November 2013

Congratulations to Claire Fallon!

clairesmallLocation: Kailua, Hawaii
Hobbies: Yoga, meditation, scuba diving, hiking, theater, dancing.
On her iPod: Haim, Cat Empire, Arcade Fire, Ann Peebles, Alabama Shakes.
Favorite Animal: Manta Rays, I’ll always remember dancing with them in Kona!
Favorite Quote: “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor and some style.” Maya Angelou
Favorite Mamma Chia Flavor: Blackberry Bliss Chia Squeeze
Bio: Claire is grateful for the opportunities to live a full and blessed life. She has traveled and lived in wonderfully strange places like Philadelphia, New York, Puerto Rico, Baja Mexico, India, Nepal, Tibet, and of course Hawaii. Claire has a B.S. from Skidmore College. She is an ERYT-200 certified Yoga instructor. Claire opened and ran a yoga studio on a tiny island in the Caribbean for 3 years. She developed and taught a court preparation program using theater and play for incarcerated teens in Philadelphia.

We are so excited to present the November 2013 Brand Ambassador of the Month award to Claire Fallon! Claire is new to the Mamma Chia family but has already wowed us with her enthusiasm and shining personality. She has been lucky enough to live in some amazing places such as Puerto Rico, Baja Mexico, India, Nepal & Tibet. Currently, she calls the beautiful state of Hawaii home. Claire enjoys yoga, meditation, scuba diving and enjoying her favorite Chia Squeeze, Blackberry Bliss!

We are so thrilled to have you as a part of our team, Claire. Thank you for helping us spread the Magic of Chia in Hawaii!

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October 2013

Congratulations to Trish Gibbs!

trishsmallLocation: Hurst, TX
Hobbies: Flea Markets, Yoga, Creating new things out of old things, painting furniture, rearranging the house, being outdoors (just not in August in Texas), snuggling with my family… and drinking Mamma Chia, of course!
On her iPod: Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Dave Matthews, anything acoustic.
Favorite Animal: I love them all but only an old Persian cat and a spunky rescue mutt share the bed!
Favorite Quote: “Sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast” – Alice in Wonderland
Favorite Mamma Chia Flavor: Coconut Mango and Pomegranate Mint
Bio: I’m a spreadsheet loving – free spirit (yes the two can coexist!). A California girl at heart, I’m blooming where I’m currently planted in Texas with my amazing husband. The last five years I have had the privilege of working on various projects ranging from event management to visual merchandising while also preparing my beautiful daughters for the big scary world of Kindergarten. I believe in representing brands that have the same core values as I do in wanting to nurture ourselves and our world. I’m so excited to part of the Mamma Chia Magic Makers! (My girls actually call me Mamma Chia!)

Congratulations to our October 2013 Brand Ambassador of the Month, Trish Gibbs! Her passion & can-do attitude makes her an incredible Brand Ambassador and we are honored to have her on the team! Trish is a California girl at heart, spreading the Magic of Chia in Texas where she currently lives with her husband and daughters. Trish loves Yoga, Flea Markets and being outdoors (just not in August in Texas!). Fun Fact – Trish’s daughters call her “Mamma Chia”!

Thank you for being such a unique soul and an irreplaceable part of our team, Trish!

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September 2013

Congratulations to Aly Courain!

alysmallLocation: Wharton, NJ
Hobbies: Cleaning (even though she is embarrassed to admit it!), taking pictures, biking roads or mountains, a fun run here and there, skiing, hiking, kayaking, ice climbing, rock climbing.
On her iPod: The Lumineers, Dave Matthews Band, Mumford & Sons… peppered wit some Basshunter and Dub-Step with an occasional Demi Lovato or Beyonce song.
Favorite Animal: Manatee
Favorite Quote: “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every day experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face… You must do the things you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
Favorite Mamma Chia Flavor: Coconut Mango Vitality Beverage or Apple Cinnamon Chia Squeeze
Bio: I was born and raised in rural PA amongst farms – my neighbors were mostly cows and chickens. So I always grew up with an appreciation for what the land offers and all things natural. I am now married to the best thing to ever exist in my life, my husband Aaron, and while our home base is currently in NJ, we are really just having fun and exploring/doing anything a car or plane can take us to. When I am not spreading the magic of Mamma Chia, I am either adventuring with Aaron or we are dreaming of what our next adventure will be. And I have an outy belly button that I call my spaghetti-O.. that’s kind of interesting!

We are overjoyed to announce our New Jersey superstar and September 2013 Ambassador of the Month, Aly Courain! We can always rely on Aly to step up to the plate and we love her contagious enthusiasm and passion! When Aly isn’t warming hearts at a Mamma Chia demo or event, you can find her outside biking, running, skiing hiking, kayaking… you name it! She also loves photography, cleaning (even though she’s embarrassed to admit it) and going on exciting adventures with her husband Aaron.

From all of us at Mamma Chia, we are so grateful to have you on the team, Aly! Thank you for all that you do!

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August 2013

Congratulations to Thomas Serafica!

thomassmallLocation: San Francisco, CA
Hobbies: Archery, Jogging, Martial Arts, Movie Watching, Paintballing, Snowboarding and Surfing.
On his iPod: Foo Fighters and Weezer
Favorite Animal: Turtles and Pandas
Favorite Quote: “Don’t let school get in the way of education” – Mark Twain
Favorite Mamma Chia Flavor: Blackberry Hibiscus or Green Magic
Bio: I’ve been working in the front lines of the natural and organic industry for over five years. During my free time I enjoy visiting the many organic markets that the Bay Area has to offer. My top 5 markets to visit in the Bay Area are the Real Food Company, Bi-Rite, Rainbow Grocery, Canyon Market and Good Earth.

We are thrilled to announce our August 2013 Ambassador of the Month – the one and only Thomas Serafica! Thomas has a ton of experience in the natural and organic industry and we are super impressed with his reliability, passion & enthusiasm. When Thomas isn’t spreading the Mamma Chia love, you can find him doing archery, jogging or jamming out to Weezer and the Foo Fighters. We love working with such an amazing soul!

Thank you for helping us make San Francisco shine with Mamma Chia magic, Thomas!

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May 2013

Congratulations to Megan Hannen!

mamma chia ambassadorLocation: Venice, CA
Hobbies: Building sustainable gardens for schools, paddle boarding, yoga, getting in quality time with my husband and my great dane, Bella.
On her iPod: You name it…I bet I’ve got it!
Favorite Animal: I heart octopi
Favorite Quote: “Eventually… Everthing Connects.”
Favorite Mamma Chia Flavor: Guava Mamma, no wait…Kiwi Lime,no, um maybe Grapefruit Ginger…Shoot, I give up! They are all amazing!
Bio: Seeding people’s souls is what I am passionate about! When I am not spreading the Mamma Chia love, you can find me helping to develop urban gardens on school campuses. Currently, I am helping a high school rehab a 2 acre parcel of land into a sustainable living classroom and garden. There is nothing more satisfying than helping people.

With excitement and joy, we are pleased to announce our May 2013 Ambassador of the Month – Megan Hannen! Megan’s beaming smile, shining personality and great work ethic make her a rockstar on the Mamma Chia Team. When Megan isn’t spreading the magic of chia, she continues to seed people’s souls by helping build sustainable urban gardens on school campuses. If Megan is around, you can count on sharing a laugh with her. It’s because of her infectious positive attitude that we honor her as May’s Ambassador of the Month!

We are grateful to have you as part of the Mamma Chia family! Thank you for all you do!

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