Dawn Sue

Dawn, the co-founder of Verima, a wellness sanctuary, and a devoted mother of three, embodies the essence of passion and perseverance. Residing in Palo Alto, she seamlessly blends her roles as an entrepreneur, ballet teacher, and health advocate, particularly for PANS, driven by her son's condition. With a life dedicated to wellness, family, and community involvement, including volunteering at local schools and savoring the arts, Dawn is a testament to the power of a purpose-driven existence. Her journey illustrates the formidable force of a mother on a mission, inspiring through her advocacy and commitment to creating a healthier world. Follow her insights and adventures @Verimadawn, where she shares her passion for wellness and the balance of business and motherhood.

Eliana Harms

Eliana Harms is a talented writer from Buenos Aires, Argentina who is passionate about exploring alternative wellness in cities across the Americas. With a deep understanding of the importance of holistic health and well-being, she brings her expertise and knowledge to the pages of Breathe, where she works as a staff writer.

Ivy Solis

Ivy Solis, the Social Media and Community Associate at Breathe Media, is deeply rooted in the city's vibrant culture. Growing up in the Magic City, she was always on the move, playing soccer on the sandy beaches and exploring every hidden corner. Beyond her professional dedication, Ivy is an artist at heart, with a passion for pottery and ceramics that allows her to express her creativity. Ivy's commitment to promoting health and wellness shines through as she searches for and vets new experiences to share with the Breathe Media community.

Maria Alaniz

Maria H. Alaniz is the Director of Social Media for Breathe Media, a Miami-based media company promoting wellness and mindfulness. With years of experience in managing influencers, project management, and social creative leadership, Maria brings a wealth of knowledge to the team. She is also a weekly contributor to Breathe Media domains, providing new insights and perspectives on wellness experiences. Maria is dedicated to inspiring people to live healthier, more fulfilling lives through her work with Breathe Media.

Mark Sue

Mark Sue, an accomplished CFO and resident of Palo Alto, brings a unique perspective to the wellness and community-building space. With extensive experience in tech startups and a personal commitment to addressing the loneliness pandemic, Mark now serves as the CFO of Breathe, where he champions the mission of enriching lives through meaningful connections. Mark is a dedicated family man, devoted to his wife, three children, and their shared love for active pursuits like pickleball and Padel.

Mersiha Salihbasic

Mersiha Salihbasic, a passionate wellness enthusiast hailing from Bosnia, is a dedicated yoga practitioner who recently embarked on a transformative 6-month journey in Bali. A proud alumna of San Jose State University, she now serves as the wellness expert for Breathe Bay Area, where she combines her love for health and nature to inspire others. With her global travels and deep-rooted commitment to holistic well-being, Mersiha shares her insights and experiences to guide individuals on their own wellness journeys.

Myra Millan

Myra Millan, a devoted contributor to Breathe Media's publication, brings a wealth of experience as a long-time Miami resident, dedicated mother, and passionate teacher. Her zest for life is evident in her love for fitness, often found powering through Peloton workouts and dancing her heart out. Hailing originally from New York and a graduate of University of Salamanca, Myra and her family make it a tradition to explore the wonders of Florida, with annual trips to rejuvenating Marco Island. She constantly seeks out quality experiences that invigorate the body, nourish the mind, and uplift the soul, making her a vibrant addition to the Breathe Media team.

Reed Berglund

Reed Berglund is a dynamic entrepreneur, tech startup investor, and a true enthusiast of sports and body movement. With a passion for marketing technology, the DTC space, and wellness, Reed is the CEO and co-founder of Breathe Media, a Miami-based company dedicated to promoting wellness and mindfulness through hyper-local content. Reed's diverse journey from playing collegiate basketball at the University of Las Vegas to his love for sports such as tennis, padel, and surfing has shaped his profound appreciation for movement and adventure.

Rochelle G

Meet Rochelle, your go-to wellness advocate living her best life in sunny Palo Alto, California! With her contagious positivity and passion for sharing knowledge and information, Rochelle is excited to guide people looking to achieve balance and bliss in both mind and body. Born and raised in New Orleans, Rochelle grew up immersed in dance and has always had a deep love for all things wellness especially when it comes to fitness, cellular repair utilizing nutritional food and supplements, and the latest non-invasive skincare technologies. She is a registered dietitian (RD) and understands food as medicine whenever possible. When she's not busy inspiring others to live their healthiest lives, you can find her at early morning workouts at the gym, on her Peloton, enjoying a glass of wine with girlfriends, or spending time with her husband, two daughters, cat, and chickens.

Trina Whitely

Trina is a nurse (RN) turned wellness wordsmith with a heart of gold and a knack for spreading positivity wherever she goes. After years of caring for others in the fast-paced world of nursing, a combination of her own health challenges and frustrations with traditional medicine, Trina decided to pivot her career path and follow her passion for holistic health and wellness. With her stethoscope swapped for a laptop, Trina is now dedicated to empowering others to live their healthiest and happiest lives. Drawing from her medical background and her deep-rooted love for physical, emotional, and mental well-being, Trina blends scientific knowledge with practical advice and a sprinkle of humor to create a refreshing approach to self-care. When she's not busy writing about and sharing her latest wellness discoveries, you can find Trina soaking up inspiration on long walks, in traction class (which she swears by), and spending time with her husband and two daughters. Through her uplifting and light-hearted writing style, Trina aims to make wellness accessible to all, offering practical tips, insightful anecdotes, and a dose of encouragement to help her readers thrive in mind, body, and spirit.