dates and in the online dating world.
Certified Executive Coach
Jessica Elliott is a Certified Executive Coach and multi-passionate entrepreneur. She's the founder of LIFETOX, where she hosts mindful experiences and retreats, and J Elliott Coaching, which she provides executive consulting for professionals, teams, and organizations. Jessica has had over fifteen years experience as an entrepreneur and over three years of executive coaching experience. She received her ACC (Associate Certified Coach) accreditation through the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and her CEC (Certified Executive Coach) accreditation through Royal Roads University.
Certified Career Coach
Meredith Walters is a Certified Career Coach who helps people develop the skills they need to find meaningful, fulfilling work. Meredith has over eight years of career and life coaching experience, including conducting training at Emory University's Goizueta School of Business and the US Peace Corps. She is a former Member of the Board of Directors of ICF-Georgia. She earned her coaching credentials from New Ventures West and a Master of Business Administration from the University of San Francisco.
Life & Career Coach
Shannon O'Brien is the Founder and Principal Advisor of Whole U. (a career and life strategy consultancy based in Boston, MA). Through advising, workshops and e-learning Whole U. empowers people to pursue their life's work and live a balanced, purposeful life. Shannon has been ranked as the #1 Career Coach and #1 Life Coach in Boston, MA by Yelp reviewers. She has been featured on Boston.com, Boldfacers, and the UR Business Network. She received a Master's of Technology, Innovation, & Education from Harvard University.
Breakup Recovery and Dating Coach
Cherlyn Chong is a breakup recovery and dating coach for high-achieving professional women who want to get over their exes and find love again. She is also an official coach for The League dating app, and has been featured on AskMen, Business Insider, Reuters and HuffPost.
Jennifer Clark is an Evolution Coach and the Founder of Soulful Solutions, her life consulting business which helps both individuals and organizations evolve and grow into their full potential based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. She has over 20 years of experience assisting over 8000 individuals with life consulting, workshop facilitaton, and public speaking training. She received a Risk Management Certification from the Sprott School of Business in 2000, an Integrated Energy Therapy Master and Instruction Certificate in 2004, and an Assertiveness Coach Certificate in 2015. She earned a BA with Honors in Political Science from Queen's University in 1992.
Health Education Specialist
Laura is Chief Program Officer for Active Minds, the nation’s premier nonprofit organization supporting mental health awareness and education for students. Prior to Active Minds, Laura led public health initiatives at the National Association of County and City Health Officials and at Tulane University. She earned her Master of Public Health degree from Tulane University. She is certified as a Health Education Specialist by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing.
David Kornel Z is a Dating Coach for NYC Wingwoman LLC, a relationship coaching service based in New York City. 'NYC Wingwoman' offers matchmaking, wingwoman services, 1-on-1 Coaching, and intensive weekend bootcamps. Coming from a bilingual family, David has always been fascinated by communication and relationships. He speaks five languages and runs a language and communication coaching and tutoring business in Europe.
Larry Cornett is a career advisor who founded Brilliant Forge to help ambitious people forge more invincible careers. He has over 23 years of experience in tech such as being the Vice President of Consumer Products for Yahoo! Search. He has a Ph.D. in Psychology from Rice University with an emphasis on Human Factors and Human-Computer Interaction.
Master's Degree, Environmental Science & Management, University of California Santa Barbara
Bess Ruff is a Geography PhD student at Florida State University. She received her MA in Environmental Science and Management from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2016. She has conducted survey work for marine spatial planning projects in the Caribbean and provided research support as a graduate fellow for the Sustainable Fisheries Group.
PhD in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Candidate, Louisiana State University
Meredith Juncker is a PhD candidate in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. Her studies are focused on proteins and neurodegenerative diseases.
World Traveler & International Consultant
Allyson Edwards graduated from Stanford University with a BA in International Relations. Afterwards, she went on to facilitate International partnerships with agencies in over twenty countries, and has consulted for companies in industries across education, fintech, and retail.
Master Gemologist Appraiser
Kennon Young is a Gemological Institute of America (GIA) Graduate Gemologist, an American Society of Appraisers (ASA) Master Gemologist Appraiser, and a Jewelers of America (JA) Certified Bench Jeweler Technician. He received the highest credential in the jewelry appraisal industry, the ASA Master Gemologist Appraiser, in 2016.
World Traveler & Executive Director, FLYTE
Carmela is the Executive Director of FLYTE, a non-profit organization headquartered in Georgetown, Texas that empowers students living in underserved communities through transformative travel experiences. Carmela has a Masters in Public Policy Analysis from New York University and is passionate about youth empowerment, social impact, and traveling.
Tara Divina is a California-based Vedic Astrologer. Vedic Astrology, also known as Jyotish, is an ancient, sacred art of self-understanding and divination. With nearly 10 years of experience, Tara gives personalized readings that answer her clients' biggest questions about relationships, money, purpose, career, and other big life decisions.
Rev. Zachary B. Rainey is?an ordained minister with over 40 years of ministry and pastoral?practice, including over 10 years as a hospice chaplain. He is a graduate of Northpoint Bible College?and a member of the General Council of the Assemblies of God.
