Cyd Crouse

Head of Strategy & Product

Prior to co-founding Meditation Studio, Cyd served as the COO and CDO of Gaiam Brands, where she led key growth initiatives including brand repositioning, category expansion and the evolution of Gaiam’s content strategy. In addition, she was heavily involved in the marketing and eventual sale of the Gaiam brand to the Sequential Brands Group. Previously, she held leadership roles at Whole Foods Market and Corporate Express. Cyd is on the Digital Advisory Board of the USO and serves as the Secretary of the Board of the STEPS Foundation. Cyd is committed to conscious commerce and strongly believes that most sustainable way to do good is via ethical commerce. 
She has an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from Oklahoma State University, and when she isn’t working on Meditation Studio, she enjoys growing trees, raising longhorn cattle and listening to vinyl records at her micro-ranch in the sandhills of Nebraska    

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Patricia Karpas

Head of Content/Host of Untangle

Patricia is the co-founder of Meditation Studio and the host of our popular podcast, Untangle where she interviews experts, thought-leaders and influencers on how meditation and mindfulness practices change us. 

Previously, she held executive roles in major media companies including CNBC, NBC, AOL, Time Warner and Gaiam where she built brands, developed strategic business and media partnerships, produced content and managed numerous business units. Patricia is on Boards including The Cashmere Foundation and the Grief Support Network. Previously she served on both the Beth Israel/St. Luke's Roosevelt and the NY Zen Center for Contemplative Care Boards. She has her MBA from the University of Denver and is certified as a Health Coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Yoga Teacher from Yogaworks and as an Executive Coach from New Ventures West. She’s trained extensively in mindfulness based meditation styles. She currently writes for Yoga Journal, Thrive Global, Positively Positive, Levo League and other media outlets. Patricia splits her time between NYC and Boulder, Colorado. 

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