Rachel Rocero is a Marketing and PR pro, passionate about tech startups and higher education. She’s also a recreational blogger who has contributed to HelloGiggles, SharpHeels, VolunteerMatch and more. She’s worn many career hats — leading communications for a coding school, working with several clients at a tech PR agency, the marketing director for an ephemeral messaging app, the North America corporate relations manager for an international business school, and the marketing project manager for a 12-campus college. She’s served on the Board of Directors for PRSA San Francisco. She’s a true Californian and a San Francisco explorer. Not to mention, a tea and coffee enthusiast — who in her free time finds pleasure collecting vintage advertising and other treasures at local antique shops.
Connect with Rachel… Twitter
Eki Maria is proud to be the Founder and Director of Gold Artistes Collective, a London based talent agency. She’s an avid Lifestyle & Arts Columnist, and alongside this writes on how to stay motivated, alert and alive in today’s fast moving, high tech world.
She’s on a mission to do everything she can to help fellow humans Live Happy and Simple, in every moment, and believes true happiness grows from nurturing and balancing your inner life. An advocate of Love Above All, she seeks to guide people in the business and arts communities towards truly living from the heart.
Jenny VanBuskirk, She Is Fierce! Team
Jenny VanBuskirk is the owner of Creatively Virtual, a virtual assistance company that provides marketing, customer service, content creation, and launch support to small businesses and entrepreneurs. Jenny is also the founder of Biz Mamas, a group of women who are rocking business + motherhood with confidence! More importantly, Jenny is a wife and mother of four amazing kids who inspire her to love deep and dream big.
Connect with Jenny… Twitter, Biz Mamas, Creatively Virtual, Jenny VanBuskirk
Lola Tsai Small
As Founder & President of One Glowing Life, Lola is dedicated to the empowerment of women and girls around the world. She is passionate about motivating people to share their light with the world and focuses on working with women who are ready to inspire with their purpose, dreams, passions, and talents. A certified life and wellness coach, Lola’s coaching and workshops guide women through holistic growth and support them to creating glowing lives they love.
Connect with Lola… www.oneglowinglife.com, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
Arlene Tharrington was born in Zimbabwe and now lives in the state of North Carolina in the U.S.A. She is a former competitive tennis & field hockey player and has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Exercise & Sports Science. In her current role at State Farm Insurance and Financial Services, she passionately protects lives by making sure that her clients are managing the risks of everyday life, preparing for the unexpected and realizing their dreams.
Arlene is engaged to her partner of 8 years and is mother to a beautiful daughter.
Connect with Arlene… www.arlenestransformation.com, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn
Amanda Cotton is a Professional Nikon Photographer specializing in underwater imagery. As an avid scuba diver and ocean enthusiast, Amanda’s goal is to help the general public embrace the beauty below the waves, in hopes that with awareness comes concern. The conservation and preservation of this ecosystem is of the highest priority to Amanda. While she enjoys owning and operating a conservation-minded design/media company, A COTTON PHOTO Creative Works LLC, Amanda takes great pride in working with like-minded organizations that genuinely care about the planet and its inhabitants, both above and below the waves.
Amanda and her imagery have been featured in major publications and news sources worldwide including National Geographic, BBC, Discovery Channel, The Weather Channel, Smithsonian Magazine, Times Publishing, CNN, Scuba Diving Magazine, Sport Diver Magazine, Natural History Magazine, Earthweek, Science Daily and more.
Working with organizations such as Scholastic Books, The Conservation Fund, Consortium For Ocean Leadership, Marine Life Protection Act, and Rourke Publishing has allowed Amanda’s imagery to have a positive impact on the oceans through education and outreach programs designed to improve awareness toward the plight the oceans now face.
Amanda is honored to be a Member of The Explorers Club and the Ocean Artists Society, and was recently inducted into the Women Divers Hall of Fame.
Connect with her here… A Cotton Photo, Facebook