Team

Natasha Ellis, Founder
Natasha EllisNatasha is a seasoned sales and marketing leader, entrepreneur and manager with 15-20 years experience in the advertising, marketing and sales communities. Working for leading media and publishing brands, such as WebMD, Yahoo! and E! Entertainment Television, Natasha has a concentration in health and wellness sales and marketing; in addition to specializing in categories ranging from packaged goods, retail, technology across multiple media channels. Natasha’s aptitude for entrepreneurship led her to launching Alive + Well, which has been responsible for creating vitality experiences for clients such as Facebook, Microsoft, WebMD, Yahoo! and more. As a result of Natasha’s active and valuable relationships with leading national brand marketers, buying agencies and other influential contacts at top media, publishing and tech companies, Alive + Well has become the leading source for top tier companies seeking vitality activations for their brands and organizations.

Lisa Merkle, Director of Experience Design
lisa_merkleLisa specializes in event production and lifestyle design. As a holistic health coach and dedicated yogi, Lisa’s concentration is in mind-body-spirit activation and experience architecture. Current wellness clients include The Aspen Institute, The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Reboot with Joe Cross and Dr. Mark Hyman. Lisa refined her expertise in design and production working with the world-renowned fashion photographer, Bruce Weber for 10 years as his dedicated Studio Manager. Working with art & film festivals such as Art Basel, The Cannes Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, Hamptons Film Festival; fashion clients including Vanity Fair, W Magazine, Italian Vogue, Fashions Night Out, Lisa’s was responsible for branding, design, planning, production and public relations. In addition to working with Alive + Well, Lisa leads her own production company entitled Lisa Merkle Event Production + Lifestyle Design  www.lisamerkle.com