Dr. Carli Snyder

Dr. Carli Snyder, a board certified clinical psychologist practicing in the Las Vegas area for the last twelve years, is the founder and creator of Girl Nation. Carli’s approachable style and passion for inspiring girls to be their best possible selves makes her an influence girls are inspired to follow. In 2000, Carli received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Health Psychology from The California School of Professional Psychology in Los Angeles. She had a private practice in Beverly Hills for two years before relocating to Las Vegas. Currently, Carli has a small practice in town where she specializes in young women’s health issues (Depression, anxiety, negative body image). Her passion is working with pre-teen and teenage girls helping them to navigate the confusing and complicated girl world.

Her past work experiences include working at The Greenspun Women’s Center for Excellence in 2003-2006 where she created ongoing Self Esteem workshops for teenage girls. In 2008, Carli was one of three Psychologists who helped bring The Center for Change, an eating disorder treatment center for young women from Utah to Las Vegas. She worked as a clinical psychologist for two years facilitating groups and working with individuals, couples, and families suffering from eating disorders. During this time Carli also kept a private practice.

Carli recently completed an intense Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program and is now using it with her patients. Combined with some breathing exercises, its an excellent tool to cope with the challenges of life. Thirty years of research has shown it to be effective in helping improve overall health; mental, physical, and emotional. Using meditation enhances ones ability to cope effectively with both short and long term stressful situations. Carli has been practicing yoga for almost 20 years and believes strongly in its power to heal and bring balance and happiness into our lives.

Melinda Mindieta-Powers

Melinda's mom and grandmother have always been strong female role models in her life. Teaching her by their example of kindness, compassion, and how to treat others. She currently serves as Program Director for Girl Nation creating empowerment programs along side Carli. She loves that Girl Nation inspires girls to embrace individuality and use their own "superpowers" to create a positive and kind girl world. As a mother of a little girl, she says the greatest gift she can give her daughter is to empower her with confidence in herself so that she has the freedom and passion for doing what brings her life joy.

Melinda has an undergraduate degree in psychology and a master’s degree in social work. She works as a clinical social worker and is equally as passionate about helping others as she is in serving as Program Director for Girl Nation. She believes strongly in the importance of women supporting future generations, in creating a kinder, happier, healthier girl world.

She is currently serving as Program Director for Girl Nation.

Josie Sherwood

Josie Sherwood, 500 RYT, was born and raised in the quaint and beautiful town of Sandpoint, ID where at the age of 11, her yoga journey began.

After many years of building her own practice, Josie completed her 200RYT Yoga Alliance certification and 300 RYT YA and International Association of Yoga Therapists certified training with a YA accredited Yoga School in the depths of the Costa Rican rain forest.

In her classes she teaches the fundamentals of each asana allowing you to flow freely and safely to achieve all of the benefits. By using a mixture of yoga styles with passion for the individuals own practice, she hopes to assist her students in finding peace, love, harmony and balance so that they can bring it to their daily life.

Josie's love of yoga stems from the peace of mind she found when she first discovered yoga. "The spiritual, mental and physical benefits that yoga provides have helped to clear my mind and keep me focused on what is important. This power of yoga is so transformative, and it can't be explained, it can only be experienced.”

It is this love for yoga that makes Josie a great ambassador for this sacred art.

Tisha Gray

Tisha has always appreciated the power of using the physical body as a way to connect with ones emotional and spiritual self. Her fondness for creative expression and fluid movement began at an early age as a dancer, through dance molded a strong foundation for her passion of yoga. She believes Asana, pranayama snd meditation, embedded in philosophical and psychological insight are our tools for transformation. She strives to encourage students to cultivate awareness within themselves to develop a true mind-body spirit connection.

Currently she is planning to pursue her PhD specializing in clinical psychology, in which she hopes to delve deeper, and ultimately give people back their freedom. You can also find her teaching Yoga and meditation classes as well as Yoga Teacher Trainings at 103 yoga studio.