President, International Gemological Institute & Graduate Gemologist
Jerry Ehrenwald, GG, ASA, is a graduate gemologist in New York City. He is the previous President of the International Gemological Institute and the inventor of U.S.-patented Laserscribe?, a means of laser inscribing onto a diamond a unique indicia, such as a DIN (Diamond Identification Number). He is a senior member of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) and is a member of the Twenty-Four Karat Club of the City of New York, a social club limited to 200 of the most accomplished individuals in the jewelry business.
Graduate Gemologist & Accredited Appraiser
Edward Lewand is a Graduate Gemologist & Accredited Appraiser with over 36 years of experience in the jewelry industry. He completed his residency in graduate gemology at the G.I.A. in 1979, New York and now specializes in Fine, Antique and Estate Jewelry, consultations and expert witness work. He is a Certified Appraiser of the Appraiser Association of America (AAA) and an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) of the American Society of Appraisers In Gems and Jewelry.
PhD Student in Text & Discourse, Unisul University
Israel Vieira is a Discourse Analyst and a PhD Candidate in Text and Discourse at Unisul's Language Sciences Program, where he studies the effects and characteristics of hoaxes, fake news and conspiracy theories.
Tarot Card Reader
Susan Levitt is a professional tarot card reader, astrologer, and feng shui consultant based in San Francisco, California since 1986. Susan is the author of five books that are published in several languages including Introduction To Tarot and Taoist Astrology. She posts tarot reading updates on Facebook, on Twitter @tarot_tweet, and her lunar blog. Her work has been featured on CNN and she was voted “Best Astrologer” by SF Weekly in San Francisco.
Michael Arnoldi's family owns Arnoldi Jewelers in California, a three generation family jewelry business that began in Italy and moved over to the United States. Michael has over 10 years of experience in the jewelry industry.
Police Captain, Mountain View Police Department
Saul Jaeger is a Police Officer and Captain of the Mountain View, California Police Department (MVPD). Saul has over 17 years of experience as a patrol officer, field training officer, traffic officer, detective, hostage negotiator, and as the traffic unit’s sergeant and Public Information Officer for the MVPD. At the MVPD, in addition to commanding the Field Operations Division, Saul has also led the Communications Center (dispatch) and the Crisis Negotiation Team. He earned an MS in Emergency Services Management from the California State University, Long Beach in 2008 and a BS in Administration of Justice from the University of Phoenix in 2006. He also earned a Corporate Innovation LEAD Certificate from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business in 2018.
Master's Degree, Elementary Education, CUNY Brooklyn College
Catherine Palomino is a former Childcare Center Director in New York. She received her MS in Elementary Education from CUNY Brooklyn College in 2010.
Marriage & Family Therapist
Elvina Lui is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in relationship counseling based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Elvina received her Masters in Counseling from Western Seminary in 2007 and trained under the Asian Family Institute in San Francisco and the New Life Community Services in Santa Cruz. She has over 13 years of counseling experience and is trained in the harm reduction model.
Marriage & Family Therapist
Moshe Ratson is the Executive Director of spiral2grow Marriage & Family Therapy, a coaching and therapy clinic in New York City. Moshe is an International Coach Federation accredited Professional Certified Coach (PCC). He received his MS in Marriage and Family Therapy from Iona College. Moshe is a clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), and a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF).
Marriage & Family Therapist
Allen Wagner is a licensed marriage and family therapist based in Los Angeles, California. He received his Master's in Psychology from Pepperdine University in 2004. He specializes in working with individuals and couples on ways they can improve their relationships. Along with his wife, Talia Wagner, he's the author of Married Roommates.
PhD in Education Candidate, Stanford University
Soren Rosier is a PhD candidate at Stanford's Graduate School of Education. He studies how children teach each other and how to train effective peer teachers. Before beginning his PhD, he was a middle school teacher in Oakland, California, and a researcher at SRI International. He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University in 2010.
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Lora Luczywo is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) based in Los Angeles, California. Lora has over 10 years of lactation consulting experience. She completed her lactation education at the University of California, San Diego and earned her clinical competency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. She has a BA in Liberal Arts and Sciences from the University of Arizona.
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Sarah Siebold is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and Certified Lactation Educator Counselor (CLEC) based in Los Angeles, California. She runs her own lactation consulting practice called IMMA, where she specializes in emotional support, clinical care, and evidence-based breastfeeding practices. Her editorial work about new motherhood and breastfeeding has been featured in VoyageLA, The Tot, and Hello My Tribe. She completed her clinical lactation training in both private practice and outpatient settings through the University of California, San Diego. She also earned her M.A. in English and American Literature from New York University.
Lactation Consultant & Owner, Family Picnic
Rebecca Nguyen is a Certified Lactation Consultant and Childbirth Educator. She runs Family Picnic in Chicago, Illinois with her mother Sue Gottschall, where they teach new parents about childbirth, breastfeeding and child development and education. Rebecca taught preschool through 3rd?grade for 10 years, and she received her Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Illinois in 2003.
Product Leader, Care.com
Lauren Chan Lee is Senior Director of Product Management at Care.com, the largest online marketplace for finding and managing family care. She has worked in product management for over 10 years across a variety of specialties and areas. She received her MBA from Northwestern University in 2009.
