Meet Our Co-Founders
It was only a matter of time that Meaghan’s passion for living Holistically and Organically would lead her to co-found Isla Magazine.
But Meaghan wasn’t always living this life. As a career driven workaholic handling fast paced environments like Disney World, Meaghan was exhausted, overworked and for the first time in her life, she was overweight. She knew something had to change, but she just didn’t know where to begin. Then in 2005, she became pregnant with her first child. Her quest to provide the baby growing inside her with the healthiest options possible led her to become an expert in organic and holistic living.
Meaghan now has two children who are healthy, happy and think chicken nuggets are “yucky.” Her husband, Christopher, even changed his fast food eating ways as well….he now prefers kale chips to fries and is in the best shape of his adult life.
Meaghan is currently studying at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition to become a certified Holistic Health Coach and also practices Reiki and is a Level 2 practitioner. Her monthly column is featured in South Carolina Woman Magazine, and her articles have been featured in several online health magazines.
Meaghan embodies today’s mom who wants the safest and healthiest environment for her children, but is also interested in fashion as well as just experiencing the ‘joie de vivre.’
Tara knows fashion…her career has taken her from Barneys to Bergdorfs and around the world. She has traveled the globe branding fashion for some amazing companies and designers. From a very young age, Tara has always been ahead of trends and is a trailblazer with her style and passion for all things fashion. To hear and see her, she evokes a knowledge and passion which has been quoted and featured in Women’s Wear Daily, USA Today, and several fashion blogs.
Living this fast-paced, jet-setting lifestyle also meant long grueling hours and a not-so-healthy way of eating. After years of living and working this way, Tara felt exhausted and finally decided it was time to go back to her roots. You see, Tara grew up in a natural and organic household where carob was a treat. She comes from amazing genes where beauty is ageless…her mother and aunts have amazing skin and age graciously. So, feeling the effects of being stuck in the corporate fast-track, she left the industry completely and rediscovered the values that she was raised with…eating fresh, healthy foods, and juicing. Today, Tara swears by juicing and believes it is the best way to maintain healthy, glowing skin.
Leaving the corporate lifestyle behind and coming back to her roots of healthy living, it is no surprise that Tara co-founded Isla Magazine. She has such a sincere passion for health, beauty, and of course, fashion. Her entrepreneurial spirit and desire to live a life designed by her drove her to create what you now see today as Isla Magazine. Tara has a wonderful message of health and fashion, and she is ready to share it with the world.