Our Team

Gary Kosman 

Gary has the honor of being daddy to Sloane -- a toddler tearing up the playground and family drum circle scenes in Los Angeles.  When he’s not attempting to master ponytails and pigtails for Sloanie, Gary leads the team at America Learns -- a technology outfit for nonprofit and government agencies.  You can also find him practicing meditation at Insight LA -- one of the many sparks that ignited our work.

Christina Williams-Saulter

Christina is mama to Marlee, Quinn, and Piper. She happily parents with her incredible wife Deanne of 12 years in gorgeous Newfoundland, Canada.  Now in the thick of parenthood, Christina finds grounding in through the written word -- especially poetry.  In between parenting, wifing, and her poetry, Christina is the Chief Customer Officer at America Learns.

Allison Micali

Allison is honored to be mommy to her two ferocious love bugs -- Harper and Benjamin -- and lives with her husband Joseph in Westfield, NJ.  In addition to deciding which child to chase first and in which direction, she spends most of her time finding solace in reading and writing stories for herself and children, and completely loving her work at America Learns.

Alex Huitink

Alex is one half of the brand new god-parenting duo to baby Elliot.  He lives in Los Angeles with the other half of that duo - his girlfriend, Mara.  When he’s not trying to figure out the proper technique to holding a baby, Alex finds his inner peace by creating drawings and illustrations, and then loses that inner peace while rooting for his favorite sports teams ;-). Alex also proudly serves as the Lead User Experience Designer at Flippy -- a robotics company in sunny Pasadena, CA.

Our Meditation Teachers

Heidi Shaw

Heidi Shaw, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over fifteen years of clinical experience, specializes in individual, adult psychotherapy. She approaches therapy with a compassionate attitude of acceptance and respect for her clients, coupled with over ten years of specialized training in mindfulness and meditation, including Mindful Self-Compassion.  She currently teaches Mindful Self-Compassion courses at the University of Southern California and InsightLA

Learn more about Heidi on her website: www.heidishawlcsw.com.

Fern Olivia

Fern is an internationally-recognized meditation teacher, yoga teacher, and speaker on the power of integrative medicine and holistic lifestyle practices.  Combining her education in Biomedical Engineering with her studies in yoga and integrative nutrition, Fern created Thyroid Yoga, a unique approach to supporting thyroid health that has changed the lives of thousands of women and men.  She trains wellness leaders and practitioners in this form of yoga worldwide.

Fern also founded Ajai Alchemy, an all organic essential oil fragrance brand specifically formulated with synergistic hormone balancing and aphrodisiac benefits. 

You can find Fern's writings at Well and Good NYC, MyDomaine, Beauty & Well Being Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Mindbodygreen, Medium, and The Huffington Post.