Swell Community

Swell Friends & Family

Family. Friends. Partners.

The Swell Community is made up of amazing people and companies that passionately work with SwellWomen to give our customers an amazing experience. Here are some of the Swell Community members that we would like to highlight.

Carve Designs

Carve Designs

Womens Surf and Swim Wear

On a surf trip to Mexico in 2003, surfers & athletes Jennifer Hinton & Thayer Sylvester had a vision: to be able to surf comfortably without having to squeeze their rears into boardshorts designed for juniors. They took a leap of faith, quit their jobs and dedicated themselves to designing and manufacturing boardshorts for real women that would fit well and look great in and out of the water.

Carve Designs has evolved into an active apparel company offering a full range of technical waters sports, après surf and lifestyle collections for all seasons. They love what they do -- pioneering a brand for the Carve woman, one who is passionate, fun, versatile, organic, feminine and inspirational.

Carve Designs is a match made in heaven for SwellWomen. Each piece is functional, fabulous and designed for the female surfer & yogi.

www.carvedesigns.com


Rachel Young

Rachel Young

Communcations Manager
Rachel Young is a communicator at heart; she expertly navigates the space between what brands need and what the public wants. A spirited explorer and lover of nature, Rachel aims to spread positivity and light to the world through strategic marketing and communications implementation. Rachel has a desire to impact social action and change, which has led her to advocate for many causes close to her heart including literacy/education, animal rights and environmentalism. A native Floridian, Rachel was raised in Orlando, went to school in Tallahassee and settled in South Florida. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English, media and communications from Florida State University and a Master’s Degree in strategic public relations from George Washington University. Between yoga classes and trips to the dog park with her dog Lucca, Rachel can be found digging in her garden or quitting in the middle of a DIY Pintrest project. Read more of Rachel’s work at www.therachellaurenyoung.com or  seedtoroot.co or on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/therachellaurenyoung/

Tammy Petersen

Tammy Petersen

President of Retreats Unlimited
Tammy Petersen is a seasoned retreats organizer and communications professional with a proven ability to pinpoint crucial media and public relations opportunities for a variety of companies. Tammy has more than 16 years experience in advertising, public relations and marketing with talents that set her apart. As President of Luxury Marketing Partners International, Inc., Petersen provides senior-level personal service to every client in the portfolio. Tammy brings her extraordinary media expertise and unrivaled PR thought leadership to every client’s table. Focused and resourceful, she helps clients make the industry and media connections that will take their businesses to the top. Tammy consistently lands her clients influential, widespread coverage in top media outlets including Travel & Leisure, Sherman’s Travel, Coastal Living, Modern Luxury Publications, Self Magazine, Caribbean Travel & Life and USA Today,among others. She also has a proven track record of developing and implementing events and promotions that increase revenue.   [email protected]   Website:  www.myretreatsunlimited.com

Gina Larkin

Gina Larkin

Transformational Coach
About Gina: Gina Larkin is a leadership and personal coach with the ability to evoke transformational change in her clients. She is a former marketing executive with two decades of experience across global Fortune 500 companies, internet start-ups and marketing agencies, as well as a seasoned leader able to build C-level relationships, influence cross-functional partners and inspire teams. Known for relationship building, collaboration, and communication, she uses proven Co-Active Coaching philosophies and strategies to empower individuals to have fulfilling careers and lives. Gina is in private coaching and consulting practice with executives, emerging leaders and personal clients around the globe. She has a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications, was trained at the ICF accredited Coaches Training Institute, and has her yoga teacher certification (RYT200) from the Nosara Yoga Institute. Gina is a repeat SwellWomen guest and finds her bliss through surfing, yoga, skiing, travel and organic cooking. She balances her time between Lake Tahoe and San Francisco, California, helping others transform their lives just as she transformed hers. http://www.ginalarkin.com/ Follow Gina on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ginalarkin/ Favorite Quote: “Change your thoughts and you change your world.” Norman Vincent Peale

