By Jennie Dozier, Marketing Coordinator for the Zen Girl
Hello Zen Friends!
I would like to introduce myself to the community. My name is Jennie and I am the new Marketing Coordinator for The Zen Girl. Stacy and I thought it would be nice to share the story of how we met each other and shed light on our mission towards bringing wellness into the world. It was only a few weeks ago that I was dreaming about a job that would bring together both my background in marketing with my passion for healthy living. Shortly after that, I met Stacy. Today, I find myself the newest member of the The Zen Girl team!
Not long ago I left my job as the Marketing Manager for Temple at the Zen Compound, America’s first sustainable music venue located in the heart of San Francisco. It was here where I gained most of my skills in online marketing and business development. Being a leader in this industry allowed me the opportunity to start a marketing campaign from the ground up. I successfully created and managed all the digital media including Facebook and Twitter with a focus on weekly email campaigns. I built the email list from zero to 100,000 in four years, in addition to managing over 40 online accounts for the multiple businesses within The Zen Compound which included not only a music venue, but also a restaurant, a record label, an online television and radio station.
I worked within the music industry for several years, but was not feeling fulfilled. Something was missing. I began to think that I wanted to steer my career in a new direction. If I ever had a chance to get out of the city, I thought, “now is the time!” I saw this change as an opportunity to travel, so I headed to Bali, Indonesia in search of something different. It was on this trip where I discovered new inspiration and a newfound passion into the world of wellness.
I wanted to travel with a purpose so I joined the program WWOOF, which provides volunteers with first-hand experience in organic farming and new methods of sustainable development. The place I chose to volunteer was called Jiwa Damai “Soul at Peace,” a hands-on, socially responsible organic garden and yoga retreat center. I had the pleasure of volunteering my time in the permaculture garden and experienced working side by side with the local Balinese team. I also helped lead daily yoga classes to the guests staying at the retreat center. It was on this trip where my whole vision became clear and it was obvious the direction I wanted to go next in my life.
When I returned to the city, I set out in search of a job that would combine my background in marketing with my newfound passion for wellness, and that’s what led me to The Zen Girl. I enjoy working with eco-minded organizations and individuals who have green, organic, sustainable or healthy practices they want to communicate on and offline. Stacy, known as The Zen Girl, shares many of the same interests in life and has several years of experience in the marketing field providing consulting to businesses within the spa and wellness industries. She too has traveled the world and found pleasure in exploring other cultures, practicing yoga, and living a healthy lifestyle. The mission of The Zen Girl is to help individuals and businesses achieve their goals, whether it is creating a wellness program or a new marketing strategy. I am so happy we found each other and I look forward to contributing important skills that I’ve acquired through past marketing projects that lead consciously by example.
This year I plan on getting my yoga certification and I hope to one day open my own yoga and wellness retreat center. Working with The Zen Girl will be a great experience for exploring the wellness industry and creating new relationships with healthy people. Having the opportunity to travel, or retreat to a place where you can connect with your Self, is a gift everyone should experience. I recommend it to anyone who is looking to learn ways to create a healthier lifestyle. I am grateful how the events of my life have unfolded and I look forward to working with you!