We’re so proud to bring you a beautiful collaboration from a passionate and talented crew! Each of these women has forged her own path and experienced her own transformation, and we’re delighted to have them be part of our experience. They will be supporting you in a holistic approach to self-care.

Your Coaches


Laura Riordan

Laura will help you rediscover what lights you up, clarify what makes you tick and map your targets with practical instruction on how to get there. With a Ph.D. in Psychology and 20 years in the mind & body wellness industry, she brings wisdom, clarity, and swiftness to her coaching practice. She is interested in digging deep into passions that might have been forgotten and realistically tying those threads together. It is through this connected narrative that her clients can feel “in tune” with themselves again. For this retreat, Laura will focus on helping you to integrate what you’ve learned back into your daily life.


Linda Lesem

Linda will help you take a deep look at your whole person, identify strengths, navigate crossroads, and brain storm future possibilities. As a career counselor, trained therapist, and certified life coach, Linda specializes in Positive Psychology, the scientific study of optimum living and happiness. Linda works with a range of clients in her private practice, as well as creating and leading curriculum and workshops to help her clients pursue their next best steps. Linda will be leading our group sessions during the retreat.


Your Crew


nicole giannini

The talented Nicole Giannini, founder of Siren Salon and Apothecary in San Anselmo, California, is a high-vibe hairdresser, clean beauty expert and certified Embeautyment Practitioner. She will be here to help you re-write your beauty narrative and create mindful rituals grounded in self love and acceptance.


cassidy wendell

Cassidy Wendell is a wellness writer, online educator, and community builder for people all over the world. Like many, she found her calling in a very roundabout way after losing her dad to a serious stroke in 2013. As a way to express her stress and emotions, she started a blog and soon found an exciting and meaningful career path in the digital space. 

Cass believes That community plays a huge role in professional and personal success.

With this notion at the forefront, she's now a full-time blogger, social media consultant, and brand strategist based out of Bozeman, Montana. Cass will be with you every step of the way during your time in Montana to make sure everything flows as it should.



Lauren finds levity, humility, and adventure in the rugged mountains and endless backcountry surrounding Bozeman. Find her outside, hiking, running, skiing, climbing, and hoping she brought enough snacks / took the right trail / remembered her headlamp this time. Lauren looks forward to supporting all the Daylong Detour guests to take steps to get outside their comfort zones into the world of possibility.



As a passionate Holistic Nutrition Educator with a Masters degree from Hawthorne University, Megan has forever sought out healthy organic foods to fuel the body and continue to help her clients do the same. Megan is excited to introduce us all to her new book “Skinside Out” and to share her thoughts and perspective on eating the kind of food that supports our vitality and healthy, glowing skin.


Carolyn Williams

Carolyn is the founder and owner of Zephyr Cycling Studio in Bozeman, Montana. Carolyn is moved by music—always—making her the perfect person to guide our Mindful Inspiration segments throughout the day.


Jackie Johnson

Hailing from the land of 10,000 lakes, Jackie has found herself right where her heart belongs in Montana. Full-time instructor and operations manager at Zephyr, dog-mom to rescued homeless pup Lola and Beartooth the Pug, smile and laugh-addict, - Jackie lives to motivate others. Jackie brings the “jamz” (and yes, with a “z”), positivity, and energy into her classes where she not only wants people to sweat, but to ALSO have a helluva time doing so. She can’t wait to get us all movin’ and groovin’ at the end of the day!


kimmie geer

Lover of coffee, skiing + adventure, Montana quickly became the dream home to Kimmie Geer almost ten years ago, when she moved from the Pacific Northwest for a college experience in the mountains.

Her love of photography has unfolded through her career in digital marketing. Capturing authentic human emotion brings her pure joy, and she is thrilled to come along on the Dare to Detour journey with you all and do just that.



Lo Magee is a Tennessee native who planted her roots in Montana two years ago. To her, photography is about telling stories - the joys and details of life that shouldn't be missed. This is exactly what she plans to capture at Dare to Detour. When she isn't taking photos, you can find her with her gracious husband and pups on some sort of adventure.