Childhood and Elementary Education Advocate
Takiema Bunche-Smith is the President of Anahsa, an educational consulting company based in New York City. She holds three Master's degrees: an MPA in non-profit leadership and management from New York University, an MS in Urban Education Policy from the CUNY Graduate Center, and an MS in Early Childhood & Elementary Education from Bank Street College of Education. Takiema was also the Content Director for Sesame Street from 2007-2009. Takiema was awarded a “Bammy Award” by the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences in 2014, one of 25 educators and education professionals to receive the award across the United States.
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Julie Matheney is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and the Founder of The LA Lactation Lady, her lactation consulting business based in Los Angeles, California. She has over eight years of lactation consulting experience. She earned her MS in Speech-Language Pathology from Miami University and has earned a Certificate of Clinical Competence for Speech-Language Pathologists (CCC-SLP). She also earned her Certified Lactation Educator Counselor (CLEC) certificate from the University of California, San Diego.
Dr. Degrandpre is a Licensed Naturopathic Physician in Vancouver, Washington. She is also a grant reviewer for the National Institutes of Health and the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. She received her ND from the National College of Natural Medicine in 2007.
Licensed Naturopathic Physician
Dr. Lisa Bryant is Licensed Naturopathic Physician and natural medicine expert based in Portland, Oregon. She earned a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon and completed her residency in Naturopathic Family Medicine there in 2014.
Ayurveda, Natural & Holistic Health Care Expert
Ritu Thakur is a healthcare consultant in Delhi, India, with over 10 years of experience in Ayurveda, Naturopathy, Yoga, and Holistic Care. She received her Bachelor Degree in Medicine (BAMS) in 2009 from BU University, Bhopal followed by her Master's in Health Care in 2011 from Apollo Institute of Health Care Management, Hyderabad.
Licensed Naturopathic Doctor
Dr. Aimée Gould Shunney is a Licensed Naturopathic Doctor at Santa Cruz Integrative Medicine in Santa Cruz, California where she specializes in women's health and hormone balancing. She also consults with various companies in the natural products industry including CV Sciences, makers of PlusCBD Oil. Dr. Aimée educates consumers, retailers, and healthcare providers about CBD oil through written articles, webinars, podcasts, and conferences nationwide. Her work has been featured at the American Academy for Anti-Aging Medicine, the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians Conference, and on Fox News. She earned her ND from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2001.
Naturopath & Physician Assistant
Dr. Corsilles is a Naturopath and a Physician Assistant in Washington. He completed his Naturopathic medical training at Bastyr University in 2003, and received his Physician Assistant certification from the University of Washington in 2010.
Cécile Ellert is a French Holistic Aromatherapist in New Hampshire. Cécile is a member of the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy, has written six books on aromatic practice and detoxification, and is a teacher at AromaPro, an online aromatherapy school. She received her MA in Counseling in Psychosomatic Psychology from Bircham International University in 2012.
PhD in English, Georgia State University
Michelle Golden is an English teacher in Athens, Georgia. She received her MA in Language Arts Teacher Education in 2008 and received her PhD in English from Georgia State University in 2015.
Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Portland State University
Stephanie Wong Ken is a writer based in Canada. Stephanie's writing has appeared in Joyland, Catapult, Pithead Chapel, Cosmonaut's Avenue, and other publications. She holds an MFA in Fiction and Creative Writing from Portland State University.
Author, Screenwriter & Script Editor
Lucy V. Hay is an author, script editor and blogger who helps other writers through writing workshops, courses, and her blog Bang2Write. Lucy is the producer of two British thrillers and her debut crime novel, The Other Twin, is currently being adapted for the screen by Free@Last TV, makers of the Emmy-nominated Agatha Raisin.
Founder of SpeechStory
Gale McCreary is the Founder and Chief Coordinator of SpeechStory, a nonprofit organization focused on improving communication skills in youth. She was previously a Silicon Valley CEO and President of a Toastmasters International chapter. She has been recognized as Santa Barbara Entrepreneurial Woman of the Year and received Congressional recognition for providing a Family-Friendly work environment. She has a BS in Biology from Stanford University.
President & CEO, Scriptwriters Network
Melessa Sargent is the President of Scriptwriters Network, a non-profit organization that brings in entertainment professionals to teach the art and business of script writing for TV, features and new media. The Network serves its members by providing educational programming, developing access and opportunity through alliances with industry professionals, and furthering the cause and quality of writing in the entertainment industry.
PhD in Communication & Society, University of Oregon
Mary Erickson is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Western Washington University. Mary received her PhD in Communication and Society from the University of Oregon in 2011. She is a member of the Modern Language Association, the National Communication Association, and the Society for Cinema and Media Studies.
PhD in Creative Writing, Georgia State University
Diya Chaudhuri holds a PhD in Creative Writing (specializing in Poetry) from Georgia State University. She has over 5 years of experience as a writing tutor and instructor for both the University of Florida and Georgia State University.
PhD in Literary Studies, Georgia State University
Rachel Scoggins is a Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Lander University. Rachel's work has been presented at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association and the Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy. She received her PhD in Literary Studies from Georgia State University in 2016.