Elena Sonnino

Elena Sonnino

Life Coach
Elena Sonnino is a life coach with one goal: to help you learn to embrace epic belly flops so that you find flight in the fight to reach your own summit. She believes that the more you are willing to fall, the stronger you will be when you rise up. And Elena knows how to fall. In fact, she perfected the art of epic belly flops off a surfboard during her first SwellWomen retreat. But instead of seeing the falls of her board as failure, Elena found laughter and celebration as she progressed on the water each day. Elena brings her experiences as a cancer survivor, teacher, writer, marathon runner, adventure traveler and yogini to her life coaching. She works with women to find stillness to tap into their intuition and uses questioning, gratitude, dreams and metaphors to help others reveal their true self. Learn more about Elena at:  www.ElenaSonnino.com Follow Elena on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/elenasonnino/ Elena's Favorite Quote: “We’re so engaged in doing things to achieve purposes of outer value that we forget the inner value, the rapture that is associated with being alive, is what it is all about.” Joseph Campbell

Border Free Travels

Border Free Travels

Filmmaker / Digital Storyteller / Travel Expert
We had the pleasure of working with Kristen Kellogg from Border Free Travels on the beautiful island of Maui while she produced our inspiring short films about Surf, Yoga & Retreat Life ~ A Swell Life & About SwellWomen.   Exploring rugged to refined, filmmaker, digital storyteller, and travel expert Kristen has designed her life for living out of a suitcase. Her Wanderlust Website + Content Creation Agency, Border Free Travels, focuses on highly engaging lifestyle storytelling through film, photography, and innovative media tied to travel. She not only creates content but provides consulting to brands and destinations for digital marketing, social media, and modern campaign concepts that will best reach and engage their desired audience.

 Kristen recently produced work for the Travel Channel and Thailand Tourism, and her work has been featured in a variety of outlets such as Yahoo, Daily Mail, AFAR, MSN, and Microsoft among others. Kristen is from Southern Illinois, has an obsession with cheese, loves talking to strangers (in person and on Instagram), and feels most at home when she’s not. A Nantucket Island resident, when she’s not on the road, she finds inspiration by literally running around exploring her own backyard.   Work With Kristen: [email protected] Website:  Border Free Travels

Shelby Eaton

Shelby Eaton

Artist / Visual-Storyteller / Photographer
Shelby Eaton is an artist, visual-storyteller and wanderlust-er on a quest to see and do it all. While she's a Jack of many trades and an artist of many mediums, her usual weapon of choice is a camera. Shelby's photo-journalistic approach to photography and film-making aims to capture pure, candid emotion and beautiful, uninterrupted moments in time for those she works with. Social Media: Shelby on Instagram Shelby on Vimeo

JAH Arts

JAH Arts

Social Media Maven
We are fortunate to have this beautiful mermaid as our Social Media Maven here at SwellWomen.  Julie Allen aka Jewels is an amazing yoga instructor, SUP / SUP Yoga Instructor, Massage Therapist, artist, writer & surfer.  Take a look at her website for her latest blog posts & classes and follow her on Istagram.

Inner Vision Studios

Inner Vision Studios

Design. Development. Strategy.
SwellWomen teamed up with Douglas Bentley, lead designer and founder of Inner Vision Studios, to create our new site! Inner Vision Studios is a Creative Company that focuses on full branding solutions for companies of any size. They offer Web, Graphic, Motion, and Print Solutions. It was a real blast working with them and I highly recommend them for any of your design or web needs! www.innervision.studio

KAST FITNESS WEAR

KAST FITNESS WEAR

AUTHENTIC BRAZILIAN - CAPRIS & LEGGINGS
KAST specializes in beautiful, quality, colorful capris and leggings.  KAST pants are great not only for surfing and yoga, but for all activities and all day long!  
KAST carefully chooses all designs for durability and comfort and offers a variety of supplex material options including: Extra Light (fits like a second skin), Light (light on the skin), Power (thicker/snugger), and Oasis (thicker/snugger/UV 50+).
KAST USA Distributor Summer Peters is a former SwellWomen team member and active SwellWomen supporter.
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