meet the team

Dr. Kaitlyn Goldsmith

founder  |  @DRKAITGOLDSMITH 

Kaitlyn is a certified yoga teacher who is passionate about integrative wellness approaches and is on a mission to inspire and empower people to live their fullest lives - while making mental health and wellness resources more accessible and affordable.
In her spare time, she enjoys practicing yoga, travelling, scuba diving and meditating. She holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and is an Instructor in the Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia. She practices at Vancouver General Hospital and also has a private practice where she sees individuals and couples. She has published several scholarly articles and book chapters in the area of sexual health and well-being and has been featured in well-known publications such as Glamour and Cosmopolitan magazines.

"I am on a mission to leverage tech innovation to improve the accessibility of wellness practices, increase human connection, and empower people to live their healthiest and most meaningful lives."

Stephanie Clogg

Director of Connection  |  @steph_c_

Steph is passionate about personal growth and her life's mission is to create a positive impact on peoples' lives on a personal and global scale. At EsVedra, Steph is the point of contact for content creators and designs live and virtual events to showcase the knowledge and contributions of our creators. She has a diverse background in psychology including a Bachelor's degree in neuroscience from the University of British Columbia. Steph spent her childhood summers in the Czech Republic, has travelled to more than 20 countries, and enjoys connecting with people from diverse backgrounds and perspectives. 

Alyssa Dawson

Alyssa is a content creator and consultant for brands, bloggers and influencers in the wellness and travel space. She lives for connection, exploring, and visually curating brand stories. She is dedicated to creating images, graphics, and videos that keep her clients’ visual strategies engaging and in alignment with their core messages, as well as current and ever-evolving. Alyssa has travelled to 23 countries and counting, and finds inspiration in the movement of nature and the people she meets. She is a sun-seeker, and chases light in both work and play. Her happy place is California, and her next pin on the world map is Bali with the EsVedra community. Alyssa keeps self care top of mind with daily meditation and a gratitude practice, as well as yoga, pilates, trail runs, and reading (and wine!).

Director of Storytelling | @alyssacdawson

Danielle Muntain

DIRECTOR OF ENGAGEMENT | @DANIELLEMUNTAIN

Danielle is a global digital marketer and social media expert with a passion at the intersection of science and spirituality. Danielle has traveled to over 40 countries, and is dedicated to living life to the fullest potential - and helping others live theirs too! With a background in Marketing, Social Media and Content Creation, Danielle launches innovative social media marketing strategies to authentically connect brands to a global audience. From conception to creation, Danielle is on a mission to bridge the importance of wellness into our everyday lives to elevate our consciousness as a collective. Danielle loves to bring unique authenticity and organic perspectives as a conscious and mindful consumer herself. Her favourite wellness practices are breathwork, meditation, and yoga. 

Jenna Beaudin

Jenna is EsVedra's communications officer, research analyst, and our content writer. She is a fourth year undergraduate student at the University of British Columbia, studying psychology and pursuing a Master's in Business Management. Currently, Jenna works as a work-learn research assistant at the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health in the Parkinson’s Lab. In her free time, Jenna likes to spend time with her friends/family and enjoy the beautiful outdoors that British Columbia has to offer. 

AMBASSADOR OF BUZZ

Samantha Cho

 Tech ninja

Sam is a fourth year undergraduate student at the University of British Columbia, studying Computer Science with a concentration in algorithms and data structures. She has previously worked as a software engineer in Vancouver and San Francisco with Intel and Verkada. In her spare time, she loves to socialize through outdoor activities, including hiking, long-distance running, and skiing, and has previously run a marathon. She is always open to suggestions for hiking trails, and is excited for new adventures!

Megan Binder

Megan is a recent graduate from UBC with a Bachelor's degree in psychology and counselling, and is passionate about living life to the fullest and inspiring others with her words. She is the content writer for EsVedra and posts weekly blogs about topics that resonate with her, hoping to inspire others on their wellness journey as well. Megan has travelled to 34 countries and counting, and along with a spark of wanderlust is en route to becoming a yoga teacher and spiritual healer. In her free time, Megan enjoys running half marathons, paint nights, and spending time by the ocean.

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