Team

Natalie Levy, founder

Passionate about pushing boundaries and being independent from a young age, she holds a BSE of Industrial Engineering and minor in Mathematics graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of Michigan. She has held roles in derivatives trading at Citigroup, enterprise data sales and operations at numerous technology businesses including Bloomberg, and early stage ventures. She led business development efforts for private equity investor Turn/River Capital which was focused around SaaS optimizations. She currently resides in Denver with her loving rescue pup Bina.

  

Hayley Roberts, contributor & editor
A wordsmith and storyteller, Hayley holds a master of arts in professional writing and digital rhetoric from Michigan State University. After working in agency PR and studying political satire, she has spent more than a decade in nonprofit and philanthropic communications. She has worked on a range of policy issues in metro Detroit, including regional cooperation, transit, and climate, and on health issues statewide in Michigan. She lives in Ann Arbor with her husband, two cats, and a dog.

 

 

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Dr. Nicole Barile, contributor
Dr. Nicole Barile is a licensed clinical psychologist and certified Nutritional Therapy Consultant practicing in New York, and her mission is to educate people on the power of food and lifestyle practices on the path to mental and emotional wellness. She's trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapy and has extensive experience treating anxiety and mood disorders, with a specialization in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. As a nutritional psychologist, Dr. Barile's approach combines evidence-based psychological practices with nutrition science, creating a comprehensive treatment plan that includes food and lifestyle practices. She earned her PhD from Hofstra, but still found time to indulge her passion for drums playing in Goody Proctor, a two-piece rock band with her husband. Learn more at FeedYourMental.com.
 
 
 
Dr. Soyona Rafatjah
Dr. Soyona Rafatjah, contributor

Dr. Soyona Rafatjah is a board-certified Family Medicine physician and Co-Founder and Medical Director of PrimeHealth, in Denver. She offers evidence-based, and personalized programs in reversing: IBSHypothyroidism and Type 2 Diabetes, and also Concierge Primary Care. Dr. Rafatjah is passionate about helping her patients reach their health goals. She helps them to address the root cause of their issues and focus on disease prevention in addition to treatment. With the knowledge and tools she gives them, her patients feel in control of their own health.

Through an intimate, patient-physician partnership, and a whole-body approach, she and her patients develop a personalized treatment plan which adjusts to their needs and environment over time. To learn more about PrimeHealth and to schedule a free consultation, check out their website at primehealthdenver.com

 

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Corry Buckwalter, contributor
Committed to making cities more livable and creating inclusive built environments, Corry Buckwalter holds a Masters in Regional Planning and a Masters in Landscape Architecture from Cornell University. She has served as Director of Planning for Schuyler County, New York, and helped launch curbside recycling programs in San Francisco and San Bruno, California. Corry has written extensively for the American Planning Association's Planning magazine on topics ranging from green infrastructure and municipal bonds to Detroit's revitalization. She's is passionate about participatory design, exploring the urban spaces of Rome, and teaching seniors about house plants. She lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she enjoys urban sketching in her free time. Corry can be found at www.climateconsciousdesign.com.

 

Tiff Willson, Contributor & Mentor
Tiff Willson is a keynote speaker and technology startup entrepreneur building products for the interior remodeling industry. Today she is the co-founder and CEO of roomhints.com a remodeling platform that has a community of over 1 million users. Tiff has been featured in the New York Times, Today.com, WeWork Creator, Mashable and more. Tiff is excited to provide business tools and guidance for fellow entrepreneurs in the She's Independent community. You can learn more about her workshops and coaching here.

 

Victoria Chin, Contributor & Mentor
Victoria J. Chin is a marketing leader for high-growth tech companies. She currently leads marketing for strategic partnerships at real estate disrupt Opendoor, and previously led a variety of product marketing and growth efforts at Dropbox. She joined Dropbox in 2014, helping the company more than triple in size, launch its first customer success team, and develop their first outbound marketing strategy during her tenure. Before Dropbox, Victoria reported directly into the CEO at Dow Jones, and managed global customer experience across all products (The Wall Street Journal, Barron's MarketWatch, Factiva, and more). She was the youngest person ever to appear on the WSJ masthead in their 125-year history. She started her career with a short stint in fashion before pivoting to Bloomberg, where she met a mentor who would ultimately bring her to Dow Jones. She has an MBA from UC Berkeley-Haas and a BA from UCLA.

 

Rachel Overvoll, Community Leader
Rachel is a women's rights activist, speaker, and writer. She is the author of her best selling memoir, Finding Feminism, and the co-founder of Rise Up Denver, a female conference collaborative. Rachel lives in Denver with her rescue dog, Daisy.

 

Dr. Patty Stott, Contributor
Dr. Patty Stott is a holistic health practitioner and physical therapist outside of metropolitan Denver. She specializes in orthopedics and chronic illnesses, including a specialty in Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. With a growing interest in holistic health, Dr. Stott furthered has training in Functional Medicine, Reiki energy work, and visceral (organ) manipulation to be able to address the whole of the patient. She can be found in office at Elevation Wellness in Arvada, CO for manual and/or energy work or for tele appointments in health and wellness both in office and via tele appointment. Learn more about her practice at www.elevationwellness.co.