Meet the Thrive Cellar Tribe
(stay tuned for new Tribe Members)
Natalie leon, Wine With Nat®
I kicked off my career at a local Miami PR agency and then moved onto The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce. In 2009, during the economic crisis, I was courageous enough to launch NAT-PR, INC., a boutique ‘a la carte’ Public Relations & Events Management firm. I recognized the challenges that businesses encountered in obtaining public relations firms at a fair budget with proven results. One of my biggest accomplishments during that time was NAT-PR’s signature event, Get Connected, an event with over 500 attendees that offered all South Florida professionals a networking platform to build relationships. I was featured on NBC 6 South Florida, BizBash, Selecta Magazine and IN FOCUS Magazine. In 2011, I was awarded "Publicist/PR Executive of the Year" by BizBash.
In 2015, I decided to share my story with the online world through blogging with a little help from wine. From “wounded healer”, to empowering others through meaningful conversations and wine (#UncorkedConversations), this Boss Babe turned life’s circumstances into purpose-driven brands aimed at using the power of my voice and wine to empower women to thrive.
Featured on CBS Miami and awarded "Miami Women Who Rock 2016" by Miami Women Who Rock and "Best Local Blogger 2016" by South Florida Bloggers, I am here to be an inspiration for others with the help of my tribe.
Miriam Leon-Vazquez, Miali
Miriam Leon-Vazquez, director and founder of The Miali Company works side by side with the boss babes of the Women Who Wine® community and start-up culture to brand workspaces and administratively consult them in their business development needs.
Miriam has over 15 years of experience combined with training in interior decorating, business administration, marketing, and the legal field. She’s suited to work in areas of lifestyle, food, retail, and legal field.
But wait, she’s also a mom, wife, boss babe, and a proud leading member of the Women Who Wine® community and Thrive Cellar Tribe.
Michelle A. Hernandez, PSYCHMIAMI
Michelle A. Hernandez is a seasoned therapist that offers over 20 years of experience obtained in community mental health and private practice settings.
After working for almost ten years in a children’s advocacy center in Miami, she decided to begin a private practice to better serve a range of clients. Michelle has a vast experience ranging from a lock down juvenile justice facility to a psychiatric crisis unit and also has experience treating substance abuse and trauma. She works primarily with women and children and is an advocate for both. The focus of her clinical career has been trauma and she has specialized training to include Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy obtained from the University of South Carolina.
She has participated in Spanish radio tackling issues related to women, children and parenting and has been licensed in the state of Florida since 2011.
Karen Sanchez, The Sanchez Group
Karen Sanchez is an entrepreneur with a proven track record. She is the Co-CEO of The Sanchez Group, a financial services and prestige international realty company.
Jacqueline Coleman, History & Wine
Jacqueline Coleman is a 4th-Generation Miamian, certified sommelier, wine writer, and 2019 American Fine Wine Competition Judge. She is the monthly "Vino" columnist for Biscayne Times, writes a quarterly wine column for the Miami-based foodie magazine, Let’s Eat, and is the "Through the Grapevine" wine contributor and consultant for South Florida Luxury Guide magazine. She is also a regular contributor to the Coravin company wine blog & Winetraveler.com.
Throughout South Florida, Jacqueline works with brands and clients putting together wine-focused events, tastings, and dinners. She received her wine education at the U.S. Sommelier Association, FIU Institute for Hospitality and Tourism Wine Program, The French Wine Society, and the International Sommelier Guild. You can follow her wine tasting events around South Florida, personal stories, travel adventures, and musings about the "wine lifestyle" on her blog, History & Wine.