About the Hosts
Brianna Ortega / Founder of Sea Together, MFA in Contemporary Art & Social Practice Candidate, Artist
Brianna founded Sea Together Magazine in December 2017 and grew up mainly between Oahu, Hawai’i and California. She currently calls the Pacific Northwest Coast home and is working on her graduate degree, an MFA in Art & Social Practice. Besides working as an environmental educator at a marine preserve and teaching art classes on occasion, and running Sea Together , she has shown her art in places like Portland, Italy, and San Diego. Brianna enjoys bringing people together through creativity and surfing, and looks forward to facilitating experiences for women surfers to ask what art means to them in the most beautiful place in the world, the Pacific Northwest.
Ariana van Beurden / Yoga, Meditation/Mindfullness, and Intercultural Communication Educator
Ariana van Beurden is a meditation/mindfulness and Yoga teacher, and Intercultural Communication Educator. She has a passion for connecting people from all over the world, and is an ESL Teacher who has spent her life teaching all over the world. Her mission is to use mindfulness and mediation to help people to discover their own cultural tendencies so that they not one learn more about themselves, but also connect more deeply with those around.