Meet the Team
“It takes a village to raise a child” is a proverb attributed to African cultures. It means that an entire community of people provide for and interact positively with children, in order for those children to grow up in a safe and healthy environment.
It also takes a village to provide what we offer here. Each of these RYS team members, along with others not acknowledged here, is instrumental to RYS. This labor of love would not be possible without their contributions.
Bill created my new branding, logos, products, and website design, and serves as a consultant to RYS.
He is a creative director/art director/brand consultant who works with companies and their marketing partners to conceptualize, create, and produce meaningful products and narratives in broadcast, mobile, print, and social media as well as the web.
Michael edits my podcasts and some of my videos.
As general manager of Swerkl Branding Studio, he provides a one-stop branding solution to businesses around the globe. His work includes graphic design, video creation, website design, audio design, SEO and SMM, translations, and more.
Brooke creates my course, workshop, book chapter PDFs, and the graphics I use in my books. She also assists with social media.
As marketing director of JBI Integration Solutions and Cabling, Inc., she offers skilled social media and digital marketing services, graphic design, website maintenance, and print marketing for small businesses, serving them as a virtual marketing director.
Erik and I have worked together for many years. Our latest collaboration is my new website. He also serves as a consultant to RYS.
He is a freelance web developer/designer/advertising and social media consultant who works with brands to deliver a compelling digital story and improve engagement and conversions across channels.
Tina has been my editor for many years, working not only on my books but on the copy for my website, podcasts, workshops, and more. She is a class A editor, writer, and writing coach with an MFA in creative writing. She has worked for publishing houses, medical centers, newspapers, and private clients ranging from filmmakers to lawyers. Tina is great at press materials, websites, essays, manuscripts, and more, and she loves making your ideas sparkle.
Ruby is my 11th rescue dog. She is the smartest, most loving little one I have been blessed to share life with. She brings unlimited love and joy to my life.
For almost 18 years, Barbara has been my rock, partner, confidant, and friend. She helps with every decision and proofs every document before my editor receives it. Barbara is a 5’3” dynamo and master yogi who has been teaching yoga for over 35 years.