Sarah Sandoval // Founder & Content Manager
Sarah is a 26 year old Californian who uses “y’all” in her sentences. Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist. A lover of lists, the band NEEDTOBREATHE, borrowing 20+ books from the library, and walking into Trader Joe’s to buy flowers. Sarah has lived in Sacramento & San Jose as well as Lincoln, Nebraska where she survived her first real winter (she’s proud of that!). Find her on Twitter and Instagram.
Ashley Mauro // Contributing Writer
Ashley is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist and a SJSU alum. She is currently working with the senior population and helps lead worship at her church. A lover of polka dots and the San Francisco Giants, Ashley also enjoys listening/writing music, going to the beach, cooking and baking. Find Ashley on Twitter and Instagram.
Jamie Hooker // Contributing Writer
Jamie is a missionary who works with short-term missions teams to send them around the world. In the little spare time she has, she enjoys writing, photography, trips to the beach and unnatural amounts of television. A jack of all trades, master of none. Find Jamie on Twitter & Instagram.
Hannah Koerner // Contributing Writer
Hannah is a California native who has realized she will never own too many books and will never stop learning (even if student loans demand she not go back to school). She drinks too much coffee, has an unhealthy love for beautiful cheese plates, and totally gets all of the hype about avocado – that stuff goes with everything. She is doing her best to learn to plan life in pencil, follow Jesus into unlikely places, love when it’s hard, and never stop laughing at cheesy jokes. Find her on Instagram.
Haley Bowers // Contributing Writer
Haley is 22 years old and just graduated college from San Jose State University. She majored in Interior Design and minored in Child and Adolescent Development. She is currently attending online Decorating school through Ashworth University and is hoping to begin graduate school for her masters in Mass Communication this fall. Her dream would be to work for HGTV or intern for Lauren Conrad’s decorator in the future. She loves Jesus, dresses, flowers, infants, is a total Harry Potter nerd, and loves talking to random and not so random people about their passions. Find her on Instagram.
Liz Ramos // Contributing Writer
Liz is 28 years young! Graduated from San Jose State University with a B.S. in Recreation with a Concentration in Recreation Therapy and a Minor in music. Her dream is to truly live life the way God intended it to be, to have and fulfill God-sized dreams. She desires to live a God-honoring life – a life where we are truly answering His call to be His hands, feet, mouth and to be used to build His kingdom and please Him. She has a passion for empowering and encouraging not only people, but more specifically young ladies. She loves God, her family, food, coffee, adventure, fitness/health, music/singing. She loves to make people laugh! Find her on Instagram.
Liana Swarengin // Contributing Writer
Liana wants to live in a world where coffee never ends, where salsa is always spicy, and where chocolate chip cookies are considered health food. As a stay-at-home mom and writer, she’s usually either washing something sticky out of her hair or scribbling notes down on scratch paper lest she forget. When she’s not chasing after children, you can find her tucked beneath a cozy blanket reading an exceptional book or binge watching Netflix while snuggled up beside her hubby. She is passionate about her Jesus and desperately wants others to know that He loves them no matter what their life looks like. Liana’s love story with Christ truly began when she finally reached up out of the pit and grabbed hold of the hand of Grace.
She knows firsthand that fear and shame can serve as a personal prison and is so thankful that the Lord urges His children to instead walk in freedom. You can hang out with Liana on Instagram or on Twitter.
Mariah Zuniga // Social Media Admin
Mariah is a lover of all things sparkly and an absolute coffee addict. Usually the one that surprises people with her girly girl looks while being able to fish, shoot guns, and camp like a champ. Loves the Lover of her soul, Jesus, with all her heart and has had a personal relationship with Him since she was 12. Mariah serves local Sex Trafficking survivors after they are rescued and it’s the biggest honor she has had thus far in life. She longs for a day where girls can love one another out of wholeness and comfort in a community of God fearing women, rather than slander one another in a worldly way. Let’s make that change, it start with ONE and I’ll be that ONE.
