Meet the Goddesses

These ladies and businesses will inspire, challenge and educate you while sharing the gifts that make them GODDESSES!

iGoddess Fair Panelists

  1. Heatherash Amara
    Warrior Goddess gypsy o' love. Activist. Wisdom seeker. Lover of the dark and hidden places. Author of Warrior Goddess Training, the new Warrior Goddess way, and the Toltec Path of Transformation.
  2. Tessa Spencer Adams
    Tessa joined the ABC News 4 Team as a reporter in 2011. As a voice-over artist, Tessa can be heard locally and nationally as the television announcer for the "Gospel Stellar Awards" and "The Trumpet Awards." You can watch Tessa weekday mornings as a co-anchor of Good Morning Charleston and you can listen to Tessa on Cumulus Broadcasting radio stations 95SX, Z93, NASH FM, and Magic 107.3.
  3. Tish Volt
    Tish has created Bliss-a Spiritual Co-op where she had to stand alone at times and over long periods of time to create a thriving community where people can come and meet with like-minded folks and allow a sharing of knowledge and gifts with no fees for classes. They run over 100 classes a month. It is a donation based 501c3
  4. Queen Atterbery
    Queen Atterberry has been performing and managing in theater for over thirty years. Ms. Atterberry has been in the Charleston area for the past nine years and has built a dance company , author of play “When I First Remember” and is Director of The Arts Academy of the Impact Center Foundation a community base origination that offers performance arts classes. The dance company of Charleston has performed at Moja, Piccolo Spoleto , and with the DanceFX project plus schools, colleges and festivals in the low country. Ms. Atterberry has been feature in The Chronicle newspaper, City Paper and local media about her work in the community and her experience . She works as Engaging Creative Minds Artist presenter of African dance workshops and classes in the low country area and now will be adding film writer to her resume with her new production “When I First Remember”.
  5. Lynn Tally
    Lyn Tally is the founder of Go Interactive Wellness and the co-creator of The Deliberate Method. After leaving a professional ballet career at the age of 21, Lyn felt drawn to want to understand stress and it's effect on our health. After years of being her own worst critic, she realized that mindset and relationship to stress could make all the difference in the world to how life would feel – easeful or stressful. She quickly left her fast-track career as a performer and became dedicated to learning how to approach life challenges differently and share her knowledge.
  6. Anna Lenon
    Anna Lonon is a Visiting Professor at the College of Charleston where she teaches English. After attending USC, she married her college sweetheart, Michael Lonon, and moved to Charleston, SC. After four years of marriage, Michael was diagnosed with idiopathic head-and-neck cancer, eventually losing his battle to cancer on April 7, 2014. To honor her husband, and the children they had together, Jack, who is now 7, and Harper Rose, who is now 3, Anna created The Lonon Foundation. She recognized the need for a resource for children like her own who had experienced the anxiety and pain of having a parent or caregiver fight cancer.

Ballroom Presenters & Performers

  1. Brittney Hiller
    Brittney Hiller is the Founder and CEO of Brittney Hiller Yoga. Her mission is to inspire people of all ages, both young and young at heart, to boost physical well-being, create inner awareness and exude self-love through a mind-body practice. With over 6 years’ experience, Hiller has been teaching laughter yoga to adults and children in a fun, approachable, and therapeutic way.
  2. The Cocktail Bandits
    Tessa joined the ABC News 4 Team as a reporter in 2011. As a voice-over artist, Tessa can be heard locally and nationally as the Recently named two of Charleston's 50 Most Progressive in 2016, Johnny Caldwell and Taneka Reaves are the dynamic duo known around the globe as the curly-haired Cocktail Bandits. The full-time Charleston Ambassadors met at the College of Charleston, and now, with their booming hospitality business and self-titled Cocktail Bandits blog, promote female empowerment through advocacy for the food and beverage community from a feminine, urban perspective.
  3. Chef Laurie Erickson
    Extensive knowledge, a passion for health and wellness and an immense talent for inspiring others are behind Chef Laurie Erickson’s success in her 35 years of professional cooking. Her admired talents have been showcased at some of the nation’s top resorts, from the renowned Canyon Ranch Resort and Spa in the Berkshires of Massachusetts to the Five-Star Cloister and Spa at Sea Island on the Georgia coast .
  4. Sharon Robinson
    Sharon Robinson runs Wine & Canvas in Charleston, SC. She believes love is always the answer. She shares her art in classes throughout the Charleston area and raises money for many worthy charities.
  5. Chef Kimberly Brock Brown
    Chef Kimberly Brock Brown has over 30 years of experience within the culinary arena. In 2009, Chef Kimberly wanted to get back to basic with her culinary expertise and started Culinary Concepts, LLC for catering, demonstrations and other services.
  6. Katie Daehler
    Katie is a Holistic Health Coach and Yoga Instructor who specializes in coaching people on how to use whole foods, natural supplements, essential oils, and self care rituals to balance hormones, increase energy levels, improve sleep quality, clear skin, decrease inflammation, improve digestion, and achieve radiant physical + emotional health.
  7. Leann Ecker
    Leann Ecker is my name and designing healing crystal jewelry is my claim to fame! The easy flow and communication between myself and the crystals when they show me how they want to be situated next to another stone to help another person that they’re being designed for, is one of the most humbling and magical experiences I have on a regular basis. Since childhood, crystals and minerals have had a special place in my heart and in my homes. Teaching others and letting them experience the energy of my many crystal friends as I show people how to flow and not get caught up in your own box, is worth the wait and I look forward to the interactions and relationships that always stem from this gratifying field!
  8. Katie Rose
    Indie Artist. Advanced Cookie Eater. Secret Super Hero. Katie Rose's album Everything Yesterday is out now. www.katieroseband.com
  9. DJ Lanatron
    Charleston based DJ and really cool chick.

