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Our People

Our team has backgrounds as varied as recruiting, HR, training, data analytics, graphic design, creative writing, project management, and internal communications. If it has to do with the employee experience, we’ve got you covered!

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Ann Melinger

CEO

Head Honcho. Passion for People. NYC Lifer. Late-Blooming Skier. Broadway Fanatic. Kid Cuddler & Confidant.

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Ann Melinger

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NYC enthusiast. Broadway fanatic. Social butterfly. Late-blooming skier. Cuddler and confidant to two awesome kids.

Ann Melinger

CEO
Head Honcho. Passion for People. NYC Lifer. Late-Blooming Skier. Broadway Fanatic. Kid Cuddler & Confidant.

Jackie Berg

HEAD OF RESEARCH & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Visual Problem-Solver. Researcher. Numbers Nerd. Powerpoint Pro. Excel Enthusiast. Alliteration All-Star.

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Jackie Berg

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Phoggy's pet. Impressively clumsy. Fueled by Diet Coke and chips. Wannabe health nut. Generally conflicted.

Jackie Berg

HEAD OF RESEARCH & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Visual Problem-Solver. Researcher. Numbers Nerd. Powerpoint Pro. Excel Enthusiast. Alliteration All-Star.

Lindsay McCleary

HEAD OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Process Innovator. Solution Sleuth. Master Organizer. Captain of the PM Ship. PMP Certified.

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Lindsay McCleary

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Growing green thumb. Fizzy water addict. Believes in limitless possibilities. Seeks joy in the little moments.

Lindsay McCleary

HEAD OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Process Innovator. Solution Sleuth. Master Organizer. Captain of the PM Ship. PMP Certified.

Patty Rivas

VICE PRESIDENT

Strategic, Empathetic Activator Who Demands Better Workplace Experiences for All.

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Patty Rivas

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Boy mom. Craft beer sipper. List maker. Beach lover. Dancing maniac. Self-improver.

Patty Rivas

VICE PRESIDENT
Strategic, Empathetic Activator Who Demands Better Workplace Experiences for All.

Sara Forner Howland

VICE PRESIDENT

Employee Advocate. Voice Amplifier. Writer. Facilitator. Inkie Champion. Certified in HR and Change.

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Sara Forner Howland

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Goat Lover. Joy seeker. Slow hiker. accomplished eater. Tree hugger. Wrangler of animals. Mom of humans.

Sara Forner Howland

VICE PRESIDENT
Employee Advocate. Voice Amplifier. Writer. Facilitator. Inkie Champion. Certified in HR and Change.

Anna Downing

PEOPLE OPERATIONS LEAD

People Lover. Strength Finder. DEI Learner. Culture Builder. Employee Experience Creator.

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Anna Downing

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Eternal optimist. Neat freak. Super mom. Dance part champion. Wannabe farmer. Always down for karaoke.

Anna Downing

PEOPLE OPERATIONS LEAD
People Lover. Strength Finder. DEI Learner. Culture Builder. Employee Experience Creator.

Becky Sennett

SENIOR STRATEGIST & RESEARCH LEAD

Employee Research Seeker. Trend Spotter. Comms Lifer. Writer. Aspiring Excel Afficionado.

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Becky Sennett

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Cat lover. Former DJ. Bookworm-y. Popcorn's #1 fan. Self-proclaimed home cook.

Becky Sennett

SENIOR STRATEGIST & RESEARCH LEAD
Employee Research Seeker. Trend Spotter. Comms Lifer. Writer. Aspiring Excel Afficionado.

Farida Habeeb, Ph.D.

SENIOR STRATEGIST

DEI Expert. Voracious Reader. Writer & Researcher. Fierce Employee Advocate. I Bring the Heat.

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Farida Habeeb, Ph.D.

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Pop culture enthusiast. Twitter doomscroller. Believer in earth sign supremacy. Vegan for the animals.

Farida Habeeb, Ph.D.

SENIOR STRATEGIST
DEI Expert. Voracious Reader. Writer & Researcher. Fierce Employee Advocate. I Bring the Heat.

Lauren Underhill

SENIOR STRATEGIST

Seeker of Clarity and Purpose. Wordsmith Extraordinaire. Believer in the Power of Semantics.

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Lauren Underhill

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Amateur dog trainer, chef, interior designer and contractor. Margarita connoisseur.

Lauren Underhill

SENIOR STRATEGIST
Seeker of Clarity and Purpose. Wordsmith Extraordinaire. Believer in the Power of Semantics.

Sonia Segal-Smith

SENIOR STRATEGIST

PR Pro Turned Employee Experience Advocate. Career Storyteller. Word Nerd. Truth Seeker. Problem Seeker.

