Michelle Lee- Chief Narration Officer

I was born in the most isolated population center on the face of the earth.

  • My favorite color is rainbow.

  • I don’t like chocolate but I could eat popcorn everyday.

  • The only time I run is if someone is chasing me or I’m chasing a little white ball down a soccer field.

  • I always sing in the shower. But never the right lyrics or the right key.

  • I taught a Sherpa the Running Man on the Himalayas in Nepal.

  • I can recite the longest word in the dictionary.

  • Blue skies and sunshine make me happy.

  • Creating photographs makes me even happier.

  • I put my stuffed animals under a tree and took my first photo when I was five.

  • I have really big feet. My friends think I should be a better surfer.

  • Wonder Woman is my hero. So is the Dalai Lama.

  • I’m afraid of snakes, Spam and fake plants.

  • I love people and I love sharing their stories.

  • The Narrative Loft is one of my favorite places on the planet.

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Heather Cano- Social Media Maven

No matter who you are, or how serious the conversation is, I will always interrupt to point out a dog.

  • I pulled a fire alarm in first grade because I thought it was a gum ball machine. (I like candy.)

  • I have an insane Yerba Mate tea addiction.

  • I wouldn’t be where I am, or who I am, without my siblings.

  • My sister’s name is Erica, which literally means “heather” in Latin.

  • There are few things I dislike more than shopping.

  • My sister, my brother and I were all born in the same room at the same hospital.

  • I never wear matching socks.

  • I don’t like most fruits… But I love vegetables.

  • I believe in the power of aromatherapy.

  • I truly think the best advice anyone has ever given me is to be kind at every opportunity.

  • I’m the youngest in my family by six years. I always wished for a bigger family- The Narrative Loft is the house full of people that I’ve always wanted.


Alisa Wilcox- Queen of Kicking Butt

I arrived in Santa Barbara fourteen years ago after throwing a dart at a map.

  • I have a legit tea addiction.

  • I run, hike, and swim often, yet never with any semblance of speed.

  • I was kicked out of ballet class at age 6 because I wouldn't take off my soccer shinguards.

  • I went to Kindergarten with a Scottish accent, thanks to my Glaswegian mum.

  • I have scared bears away with pots and pans, yet I run away from angry Chihuahuas.

  • I have a serious fear of revolving doors. I always get stuck!

  • I write for a living and always trip over the name Issac. Issaac? Isaac? Isacc?

  • If you have a weak handshake, I will probably blog about you.

  • I find value in people, experiences and adversity.

  • The Narrative Loft inspires me with creative energy, and the best tea selection this side of the Mississippi!


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David Reynolds- Aussie Chiropath

I grew up in Sydney, Australia. (If you can’t tell by my accent…)

  • I’m a proud Aussie.

  • I gave up Sydney when I fell in love with a New Yorker.

  • But I traded in those New York City winters for Santa Barbara sunshine.

  • Now, I love roller skating along the beautiful beaches of Santa Barbara.

  • Some people know me as David… To others, I am the Master Muffin Maker.

  • I eat a lot of cabbage.

  • Before I became a body-worker, I was a teacher.

  • The combined age of my children is more than 206.

  • I always find life to be a wondrous and mysterious adventure.

  • My latest endeavor is martial arts.

  • We are all travelers in life and The Narrative Loft has become my spaceship.

Mai'a- Director of Barketing

Once I tried to dig a hole to China. 
So lucky I ended up in Santa Barbara instead.

  • My full name is Mai'a Papaya, but my friends usually just sniff my butt or call me Mai'a.

  • When I was eight weeks old, a man who smelled like cheese tried to sell me for ten dollars.

  • My name means banana in Hawaiian.

  • Those who know me know the name fits me well.

  • I get excited, like really excited!

  • My dream bubble includes peanut butter Kongs, car rides and finally catching my tail.

  • If there’s a puddle on the floor, I most certainly am not responsible.

  • I am The Narrative Loft’s official mascot, greeter and lover of all things 2 feet and lower. (Guard your shoe laces!)