Jen Waldref
Jen sums up her life in six words: Writing words. Reading books. Raising boys. She is the former speechwriter for Washington Governor Jay Inslee, and an award-winning freelance writer who has published numerous articles online and in print, on topics ranging from politics to feminism to parenting. Whether it’s soaring rhetoric or spare prose, Jen is drawn to the emotional impact and power of the written word. She lives in Olympia, Washington, with her husband and three sons.

Stacy Scheel Hirsch

Stacy is a teacher, trauma-informed mindfulness facilitator, certified coach, and wellness expert. She offers individual and group coaching through her virtual (online) practice and in workplace settings. By supporting individuals in the development of daily practices, relational mindfulness, and greater somatic awareness, she helps them develop more personal skillfulness so they are free to live, work, and connect with more of who they are – she helps them to live a new story! Stacy loves to nourish herself with travel, especially when it involves hiking, kayaking, long walks through urban landscapes, or really great food. She lives in Olympia, Washington, with her husband and daughter.