Editor-In-Chief & Publisher
Joanna the founder and publishing editor of Refined-Life, has lived in Vancouver, Whistler, Silicon Valley, and Orange County. While not working on Refined-Life and other online publications she enjoys time with her son and husband.
Bentley Mitchell is the owner of Labels Designer Consignments in Greenville, SC. Follow Bentley’s stylish finds and fashion picks on Facebook (/LabelsGreenville) or Instagram (@labelsgville).
Chuck Weber holds the rank of Bailli Honoraire in famed Chaine des Rotisseurs, the world’s oldest and largest gastronomic organization, with its headquarters in Paris, and was recently Chapter President (Bailli) of the Santa Clara Valley Bailliage, located in Northern California. Chuck has been an amateur chef and devoted wine enthusiast for two decades. He enjoys preparing lavish dinners for friends, both at home and on his yacht, BIG STING
Joe Noonan founded HomespunDesign.com in 2014 after several years as an executive with Wayfair, the largest online retailer of furniture and home décor. While most online competitors are focused on lower cost, mass market goods at a discount, Joe felt there was an opportunity to create a brand focused on beautiful, handcrafted furniture from passionate and skilled makers. Prior to Wayfair, Joe worked as an investment banking and venture capital professional, and he also serves on the Board of Directors of Watts Water Technologies, a global manufacturer of water safety and flow control products. Joe is married with two beautiful daughters, and lives just over the Golden Gate Bridge in Mill Valley, California.
Megan Ollenberger, Fashion Contributor to Refined-Life.com and Co-Founder/CEO at Shopscotch
A true NYC girl, Michelle conquers life in the fast lane – including a career track filled with several media and PR achievements. While still a student at Rutgers University, she founded a fashion blog, managing a team of editors. With creative thinking and “bring it on” attitude she continues to harness her love for beautiful designs and PR.
It’s no surprise that Roderick developed an interest in design at an early age , having grown up in a family of creative people. “I can’t tell you how many times I redecorated my room as a child. It wasn’t until much later that I realized what the career options were.” After studying design in Southern California he opened his own design firm in 2000. He accepts a wide range of projects from offices to residential homes, which he decorates in a style he describes as “Casually Sophisticated” Sophisticated in a purely Southern California way. REEDesign decorates from traditional to contemporary. His styles could include English antiques residing artfully among bamboo and tikis. REEDesign is "The Elegantly Ordered but Casual Lifestyle." And what would his dream project be? “Building a house from scratch with my own hands, making ideas come to life has always appealed to me.” Rod lives in Laguna Beach California with his wife Kathy and two sons. You can contact Rod to help you stage or decorate your home by visiting his website www.reedesigninteriors.com
Veronica started her career in Interior Design in July of 2006 driven by the passion to create beautiful yet comfortable interior spaces for her clients without breaking the bank. She later founded Casa Vilora Interiors , a full service design firm specializing in creating custom interiors for residential clients, model homes, and small offices. During her career, Veronica has worked on several projects in Houston and surrounding areas.
Wendy Peterson is the Executive Director of Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau, the largest full-service, membership-based visitor center in Sonoma County. Peterson has been with the Visitors Bureau for the past 15 years where she leads a team of 80 people, including a board of directors, staff and community volunteers. She is a founding board member of Sonoma County Tourism and is currently the chair of the Sonoma County Sonoma Visitor Centers Committee. Peterson is proud to represent Sonoma, which has been named the prettiest, happiest, greenest, slowest, most romantic, most historic and quirkiest town in the U.S.
Cristina is the Lead Designer, Principal of Studio Lily which focuses on bath and kitchen design and renovations. A certified kitchen and bath designer, she’s also an author, residential real estate investor, and global traveler. Cristina is multilingual and has called many countries around the world “home” including Brazil, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, France, and for the past 20 years, the U.S.
Hannah Tucker is the mastermind behind product management at TheBackStore.com. Hannah has a (healthy) shoe obsession and resides in the beautiful and sunny San Diego. She has a fascination for ergonomics and how it incorporates into interior design.
When not scouring the globe for the perfect Pinot, Jerod Gunsberg is a criminal defense attorney and founder of the Los Angeles-based law firm The Law Offices of Jerod Gunsberg (www.gunsberglaw.com). He is also the author of the informative and irreverent Instagram wine blog @seriousjuice.
Jody Gamracy is the Marketing Consultant for Arctic Spas - Canada's largest spa company, manufacturing and retailing spas, all weather pools (swim spas) and other leisure products. Produced in Alberta, Canada and in Washington State, USA, Arctic Spas are sold in 23 countries around the world. For more information, please visit ArcticHotTubs.com
Since the early days of his youth, Kevin has held a lifelong fascination for science fiction and high technology. Inspired by the world of avant-garde design, he resolved to engineer creations that bear the unmistakable mark of tomorrow. With GRAY®, Kevin fulfils this mission, to inspire the world to redefine tomorrow through their actions today. GRAY® was born in 2015, while Kevin was still in college. Studying the world around him, he came to believe that design and technology had to be pushed to new frontiers. He began with a bold statement - to create a sculpture for the iPhone that challenged the possibilities of what a phone case could be. With the ADVENT®, the first creation, GRAY® embarked on a journey that continues to this day. Kevin’s journey thus far has uniquely prepared him for his mission as the architect for the future, blending leadership, business acumen and a deep understanding of design. He served as a Captain in the Singapore Armed Forces, where his abilities as a leader was tested everyday. This trial by fire prepared him to forge his own team at the young age of 21. Graduating from Singapore Management University with degrees in Business and Finance, Kevin learnt the intricacies of business management. Along every step of the way, Kevin has prepared himself for the relentless pursuit of perfection.
Beverly Hills based diamond concierge, Michelle Demaree helps celebrities, athletes and high net-worth individuals from around the world procure exclusive diamonds and jewelry from the inside dealer network. To find out more visit web: www.missdiamondring.com IG www.instagram.com/missdiamondring Email firstname.lastname@example.org
With over 20 years of experience, Randy Char is one of Las Vegas’ top-producing brokers. In 2013 his team surpassed records in the community and closed a landmark total of $100 million in sales. He is focused on delivering a highly personal, expert team-delivered experience for clients in the high end market.
Stef Schwalb is the Director of PR/Marketing for BnBFinder.com, one of the world’s most comprehensive B&B directories. You can read more about B&Bs and travel at the BnBFinder blog. Follow along on Twitter at @BnBFinder, Facebook, Pinterest and Google+.