We are privllaged to have an amazing group of session speakers this year! Take some time to read their bios below.
Erica Guzman , Licensed Master of Social Work (LMSW) in the state of Texas. Obtained her Master of Social Work (MSW) Degree from Stephen F. Austin State University and holds a generalist practice Bachelor of Social Work (BSW). She has a variety of experience working with children and youth from various circumstances and backgrounds; from working as a Children’s Advocate at the East Texas Crisis Center to overseeing as the Director of Children’s Prevention and Education program for nearly 10 years. Currently, she serves as a the Director of Mental Health Programs at Next Step Community Solutions.
Amy Waters is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and co-owner of Living Well Holistic Counseling and Wellness. Amy has a passion for helping people pursue wholeness of mind, body, and soul. She earned her Masters in Marriage and Family Counseling from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2011 and has been counseling in Tyler, Texas for the last 11 years.
Amy is married to Neil and has two ridiculously cute children, Sam (9) and Elle (7). As a family, they love to spend time working on home projects, serving at their church, going anywhere they can be outdoors or playing with their Goldendoodle, Gryffin
Josh Mathews is a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Tyler Resident Agency in Tyler, Texas. The FBI’s Tyler Resident Agency covers thirteen counties in East Texas and is one of 12 resident agencies in the Dallas Division. During his time with the FBI, Agent Mathews has been assigned to the Dallas Division’s Violent Crimes Against Children Task Force and the North Texas Joint Terrorism Task Force. Agent Mathews serves as one of the Dallas Division’s Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) Field Coordinators and is a certified Threat Management Coordinator, Digital Forensics Extraction Technician, and an Online Undercover Agent.
Mariah Conduff is a Reporter and Anchor at CBS19 in Tyler. She began her career in June 2021 after graduating from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in Journalism. While at OU, Mariah was a part of many campus organizations such as the Black Student Association, Miss Black and Old Gold where I started The Self Love Project, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and served as President of Women of Power. As an Oklahoma native, Mariah was excited to venture to Texas to start the next chapter of her life.
Mariah grew up with a love for writing and reading. As she got older she realized her purpose is to be a voice for the voiceless, leading her to her career as a journalist. She began her career as a Reporter for CBS19. 6 months later, I received a promotion as the Weekend Anchor.
My favorite part about living in Tyler is the people. Everyone I’ve met here is so kind and I am so privileged to be able to tell you all’s stories and make genuine connections.
Stefani Caballero is a 225 hour registered yoga instructor who received her license through Holy Yoga in 2015. Since then she has taught in both gym and church settings and is thrilled to be sharing yoga at Living Well. A 2002 graduate of the University of Texas at Tyler, she earned her Masters in Journalism from the University of North Texas in 2004.
She is currently on the guest relations team at Living Well and serves as the Marketing and Event Coordinator. She enjoys sharing the joys and grief of life through writing and has published twice in Chicken Soup for the Soul. Her passions are cooking, writing, and spending family time outdoors.
She was initially introduced to yoga in 2009 to combat anxiety and panic attacks. Since that day her yoga mat has always been a sacred place to stop, to learn, to grow and to have fun! She views yoga as a modality to worship- bringing together mind, body and spirit.