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 has empowered me to get into the best shape of my adult life and role model a healthy lifestyle for my kids and husband.  It's very fulfilling to see the positive impact we're making on the wellbeing of the kids and families we serve, and I'm thrilled that we're setting these kids up for a lifetime of healthy habits. Also, with great classes like  HIIT Body, Family Yoga and our Kids Wellness Camps, being physically and mentally well has never been this fun as a family!  

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!    

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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.
 

Sarah

Teacher, Kids Enrichment

Hello! I’m Sarah and I have over ten years of experience working with kids both in and out of the classroom. I was the Activities Director for Summer at Santa Catalina, a camp in beautiful Monterey, CA and spent the last five years as the Jr. Kindergarten teacher at Carden Cascade Academy in Portland, OR. I am excited to join the SpringSpot team and teach the Kids Camps!

What do you love about SpringSpot? I love that SpringSpot’s mission is to support family wellness and to make it accessible and FUN! Especially during our current circumstances, I am proud to be a part of a company that has parents and children's wellbeing at heart.

What is your favorite physical activity? I love to go on long walks with my dog, Emma. I also love to dance. I grew up dancing all throughout childhood and still consider it to be one my favorite way of moving and finding happiness. You can’t help but smile when you’re dancing!

Tiana

Curriculum Lead, Food+Earth

Aloha, I'm Tiana! I am from the island of Kaua’i and am a holistic nutritionist, environmental educator, farm to school advocate and author of the book, "Farm to Keiki - Cooking, Gardening and Nutrition with Children". At SpringSpot, I'm developing the new area of "Food+Earth" and creating fun, educational and engaging experiences with food and nature. My goal is to help empower children and adults to adopt healthy lifestyles and take care of the earth! I hold a B.A. in Environmental Science (emphasis Sustainability) and a B.A. in Global Studies (emphasis East Asia) from the University of California Santa Barbara and a Masters of Science in Nutrition from the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon.

What do you love about SpringSpot?  I love that SpringSpot creates a space for kids to grow and develop as people, while also improving life skills and education. The online platform, fantastic teachers and thoughtful content makes learning fun and engaging for the kids, and allows them to thrive since they are in smaller settings than a normal classroom. I also love that SpringSpot teaches about topics and elicits skills that are not often learned in traditional settings, but are crucially important for education such as social emotional learning and connecting to nature.

What is your favorite physical activity? My favorite physical activities are hiking, surfing, snorkeling, dancing, HIIT, weight lifting, yoga and rollerblading!

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!