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Thank You for Visiting LivingBetter50.com!

LivingBetter50.com is an online women’s magazine covering everything from “Health-to-Wealth” including; health, fitness, beauty, fashion, home, food, travel, money, business, relationships and faith - To inspire you to live better physically, emotionally, financially, and spiritually!

LivingBetter50 focuses on the positive attributes of aging (there are lots!) and looks for opportunities to encourage women to make healthier choices through content, education, products, services and events.

This is a great season of life, ladies… Let’s live it with PASSION and PURPOSE!


Meet the LivingBetter50 Team

Carol L. Doyel
Founder, Editor-in-Chief
Carol has a heart to see women released into their God-given destinies and to become all that they were created to be!  Carol is a natural encourager and collaborator, having launched a successful online woman’s magazine and blog community, LivingBetter50.com, “For Women with Spirit” in March 2011. She has brought together an amazing team and 700+ contributors to create the content rich magazine.  An entrepreneur at heart, Carol has owned three businesses, launched a product in the mid-80’s that led to a new product-category now used across the United States, marketed health promotion programs for a large non-profit healthcare organization and completed the Pacific Lutheran University’s “Community Leadership Program”.  Having discovered her love for the gospel and the Word of God, Carol returned to school in 2001 and graduated from the Full Gospel Bible Institute in 2004. She went on to serve in women’s ministry from 2004-2009. Carol’s community service includes past positions and board memberships with Washington PTA., Tacoma-YWCA, and Washington Women’s Education and Employment (WWEE). In addition, Carol has a love to feed people and served in food ministries at her local church, started and hosted a community soup night for 5 years, and volunteered to cook weekly for a non-profit woman’s organization in New Orleans from 2010-2012. She and her husband of 25 years are currently living in southern CA and travel quite a bit due to her husband’s work. They have three grown kids and three grand children that they love spending time with.

Pamela Lovegren
Business Manager
Pamela’s expertise flows from building her own successful business to guiding small to mid-size family owned companies. She analyzes business structure, is a diplomatic negotiator, identifies operational issues, and implements effective resolutions to lead a firm on a path to excellence. Her experience ranges from resort management, leadership conferences, property management and business consulting to managing editor of this online publication. Pamela shares the vision of Carol Doyel to celebrate and encourage women of 50+ who desire to live life with spirit and passion each and every day.

 

Christina Fleming
Manager of Marketing & Communications
Christina is a wife, mother, sister and a daughter of the Lord. Christina has always enjoyed sales & marketing and majored in Marketing & Communications at Linfield College. She brings her experience of working as a customer service manager for a start-up nutritional drink company and prior to that as a marketing representative for a large health insurance company, where she worked shortly after finishing college. She also has a passion for health, nutrition and fitness and is very excited to be part of the LivingBetter50 team, as the Manager of Marketing & Communications.

tom-geoco-150-x-150Tom Geoco
Website & Content Manager
Tom has been developing web sites since 1998. At the age of 11, he hand-coded his first web company, a gaming review board. Since then, he has sharpened his ability to design creative web solutions and develop cutting-edge applications. His background in personal banking compliments his enthusiasm for customer service and natural ability to communicate complex ideas. When he’s not busy managing projects or studying computer science, Tom enjoys his free time in Arizona with his wife and four children (all roudy, rambunctious boys).

 

Advisors

Erica GalindoErica Galindo
Erica is a Chef, Writer and Stylist. A native of South Florida and veteran Manhattanite, Erica now lives in the beautiful wine country in Sonoma, California with her husband David and son Jack. She has worked as an editor and feature writer for various national and regional publications including: Woman’s Day, Country, Ocean Drive, The South Florida Business Journal and TheChurchReport.com. Erica’s passion for food, faith and family has inspired her to create an online magazine – Sonoma Christian Home.

 

Nancie CarmichaelNancie Carmichael
Nancie and her husband Bill have been involved with the writing and publishing field for many years as they published Virtue Magazine and Christian Parenting Magazine. They now own a book publishing company, Deep River Books. Nancie and Bill have written several books together including: Lord, Bless My Child; and Seven Habits of a Healthy Home. Nancie has written: Your life, God’s Home; Desperate for God: How He Meet Us When We Pray; The Comforting Presence of God; Selah: Time to Stop, Think, and Step into your Future; and her latest book, Surviving One Bad Year—Seven Spiritual Strategies to Lead You to a New Beginning. Bill and Nancie make their home in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and are parents to five married children and grandparents to ten. Nancie received her Master’s of Spiritual Formation from George Fox Evangelical Seminary in 2012, and in 2005, received an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from Western Baptist College. You can find Nancie at: NancieCarmichael.com.

Vicki NorrisVicki Norris
Vicki is a dynamic entrepreneur, author, speaker, product designer, and media personality who inspires people to reclaim their overwhelmed lives. She is the President of Vicki Norris’ Restoring Order, an organizing services and products company. She helps the body of Christ return to God’s order and to discover His original design for our lives. She and her husband and two sons reside in Sherwood Oregon where they also host many events at “Dream Acres”. Her websites: VickiNorris.com and RestoringOrder.com.

 

Jacqueline DormanJacquline Dorman
Jacqueline knows women! She spent 13 years of her career educating and mentoring women through non-profit organizations, being a sought after conference speaker and life coach and now she’s taking the media world. After becoming General Manager of the Emmy winning Guardian Television Network she saw a need to raise the bar in women’s entertainment. Her desire to see women’s lives promoted through their media led her to create Jane Media Group, home to brands like the #1 IPTV network for women, Jane TV and Teen Jane. Her goal now is to help quality companies and brands reach the heart and minds of the female consumer with products and services that promote, celebrate and help them realize their most authentic life. Her ability to drill down into the core vision of a company, mixing her unique creativity with a keen marketing eye makes her a branding powerhouse. She resides in Columbus, Ohio with her husband David and their blended family that includes three amazing kids! You can find her at: JacquelineDorman.com.