Anabel Mendiola // Devotional Team Leader & Writer
Anabel is the oldest of three first generation Mexican Americans. She grew up in the small town of Emmett, Idaho but has been living in beautiful North Idaho for the last 6 years. Anabel’s favorite pastimes include thrift store book shopping, reading in her hammock, hiking the local trails and drinking copious amounts of caffeine. She has been known to drive her favorite coffee shop, Evans Brothers Coffee, that is an hour way just for a triple americano with cream or their signature cafe cereza and then drive back home. She loves listening to podcasts–some of her favorites are Levi Lusko, Chad Veach, Christine Caine, Judah Smith, Stephen Furtick, and Heart of the City Church. Anabel also enjoys YouTube, from Roman Atwood, Casey Niestat, Fun for Louis to worships sets by Bethel Music, Hillsong United, Brian and Katie Torwalt, and United Pursuit–she enjoys the many facets that YouTube offers. Anabel is currently an Early Education major at Lewis Clark State College. She loves spending time with people and her heart is to see generations turned to the heart of their Father. Anabel has a passion for the world and plans to be a long term global missionary. She has visited South Africa, Nepal, Mexico, France, Spain, and Canada. The list will only grow from there. Her motto is “adventures with Jesus” and she believes with all her heart that this life with Jesus is her greatest adventure.
Gennean Woodall // Devotional Writer
Gennean is a writer, maker, and photo-taker currently calling Nashville home. Over the last ten years, she has been on the greatest adventure with Jesus, exploring the things that ignite her heart and stirs her soul, like grace and the Word and encouraging others to go deeper in their relationships with the Father. Coffee dates are her love language and swapping stories are her jam. She prefers the mountains over the beach, iced coffee over hot, and reading a book over watching a movie. She’s single and (mostly) loving it, learning the art of contentment in each season He places me her. Gennean is originally from the California coast, and loves adventuring through God’s creation, whether solo or with friends, and always with her camera at her side. She has been known to geek out over any and all things Harry Potter, so if you want to talk spells or the art of quidditch, she’s your girl.
Joy Lojo // Devotional Writer
Joy is a licensed educator and yet she prefers to be a stay-at-home wife and mom. She loves her husband and daughter more than anyone and anything else in the world but only next to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She’s a breastfeeding advocate and serves as a peer counselor in their area. She and her husband homeschool their only child (for now) whom she breastfed for 4 years and 8 months. She considers nurturing her daughter as her current calling and ministry. She believes that serving the Lord doesn’t only signify one has to be involved in church activities. It could also mean faithfully doing household chores and lovingly taking care of one’s family. You can find her on Instagram and on Twitter.
Allison Rector // Devotional Writer
Alli is a Psychology Student at Augusta University that has a passion for Jesus, writing, people, and her planner! Her goal upon graduation is to continue her studies and work in the mental health rehabilitation field helping those with PTSD. When she is not writing for @sheisfound, The Captivating Woman, or her classes, Alli can be found in a river, fly-fishing. Alli also serves in Celebrate Recovery at her church where she leads, and is a part of a community that helps each other to find joy in Christ after their “hurts, habits, and hang-ups.” Her favorite thing to do is start her days super early with a large cup of tea, walks with her dogs, and, of course, quiet time with Jesus.
Bronwen Steele // Devotional Writer
Bronwen is an introvert and over-thinker who grew up moving all over the UK. This creative and lover of beauty is currently working as a copywriter for a digital marketing agency in England but still trying to figure out what she’s passionate about and should pursue (hint: it’s not marketing). She loves that God is faithful and gentle when she messes up but is in constant need of relearning the truth of God’s goodness. Deep conversations, ethical fashion and a good song (or just a cheesy one) are all things she’s down for. She laughs at her own jokes, drinks tea not coffee and thinks woolly jumpers are pretty much the best item of clothing out there.