Meet the Team

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She-Rae

Founder, CEO

She-Rae is the Founder and CEO of SpringSpot.  She was previously an NCAA Division I gymnast, but after she got married and had kids while working full time, her physical and mental wellbeing took a back seat.  Between work, driving kids to school, their activities, running the household and sleeping, it was hard to find time for exercise!  She knew there had to be a better way and SpringSpot was born.  The mission became to empower families everywhere to take control of their health and wellbeing and not force parents to choose between their own wellbeing or their kids.

 

Prior to SpringSpot, She-Rae was a technology executive at Apple and Amazon leading teams to pioneer and launch new digital media, mobile and health products to consumers.  She-Rae received her BS in Electrical Engineering at Stanford and her MBA at Harvard Business School.  She's also a yoga teacher (RYT-200, trained at CorePower), certified personal trainer (ACSM-CPT), and nutrition coach (PN1).  She lives in the Bay Area with her husband and two vivacious young boys, who are 4 and 7.  In her free time she enjoys yoga and being active outdoors with her family and friends.   

What do you love about SpringSpot?  I love that SpringSpot allows me to have an amazing workout like HIIT Body or Yoga Power while my kids enjoy their own Yoga Play class at the same time.  I love that SpringSpot has helped me get in better shape than I was on my wedding day.  I feel good about role modeling a healthy lifestyle for my kids and setting them up for a lifetime of healthy habits. 

What is your favorite physical activity?  I love yoga, running and dancing.  If I hear a great rhythm or beat, my hips and feet just start moving!    

Katie

Director, Wellbeing Development

Katie joined SpringSpot because she feels like we all need to be encouraged and supported in our journey toward wellness, and loves SpringSpot's mission to do this.  In her role as the Director of Wellbeing Development, she seeks to create a meaningful infrastructure for wellbeing at SpringSpot in order to help our families practice wellbeing in ways that work for them.  

 

Katie's primary professional background is in education - she has taught high school history and designed curriculum around student wellbeing, and currently teaches at the graduate level.  Katie received her Master of Education from Stanford and Bachelors in Education Studies from Brown University.  She also brings experience as a yoga teacher, life coach, cooking enthusiast, K12 teacher, and graduate level professor to her work. 

What do you love about SpringSpot? I love SpringSpot’s mission and deeply believe that wellness should be accessible, achievable, and be authentic for all families, but know that this does not just magically happen.

 
What is your favorite physical activity? My favorite activities are yoga and hiking. 

 

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Berney

Lead, Design and Production

Berney is a multidisciplinary creative and a long-time athlete, lacrosse coach, yogi and vegan. Over the years, she's gained a wide range of experience and knowledge working in different fields including: design, sports and education, music, tv/film, tech, community outreach, nonprofits and financial services.  

Berney finds her greatest joy and motivation by creating a positive impact in the lives of others and the planet we live on. She continuously looks for ways to use her experience, her platform and creativity to help serve others on a local and global level.  Together with the SpringSpot team, she is excited to find creative ways to meet families where they are and to help empower them on their health and wellbeing journey!  

 

What do you love about SpringSpot? What I love about SpringSpot is experiencing, first-hand, behind-the-scenes how much this team cares for the families, adults and kids we serve. Every detail from concept, production to reality, is carefully and thoughtfully designed with the question, “how can we make this even better for families?”

What is your favorite physical activity? My favorite physical activity has to either be playing sports with friends, exploring the great outdoors, or community service, like building a home from scratch.
 
 

Diane

Teacher, Kids Enrichment

Diane has practiced yoga since college and got her 200 hr Teacher Training Certificate in 2019 at Nandi Yoga in San Mateo. Prior to teaching full time, Diane worked seven years with at-risk youth in the field of Mental Health. Her last five years were in Public Education supporting children with behavior and mental health needs. She supported teachers district-wide implementing and learning the Social Emotional Learning curriculum. Through her professional background she's found ways to support adults and kids with yoga, emphasizing meditation and breathing techniques that can be used off the mat throughout the day.

 

At SpringSpot, Diane develops the story and curriculum for the On Demand Kids videos, emphasizing learning objectives that focus on Emotional Regulation, Handling Frustration and Positive Social Interactions through movement and storytelling.

What do you love about SpringSpot? I love that SpringSpot has created a community where families come to not only work on overall wellness but also connect with each other. I love seeing kids and adults take what they learn in classes and apply it in their everyday lives.

What is your favorite physical activity? My favorite physical activity has to be rock climbing! I love climbing in a gym or outdoors with my husband and friends.
 

Nea

Instructor, Fitness

Nea is a multidisciplinary fitness trainer, nutrition coach and power yoga teacher that loves living a healthy active lifestyle. A mother of three kids ages 5, 7 & 9, in her free time she enjoys spending time outdoors: climbing, skiing, hiking, paddling... anything and everything!  Her education background is in physics engineering and business administration, but sports & yoga have always been her passion.  She continues to educate herself in those fields #alwaysastudent :) 

What do you love about SpringSpot?  I love that it allows parents to workout while their kids are doing something fun and meaningful at the same time. It’s not like just leaving the kids at another childcare which I know parents don’t always feel comfortable with.

What is your favorite physical activity? I love trying new things and exploring new sports, activities and workouts. I don’t have one favorite activity, I love variety!
 

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