Our Leadership

  • Nurtured Life is a proudly Canadian, female founded and operated, start-up company based out of Ottawa. Our leadership team includes a dynamic and talented tribe of entrepreneurs.

Bree Jamieson-Holloway
Co-Founder and CEO

Bree is a corporate lawyer by trade, qualified in Ontario and the UK, Bree has practiced in Ontario, London England and Hong Kong. She has broad international business experience working for and representing government, public and private sector companies of all sizes from around the world.

Bree caught the entrepreneurship bug through helping her legal clients turn ideas into business realities. Her keen business eye, ability to see opportunity in risk, enthusiasm for innovation and forward-thinking approach, blossomed her love of entrepreneurship.

Bree’s passion for helping others, her deep spiritual connection and first-hand knowledge of the restorative benefits of nurturing one’s personal health and wellness, are what drove the vision for Nurtured Life.

Emma Pearce-Mogridge
Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer

As a trained child and adolescent counsellor and behaviour management specialist, and certified life and executive coach, Emma has always believed in the importance of mental health and self-care. Emma’s compassion for others has deeply motivated her connection with Nurtured Life.

Emma has always had an entrepreneurial spirit, and a keen eye for operations, having run her own property management company in the UK for over 10 years, she also developed and oversaw the child and baby line for Jinkowood Ltd, a UK startup.

Michelle Coates-Mather
Chief Brand Marketing Officer

Michelle is an entrepreneur and an experienced communications strategist, content creator and brand management specialist. She draws on over 13 years of expertise in private and public sector industries to bring picture thinking and tactical execution considerations to content and brand marketing strategies for Nurtured Life Co.

Michelle is a big promoter of redefining work-life culture that makes sense for today’s modern world. An experienced marketing and communications specialist, passionate story-teller, wife and mama to two busy kiddos, Michelle knows what it feels like to juggle it all.

Trang Ho-Nguyen
Marketing Coordinator

Trang is an organized and creative professional of Marketing and Communications possessing a keen interest in social media, web design and event planning. From developing communications initiatives and marketing collateral to overseeing internal and external communications strategies. Trang is very passionate about the values of Nurtured Life.

Sarah Pettingill-Magee
Talent and Community Engagement Officer

Sarah comes to us with a strong background in health care having spent over 9 years in the field in the community nursing and home care setting and seeing the impact of how that line of work can impact ones mental and physical well being. She is also certified as a professional Makeup Artist and came to us with a wealth of knowledge in customer service and sales experience from running two small businesses.
Sarah is a strong mental health advocate and has recently found meditation and truly believes it has been the missing piece for rounding out her busy day as a working Mom of two and wife.

Amanda Lam
Business Development Coordinator

Amanda is an experienced Inside Sales Representative with a demonstrated history of working in the Information Technology and Services Industry. She is skilled in various CRM tools in which encompass lead generation and different sales strategies. Amanda is a strong sales professional, critical thinker, problem solver, with a comprehensive background in data entry and analysis. She is regarded for creating personable experiences with customers and colleagues. With a Bachelor’s in Cognitive Science from Carleton University; she is also pursuing a post-graduate degree in the Occupational Therapy / Physiotherapy Assistant Program at Algonquin College.


Zahra Ardalani
Lead Web Developer

Zahra is passionate about innovation, always looking for new ways to reframe challenges into opportunities.
Zahra has a wide range of technical skills and is deeply passionate about increasing her skill set.

Technical Skills:
Web Technologies: JavaScript, ReactJS, Redux, Node.js, Express, PHP, Laravel, HTML, CSS, jQuery, Bootstrap, WordPress, RESTful API.
Tools: JIRA Tracking, Postman, Confluence.
Methodologies: Agile/Scrum Methodology, Object-oriented design, Software development life cycle (SDLC), Test Driven Development.
Database: MongoDB, MySQL, Firebase.
Operating Systems: Linux, Mac, Windows.
Server: WAMP, XAMPP, Apache Tomcat
Hands on experience with Mocha, Chai for testing and Git for Version Control