OUR TEAM

REV. ARIEL PATRICIA
Founder and CEO

Ariel Patricia felt the calling to found Sacred Stories Publishing and Media after a series of events changed the course of her life. Since then, she has been on a heart-based mission to help others tell and share their own stories of transformation to a global audience.

Promptly after this period in her life, Ariel left her career in the corporate and educational worlds and entered One Spirit Interfaith Seminary in New York, where she became ordained as an interfaith minister. This deepened her passion to share the profound experiences and wisdom of Spirit to those who are ripe to receive it.

Now, as both sacred storyteller and visionary businesswoman, Ariel is the powerhouse behind Sacred Stories Publishing and Media. Her leadership in the rapidly evolving fields of publishing, broadcasting, and online learning has quickly put SSPM on the map as a conscious business enterprise with a soul for helping humanity prosper and expand our spiritual awareness.

Ariel proudly served six years as a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps, and has a Master of Arts in Education and Bachelor of Science in Business. She is the author of two books sharing her personal journey and experiences with Spirit and is the co-author of three books.

Ariel is a sought-after keynote speaker and pioneer in subjects related to our evolving consciousness and how to share our work across multiple media platforms. Ariel has had the pleasure of appearing on ABC-TV and has presented at the Aspire Reinvent Conference, World Unity Week, UP Convergence, and MindPT. She does avid volunteer work, including serving as a Member of the Board of Directors for Navicore Solutions, a company that provides financial counseling and support.

Ariel and her two daughters love to travel the world, hang with their dog Bear and linger over coffee together—which Ariel, naturally, drinks black, as any good former Marine does.

 

GINA MAZZA
Director of Acquisitions

Gina joined our Sacred Stories family as an accomplished three-time author, indie journalist, book editor and creativity consultant who’s successfully helped hundreds of individuals refine and publish their writing projects. She has a keen eye for spotting talent and intuiting messages on the leading edge of evolution that readers are quietly yearning for. Her solid background in PR/communications, marketing, corporate branding, entrepreneurship and conscious business is also an asset to our authors, readership and media partners.

Gina is a natural addition to the Sacred Stories team and culture, as she, too, has had a lifelong propensity toward the sacred nature of reality. In her 30-year career, she’s published her own prescient writings, as well as reported on the works of pioneers in the field of consciousness studies and human potential such as Jean Houston, Dr. Joan Borysenko, Dr. David Hawkins and Barbara Marx Hubbard. Her passion for sacred storytelling has taken her around the world, working inside leading eco-communities like the Federation of Damanhur in Italy; and visiting ancient sacred sites like Stonehenge, Avebury, the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland, Patagonia and the Bosnian Pyramids.

Gina is a graduate of Florida State University. Her other passions include poetry, dance, music and being Mom to her two amazing adult children. She and her beloved enjoy homesteading in rural Tennessee, close to the Nashville music scene.

 

Sacred Stories also includes a team of editors, art designers, film producers, social media experts, and conscious media influencers of the highest caliber.