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Our

Team

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Tanya Taylor Rubinstein

Founder & Director

Tanya Taylor Rubinstein developed Somatic Writing as a way for her students to become embodied writers. By holistically retrieving voice, untethering power and writing stories, they are able experience profound personal connection to their work.

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Courtney Reed-Marsh

Somatic Story Coach

Trained as a fiction writer, with a deep love of myth and a publishing industry background in personal story-based nonfiction, I thrive in the liminal spaces where well honed craft comes together with image and metaphor, lived experience and collective knowing to bring great storytelling to life.

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Debra Rosenman

Somatic Story Coach

DEBRA ROSENMAN traverses the wild terrain of soul as a writer, author, book midwife, developmental editor and ghostwriter. She is the author/editor/designer of The Chimpanzee Chronicles: Stories of Heartbreak and Hope from Behind the Bars, which has garnered 15 awards to date, including Grand Prize, Nonfiction from Next Generation Indie Book Awards; Winner, New Nonfiction, International Book Awards; Gold Medal, Anthology, Independent Publisher (IPPY) Awards; Winner, Narrative Nonfiction-Animals, Best Book Awards/American Book Fest; and Winner, Anthology, National Indie Excellence Awards. She also won NYC Book Awards Distinguished Favorite for Book Interior Design. 

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Cooper Lee Bombardier

Somatic Writing Guest Instructor

Cooper Lee Bombardier is a writer and visual artist and the author of the memoir-in-essays Pass With Care, a finalist for the 2021 Firecracker Award in Nonfiction. He teaches in the MFA in Creative Nonfiction program at University of King’s College and in women, gender , and sexuality studies at Saint Mary’s University.

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Kristin Barendsen

Somatic Story Coach

Kristin is passionate about helping people delve into their deepest stories—and find the most authentic expressions of them. What truths are spoken only by the body? What’s the story underneath the story? She guides her clients to define the arc of meaning in their lives and explore how their core message resonates on a universal level. She helps writers navigate their internal blocks, create a sustainable writing practice, and get their voices out into the world.

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Jonathan Mack

Somatic Story Coach

Jonathan holds a double BA in Religious Studies and Writing from Naropa University, and an MFA in Writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has worked as an editor in the US and Japan, assisting large and small presses, translators, authors, and students. Jonathan’s editing practice centers on encouragement and precision as essential and indivisible qualities, each in its own time. He emphasizes what he, himself, needed most to learn: that you are not disqualified and it is not too late. 

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Janet Beamer

Client Care Coordinator

Janet Beamer is our Client Care Coordinator, bringing a wealth of knowledge and skill in supporting online businesses to create a high impact and the best client experience. 

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Hazel Ann Olaguivel

Marketing Specialist  - Operations Team

Hazel Ann Olaguivel is a tech-savvy virtual assistant who helps overwhelmed creative and soul-driven entrepreneurs grow their business by taking care of their online marketing systems.