PhD in English Candidate, Georgia State University
Jamie Korsmo is a Ph.D. candidate in English at Georgia State University.
Inga Aksamit is a travel writer, photographer, author, and outdoor educator with more than 10 years of experience. She has published two books and has written in extensive magazines. She is a member of the Bay Area Travel Writers and the Redwood Writers, writing organizations based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
PhD in English Literature, University of California Davis
Danielle McManus is a Graduate Adviser in Davis, California. She completed her PhD in English Language and Literature at UC Davis in 2013.
Copywriter & Producer
James McKenna is a Copywriter and Producer in Cincinnati, Ohio. James produces freelance content, including print ads, television commercials, and websites. He has over 15 years of experience in general advertising and marketing for clients such as US Bank, Cintas, and Procter & Gamble.
Comic Book Artist and Creator of the Juxl Puzzle
Nathan Vargas is the creator of the Juxl Puzzle. He is an editor at Thinking Ink Press LLC, a comic book artist, the co-author of the 24 Hour Comics Day Survival Guide, and a panelist at the annual San Diego Comic-Con Conference. For the last 20 years, he has focused his work on coaching and inventing new ways for creative people to succeed professionally.
Steve Kelem, PhD
Experienced Technical Writer & PhD in Computer Science, University of Caliornia Los Angeles
Steve Kelem is an experienced technical writer with a PhD in computer science from UCLA. He has over 35 years of professional experience in roles requiring research, writing, and the publication of technical articles, documentation, and patents. He has supervised the technical writing at companies including Xilinx, Adaptive Silicon, and Element CXI.
Nate Savage is a professional guitarist with over 16 years of experience teaching guitar to students around the world. His YouTube channel, Guitareo, has over 450,000 subscribers.
Professional Concert Pianist
Michael Noble is a professional concert pianist who received his PhD in Piano Performance from the Yale School of Music in 2018. He is a previous contemporary music fellow of the Belgian American Educational Foundation and has performed at Carnegie Hall and at other venues across the United States, Europe, and Asia.
Private Music Teacher
Annabeth Novitzki is a Private Music Teacher in Austin, Texas. She received her BFA in Vocal Performance from Carnegie Mellon University in 2004 and her Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Memphis in 2012. She has been teaching music lessons since 2004.
Voice & Speech Coach
Patrick is an internationally recognized Voice & Speech Coach, focusing on public speaking, vocal power, accent and dialects, accent reduction, voiceover, acting and speech therapy. He has worked with clients such as Penelope Cruz, Eva Longoria, and Roselyn Sanchez. He was voted LA's Favorite Voice and Dialect Coach by BACKSTAGE, is the voice and speech coach for Disney and Turner Classic Movies, and is a member of Voice and Speech Trainers Association.
Voice Coach and Specialist
Amy Chapman MA, CCC-SLP is a vocal therapist and singing voice specialist. Amy is a licensed and board-certified Speech & Language Pathologist who has dedicated her career to helping professionals improve and optimize their voice. Amy has lectured on voice optimization, speech, vocal health, and voice rehabilitation at universities across California, including UCLA, USC, Chapman University, Cal Poly Pomona, CSUF, CSULA. Amy is trained in Lee Silverman Voice Therapy, Estill, LMRVT, and is a part of the American Speech and Hearing Association.
Professional Guitarist, Rumba Flamenco & Gypsy
Nicolas Adams is a 5th generation musician of Serbian Gypsy descent and the lead guitarist of the band Gypsy Tribe. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Nicolas specializes in Rumba Flamenco and Gypsy jazz and playing the guitar, Bouzouki, Balalaika, and piano.
Carlos Alonzo Rivera is a guitarist, composer, and educator based in San Francisco, California. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from California State University, Chico, as well as a Master of Music degree in Classical Guitar Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Carlos specializes in the following genres: classical, jazz. rock, metal and blues.
Professional Guitarist & Instructor
Aaron Asghari is a Professional Guitarist and the lead guitarist of The Ghost Next Door. He received his degree in Guitar Performance from the Guitar Institute of Technology program in Los Angeles. In addition to writing and performing with The Ghost Next Door, he is the founder and primary guitar instructor of Asghari Guitar Lessons.
Music Producer & Instructor
Timothy Linetsky is a DJ, producer, and music educator that has been making music for over 15 years. He creates educational YouTube videos focused on producing electronic music and has over 90,000 subscribers.
Experienced Violin Instructor
Dalia Miguel is a violinist and violin instructor based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is studying Music Education and Violin Performance at San Jose State University and has been playing violin for over 15 years. Dalia teaches students of all ages and performs with a variety of symphonies and orchestras in the Bay Area.
Michael Papenburg is a Professional Guitarist based in the San Francisco Bay Area with over 35 years of teaching and performing experience. He specializes in rock, alternative, slide guitar, blues, funk, country, and folk. Michael has played with Bay Area local artists including Matadore, The Jerry Hannan Band, Matt Nathanson, Brittany Shane, and Orange. Michael currently plays lead guitar for Petty Theft, a tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
Yolanda Thomas is a Hip Hop Dance Instructor based in Los Angeles, California and Sydney, Australia. Yolanda has taught hip hop at the Sydney Dance Company and is a two-time winner of the LA Music Award for singing and songwriting. She has won Choreographer of the Year by GROOVE, an Australian hip hop dance competition and was hired by Google to choreograph their Sydney Mardi Gras float.
