Jalissa Grier MSN, FNP-Bc is the owner of Bella Sol Medical Spa, PLLC which offers IV Hydration and Vitamin Shot Therapy. Born and raised in Winston-Salem, Jalissa graduated from Winston-Salem State University before earning her Master of Science in nursing from Purdue University. “I have been working in healthcare as a licensed professional for six years now,” said Jalissa. “I chose to open a medical spa offering IV hydration and Vitamin Therapy as my primary services to the community as a preventative option to manage their overall health and wellness. As a full-time family nurse practitioner, I have noticed that more people are looking to discuss alternative ways to manage their health besides western medicine. Prioritizing self-care from the cellular level is the foundation that Bella Sol Medical Spa is built on. The vision I have for my brand is to one day expand into a fully functioning wellness center where you can receive services from a variety of professionals such as licensed therapists, estheticians and advanced practice providers such as myself.” When not at work, Jalissa enjoys learning how to roller skate, trying new recipes, binge watching “This is Us” and “A Million Little Things” and spending time with her husband, Austin, daughters, Bellamy And Soleil and English spaniel, Marlo.
Ashley Wren is a retired champion international professional equestrian rider who operated one of the largest equestrian centers in the northwest. In 2014, after severe injury from a horseback riding incident and already suffering from degenerative disc disorder, she decided it was time to move on to the next chapter in her life. Being homesick for the south, she moved east and eventually settled in Forsyth County where she decided to pursue a career in helping others. Knowing first-hand about the difference the holistic health approach made in both her horses and herself, she enhanced her natural healing talents and became a Master Reiki Practitioner and certified Spiritual Life Coach. Ashley grew up in a family of healers; one side having a more traditional medicine approach and the other having natural healing abilities using energy. Since she has a combined belief in approaching healthcare, she became a massage therapist. She cares greatly about each client and hopes to heal each and prevent future pain. She believes her holistic healthcare approaches will help those suffering from the opioid epidemic in the Triad. Ashley recently began her practice at Aeracura Salon & Spa in Clemmons as well as her mobile massage services and reiki for animals and people, and spiritual life counseling services. She dedicates her spare time to learning more healing techniques. Ashley stays optimistic despite her chronic pain and feels it helps her empathize greater with her clients who suffer similarly.
Jennifer Fox Boyle, originally from Hickory, North Carolina, earned her bachelor of arts in English and American studies from UNC Charlotte in 2007. She married a Forsyth County native in 2008, and they moved to the Winston-Salem area to join family businesses and explore new opportunities. She then obtained her master of arts in rhetoric and composition in 2010 from UNC Greensboro. She fell in love with teaching at the community college level and has been an English instructor for the past 12 years. When Covid-19 threw the educational environment into a tailspin (even for her own seven-year-old), she decided to officially launch a long-time dream of hers, a private tutoring company she fondly named Red Barn Scholars Tutoring Resources. Her dream is to provide educational resources through local, professional educators to students needing supplemental help, especially when bridging the gap between distance learning and face-to-face instruction. She feels that empowered students are successful students, and accessibility is a part of that equation. The company’s tutors currently serve students in Forsyth and Davidson County. As the 2020-2021 Past Charity League of Lexington President, she feels it is important to also provide opportunities to those experiencing financial difficulty. As a “scholarship kid” herself, she was ecstatic to provide scholarship opportunities to those with academic and financial difficulty through the “Allison Boyle England Scholarship Fund” within the Red Barn Scholars company. When she isn’t teaching or connecting students with tutors, she loves fishing and escaping from technology in wild open spaces on her family’s Forsyth County farm with her spirited husband, Josh, and their two sons, Easton (7) and Wilder (2).
Christina Miner-O’Reilly is originally from New York, but has called North Carolina home for more than 15 years. She is a second-generation Realtor and works with RE/MAX Preferred Properties. “Real Estate is something I’ve always wanted to pursue, but when I was pregnant it was something I definitely wanted to accomplish for our growing family,” said Christina. “I spent the year studying constantly while working full time, and I was able to pass the state exam on the first try – just two weeks before our son was born! Since joining RE/MAX two years ago, I’ve already been recognized by our office and RE/MAX International in getting the Executive Club Award. This year, my goal is to get the 100% Club Award. I’m passionate about people, and I’m grateful for the ones I have already met in this industry and I’m excited for the ones I will meet in the future! Getting to play a role in such an important chapter in people’s lives enriches my own so much. When I’m not selling real estate, I enjoy reading a good mystery or romance novel, cuddling with my pug, Rico, trying out new local restaurants or watching my husband and our two-year-old son, Grayson, ride their dirt bikes and four wheelers!”
Darien Claire Dancy is the owner and a licensed esthetician of D.ClaireBeauty facial spa located in downtown Winston-Salem. Darien graduated from Health and Style Institute specializing in Esthetics/Skin Care Therapy. She loves making every client feel confident and beautiful in their own skin and loves building personal relationships with her clients! In her spare time, Darien loves to spend time with her family, especially her one-year-old son, Hayden, her dog, Cannoli, and her fiancé, Gavin.
Isabel Sprinkles is the owner and head trainer of Leverage Training. She attended the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. “My business began through a simple realization that most women have no idea what they are capable of and the self-recognition they deserve,” said Isabel. “This realization led me to become certified as a personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. From there, I made it my mission to educate women and help them understand that exercise is a privilege and their bodies are a powerhouse. It’s been such a dream come true to see the physical and mental transformations that take place when my clients make the choice to work on themselves and improve their health. I believe training out of my personal gym allows my clients to be comfortable and confident enough to give workouts their all, and leave feeling powerful and positive. My business would not be nearly as successful without the support of my family, friends and fiancé, Harrison. When I’m not pouring 100% into my business, I’m most likely spending time with those amazing people and/or getting outside and staying active! I am grateful for the women I’ve been able to help thus far and excited to see what the future brings!”