Zen Zone Presenters

  1. Elli Richter
    "I am a healer, spark plug for change, and my clients call me a compassionate bullshit cutter" Elli is also a holistic life coach, nutrition coach and certified in Ayurveda.
  2. Anne-Marie Wiesman
    Anne-Marie Wiesman, Certified EFT Practitioner, Certified Hypnotherapist, Reiki Practitioner, Energy Healer and Founder/CEO of Healing Connection Network.
  3. Melody Rogers
    A born & raised Southern girl with a zest for life, travel, & knowledge! After Studying Ayurveda from a more Western view for over 12 years at an Aveda Salon & Spa, then Classical Ayurveda with Dr. Vasant Lad in Albequerque, New Mexico, & Guru Vijaya Stallings in Virginia Beach, Virginia, to practical Ayurvedia with Cate Stillman from yogahealer.com over the last 4 years, I’ve become intrigued in how this Art & Science of Wise Living blends together with Modern Science & immuno-psyco-physiology!
  4. Gabby Bankston
    Gabrielle is a graduate of Winthrop University and a local to Charleston. After receiving her Bachelor’s in Psychology, she went on to obtain her certification in Massage Therapy from Southeastern Institute. As a member of the American Massage Therapy Association she finds her career rewarding. Gabrielle is a therapist who believes in a holistic approach to healing.
  5. Tarah Herrington
    Tarah is the founder of Well-Rounded Healing which came to fruition through well-rounded experiences she had in the healing modalities including acupuncture, Reiki and essential oils.
  6. Wendy Perrell
    Wendy Perrell, a twenty-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force, has over 16 years of experience in executive leadership development, coaching, mentoring, and training. She holds certifications in coaching, mediation, Rapid Cycle Improvement, NLP and many training disciplines.

Zen Zone Presenters

  1. Marcela McBride
    Marcela is a Shamanic Priestess, Sound & Energy Healer, Ordained Healing Minister and Spiritual Guide, based in Charlotte, NC. She is the Creatrix of the Mystic Priestess Immersion Program, as well as, the co-owner of Body Mind Shift Healing Arts Collective & Urban Retreat Center. Learn more at: www.MarcelaMcBride.com.
  2. Carmen Young
    Carmen Young is a gifted intuitive, energy & crystal healer, teacher and speaker. A co-organizer of The Wise Women Circle of Charleston meet up group of 900+ women that are seekers of spiritual topics, and recently started the Summerville Serenity Center (a community center to facilitate a variety of classes).
  3. Caryn O'Hara
    Caryn has wisdom beyond her years and offers it to the world through as an Ayurvedic Special-ist as she completes her Ayurvedic Health Counselorship studies. She is a published writer, pub-lic speaker, and yoga instructor. She's a natural connector and inspires others daily with her con-sistently sunny disposition, even through colon cancer survivorship.
  4. Sherry Kachanis
    Some of Sherry's many skills include: Reiki Master/Teacher Magnified Healing®, Master/Teacher, Level 1, Ordained Minister of the Universal Life Church, Karuna Reiki Level 1, Mediumship Training, Order of Melchezidek Practitioner, Levels 1, 2, & 3 OM Chanting Leader, Master Practitioner of NCLS® – New Code Linguistic Strategies®, Master Practitioner of NLP – Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Master Practitioner of Hypnosis Master NLP Coach
  5. Xiomara A. Sosa
    Xiomara A. Sosa is a clinical mental health counselor, healer, nonprofit executive and military veteran. xiomaraasosa.com is the definitive online multimedia digital platform destination whose mission is to promote integrative wellness through community health, emotional health, human services, mental health and soul health.
  6. Cary DeSmidt, D.C., B.S.
    Wellness enthusiast and local to the community with VitalityChiroSpa, Cary is no stranger to the world of health, fitness, and infrared sauna therapy. Whether a fierce, wellness warrior or someone just getting their feet wet, ignite your wellness journey and join the vitality revolution for a long, pure, beautiful life. "New Health. Better Life."

iGoddess Authors 

  1. Anastasia Driven
    Anastatia Ketchen is a proud Gullah Geechee woman from Charleston, SC. She is a mother, diversified artist, actress, poet, dancer, African Drummer and now a published author.
  2. Brittney Hiller
    Brittney understands the power laughter has to rejuvenate the body and inspire a youthful spirit. She enjoys teaching yoga and meditation to ages 1 through 95 and creates a learning space that is approachable, healing, and playful.
  3. Grace Collins
    I am 22 years old, born and raised in Charleston working as a full time cosmetologist; still writing as a hobby. Through the writing process of this book, I was a senior creative writing major at Charleston County School of the Arts. These pieces have earned regional and national recognition from National Scholastic, including two Gold Key Medals and the New York Life Scholarship. I received these awards at New York's Carnegie Hall.
  4. Sunita Hira
    Sunita Hira was born & brought up in Nairobi, Kenya. She started her career as a high school history teacher. Believing the whole universe is a miracle and inventions of the mind are a marvel, she has vowed to never lose the magical tales of her early childhood. Eager to share the story created in her mind, she brought forth The Golden Princess.
  5. Purple Barbie
    I’m a little eccentric, introverted, outgoing, and neurotic along with many other wonderful things all balled into one! I have been writing since I was a child but “This is Your Vagina” is my first public release with many more to come.
  6. Sherry Dixon
    Sherry is the owner of Lighthouse Solutions, where in addition to providing safety and health management services, she is a personal development coachm a motivational speaker and teaches classes on Postive Mental Attitude. She is a writer and published her first book Natural Destiny in 2012 and currently working on the sequel