Professional Guitarist & Guitar Instructor
Ron Bautista is a professional guitarist and guitar teacher at More Music in Santa Cruz, California and the Los Gatos School of Music in Los Gatos, California. He has played guitar for over 30 years and has taught music for over 15 years. He teaches Jazz, Rock, Fusion, Blues, Fingerpicking, and Bluegrass.
Ryan Alexander Bloom is a drum teacher, a former member of the Colorado-based trash metal band Havok, and a current member of the band Bloodstrike. Ryan is also an author of the Double Bass Drumming Explained series. He has a BA in Music from the University of Colorado at Boulder and has taught drumming at numerous schools throughout Colorado.
Virginia Kelley, MA
Master's Degree, Art Education, SUNY-Buffalo
Virginia Kelley is an artist and art teacher from New York with over 30 years of experience. She has both a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in Art Education from SUNY-Buffalo State and has taught art at the K-12 and college levels. For the last 20 years, she has focused her work and teaching on watercolor.
Plein Air Painter
Kelly Medford is an American painter based in Rome, Italy. She studied classical painting, drawing and printmaking both in the U.S. and in Italy. She works primarily en plein air on the streets of Rome, and also travels for private international collectors on commission. She founded Sketching Rome Tours in 2012 where she teaches sketchbook journaling to visitors of Rome. Kelly is a graduate of the Florence Academy of Art.
Crafting Expert, Heart Handmade UK
Claire Donovan-Blackwood is the owner of Heart Handmade UK, a site dedicated to living a happy, creative life. She is a 12 year blogging veteran who loves making crafting and DIY as easy as possible for others, with a focus on mindfulness in making.
Founder of White Dune Studio
Ylva Bosemark is a high school entrepreneur and the founder of White Dune Studio, a small company that specializes in laser cut jewelry. As a young adult herself, she is passionate about inspiring other young adults to turn their passions into business ventures.
Hoffelt & Hooper is a small family-owned and operated business that was founded in 2016. The Hoffelt & Hooper team creates beautiful, personalized pieces of art including embroidery and DIY kits.
Daniela Gutierrez-Diaz is a professional pattern maker and clothing designer at DGpatterns in Vancouver, Canada. With over 5 years of experience, Daniela creates modern and unique silhouettes that are suitable for a busy everyday life. Her blog, On the Cutting Floor, contains sewing tips and PDF sewing patterns for a variety of projects and designs.
Pete Sveen is a DIY enthusiast based in Montana. He creates and shares inspiring video tutorials on building projects, from furniture construction to metalworking. His YouTube channel, DIY Pete, has over 240,000 subscribers.
Weaving Instructor and Artist
Lindsey Campbell is an artist and instructor behind Hello Hydrangea, a modern fiber company specializing in custom home decor and weaving supplies. She has taught over 2500 students how to weave craft through her online video classes. Lindsey's work has been featured in Design*Sponge, Huffington Post, and Vintage Revivals, and she has designed products for JoAnns Crafts, Anthropologie, and Nordstrom.
Stuart Morgan is a Professional and Freelance Photographer for Airbnb in California. He graduated from the Brooks Institute of Photography with a degree in Commercial Photography in 2011.
Author & Knitter
Gregory Patrick is a knitter and author who runs the popular blog Madman Knitting. He has been knitting and writing about knitting for over 10 years.
Owner, Sashay Floral
Poppie Rodriguez is the owner and founder of Sashay Floral in California, where she currently works as a florist. Rodriguez has over 25 years of experience in the floral industry.
DIY Craft Expert
Mona Schmitt is a DIY craft expert who tackles furniture makeovers, home decor, jewelry, crafts, & sewing. Her YouTube channel, CraftKlatch, has over 100,000 subscribers.
Jocy Paix?o Fortes is a DIY Seamstress and fashion enthusiast based in the Netherlands. Her DIY and travel themed YouTube Channel, joycy, has more than 100,000 subscribers.
Tamara Kelly is a crochet designer and writer of Moogly, a crochet and knitting blog. She has over 14 years of experience with crochet and knitting projects. She was awarded a Top Blogger of 2018 by AllFreeCrochet and FaveCrafts. She was also awarded the Best Top Pattern of 2018 by I Like Crochet, a prominant crocheting magazine.
Nancy Wynn is a lifelong knitter based in Minnesota. She is a member of the Minnesota Knitters Guild and the Knitting Guild Association. Her Youtube channel, Wynn Knit, has over 10,000 subscribers.
Experienced Bike Mechanic
Ikaika Cox is the Director of Operations at the Provo Bicycle Collective in Provo, Utah. He received his BA in Literature & Philosophy from Utah Valley University in 2015, and has been a bike mechanic since 2012.
Mike Parra is a Master Mechanic in Arizona. He is ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certified, has an AA degree in Automotive Repair Technology, and has over 20 years of mechanic experience.
