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Meet our team

We’re a team of enthusiastic optimists, relentless builders, and kind people comprising entrepreneurs, doctors, therapists, engineers, lawyers, writers, and professionals who share a commitment to helping others thrive, succeed, and find joy.

Cori Sue Morris

Founder & CEO

Cori Sue is the founder & CEO of Retreat. She’s a 3X entrepreneur, having started, scaled, and sold a media company, Bitches Who Brunch, and a marketing agency. She loves empowering people to achieve their full potentials, strong women, microdosing, and helping others. Cori holds an M.A. in International Relations from the George Washington University and a B.A. in journalism from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Kara Ringo

Head of Healing

Kara is a psychedelic coach + guide. She is a reiki master, sound healer, spiritual empath and intuitive channel. Passionate about her esoteric teachings, she provides a grounded and pragmatic approach to healing and wellness. From working in Finance, she eventually made her way out of the spiritual closet with the support of plant medicine, and found her work expanding to microdose coaching and energy readings + healings.

Lydia Mcclendon

Marketing + Operations

Lydia Mcclendon is a millennial mom in marketing, helping to elevate the conversation around psychedelics and plant medicine as a parent. Lydia has worked within the functional plant medicine space for over 5 years as a writer and digital marketer, educating and elevating brands with creative copy, design, & organization. Now she brings those skills to the mission of Retreat to empower psychedelic assistance for all. When she isn’t talking about mushrooms or exploring with her family, she functions as the “marketing wizardress” for Retreat.

Gaby Rodriguez

Sales & Partnerships

Gaby is a wellness-focused sales professional who is passionate about helping others achieve success in their personal and professional pursuits. She uses her expertise in human performance and transformation to provide her customers with the necessary tools to thrive.

Lizzie Hedding

Digital & Growth

Lizzie is an experienced brand designer, digital marketer and elite long jumper. Since making the move from in-house marketing to freelancing, she’s worked with brands all across the world and as a digital marketing instructor for General Assembly.

Advisors

Anj Ahearn

Advisor

Anj Ahearn is a healthcare attorney focused on increasing access to traditional and non-traditional treatments to patients through technology. Anj has her M.P.H. from Boston University and earned her law degree from Northeastern. A east coast native, she now lives with her family in the Bay Area.

Sonam Khubani

Advisor

Sonam is an advisor, professor and coach in the mental health and wellness community in Miami Beach. She is currently completing her Ph.D. in Integral and Transpersonal Psychology through the California Institute of Integral Studies and is passionate about alternative healing modalities and spiritual awakening.

Peter Vitale

Legal Advisor

As a lawyer, entrepreneur, and community builder, Peter is dedicated to the creation and refinement of projects that serve the greater good. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame and of the University of Colorado Law School, Peter now lives in Santa Fe and is continually excited about the next big thing.

Sabba Nazhand

Strategic Advisor

Sabba brings 20+ years of B2B Executive sales leadership and acts as an advisor and investor to Founders/CEOs in startups to build the right foundation for growth. His passions are building communities, entrepreneurship, spending time with his family, and dreaming of becoming a Michelin-rated chef.

Gareth Rhodes

Regulatory Advisor

Gareth is an attorney and advisor who previously served in senior roles in New York state government managing complex regulatory and policy issues, and currently provides legal and strategic advice to early stage companies and is an adjunct professor at the City College of New York. He holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Jess Phillippi

With extensive social media experience across major brands, Jess is Thyme Studio’s resident social media manager, looking after strategy and execution for our more social clients.

Katy Mane

Katy is a graphic designer and illustrator with a love for baking, photography and creating with purpose. A keen problem solver and optimist, she enjoy’s finding solutions for meaningful change.

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