Curriculum Development and Delivery Team

Researchers, practitioners, and teachers agree that curriculum accessibility and instructor quality will make or break a program’s success. Our instructors and curriculum developers are highly qualified with decades of personal practice and trained in multiple mindfulness modalities.

Chris Regier

Project Manager & Curriculum Developer

Chris has had an invested interest in mental health education dating back as far as 2006. From 2008 – 2011 he developed and taught his own mental health education course called “Character Development”. At that time, he also had the honour of both giving a guest lecture about the nature of Self at Korea University and having his course contents published in a textbook. The feedback from his students inspired him to pursue a Master’s degree in Education Curriculum Studies & Education Administration & Leadership and investigate the possibilities of implementing mental health education courses at the administrative level. In the end, he focused much of his attention on a moral and ethical obligation to provide evidence-based Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum in schools.

From 2014 until now, he has been a dedicated education administrator, curriculum developer, teacher-trainer, content topic researcher, and teacher. In his free time, he enjoys playing music, hanging out with friends, watching movies, walking his dog, reading, studying Japanese, and cycling.

Chris has been involved with Be Mindful since 2020. Currently, he is the project manager and curriculum developer for the organization.

Phe Bach


Dr. Phe Bach teaches chemistry at Mira Loma High in Sacramento, and is a lifelong mindfulness practitioner. He has been teaching Mindful Leadership and Mindfulness in the classroom to educators in California since 2014, and he teaches classes for teacher preparation program. He has been a Professional Development Presenter with the Instructional Leadership Corps [(A collaboration between California Teachers Association, Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE) and the National Board Resource Center at Stanford University (NBRC)] since its inception. Phe has facilitated a variety of workshop topics across the academic curriculum, including educational pedagogy, management, educational leadership and mental well-being. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from University of Nebraska – Lincoln, Studied graduate program in Bio-organic Chemistry and Teaching Credential at UC Davis, earned his Master Degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies California State University Sacramento, and a Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership and Management from Drexel University. He is an advocate and a leader in his communities.

Marcie Smith


Marcie has a B.S. in community resources and children’s issues. She seeks to empower children, teens, and adults with age appropriate life/coping skills so they can help themselves and others reach their full potential through kindness, mindfulness, and practices in making good prudent decisions.  She is the author of a mindfulness curriculum for kids called “The Rocket Project” for grades 3-8 and has integrated mindfulness practices in classroom management as a long term substitute teacher. In her spare time, she enjoys practicing mindfulness through movement, music, and writing. With her creative, fun spirit, she likes to help people understand that mindfulness is much more than meditation… but a healthy, functional way of life.

Nina Sonovia


​Nina Sonovia helps both individuals and teams with performance, goal setting, and stress wellness. She holds a master’s degree in counseling and is certified in Heart Rate Variability (HRV) Training for stress wellness and performance. She is currently working on a doctorate in clinical psychology.

She is the Founding Director and CEO of Solonco, and is also a published poet and author of a children’s book about grief and loss titled “A Rose for Mat,” as well as the creator many original resources for goal-setting and emotional regulation.

She was also a presenter at Neurology Congress 2018, and a guest on Denver Community Credit Union’s weekly radio show highlighting The 8 Effect principles titled Getting Beyond Good Intentions.

Additionally, Nina is an advisory board member to Transparent Corporation, and an award-winning corporate wellness strategist. She is also on the organizing committee for the Neurology Congress and a college psychology professor. Additionally, she is a beta tester for Spire, the emotional regulation device.

Nina is an avid runner and had completed four half marathons, and multiple 15k and 10k races nation wide.

​Jacob Adams


As a professional singer, model, and dancer, Jacob first encountered mindfulness while on the streets as a young adult suffering from an identity crisis.
It was actually due to mindfulness sessions with BeMindful beginning in 2016 that Jacob was able to overcome his personal challenges and become a philanthropist, advocating for the youth homelessness crisis in the Denver Metro Area, speaking at Urban Peak’s annual fundraiser “Urban Nights,” teaching Sunday school at Highlands Church of Denver, and conducting mindfulness sessions for Urban Peak and Sun Valley Youth Center.
Whether it’s walking in Denver’s Fashion Week or onstage with his dance company, Samba Colorado, Jacob’s goal is to vulnerably use his talents in all of his communities to help others realize that their breakdowns can become their breakthroughs if they’re not afraid to feel what they feel.

Cameron Goldberg


Cameron is a May ‘21 candidate for a BA in Contemplative Psychology with a triple concentration in Neuroscience, Somatic and Transpersonal Psychology from Naropa University.

His first introduction to mindfulness came in the form of a slackline. Learning to balance the body and mind inspired him to share the benefits of mindfulness practice with others. 
Cameron especially enjoys working with youth to encourage embodiment and awareness through mindfulness.

His background includes work as a field instructor at a therapeutic wilderness program for troubled youth, work with underprivileged and refugee communities, as well as mindfulness and slackline instruction across the country.

Ralph Winfrey


Ralph joined Be Mindful in 2018 to help with creative direction.

A graduate of Radford University, he has always enjoyed binge watching tech reviews on YouTube, music festivals and everything outdoor related. He is very tech savvy and his background includes work as a videographer, social media manager, public relations specialist, journalist, and much more.

Ralph was introduced to mindfulness during his ungraduate studies and would soon become immersed in the practice, ultimately leading to him instructing and advocating the benefits of Mindfulness.

Inspiring Communities to Engage in the Practice of Mindfulness


Our work is inspired by the scientific knowledge base that scientists studying the brain and the central nervous system have developed over the last 40 years through more than 8,000 studies of the effects of mindfulness practice.

We build every program with our AIDE process: Assess, Individualize, Deliver, Evaluate. This process, and our focus on our Three Pillars of an effective mindfulness curriculum — Science, Practice, and Extension — provides our clients and class participants with relevant, relatable programming.  

This delivery model leverages the benefits of these practices in settings where paying at- or near-market value is possible, and turns that revenue into programming in communities that would not be able to access high-quality instruction and custom curriculum otherwise.

These two factors — qualified instructors and customized curriculum — are identified in research as foundational to the effectiveness and clinical utility of mindfulness programs.