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Hi, I’m Kaileen Elise!

I live in sunny Austin, Texas with my fiancé. I gather inspiration, and write to-do lists. I consider myself a flexitarian, experimental home cook, and occasional foodie who loves coffee & tea. I am former collegiate swimmer, reluctant runner, and avid yogini.

I graduated cum laude from the University of Nevada – Las Vegas with a degree in Education. In 2007, I moved to San Francisco to pursue an opportunity in software sales. My competitive nature and penchant for helping others led to a six-year stint in corporate recruiting. In that time, I hired over 400 employees for high-growth startups.

Connecting online has become a true passion over the years. In 2009, I started sharing stories and inspiration over at In 2010, I helped lead an end-of-year blogging project that grew from zero to over 4,000 participants in one month.

I believe in the magic of dreaming big, and I’m thrilled to bring the mission of Happy Living to you!


Hi, I’m Matt Gersper!

I live on Lake Norman in Mooresville, North Carolina with my beautiful wife and our two daughters.

I graduated from the University of California – Davis where I studied Economics, ran track, and played football. I dedicated my first two years after college to becoming a professional athlete, only to come up short with the unique distinction of being cut from three different teams, in three different leagues: Canadian, USFL, and NFL.

Over the next 30 years, I focused on training myself to become a successful businessman. I was given many opportunities to learn and gain expertise in the various functions required to start, grow, and lead successful businesses.

I am shifting my focus from helping businesses to helping people. On January 16, 2014, I decided to sell my previous company and dedicate my time and resources to researching and sharing best practices for happy living. I want to inspire others to believe that a better self is always possible – today, every day, for the rest of their lives.

At Happy Living, we are on a mission to improve the health and wellbeing of the world, one person at a time.

To learn more about the Happy Living movement, check out their website here

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