Professional Auto Broker
Bryan Hamby is the owner of Auto Broker Club, a trusted auto brokerage in Los Angeles, California. He founded Auto Broker Club in 2014 out of a passion for cars and a unique talent for customizing the car dealership process to be on the buyer’s side. With 1,400+ deals closed, and a 90% customer retention rate, Bryan’s focus is to simplify the car buying experience through transparency, fair pricing, and world class customer service.
Jay Safford is an Automotive Consultant and Project Manager. He is Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), NAFA Fleet Management Association, Ford, and L1 Certified. He has over 15 years of automotive repair experience and has served as an Automotive Instructor at the Lincoln Technical Institute in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Auto Detailing Expert
Chad Zani is the Director of Franchising at Detail Garage, an automotive detailing company with locations around the U.S. and Sweden. Chad is based in the Los Angeles, California area and uses his passion for auto detailing to teach others how to do so as he grows his company nationwide.
Owner, West Coast Tires & Service
Tom Eisenberg is the Owner and General Manager of West Coast Tires & Service in Los Angeles, California, a family-owned AAA-approved and certified auto shop. Tom has over 10 years of experience in the auto industry. Modern Tire Dealer Magazine voted his shop one of the Best 10 Operations in the Country.
Rocco Lovetere is a Master Mechanic at Rocco's Mobile Auto Repair in California, which he owns with his family. He is an ASE Certified Automotive technician and has worked in automotive repair since 1999.
Simon Miyerov is the President and Driving Instructor for Drive Rite Academy, a driving academy based out of New York City. Simon has over 8 years of driving instruction experience. His mission is to ensure the safety of everyday drivers and continue to make New York a safer and efficient driving environment.
Ibrahim Onerli is the Partner and Manager of Revolution Driving School, a New York City-based driving school with a mission to make the world a better place by teaching safe driving. Ibrahim trains and manages a team of over 8 driving instructors and specializes in defensive driving and stick shift driving.
Owner, Ricardos Mobile Auto Detail
Angel Ricardo is the owner of Ricardos Mobile Auto Detail headquarterd in Venice, California. With over 10 years of experience in mobile detailing, Angel continues to attend auto detailing trainings to improve his customer service and auto detailing skills.
Auto Technician & Owner, Stingray Auto Repair
Jason Shackelford is the Owner of Stingray Auto Repair, a family owned and operated auto repair shop with locations in Seattle and Redmond, Washington. He has over 24 years of experience in auto repair and services, and every single technician on Jason’s team has more than 10 years of experience.
Andrew Quinn is a Master Mechanic in Kansas City, Missouri. He is ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certified and has over 9 years of experience working with companies such as Valvoline, Instant Oil Change, National Tire & Battery, and Tires Plus.
Andrew Everett is a Master Mechanic in Cary, North Carolina. He has an Associates in Applied Sciences focusing on Industrial Technology from Central Carolina Community College and has been doing automotive repair since 1995.
Palo Alto Bicycles
Chris Atkinson is the Sales Manager at Palo Alto Bicycles in Palo Alto, California. Chris has worked at Palo Alto Bicycles since 2014. Palo Alto Bicycles was established in 1930.
Derek Spohn is an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and Hybrid Certified Master Mechanic, and has been doing automotive repair since 1998. He is now an automotive shop teacher at Ponderosa High School in Parker, Colorado.
Joe Hough III is a Master Mechanic in Florida. He specialize in diagnostics, electrical, drivability, and air conditioning, and has been doing automotive repair since 1978.
Chris Latocki is a Master Mechanic in Sarasota, Florida. He works in automotive repair and diagnostics at both dealerships and independent shops. Chris has over 20 years of experience as a mechanic.
Highway Administration Organization
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is the organization in charge of the operation and maintenance of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, a toll highway in the state of Pennsylvania.
Alexander Douglas is a mechanic at Planet Auto in California. He has been a mechanic since 1997 and is ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certified.
Owner, Huckleberry Bicycles
Jonas Jackel is the Owner of Huckleberry Bicycles, a bicycle retail store based in San Francisco, California. Jonas has over 20 years of experience managing bicycle retail stores and has operated Huckleberry Bicycles since 2011. Huckleberry Bicycles specializes in servicing, repairing, and custom building road, cross, gravel, touring, folding, and e-bikes. Jonas was also previously sat on the Board of Directors for Bike East Bay, a bicycle-advocacy non-profit organization based in Oakland, California.
Computer Repair Technician & Owner, Pleasure Point Computers
Luigi Oppido is the Owner and Operator of Pleasure Point Computers in Santa Cruz, California. Luigi has over 25 years of experience in general computer repair, data recovery, virus removal, and upgrades.
General Manager of macVolks, Inc.
Chiara Corsaro is the General Manager and Apple Certified Mac & iOS Technician for macVolks, Inc., an Apple Authorized Service Provider located in the San Francisco Bay Area. macVolks, Inc. was founded in 1990, is accredited by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) with an A+ rating, and is part of the Apple Consultants Network (ACN).
Network Engineer & Desktop Support
Spike Baron is the Owner of Spike's Computer Repair based in Los Angeles, California. With over 25 years of working experience in the tech industry, Spike specializes in PC and Mac computer repair, used computer sales, virus removal, data recovery, and hardware and software upgrades. He has his CompTIA A+ certification for computer service technicians and is a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert.
