Before joining the independent working world 3 years ago, Brooke led a successful career in advertising for 13 years helping dozens of brands find their unique voice and positioning by leading diverse teams to execute strategy, branding and multi layered marketing campaigns. She worked with titans like Disney, Softbank Robotics, Sony Pictures, Apple and many telecom/ tech brands, but her absolute favorite work was and is helping small businesses and startups get going because they’re the most passionate and soulfully connected to the work. As owner and cofounder of Behere, Brooke understands this soulful connection even more and brings this passion for entrepreneurship to the program infusing elements of independent thinking, leadership and soft skills of entrepreneurship into the workshops provided.
Matthew is a visionary artist and design systems thinker who has been rethinking everything since 2001. He is now bringing his multi-disciplinary design and communications talents here, to build a local and global community around rethinking everything. He has worked with leading brands — from imagining 'the future of driving' with Volvo, to establishing himself as a 'Non Fungible Artist' in the Web 3 + blockchain revolution with his Animal Style and 11:11 for Change NFT collections on Algorand.
Tiffanie Rinks is a seasoned and credentialed math and science k-12 educator with a Waldorf approach to education. She specializes in all levels of mathematics and science, focused on bringing innovative and fun multi-sensory approaches to learning that foster creativity, curiosity and wonder while building a positive classroom through respectful modeling and active listening. Tiffanie uses the art of observation, experience and inquiry to help students deeply understand the relationships of the concepts and relate them to the natural world.
Jen is our homeschool family partner and coach. She has been homeschooling and alt-schooling her 6 kids for over 13 years, with her oldest graduating this past year. Therefore, she’s truly equipped to handle any homeschooling challenge from K-12. During her tenure as a home educator Jen has gained vast experience with different curriculums, charter programs, extracurricular activities, community college dual enrollment, and navigating learning differences (dyslexia, ADHD, processing disorder). All of this experience has greatly equipped her to consult a diverse set of families and their needs. Homeschooling has been a blessing to Jen and has allowed her to understand her children better, their needs, and tailor a custom learning plan for each child, and she can do the same for you. She has been an active leader over the years organizing field trips and mentoring many families on this journey and ready to help more families thrive in this new alternative education model.
Corinne is an amazonian super woman who got her undergraduate degree in Wellness and Fitness and a Masters in Performance Enhancement Injury Prevention. Through the progression of her career she broke away from the 9-5 job and ventured into independent coaching and training for the past 12 years. Through her evolution in the health and fitness industry Corinne has refined her approach to how she helps her clients through mind, body and spirit.
Taylor Hill is a former aircraft electronics technician, network andministrator, Ethereum miner, and Web3 Technologist & Consultant. First developing an awareness to Bitcoin in 2011, Taylor is a long term visionary & advocate for the organizational and transformational capabilities of blockchain, decentralized applications and digital identity.
Monica is a Doctor of Physical Therapy; Movement Expert; Advanced Yoga Teacher; Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor; Bodywork practitioner; Mentor. Monica is a a journey 💫 Discovering beauty💫, and we're thrilled to be working with her on a wellness vision for Behere members.
Tanya Harrison is the mom of two young children who she has been homeschooling since 2017. Her strategy with homeschool is to incorporate the things that public schools do not; the most important one being social-emotional skills. She has a Bachelors degree in Recreation & Tourism Management, where her studies included an emphasis on childhood play & development. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, many styles of dance, yoga, and traveling.
Emily Groenhuizen is a homeschool mother and has been teaching and caring for infants, toddlers, and children for 14 years.
She began her career as a preschool teacher in Gillette, Wyoming. The daycare in Wyoming had specific rules that a California native like Emily wasn't used too.
There she and the kids would spend the entire day outside as long as the weather was zero degrees or above.
The kids were tough, resilient and had room to be free and so did she. Then she came back to California and got a degree in Early childhood education and began her family. After her daughter was born she opened an in home daycare.
Today she is still working with kids as a homeschool mother and Founder of Conejo Forest School, where she teaches children the beauty of nature!
Laura Belevica is a Latvian multimedia artist, illustrator, designer and architect based in Los Angeles, California.
She studied economics and business administration in Riga, Latvia and has earned a Masters of Architecture in the United States. She also studied in Finland and Japan, and spent most of the past decade living and working as an architect in Shenzhen, China.
She can juggle a wide range of concepts and mediums to communicate a narrative. Nature is the primary source of inspiration in all of her work. We're thrilled to be rethinking childrens enrichment with Laura at Behere!
"This is the time for us to seize the opportunity to reset our internal selves in order to create balance with our external environment. We must let our hearts guide us to do what we know to be fundamentally right; for our children, our community, and ourselves." - Hilary
founder of School of Lunch (SOL), is a mother of five who refused to accept the quality of food her children were being served during school lunch. She began a relentless mission to change the status quo, and eventually took over the lunch program at her local school in Topanga CA. She worked with local farmers and food producers to create an affordable nutrient dense meal program that was based on the foundation of ancestral ways of eating. The results were astounding. It all stemmed from what she calls a Regen-Living lifestyle, where we strive for a symbiotic relationship between our bodies and our external environment.
Charles (or Chuck as many of you know him), has deep roots in the local food systems. He has served on the CDFA/Farmers Market Advisory Committee and is the current head of the Slow Food Ventura County. Chuck brings a ton of energy to everything he does, and we're thrilled to have him advising with Behere.
Kelly Nicassio is a licensed marriage and family therapist with more than 10 years’ experience and a passion for working with children, adolescents and families. She has experience treating children and adolescents with a variety of concerns, including behavioral issues, trauma, attention disorders (ADHD), adjustment disorder, issues related to adoption, obsessive-compulsive disorder, grief, generalized anxiety, separation anxiety and depression. She believes in strengthening the relationship between parents and children in addition to helping parents manage and change undesirable behaviors. She was born and raised in Ventura County and loves supporting families in the community.
Justin Harrison is an entrepreneur, breathwork facilitator, and soon-to-be Naturopath doctor, based out of the Ventura County. He fathers two young children, Cade & Kelsey, who are homeschooled by his wife Tanya. In his spare time, Justin enjoys traveling, hiking, playing basketball, and meditating. Justin brings a wealth of knowledge to Behere that we're excited to bring to Behere members.
Acting as our visiting naturalist, Karin is a qualified Red Cross Lifeguard, Wilderness First Responder and swimming instructor to children and adults. Karin has worked as a backcountry guide for overnight hiking, cycling a d canoe trip for families, women’s groups and individuals. Karin’s educational background includes Agriculture and Farming, Physical Education and Yoga Studies. Karin spends her free time with her four children and husband in Nature.