HEATHER MARTONIK GRAFF - CHAIRWOMAN OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS - SOCIAL MEDIA, MARKETING, FUNDRAISING
Heather Graff started her yoga practice in 1998 at North County Yoga Center with teachers Trish O'Reilly, Sharon Webb and Valerie Innes - looking for relief from postpartum depression. For the next nine years, she practiced in the style of Viniyoga. An injury in 2007 brought Heather back to Valerie Innes for private instruction to rehabilitate her body through yoga. Seeing the benefit of a regular yoga practice to the body as well as the mind, Heather decided to pursue a Hatha yoga teacher-training course through Willows Yoga with Sherry Schreck in 2010.
Heather brings her unique and eclectic teaching style to her yoga classes. Heather has also completed Yoga for Trauma Training and is a 2014 graduate of the Prison Yoga Project Training. She is also a supporter of Yoga for Hope, benefiting the City of Hope. In addition to teaching Hatha yoga, Heather is a dive master, music lover, and a motion picture trained make up artist. “Community and social service are so important to me. It is a privilege and an honor to be a part of the Sean O'Shea Foundation”
STEVE MERCHANT – BOARD OF DIRECTOR
I had the great fortune of going to high school with Sean and played football and volleyball with him. He was an outstanding athlete, and one of my most admired friends. I have never met a young man more kind and loved by all his peers. I am honored to be a part of the Sean O’Shea Foundation. I believe in the values in which Sean lived his life, and that the SOSF is the best organization to share those values through mind-body health with those most in need. I have been a board member of the SOSF for 4 years and presiding president for 3 years. I am a dentist in Carlsbad, CA.
ARYN RANNAZZISI – BOARD OF DIRECTOR, SECRETARY OF THE BOD
Aryn Rannazzisi has a passion for empowering the underdog. With a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Sociology from the University of San Diego, a Masters in Cross-cultural Teaching from National University, and a California Multiple Subject Credential, Aryn has worked in social work and as an elementary and middle school teacher in San Diego for over ten years. Becoming a mom in 2006 shifted her career focus, so Aryn combined motherhood, a love of Ashtanga yoga, and diverse classroom experience to begin teaching yoga to children. She founded her business: Aryn’s Family Yoga and expanded her yoga teaching to adults, families and play groups, always adapting to her clients’ needs. Aryn completed her 200 Hour Yoga Certification in Ashtanga Vinyasa through Infinite Yoga’s Teacher Training program, her 100 hour Hot Mama Buddha Baby Pre & Postnatal Training with Jolie Cash and 100 Hour Yin Yoga and Reiki Training with Shawna Schenk . Having knowledge of its outstanding mindfulness, yoga and nutrition curriculum, Aryn has been a strong advocate for the Sean O’Shea Foundation since its inception. She recently began teaching as a Foundation teacher and is enthusiastic to spread the wonderful benefits of yoga to more Southern California youth as a Foundation Board Member. Aryn considers her three children her best works yet and boasts they do fabulous downward facing dogs.
TREVOR WALKER - BOARD OF DIRECTOR
Trevor Walker - I have been a proud member of the Sean O’Shea Foundation since 2007. I’m currently admissions and advising coordinator at CSU San Marcos in the extended learning department. Prior to 2010, I was the Coordinator of the Academic Talent Search program at Santa Ana College, which provided me the opportunity of working with at -risk students at various high schools & middle schools in the Orange County area.
LIAM O’SHEA, BOARD OF DIRECTOR, TREASURER
Liam is the Father of Sean O’Shea. He has been serving on the Board of Directors since 2008. He has spent over 40 years owning his own business and accumulating year’s of experience. Liam retired in 1999 and decided to return to work with the Oceanside school district. He has been a community leader, has served as a mentor for high school youth, and he is an active bike rider and grandfather of six. We are proud to have him on our Board.
DEL HAMM – BOARD OF DIRECTOR, SOCIAL MEDIA/TECHNOLOGY
Del met Gloria when they were both in the Mira Costa Yoga Certification program. Del went on to teach a couple classes and then became a board member supporting primarily the technical aspects of the foundation’s website, fundraising website and Dropbox information. He is semi-retired from Aerospace, a Chopra Center certified Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga and Primordial Sound Meditation teacher and works with small businesses on government contracts. He is an avid yogi and has done genealogical research for over 35 years.
SUSAN OLDHAM - BOARD OF DIRECTOR
Susan is a marketing and business professional with 20 years of experience driving brand strategy and marketing communications at Fortune 500 companies. Susan holds an MBA in Marketing from USC. She currently works for Intuit and is responsible for TurboTax brand strategy.
Susan has practiced yoga for 10 years and has taught for 3 years. She joined the Sean O’Shea Foundation as a volunteer assistant yoga teacher to share the benefits of yoga and mindfulness with children who might not otherwise be exposed to these practices. Susan is currently a SOSF volunteer yoga instuctor and serves on the board supporting marketing efforts and as chairwoman.
STEPHANIE GLASSEN – BOARD OF DIRECTOR, SOSF YOUTH PROGRAM COMMITTEE, NUTRITION CURRICULUM, YOGA TEACHER
Stephanie Glassen, Nutrition Coordinator and board member of Sean O'Shea Foundation is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Nutrition Consultant through the Natural Healing Institute, and Registered Yoga Teacher. Through Yoga and Nutrition her intention is to bring light and wellness to those around her.