TANJA NIKOLIC NOBERT - CURATOR/CREATIVE DIRECTOR/FINE ART CONSULTANT
TANJA NIKOLIC NOBERT is an accomplished award winning creative director, visual designer and fine artist. Founder of Elephant Square, a fine art gallery and boutique with a conscience. Elephant Square is the evolution of an idea to merge her passion for art & creative living, with her love of elephants.
Tanja’s award-winning fine art, illustration and commercial design work have been published both nationally and internationally. She has created art for private commission, corporations and charitable organizations. Her fine art has showcased in solo and group exhibitions. Tanja continues to create her beautiful art in Las Vegas, Nevada, her home for the past 30 years. In her personal life, married 21 years and mother of two spirited wonderful teenagers.
Tanja loves art, music, literature, fashion, yoga, traveling the world and learning about diverse, beautiful cultures. All things creative!
And of course LOVES ELEPHANTS!
"The only remedy for love is to love more." –Henry David Thoreau
JESSIE L. Is from Las Vegas, NV. She fell in love with Ann Arbor at a young age when she attended University of Michigan's Debate Camp. Jessie is a graduate of the University of Michigan where she did her BA in Classical Art and Archaeology and Art History as well as the University of Cambridge where she received her Master's of Philosophy in Archaeology: Heritage and Museum Management. She is proud to own and operate the aUM Yoga Studio, where intangible heritage is a part of the daily landscape. She was a competitive dancer in her youth and found yoga after she left the world of dance.
Jessie has been practicing yoga for over eight years. She has envisaged the concept of aUM Yoga as a studio that she would have frequented as an undergraduate. Jessie is an E-RYT 200, is certified in Aerial Yoga & Thai Massage, and is currently in pursuit of her Massage Therapy, Personal Training, and Nutrition Consulting Certification at the Ann Arbor Institute of Massage Therapy. Jessie also specializes in Geriatric Yoga and teaches in an assortment of assisted living facilities and adult day care centers in the Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and Dexter Area(s). She is focused on creating and fostering a welcoming & loving community! As a Lululemon Ambassador, she strives to create this community both internal and external to the aUM Yoga studio space.
A country girl at heart, LISA HAMLYN FIELD lives, works, and dreams on a ranch in Hunt, Texas with her husband, five kids, 10 chickens, and two dogs. She is a landscape designer, organic gardener, event planner, and mama by day and with the help of a late afternoon soy latte, she cooks up her creative business magic by night.
Raised in the mesquite country of South Texas, her fondest childhood memories are of swimming in the muddy water of the Nueces river, picking vegetables in her Nana’s garden, making wild mustang grape jelly with her mom, working cattle with her dad and uncles, running her horse wide open across the freshly plowed fields of her family’s farm, and coming in from playing with her brother and cousins to the smell of fried venison and the sound of her daddy’s mandolin picking out a bluegrass tune. She spent many summer days lying in the cool grass gazing at the clouds with a head full of dreams.
After leaving the University of Texas in Austin , Lisa returned home and started a landscaping business that set her on a path that led to where she is today. She met the man of her dreams who happened to already have three kids, and then they added two more to make quite a sweet gang. Now her days are full to the brim with work and family, but the chance encounter with a dreamy YouTube video got her thinking about an event that would change her life forever. Lisa decided that to try and to fail was a much better choice than living with not trying at all, so Lucky Star was born.
It was born out of a desire to bring to the South the goodness of what she experienced at art camp in the Northeast. To gather women of all ages to share their ideas, creativity, and spirit so that each day of the year not spent at camp, those women know they have the support of the many kindred sisters they met on hallowed ground. A little something special to keep in the back pocket of their souls to help get them through thick and thin and forever keep that spark lit.
You can read more about Lisa and her big adventures with her family on her personal blog at www.outside-lisa.com.
ANGELA ABSHIER is a Las Vegas resident but her heart is all over the world. Parts of it are in Sydney, Laguna, Santorini and Istanbul, and lots of it is in Manhattan.
She is a lover of the arts and fashion and has a passion for music. She has fought for artists rights for 20 years.
She has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Telecommunications for the University of Wyoming and a law degree from the University of Baltimore. She has designed and owned a clothing store and a kids app company. She started her legal career at the fabulous John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC. She has designed slot machines, media plans, and filmmaking competitions.
Angela is also driven by health and fitness and deeply moved by animal rights and sustainable food sources. She is committed to being a voice for 'the food movement", ending agri-farming, and plant based nutrition education. In 2014 she founded Think About Your Food, an organization designed to work with restaurants to evaluate and manage menu sources, reduce waste and help educate consumers. Follower her on twitter at @foodchanger and Instagram.