January 28, 2022

Growth Continues as Wellbeats Adds New Employees

Wellbeats welcomes new hires

Wellbeats is pleased to welcome seven new employees this month as the company proudly kicks off the new year with continued growth.

The newest employees to join the Wellbeats team include the following individuals:

  • Ashley Hasling, Director of Consultant Relations
  • Cyndi Phillips, Senior Client Success Manager
  • Danie Maravelas, Product Manager
  • Mandy Hansen, Marketing Communications Manager
  • Matt Shirk, Mobile Engineer
  • Morgan Root, Implementation and Operations Manager
  • Sean Young, Regional Sales Director

Ashley Hasling, Director of Consultant Relations

Ashley Hasling

Ashley Hasling joins Wellbeats as the Director of Consultant Relations. She has a passion for building strong relationships with business partners and helping them bring impactful solutions to their employer groups. She began her career with Northwestern Mutual in 2005 and spent twelve years as an Employee Benefit Specialist working with small to mid-sized employer groups. In 2017, Ashley moved to the carrier side as a Senior Sales Director for PreferredOne. Because of her experience in the consultant space, she knows the value of providing a customizable solution that is relevant, easy to use, and inclusive of all employees.

“I am thrilled to be part of the Wellbeats team, having seen firsthand the exponential growth and success they have had in the marketplace,” Ashley said. “Wellbeats is so highly regarded by partners and members alike and for good reason. I love that our mission is to help members live a healthier life and that we truly believe wellbeing isn’t just for some—it’s for all. The fact that we have content for all ages, interests, and ability levels AND that we are an affordable solution makes Wellbeats a best-in-class offering—and who doesn’t want to work for the best?!”

Cyndi Phillips, Senior Client Success Manager

Cyndi Phillips

Cyndi Phillips joins Wellbeats’ client success team with over twelve years of program and client management experience. She has a passion for working with health plans and brings robust experience managing a wide range of health and wellness programs with national and regional insurance carriers across commercial lines of business and government programs.

“I am excited to join the Wellbeats team and get back into the health and wellbeing industry after a short hiatus working in the healthcare field,” Cyndi said. “I had previously worked with some current Wellbeats team members, and when the opportunity arose to join them at Wellbeats, it was a no-brainer. I’m thrilled to be joining the client success team to support Wellbeats’ partners and clients in improving the wellbeing of the populations they serve.”

Danie Maravelas, Product Manager

Danie Maravelas

Danie Maravelas joins Wellbeats as a Product Manager with over six years of experience working in health and wellness and over a decade working in IT. Her prior roles include positions with Self Esteem Brands, OptumServe, and Mayo Clinic. In her role with Wellbeats, Danie is a part of a program assigned to developing cutting-edge fitness and wellness technology. She works alongside a team of more than nineteen product owners, software engineers, and UX designers to deliver value to the hands of over 2.2 million users. Danie also leads the development of Wellbeats’ digital product strategy with a heavy focus on consumer insights research and analytics.

In addition, in May 2022, Danie plans to graduate with her Master of Science in Technology and Innovation, specializing in technology portfolio and program management. Outside the office, you can find her training for long distance cycling rides, mentoring cohorts of full stack engineers, destination hiking/traveling, and educating on creating equity and inclusion in the workplace.

“Making the decision to come work with Wellbeats was an easy one. Holistic health and wellness is a key pillar of my life, and I owe so much to it,” Danie said. “I want to make that more accessible to as many people as possible because of the incredible positive impact it can have. There are not a lot of people in this world who get to say that they love what they do or that they are full-heartedly aligned with the mission, vision, and value that a company brings to the world, I am one of the fortunate ones.”

Mandy Hansen, Marketing Communications Manager

Mandy Hansen

Mandy Hansen joins Wellbeats’ marketing team with over twelve years of communications experience, primarily working in college athletics and higher education. She spent the last eight years as the primary media liaison and lead publicist for select athletic teams at the University of Minnesota. Mandy also has honed her writing and editing skills as a freelance editor with Elite Editing. Mandy supports Wellbeats’ marketing, creative, content, sales, and client success teams by owning the company’s communication content strategy and activation calendar along with taking on significant writing responsibilities.

“I’m thrilled to join Wellbeats and work with this talented team,” Mandy said. “This unique opportunity allows me to challenge myself in a new environment while applying my experience, education, and skills in an industry I’m passionate about—health and fitness. I’m looking forward to supporting clients and positively impacting members on their wellness journeys. As a lifelong runner, I’m passionate about healthy living, and I truly believe in Wellbeats’ mission that wellbeing is for everyone.”

Matthew Shirk, Mobile Engineer

Matthew Shirk

Matthew Shirk joins Wellbeats as a Mobile Developer. He brings a wealth of experience in web and mobile development consulting, creating custom software for various clients in healthcare, local government, shipping, and oil/gas industries. Most recently, Shirk spent nearly four years working at Sparkhound as Software Development Consultant II. Shirk was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

“I feel my experience allowed me to become a well-rounded developer by allowing me to work with various technologies, but I was always more interested in mobile projects,” Matthew said. “Joining Wellbeats will allow me to start focusing my career on mobile technologies. I’m excited to have the opportunity to work on an app that has such a positive impact on its users as well!”

Morgan Root, Implementation and Operations Manager

Morgan Root

Morgan Root returns to Wellbeats as Implementation and Operations Manager. She previously served the company as Client Service Advisor and Implementation Specialist. With passion for people, projects, and processes, Morgan has an extensive background in client services in both retail and corporate roles. She is responsible for implementing and onboarding new clients and enjoys creating, documenting, and improving organizational processes.

“Wellbeats exists to help improve lives, and I appreciate the opportunity to be a part of that journey for our members,” Morgan said. “I think it’s wonderful that we can work with and support our clients in rolling out a program that their employees, tenants, or members may not otherwise have access to.”

Sean Young, Regional Sales Director

Sean Young

Sean Young joins Wellbeats as Regional Sales Director based in Boston. He spent the last three years as Regional Sales Manager for Virgin Pulse. Additionally, Sean’s previous experience includes a year as a certified personal trainer in New York City. He trained celebrities and high performing athletes at a fitness club called Equinox. Sean transitioned from Equinox to Virgin Pulse because the opportunity to sell corporate wellness solutions allowed him to impact more lives. He is passionate about helping companies build an engaged and high-performing workforce.

“What wakes me up in the morning is knowing that I can inspire and make an impact in the people’s lives around me through fitness, nutrition, and wellbeing,” Sean said. “I have spent years in the fitness industry training myself and others to be the healthiest and happiest they would like to be. I recently made the transition to Wellbeats because fitness, nutrition, and mindfulness are what I am truly passionate about while still being able to impact millions of lives.”