The Well Team
Marielle Amrhein is a facilitator/educator, writer, dancer, activist, mama and herbalist. She was born and raised in NY and has called Oakland home since 2011. Her people come from Portugal, France, Ireland, the U.K., Trinidad and West Africa.
With a background in dance, youth development, arts for social change, leadership, and counseling, she layers all her experience and skills in service of personal, interpersonal and systemic transformation. Marielle studied herbal medicine at Ohlone Herbal School, and has been a non-formal learner of herbal medicine for over a decade.
At her core, Marielle is a changemaker, a healer, and a deep lover of life and this planet. She is married to her beloved, Karim Bishay and together, along with many aunties and uncles, are raising the tiny human, Noor.
Karim is a serial entrepreneur and has founded and managed over 6 companies in the last 15 years. He's had the pleasure of being one of the early members of organizations like Dev Bootcamp and Learners Guild. He is passionate about organizations and management, and is currently running a consulting practice, Living Orgs, that helping organizations run in a more effective, purpose driven, and fair system.
He has two masters degrees, one in Pastoral Counseling (Highest Honors, Holy Cross, 2008) and an MBA (High Honors, Boston University, 2008). He has been a facilitator at the Interchange Counseling Institute (2011-2013) and for the YES! Leveraging Privilege for Social Change jams (2010-2011).
Karim lives and loves in Oakland with the love of his life, Marielle Amrhein, and their intrepid and generous toddler, Noor. When possible, he spends time dancing, hiking, and adventuring externally and internally.
True to their namesake, Bae laurel was born and raised in the Bay Area. Like many who live here, Bae is an artist, creator, and change maker.
Bae is a passionate healer who loves to move with and share plant people wisdom. Bae is deeply grateful for their teachers, especially Holly Calica and Abi Huff.
Alli is a California native with a deep passion for holistic wellness and nutrition. She enjoys spending time with her dog, being outdoors and cooking. Outside of her work at The Well, she is studying to be a nutrition consultant at Bauman College in Berkeley, CA.