Lisa Sinclair – Interior Designer, Vita Design Inc www.vitadesign.com
I graduated with a Interior Design degree from Kwantlen Polytechnic University in 1998. After graduating from KPU, I remained in Vancouver for several years where I worked for a small but well established commercial design firm. They were a very talented group with a strong client base, and I was lucky enough to be launched right into the deep end. It was there that I developed my passion for the industry. In 2001, I returned to Victoria to start my own company, Vita Design Inc. For the last 14 years, I have worked on residential and commercial projects in both Victoria, Vancouver and internationally. I love that design is not static. Like fashion and beauty, it is constantly changing and evolving as new methods, techniques and products becomes available. I think that good design style speaks for itself. When I am not busy at work, I am busy with my lovable chaotic family, visiting great friends, doing health challenges or exercising. I am eager to share my passion for interior design, health& fitness, style and beauty (Beautycounter makeup) on Jody’s blog.
Tracey Gairns Brioux – Health & Fitness Specialist, Reset:Breath Fitness resetbreathefit.com
I have over 10 years of experience teaching Pilates and fitness training to all ages and of all fitness levels. I am certified in 5 different fitness areas which include: Stott Pilates and reformer instructor, American Council of Exercise (ACE) personal trainer, Group Fitness Coach, Schywnn Spin Instructor, TRX suspension trainer and Functional Movement Screens (FMS). Recently, i started my own business called reset:breathe fitness which is an online fitness program that enables clients to workout from home through live or on demand video. I also am a wellness advocate for doTERRA essential oils, www.mydoterra.com/traceybrioux/ which I feel is a wonderful compliment to living and leading a healthy lifestyle. Being a mom of 4, working from home while still being able to continue sharing my passion for fitness and wellness is a dream come true. I am looking forward to sharing my wellness passion on Jody’s blog.
Sandi Piercy – Real Estate Advisor, Engel & Volkers Vancouver Island sandipiercy.evcanada.com
I am a realtor with Engel & Völkers in Victoria. I’ve run my own business, figured out the ins and outs of local government and school district, and I am an active community volunteer. Connection to the community gives a sense of comfort and belonging, which is how we all want to feel about where we live.When I’m not working hard for my clients, I’m likely trying out a new gluten-free recipe, enjoying the outdoors, or fitting in a challenging fitness class. Health and fitness are an important part of keeping life more balanced. My perfect lifestyle includes satisfying work, a comfortable home to raise a family and maintaining healthy habits like fitness and eating well – and some vacation time, too!
When asked to be a contributor to the Living Hollis Style Blog, I worried about my knowledge of “beauty”. However, everyone that walks into a home knows: “good bones”, charm, style or just lipstick. I am surrounded by my beautiful family and friends, so maybe I know more than I thought?
Kari McLay – Social Entrepreneur, M.S.W. – Owner of Tulipe Noire tulipenoire.com
Kari McLay is a Social Entrepreneur and Fundraiser for the Arts and Social Service Agencies. Lover of the arts, music, design and fashion. She is keenly aware that business and philanthropy go hand in hand. Kari is the CEO Owner of Tulipe Noire Clothing on Oak Bay Avenue and a Director with Beautycounter skincare & cosmetics. Prior to opening her lifestyle boutique, Kari enjoyed a lengthy career as a clinical hospital Social Worker, Family Therapist and Parent Educator. Kari was born and raised in Victoria.
Tiffany Ling – RN, Extreme Baker and Cookie Fiend
Hi Everyone. My name is Tiffany and I am a cookie fiend. Or a cupcake fiend. Whichever one strikes my fancy but usually both. From time to time I experiment with cheesecakes when I have more patience! I’ve always enjoyed experimenting with cooking and baking. Growing up with two other sisters, I was always the one hanging around the kitchen watching my mom cook and bake. I would sit around and play with my own little dough balls and taste all of her food before it was even ready! As I got older I would partake in Home Economics classes in high school and when everyone else was moving onto other extracurriculars I stuck with my baking and food studies classes. Now I bake in my free time when I’m not slaving away in the hospital as a nurse. My hobby centres around baking for big holidays because I love to experiment with different themed decorations. I’ve always been artistic and creative since childhood (despite my dad’s dearest wishes for me to become a genius mathematician doctor). I am excited to be sharing some of my baking creations through Jody’s blog!