Meet the team tending the fire of
What to Remember
If I came with a warning label it would say: Feels all the feels..
Maria Sirois, PsyD
Maria is a positive psychologist and seminar leader who teaches internationally in the intersection of resilience and flourishing. Known for her wisdom, authenticity, and rampant humor, she delivers invigorating practices to corporate and nonprofit audiences alike. Maria offers a wealth of perspective from decades of study in the areas of mind-body medicine and resilience to those who seek personal transformation and an increase in meaning, happiness, and health. Maria has been called an orator of great power and beauty and is the author of A Short Course in Happiness After Loss (And Other Dark, Difficult Times) and Every Day Counts. Connect with Maria: LinkedIn FaceBook
Born and raised in Pittsfield Massachusetts, Raphaela grew up focusing on her internal world and helping those around her. Reading brought her the ability to empathize with others and appreciate that everyone has a unique life experience. With 10 years of experience with photography, she shoots without the intent of perfection and instead with the joy of appreciating the beauty surrounding her. She is thrilled to have a dog (Lilly the golden doodle) of her own and she is living in Arlington, New York where she is currently pursuing a masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Raphaela's Website
Ellen Casey Boyd
Ellen’s work in development, marketing and corporate relations started in New York and Boston, and continued in Berkshire County, Massachusetts where she has lived for the past 18 years. She has worked at the New York Women’s Foundation, Gilda’s Club, the American Cancer Society’s Eastern Division and Starlight Children’s Foundation of New England and in consultant roles for the Literacy Network of South Berkshire and the Berkshire Community College Foundation. Since 2018 Ellen has worked on the executive leadership team of Every Body Thrive, the business founded and directed by business and health coach Karlee Fain. Ellen serves on the board of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation (BTCF) where she is Chair of the South Berkshire County Fund committee (over $3.5 million in assets), and sits on the advisory committee of the Denise Kaley Fund, which supports Berkshire County women with cancer in financial need. She received her bachelor’s degree from Skidmore College. Ellen lives in West Stockbridge, Mass., with her husband and their two children.
Karlee Fain is a celebrity business and health coach, author, and speaker, all from her quiet small-town home. She shows driven women how to leverage nourishment as the professional growth strategy that will make them leaders in their careers without sacrificing their bodies or spirit again. But she didn’t start out that way. At nine years old Karlee’s parents moved her to a yoga ashram so she could live and train with world leaders in the fields of healthy living. But secretly, Karlee had a passion for mainstream living, so when she wasn’t eating kale and doing yoga (decades before it was popular) she was playing “business”. Today, it’s her ability to clear busy work off her client’s plates so they have the time and energy to thrive in their career, health, and relationships that have made her the sought after live-in coach to a-list celebrities. You can see Karlee and her clients on MTV, ESPN, winning Grammys, or teaching at globally renowned wellness centers like Kripalu Center. That said, she calls career-driven women the real rock stars - because while they don’t have an entourage, they possess the wisdom and courage to create careers that uplight both themselves and others. Karlee's Website Instagram FaceBook