After twenty-years in Sales and Marketing in the credit card and financial services industries, Kate is thrilled to be a stay-at-home Mom. Originally from New York, she spent most of her life in Phoenix and San Francisco. Kate graduated with a BS in Finance from The University of Arizona. While in San Francisco she met and married her husband, Paul. They moved to New York – first to the upper east side of NYC and eventually to Westchester County. They have two sons. A lifelong volunteer, Kate currently serves on the Rye TV Communications committee, The Little Garden Club of Rye and the PTO for Special Education. Kate loves to walk, enjoys family and friends, sees movies with her oldest son and plays golf with her youngest son. And, of course, she adores spending as much time as possible with two of the wisest women she knows – Theresa and Linda. She is very excited to be a part of the Everyday Mystic project.
Raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Jennifer was born with a big heart and devotion to family and friends. But it was her open mind that drew her to the adventure and excitement of the Coasts – first San Francisco where she started her family and then to New York, where she continues to raise her three boys. In college at the University of Michigan, Jennifer majored in Environmental Sciences and minored in what has become a lifelong commitment to fostering hilarious and healthy friendships with a diverse group of incredibly passionate people.
After traveling much of the world during college and the years following, Jennifer parlayed her experiences into a successful career as an art director in the highly competitive San Francisco advertising scene. When the first of her three sons arrived, she transitioned to a full-time position as the mother and curator of her children’s lives, training and then teaching as a Pilates instructor along the way. Her passion for change and love of family are what truly propel her through life.
Maria is currently a stay-at-home mom who spends much of her free time volunteering, walking her dog and working year-round in her garden. An organizer extraordinaire and committed to helping others, Maria is a valuable asset to many school and community organizations, including the Sharing Shelf and the Rye Healthy Yard Program.
Maria has spent the last several years exploring and studying spiritual healing. She is a Reiki Master and Channeled Grace practitioner who trained under Linda Fallo-Mitchell and Theresa Joseph. A dedicated supporter of the Global Peace Movement, Maria has opened her home to host Meditations for World Peace and Channeled Grace Healing Circles.
Maria has a BA in Accounting and, prior to becoming a mother, worked as an accountant in various industries, including publishing and real estate.
Annabel is the author of two novels for young adults: A Girl Named Digit (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 20012) and Double Digit (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 20014). She is also the co-author of Click! The Girls Guide to Knowing What You Want and Making it Happen (Simon and Schuster 2007). Her upcoming essay collection, Does This Volvo Make My Butt Look Big? (Fischer Press 2016), is based on her column that appears in The Rye Record, The Week and The Huffington Post. Annabel has a BA in English from Duke University and an MBA from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania. She currently teaches novel writing at The Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College.
Marie is the founding force behind Tune In Thursdays, a weekly meditation for peace, which can be found at the Theresa Joseph Facebook page. She is a mental health/addictions advocate and support group leader who served on the Scarsdale Family Counseling Board for three years before becoming it’s president. Marie is also a wife, work-at-home mom, painter, poet, community volunteer, meditator and Reiki Master who studied under Theresa Joseph and Linda Fallo-Mitchell. She has volunteered for Roland Comtois’ annual Living Beyond Loss Conference providing much needed Reiki sessions for grieving participants. Marie now commutes between New York and Houston where she leads support groups and is writing a book of poems inspired by her journey.