yoliheadYoli Ouiya, CEO (Chief Eco Officer), Publisher, is an omnipresent part of New York City Green movement. She has been dubbed the “Queen of Green” by Black Enterprise Magazine, noting her function as the go-to social media presence for everything “green”. She has been featured on variety of “Best Of” compilations including: Black Enterprise’s “Top 20 National Bloggers” of 2012, “Best in Green Living” by AllParenting.com, “Top 17 Black Woman Bloggers to Watch in 2013” by ForHarriet.com, and “Five Black Women Chefs We Love” by Clutch Magazine.

Brett Downes, Managing Editor, is a young(ish), left of centre, fun loving, freelance writer and perennial traveler. With over a decade of experience in the fitness & health industry as a Health club manager, personal trainer, nutritionist & swimming/lifeguard coach et al.
Born, bred and fed in Wales, United Kingdom: Currently exploring the world one party culture at a time! He loves writing in all forms for all publications, with his particular passion for startup, new & innovative companies. You name a job and Brett has worked it, from a doggy dancer to a sofa security guard. If you want diversity, he’s your man. He promises to settle down when in his own words “there are more yesterdays, than tomorrows.”


shomailaShomaila Issam is a modern-age, young and motivating freelance health and fitness writer with over 5 years of experience in the health field. With knowledge in medicine and psychology, she has written a myriad of articles on healthy and organic living, physical fitness, exercise, yoga, martial arts and meditation. She has also contributed to numerous reputable sites and has written over thousands of articles associated with diseases, injuries and their treatments.

Angela Bronner Helm is a journalist with over 18 years experience as an editor, writer and teacher. She was a founding editor of Honey magazine, and began her career as an editorial assistant at The Source (she’s also known to some as DJ Jela). Angela has also worked at The Village Voice, AOL.com, amNewYork, and most recently as Editor in Chief of Uptown magazine. She is a board member of the Black AIDS Institute (http://www.blackaids.org) and has been a longtime resident of Harlem with her husband and two kiddos (one (drama?) teen, one little guy). Angela loves learning about all things green, alternative healing, urban gardening, and an all around eco-friendly, yet funky, lifestyle.