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Sonia Segal-Smith

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Bostonian in cowboy country. Fueled by coffee. Unofficial taco tester. Wannabe world traveler. Cat mom x2.

Sonia Segal-Smith

SENIOR STRATEGIST
PR Pro Turned Employee Experience Advocate. Career Storyteller. Word Nerd. Truth Seeker. Problem Seeker.

Gabriel Galdamez

MARKETING MANAGER & STRATEGIST

Obsessed With Making Things Better. Marketing Mage. Experience Architect. Fearless Facilitator.

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Gabriel Galdamez

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Aspiring globetrotter. Indoor jungle keeper. Fried chicken aficionado. Flying trapeze and gym addict.

Gabriel Galdamez

MARKETING MANAGER & STRATEGIST
Obsessed With Making Things Better. Marketing Mage. Experience Architect. Fearless Facilitator.

Claire Stuart

DESIGNER & PROJECT MANAGER

Creative Problem Solver. Efficiency Enthusiast. Ringleader of All Things Design. Jill-of-All-trades. Capm Certified.

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Claire Stuart

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Fueled by connections. Lover of aesthetics. Lifelong equestrian. Professional plant & art curator. Amateur interior designer.

Claire Stuart

DESIGNER & PROJECT MANAGER
Creative Problem Solver. Efficiency Enthusiast. Ringleader of All Things Design. Jill-of-All-trades. Capm Certified.

Nicole Ng

PROJECT SPECIALIST

Process Pathfinder. Innovative Solution-maker. Employee Experience Reformer. Curiouser & Curiouser...

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Nicole Ng

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Nomadic tendencies. True Crime junkie. Watercolor and biro artist. Sing along champ. Eats podcasts for breakfast.

Nicole Ng

PROJECT SPECIALIST
Process Pathfinder. Innovative Solution-maker. Employee Experience Reformer. Curiouser & Curiouser...

Danni Thaw

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST

Project Juggler. Mind Reader. Salesforce Savvy. Notes Nerd. Lifelong Learner. Truth-seeker.

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Danni Thaw

Yardie. Food-obsessed. Literary lover. Tabletop gamer. Fluent in observational humor. Wannabe dancer.

Danni Thaw

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST
Project Juggler. Mind Reader. Salesforce Savvy. Notes Nerd. Lifelong Learner. Truth-seeker.

Aveen Naicker

MARKETING COORDINATOR

Creative Mind. Marketing Whiz. All About Doing Things Bigger and Better.

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Aveen Naicker

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Dog lover. Hot chicken addict. Music festival enthusiast. Gym addict.

Aveen Naicker

MARKETING COORDINATOR
Creative Mind. Marketing Whiz. All About Doing Things Bigger and Better.

Alison Harrison

SENIOR WRITER

Writer Who Believes Shorter Is Better and Simple Is Best. Asker of Questions.

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Alison Harrison

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Expat Brit. Book lover. Dog and cat staff.

Alison Harrison

SENIOR WRITER
Writer Who Believes Shorter Is Better and Simple Is Best. Asker of Questions.

Amy Wang Hernandez

SENIOR STRATEGIST

Advocate for Clear and Simple Communication. Passionate About Uncovering Compelling Stories.

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Amy Wang Hernandez

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Boba drinker. Planner. Multitasking mom of two. Jigsaw puzzle lover. Always says yes to dessert.

Amy Wang Hernandez

SENIOR STRATEGIST
Advocate for Clear and Simple Communication. Passionate About Uncovering Compelling Stories.

David Polmer

SENIOR STRATEGIST

Story Finder and Storyteller. Change Driver. Culture Shaper. Stickler for Grammar and Sentence Structure.

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David Polmer

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Girl dad. Aging athlete. Ice cream addict. Music lover. Empathetic listener. Analytical thinker. Committed to decluttering.

David Polmer

SENIOR STRATEGIST
Story Finder and Storyteller. Change Driver. Culture Shaper. Stickler for Grammar and Sentence Structure.

Diane Karsch

SENIOR STRATEGIST

Word Nerd. News Aficionado. Perpetually Curious. Relationship Builder. Creative Storyteller.

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Diane Karsch

Wife, mom to two beloved sons & one adorable dog. Devotee of the arts. Avid reader. Lifelong learner.

Diane Karsch

SENIOR STRATEGIST
Word Nerd. News Aficionado. Perpetually Curious. Relationship Builder. Creative Storyteller.

Ellen English

SENIOR STRATEGIST

Communications Maven. Writer Extraordinaire. Employee Advocate. Pharma Expert. Leader.

