Marko Dewhurst

Marko is an inspiring writer, brand builder, and yoga teacher. Originally from northern Minnesota's Mesabi Iron Range, he has made a home in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. He is best known for his inspiring presence on Instagram (@markotheinspired), his blog on, published articles on Thrive Global Journal, and professional brand work. Marko is a certified 200-hour Power Yoga instructor who empowers his students to take up space and cultivate gentleness towards one's self. Every day, he lives out his mission: "Be inspired. Stay positive. Love yourself."


Nicole PIerce Risvold

Nicole hails from the beautiful lakes area of MN and lives in Minneapolis. She works as a therapist and is passionate about working with individuals, families, and youth. She believes that everyone holds the key to healing and finding new pathways of happiness and success. She empowers clients to see their strengths and works from a model that focuses on growth by incorporating mindfulness, yoga, and breath work. On the side, Nicole is a RYT 200-hr certified yoga teacher. Catch her on Instagram (@couragetalks) for ultimate therapist realness.