Madam Wonder: Founding Editor
Lacey Johnson is an award-winning editor, essayist and journalist who earned her degree from Belmont University in 2011. She has worked with a broad range of celebrities and entrepreneurs — including the likes of Betsey Johnson, Deepak Chopra, Shark Tank's Daymond John and Olympic Gold Medalist Shawn Johnson. She is editor-in-chief for The Connect magazine, and her work can be read in a variety of print and digital media sources including Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Woman’s Day, Mirabella, PopSugar, and others. With a deep intrigue for human beings, and fiery passion for smacking her readers in the face with the truth, she writes and reports boldly about topics that challenge the status quo — in the realms of love and relationships, popular culture, travel, spirituality, women’s issues and the nuances of a fulfilling life. She is also deep in the process of co-authoring her first book, which is a gutsy exploration of the illusions of fame, power and success, told through narratives involving some of the people the world most idolizes.
Beauty & Style Editor
Christina Mirabella is a celebrity hairstylist and makeup artist. She is trained and certified in multiple color lines, techniques, and treatments, and has led glam squads for numerous Fashion Week shows and events, music videos, and national campaigns. She is also the Editor-in-Chief and Owner of the internationally-printed beauty and lifestyle magazine, Mirabella. Her client list includes, but is not limited to, Kelly Osbourne, Khloé Kardashian, Giuliana Rancic, Kristin Cavallari, Betsey Johnson, Patricia Field, Madonna, Whitney Thore, Tabatha Coffey, Michael Ashton, Mia Michaels, Sam Fine, Heather Dubrow, Marcia Hamilton, Kimmie Kyees and Yvette Beebe. She is committed to giving The Wonder Report readers the most up-to-date beauty news, trends, product reviews, and all-around invaluable beauty and style information. Her greatest fulfillment in life is motivating, educating and helping others in every way possible.
Senior Staff Writer: Health & Empowerment
Tori is a branding guru, social media strategist, fitness fanatic, and writer with a passion for empowering others. Born and raised at the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, she spent most of her upbringing exploring the hundred-acre woods on her farm, creating a deep-rooted love for nature and adventures. Driven by her pursuit of knowledge, she finds great joy in learning. She earned her degree in journalism and electronic media from the University of Tennessee, where she also met her adoring husband.Tori has a big heart for her community; she sits on the board of directors for the local children’s advocacy center and works with United Way of Blount County as the chair of the communications committee. In her spare time, she can be found baking delicious treats, fitting in fitness, escaping to the mountains, and cheering on the Tennessee Vols with her husband.
Senior Staff Writer: Family & Relationships
A seasoned journalist who began her career as a newspaper obituary writer and crime reporter, she became well-acquainted with speaking to people in the throes of trauma and loss. More personal events drove her into becoming a student of grief, but it wasn’t until her father’s death more than a decade ago that she encountered the fullness of loss’s raw, life-altering capacity. A lifelong single to that point, she was newly married when she faced down yet another loss: her mother's death. Lepeska spent the next eight years on a seesaw of joy and grief. She delighted in the role of wife, while combing through her parents' belongings, sifting through the many facets of loss. Having experienced the healing properties of diving headlong into grief with her faith as her guide, she writes gorgeous narratives that encourage others to do the same and find restoration. She blogs about her experiences at www.tonilepeska.com.A freelance writer and contributor to Grief Dialogues: The Book, Lepeska's favorite stories to pen are of people who rise above adversity. She resides near Memphis, Tenn., with her husband Richard Wansley, and their spirited, mixed-breed dog, Tuffy, aka, Sir Licks-a-Lot.
Staff Writer: Millennial Mindset
After earning her bachelor's degree in North Carolina, Madison is leaving the comforts of what she knows, heading to graduate school to begin the transition from student to working adult. As a millennial, she relates to the opinions and mindsets of those in her generation. Understanding that there are a lot of changes occurring in the world right now, she wishes to be a part of the positive ones. In the midst of becoming a true and functioning “adult” she hopes to take readers through the in’s and out’s of what is often not said about transitioning from school into ’the rest of your life.' She enjoys sharing her insights, reported findings and general knowledge about what’s going on in the world and - more specifically - how that looks through the lens of a young millennial.
Staff Writer: Bold Entrepreneurship & Spirituality
Naja Dev is known by the masses as being an award-winning celebrity nail artist and is often called "Naja Nail Guru," but she is so much more. Having moved to Los Angeles in 2003 with only $300 to her name, within a few years she was flying to Paris for Fashion Week, and the owner of a hot-spot West Hollywood salon with elite clientele that ranged from Lady Gaga to Missy Elliot to T.I. A Guinness World Record Holder, her work on Mary J Blige, Fergie, LL Cool Jay and Katy Perry has been featured in magazines such as Vogue, Marie Claire, Seventeen and Vibe, as well as on countless red carpets and in music videos. Viewers fell in love with her quick wit and feisty approach to life for five seasons of We TV's reality show "LA Hair."A renowned beauty industry guru, she is also a published writer and accomplished speaker whose superior is unapologetic integrity. A spiritual warrior and seeker of truth, she has educated thousands of beauty professionals on everything from technique to marketing. One of her passions, among many, is helping young entrepreneurs navigate the beauty field, take charge of their own success story and generate consistent cashflow. She offers a range of online classes & personal coaching, available at najanailguru.com. She is currently co-authoring a much-anticipated book with The Wonder Report’s Editor-in-Chief Lacey Johnson.
Columnist: Brave Living
Keelah Jackson, also known as "The Mastercreative," is an esteemed writer, educator, singer/songwriter, mixed-media artist, model, actress, voice-over talent, and motivational speaker based in Chattanooga, Tenn. As a seasoned vocalist, she has been entertaining for more than thirty years, since she was a small child. Throughout her lengthy entertainment career, Jackson has held numerous lead roles in various stage, film, and audio productions. In addition to performing, she is a full-time educational consultant with a M.S. in Education from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Senior Writer for The Connect magazine, and creator of her own inspirational blogs, The Runaway Diaries and Teenage Love. Check out her work at www.kcsweetskj.wordpress.com and www.theurbanmagazine.wordpress.com.