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Ellen English

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Family CEO, COO, CMO, & CFO. Jersey girl. Beach bum. Girl mom. Dog mom. Anglophile. Disney fan. Bravo junkie.

Ellen English

SENIOR STRATEGIST
Communications Maven. Writer Extraordinaire. Employee Advocate. Pharma Expert. Leader.

Lauren Marcus

SENIOR STRATEGIST

Communications Specialist. Helps Transform What People Say Into What They Mean. dot connector.

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Lauren Marcus

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Make friends wherever I go. the longer the flight, the more excited I get. Lover of all things yummy. Every day is a yoga day.

Lauren Marcus

SENIOR STRATEGIST
Communications Specialist. Helps Transform What People Say Into What They Mean. dot connector.

Lauren Strayhorn

SENIOR STRATEGIST

Passionate Entrepreneur Leading Marketing for Clients & Digital Media Company for Black Women.

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Lauren Strayhorn

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"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; & to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, & some style" - Maya Angelou

Lauren Strayhorn

SENIOR STRATEGIST
Passionate Entrepreneur Leading Marketing for Clients & Digital Media Company for Black Women.

Sally Atz

SENIOR STRATEGIST

Creative Communicator. HR and Benefits Guru. Legalese Translator. Word Nerd. Editor Extraordinaire.

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Sally Atz

Wobbling yogi. Avid reader. Dog lover. Travel Planner. Recent empty nester.

Sally Atz

SENIOR STRATEGIST
Creative Communicator. HR and Benefits Guru. Legalese Translator. Word Nerd. Editor Extraordinaire.

Shazia Jivraj

SENIOR STRATEGIST

Strategic Thinker. Problem Solver. Relationship Builder. Simplifying the Complex. ever making connections.

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Shazia Jivraj

Lifelong learner. Avid reader. Outdoor enthusiast. World traveler. Chocolate lover. Eternal optimist.

Shazia Jivraj

SENIOR STRATEGIST
Strategic Thinker. Problem Solver. Relationship Builder. Simplifying the Complex. ever making connections.

Stephanie Moustirats

SENIOR STRATEGIST

Curious Solution-seeker. Storyteller. People Connector. Employee Engagement Fanatic.

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Stephanie Moustirats

Default optimist. Aspiring floral designer. Home chef. Adventure seeker. Rookie runner. Mama bear.

Stephanie Moustirats

SENIOR STRATEGIST
Curious Solution-seeker. Storyteller. People Connector. Employee Engagement Fanatic.

Tyana Harte

SENIOR STRATEGIST

Passionate About Workplace Accessibility, Simplifying the Complex & Helping Orgs Navigate Change.

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Tyana Harte

Proflific seamstress and aspiring guitarist. I'm obsessed with thrift stores, plants, cats, and exploring.

Tyana Harte

SENIOR STRATEGIST
Passionate About Workplace Accessibility, Simplifying the Complex & Helping Orgs Navigate Change.

Vanessa Bortnick

SENIOR STRATEGIST

dot connector. purpose Champion. Intense Solution Seeker. Advocate for Humanity in Workplace.

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Vanessa Bortnick

Cat lady. Early bird. Word nerd. Coffee fiend. Enthusiastic (and mediocre) dahlia grower. Big-time introvert.

Vanessa Bortnick

SENIOR STRATEGIST
dot connector. purpose Champion. Intense Solution Seeker. Advocate for Humanity in Workplace.

Sharon Nicole Daugherty

TECHNICAL WRITER

Technical Copywriting Virtuoso. Knowledge Sharer. User EX Nerd. Taking the Fear Out of Technology.

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Sharon Nicole Daugherty

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Expressionist painter and charcoal sketch artist. Holistic nutrition coach. Jazz junkie. Aspiring digital nomad.

Sharon Nicole Daugherty

TECHNICAL WRITER
Technical Copywriting Virtuoso. Knowledge Sharer. User EX Nerd. Taking the Fear Out of Technology.

Catrina Notari

RESEARCH INTERN

Lifelong Learner. Statistics Enthusiast. Speaks in Analytics. Workplace Construct Guru.

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Catrina Notari

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Arts and crafts lover. Casual gamer. Avid horror movie and musical watcher. Level 7 Rogue. Pitbull momma.

Catrina Notari

RESEARCH INTERN
Lifelong Learner. Statistics Enthusiast. Speaks in Analytics. Workplace Construct Guru.

Marisa Simpson

PROJECT MANAGER

Avid Planner With a Dash of Spontaneity. Leads With Empathy. Composed Under Pressure.