Apple Repair Specialist & President, CleverTech
Gonzalo Martinez is the President of CleverTech, a tech repair business in San Jose, California founded in 2014. CleverTech LLC specializes in repairing Apple products. CleverTech pursues environmental responsibility by recycling aluminum, display assemblies, and the micro components on motherboards to reuse for future repairs. On average, they save 2 lbs - 3 lbs more electronic waste daily than the average computer repair store.
Computer Repair Technician
Jeremy Mercer is the Manager and Head Technician at MacPro-LA in Los Angeles, CA. He has over ten years of experience working in electronics repair, as well as retail stores that specialize in both Mac and PC.
Apple Authorized Service Provider
Mobile Kangaroo is a full service repair shop and Apple Authorized Service Provider headquartered in Mountain View, CA. Mobile Kangaroo has been repairing electronic devices such as computers, phones, and tablets, for over 16 years, with locations in over 20 cities.
Master's Degree, Computer Science, Stanford University
Ken Koster is the Co-founder and CTO of Ceevra, a medical technology company. He has over 15 years of experience programming and leading software teams at Silicon Valley companies. Ken holds a BS and MS in Computer Science from Stanford University.
Machine Learning Engineer & PhD in Computer Science, Duke University
Harish Chandran is the Engineering Site Lead and Senior Staff Research Engineer at DeepMind, where he leads the engineering efforts to integrate AI research results into Google products. Harish received his PhD in Computer Science from Duke University in 2012. He has experience in DNA self-assembly, evolutionary algorithms, computational neuroscience, complexity theory, computer architecture, and super-computing.
Video Producer, COO at Cinebody
Gavin Anstey is the COO at Cinebody. Cinebody is User-Directed Content software that empowers brands to create instant, authentic, and engaging video content with anyone on earth. Gavin studied Journalism at the University of Colorado Boulder, before launching a career in video production and software
Video Production Gurus
Cinebody is a Denver-based computer software that helps companies create professional video content using the combined power of user smartphones. Their user-directed content software empowers brands to create instant, authentic, and engaging video content with anyone on earth.
Video Curation App
Neverthink is an award-winning video app and website that gives you a TV-like experience of the best and latest YouTube videos. Instead of algorithms recommending videos to you, their channels are powered by human curation, allowing you to discover videos and creators you would never find otherwise.
Head of Product at Cinebody
Travis Page is the Head of Product at Cinebody. Cinebody is a user-directed video content software company headquartered in Denver, Colorado that empowers brands to create instant, authentic, and engaging video content with anyone on earth.
Professor of Web Design
Mark Webster is a Professor of Web Design at Clover Park Technical College in Washington. He has taught at CPTC since 2002, in both the Media Design Department and the Computer Programming and Web Development Department.
Technology Writer & Editor
Katie Double is a Technology Writer and Editor for wikiHow. She has over five years of experience in technical support, IT process analysis, and quantitative research. Katie loves exploring the application of various technological tools, from data analysis and visualization to music production and performance. Though originally from Denver, Colorado, she currently resides in New Zealand. She has a BA in Psychology from the University of Colorado Boulder.
Technology Writer & Editor
Darlene Antonelli is a Technology Writer and Editor for wikiHow. Darlene has experience teaching college courses, writing technology-related articles, and working hands-on in the technology field. She earned an MA in Writing from Rowan University in 2012 and wrote her thesis on online communities and the personalities curated in such communities.
Wedding & Event Planner
Karen Brown is the Founder and Creative Director of Karen Brown New York, a full service event planning company. Karen has planned hundreds of successful weddings, corporate parties, award ceremonies, product launches, galas, and funraisers over the past decade throughout the United States, Mexico, and Canada.
Wedding Planner and Designer
Jenny Yi is the Founder of Chloe+Mint, an award-winning full service event planning company that specializes in wedding planning, design and floral design. Jenny has been in the industry for over 5 years, and also works closely with notable brands and celebrities on branding and events.
Certified Event & Wedding Planner
Rachel Weinshanker is a Certified Event and Wedding Planner and the Owner of San Diego Life Events, an award-winning wedding and event planning business based in San Diego, California. Rachel has over eight years of event planning experience, and her work has been featured in many notable publications. San Diego Life Events has been awarded the Wedding Wire Couple's Choice Award in 2018, 2019, and 2020. Rachel is a graduate from San Diego State University.
Event Planner & CEO, Entire Productions
Natasha Miller is an Event Planner, Chief Experience Designer, and President of Entire Productions, an event and entertainment production company based in San Francisco, California. Notable clients Natasha has collaborated with include Apple, Google, Gap, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., and Salesforce. Natasha and Entire Productions has been awarded Inc. 5,000's "Fastest Growing Companies in America", Entrepreneur Magazine's 360 List of "Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America." Entire Productions is also a Certified Women Business Enterprise. Natasha is a member of Meeting Professionals International (MPI).
Owner, A More Perfect Union
Hope Mirlis is a registered Wedding Officiant, an Ordained Non-Denominational Minister, and a Certified Yoga Instructor specializing in pre-wedding mental health. She is the Founder of A More Perfect Union, a pre-marital counseling business. She has worked as a counselor and officiant for over eight years and has helped hundreds of couples strengthen their relationships. She has a MFA in Dramatic Arts from the University of California, Davis.