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Marisa Simpson

Casual seamstress. Outdoor enthusiast. Aspiring gardener. Lifelong learner. Dog mom.

Marisa Simpson

PROJECT MANAGER
Avid Planner With a Dash of Spontaneity. Leads With Empathy. Composed Under Pressure.

Mylanah Gordon

PROJECT MANAGER

Dynamic Change Agent With a Penchant for Process Improvement. Positive and Flexible Problem-solver.

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Mylanah Gordon

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Aspiring exerciser. Dunder mifflinite. Board game obsessed. Experimental baker. Karaoke enthusiast.

Mylanah Gordon

PROJECT MANAGER
Dynamic Change Agent With a Penchant for Process Improvement. Positive and Flexible Problem-solver.

Rowena Sara

PROJECT MANAGER

Deib Champion. PR Pro Turned Employee Comms Fanatic. Nonprofit, Tech & Healthcare Comms Expert.

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Rowena Sara

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Rowena Sara

PROJECT MANAGER
Deib Champion. PR Pro Turned Employee Comms Fanatic. Nonprofit, Tech & Healthcare Comms Expert.

Hayley Woodle

SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Swiss Army Knife. Design Guru. Visual Story Teller. Award Winner. Creative Problem Solver.

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Hayley Woodle

Mom + wife. Gym junkie. Lake lover. Beer drinker. Hostess with the mostest. Wanna be interior designer.

Hayley Woodle

SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Swiss Army Knife. Design Guru. Visual Story Teller. Award Winner. Creative Problem Solver.

Rachel Schoenholz

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Design Magician. Visual Problem Solver. Pro Listener. Type Obsessed. Powerpoint Polisher.

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Rachel Schoenholz

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Flower fanatic. Reality TV junkie. Recovering perfectionist. Mentor to Tiktoking teens. Wife & mom.

Rachel Schoenholz

GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Design Magician. Visual Problem Solver. Pro Listener. Type Obsessed. Powerpoint Polisher.

Erin Guthrie

PRESENTATION DESIGNER

Master of Slides. Right Brain + Left Brain. Less Is More.

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Erin Guthrie

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PowerPoint guru. Architectural designer and enthusiast. DIYer. Rescue dog mom. Mac & cheese connoisseur.

Erin Guthrie

PRESENTATION DESIGNER
Master of Slides. Right Brain + Left Brain. Less Is More.

Rob Loud

PHOTOGRAPHER & DIRECTOR

Visual Story Teller. World Touring Documentarian. Emotion-inducing Content Creator.

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Rob Loud

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Semi-recovering nomad. Home chef. Lifelong New Yorker. New Austinite. Charitable artist.

Rob Loud

PHOTOGRAPHER & DIRECTOR
Visual Story Teller. World Touring Documentarian. Emotion-inducing Content Creator.

Shane Walker

WEB DEVELOPER

Best Girl Dad. Blackbelt at Dad Jokes. Aspiring Illustrator. Webflow Expert. Frequent Brookfield Zoo Flyer.

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Shane Walker

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Problem solver. iPhone user. Root beer connoisseur.

Shane Walker

WEB DEVELOPER
Best Girl Dad. Blackbelt at Dad Jokes. Aspiring Illustrator. Webflow Expert. Frequent Brookfield Zoo Flyer.

Sprig Studio

CREATIVE PARTNER

Bringing Creative Ideas to Life. Collaborators. Brainstormers. What-if-Ers Who Get Things Done.

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Sprig Studio

CREATIVE PARTNER
Bringing Creative Ideas to Life. Collaborators. Brainstormers. What-if-Ers Who Get Things Done.

Rogue IT

INTRANET PARTNER

Intranet Solutionists. Truth Bombers. Technology & Business Problem Solvers. O365 Experts.

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Rogue IT

INTRANET PARTNER
Intranet Solutionists. Truth Bombers. Technology & Business Problem Solvers. O365 Experts.

Jennifer Cummins

ACCOUNTANT

Numbers Guru. Straight Shooter. First Child Overachiever. Runner. Multitasking Wife & Girl Mom.

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Jennifer Cummins

ACCOUNTANT
Numbers Guru. Straight Shooter. First Child Overachiever. Runner. Multitasking Wife & Girl Mom.

Liz Kelly

BRILLIANT INK FOUNDER

#1 Fan (Not in a Creepy Way). Employee Experience Revolutionary. Storyteller. Yoga Junkie. Hippie Mama.

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Liz Kelly

BRILLIANT INK FOUNDER
#1 Fan (Not in a Creepy Way). Employee Experience Revolutionary. Storyteller. Yoga Junkie. Hippie Mama.