Owner, Bright Blue Events
Carole Grogan is the Owner and Head Event Designer for Bright Blue Events, an event planning company that specializes in weddings. Her team has planned beautiful, detailed weddings, as well as social and corporate events for over 10 years, taking care of details such as floral design, décor, staffing, and catering.
Certified Wedding & Event Planner
Ivy Summer is a Certified Wedding Planner and the Owner of Voulez Events. Ivy has over 10 years of experience consulting, planning and coordinating weddings around the globe. She has also created a DIY online wedding planning course for couples, called "Plan Your Wedding Like A Pro." She currently resides in Greece where she continues to work with a worldwide network of planners and wedding professionals.
Founder & CEO, Glow Events
Christina Millikin is the Founder and CEO of Glow Events, an event planning agency based in San Francisco, California. Glow Events is a boutique event planning firm specializing in full event production and creative design for corporate and social events. Christina has worked with clients such as Salesforce, Heroku, Okta, and Netflix. Glow Events' work has been featured in Martha Stewert Weddings, InStyle, and SanFrancisco Magazine. Christina is a business advisor for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program, and she has a BS in Marketing from the University of Florida.
Owner and Senior Event Planner, Stellify Events
Stefanie Chu-Leong is the Owner and Senior Event Planner for Stellify Events, an event management business based in the San Francisco Bay Area and California Central Valley. Stefanie has over 15 years of event planning experience and specializes in large-scale events and special occasions. She has a BA in Marketing from San Francisco State University.
Owner & Creative Director, Color Pop Events
Leah Weinberg is the Owner & Creative Director of Color Pop Events — a New York City-based wedding planning company that focuses on the details and lives in the logistics. Now in her 6th year of running Color Pop, Leah’s colorful work and party planning tips have been published online and in print with Vogue, Bravo, Thrive Global, Glamour, Marie Claire, Martha Stewart Weddings, Martha Stewart Living, The Knot, Buzzfeed and more.
Event Planner, Designer, & Wedding Guru
Jove Meyer is the founder and principal of Jove Meyer Events. An award-winning event planner, designer, and LGBTQ+ advocate, Jove’s work has been featured in Vogue, The New York Times, Refinery29, and Martha Stewart and more. Jove has been named as a “Wedding Guru” from US Weekly and as one of the top wedding planners in the USA from The Knot and Brides.
Certified Wedding Planner
Megan Papageorge is a Certified Wedding Planner and Owner of Sweet Peach Planning, a wedding planning and management company based in Long Beach, California. She has completed over 200 weddings in settings such as gondolas, church halls, the side of cliffs, and vintage warehouses. Megan also co-hosts Peach & Honey, a wedding planning podcast. She is certified to plan and run weddings by the Bridal Society Educational Course. Her work has been featured in A Practical Wedding, Junebug Weddings, Ceremony Magazine, and The Bridal Society.
Event & Wedding Planner
Hovik Harutyunyan is an Event and Wedding Planner and the Owner of Hovik Harutyunyan Events, a full-service event planning firm based in Los Angeles, California. Hovik has over ten years of hospitality and event planning experience. His firm specializes in weddings, private celebrations, and corporate events. Hovik's work has been featured in Vogue, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Modern Luxury Weddings. He has a BA in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.
Humanitarian Aid Organization
Direct Relief is an award-winning humanitarian aid organization, active in all 50 states and more than 80 countries. They focus on helping people affected by emergencies and natural disasters. Direct Relief has been highly rated by Charity Navigator, GuideStar, and the Center for High Impact Philanthropy at University of Pennsylvania, for their effectiveness, efficiency, and transparency.
AdoptAClassroom.org is an award-winning nonprofit that provides funding for K-12 teachers and schools throughout the US. Through this funding, they have reached over 4.5 million students. Today, they hold a top, 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator.
World Hunger Organization
Action Against Hunger is a global humanitarian organization working to create a better way to deal with hunger. For over 40 years, Action Against Hunger has led a global movement with 7,500 field staff in over 50 countries to ensure everyone can access clean water, food, training, and healthcare. They have earned the highest four-star rating from Charity Navigator for 13 years in a row, listed as an “A”-rated organization by CharityWatch, and have been awarded the “Best in America” seal by the Independent Charities of America.
Animal Welfare Non-Profit
The Palo Alto Humane Society is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit, charitable, volunteer-supported organization based in Palo Alto, California, with nationwide education initiatives. PAHS has worked to keep animals out of the shelter for over 100 years, through humane programs in intervention, advocacy, and education. Their mission is to alleviate the suffering of animals, increase public sensitivity to animal issues, and elevate the status of animals in our society.
Humanitarian Aid Organization
Water.org is a non-profit development organization focused on brining sanitary drinking water to low-access areas across the world. Founded by Matt Damon and Gary White, Water.org has served more than 17 million people across the world and is rated a 4-Star charity by Charity Navigator.
Nonpartisan Voter Turnout Organization
Vote.org is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that uses technology to simplify political engagement, increase voter turnout, and strengthen American democracy.
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BS in Symbolic Systems, Stanford University
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