Dr. Carli Snyder

Dr. Carli Snyder, a board certified clinical psychologist practicing in the Las Vegas area for the last twelve years, is the founder and creator of Girl Nation. Carli’s approachable style and passion for inspiring girls to be their best possible selves makes her an influence girls are inspired to follow. In 2000, Carli received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Health Psychology from The California School of Professional Psychology in Los Angeles. She had a private practice in Beverly Hills for two years before relocating to Las Vegas. Currently, Carli has a small practice in town where she specializes in young women’s health issues (Depression, anxiety, negative body image). Her passion is working with pre-teen and teenage girls helping them to navigate the confusing and complicated girl world.

Her past work experiences include working at The Greenspun Women’s Center for Excellence in 2003-2006 where she created ongoing Self Esteem workshops for teenage girls. In 2008, Carli was one of three Psychologists who helped bring The Center for Change, an eating disorder treatment center for young women from Utah to Las Vegas. She worked as a clinical psychologist for two years facilitating groups and working with individuals, couples, and families suffering from eating disorders. During this time Carli also kept a private practice.

Carli recently completed an intense Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program and is now using it with her patients. Combined with some breathing exercises, its an excellent tool to cope with the challenges of life. Thirty years of research has shown it to be effective in helping improve overall health; mental, physical, and emotional. Using meditation enhances ones ability to cope effectively with both short and long term stressful situations. Carli has been practicing yoga for almost 20 years and believes strongly in its power to heal and bring balance and happiness into our lives.

Melinda Mindieta-Powers

Melinda's mom and grandmother have always been strong female role models in her life. Teaching her by their example of kindness, compassion, and how to treat others. She currently serves as Program Director for Girl Nation creating empowerment programs along side Carli. She loves that Girl Nation inspires girls to embrace individuality and use their own "superpowers" to create a positive and kind girl world. As a mother of a little girl, she says the greatest gift she can give her daughter is to empower her with confidence in herself so that she has the freedom and passion for doing what brings her life joy.

Melinda has an undergraduate degree in psychology and a master’s degree in social work. She works as a clinical social worker and is equally as passionate about helping others as she is in serving as Program Director for Girl Nation. She believes strongly in the importance of women supporting future generations, in creating a kinder, happier, healthier girl world.

She is currently serving as Program Director for Girl Nation.

Josie Sherwood

Josie Sherwood, 500 RYT, was born and raised in the quaint and beautiful town of Sandpoint, ID where at the age of 11, her yoga journey began.

After many years of building her own practice, Josie completed her 200RYT Yoga Alliance certification and 300 RYT YA and International Association of Yoga Therapists certified training with a YA accredited Yoga School in the depths of the Costa Rican rain forest.

In her classes she teaches the fundamentals of each asana allowing you to flow freely and safely to achieve all of the benefits. By using a mixture of yoga styles with passion for the individuals own practice, she hopes to assist her students in finding peace, love, harmony and balance so that they can bring it to their daily life.

Josie's love of yoga stems from the peace of mind she found when she first discovered yoga. "The spiritual, mental and physical benefits that yoga provides have helped to clear my mind and keep me focused on what is important. This power of yoga is so transformative, and it can't be explained, it can only be experienced.”

It is this love for yoga that makes Josie a great ambassador for this sacred art.

Tisha Gray

Tisha has always appreciated the power of using the physical body as a way to connect with ones emotional and spiritual self. Her fondness for creative expression and fluid movement began at an early age as a dancer, through dance molded a strong foundation for her passion of yoga. She believes Asana, pranayama snd meditation, embedded in philosophical and psychological insight are our tools for transformation. She strives to encourage students to cultivate awareness within themselves to develop a true mind-body spirit connection.

Currently she is planning to pursue her PhD specializing in clinical psychology, in which she hopes to delve deeper, and ultimately give people back their freedom. You can also find her teaching Yoga and meditation classes as well as Yoga Teacher Trainings at 103 yoga studio.

· · · Girl Nation Ambassadors · · ·

High School and College Mentors
Our ambassadors are kind, energetic, smart, athletic and all around well-rounded girls.

Katie Wilkes

Katie Wilkes

Katie Wilkes, is in her early 20’s, born and raised in Las Vegas, NV. She currently goes to school in sunny San Diego and spends most of her time on the beach, in the yoga studio, or in the library. She considers herself a professional “bruncher”, amateur writer, and a lover of new adventures.

Hanna Thistle

Hanna Thistle

Hanna Thistle is a Senior at The Meadows School and a certified yoga instructor at 103 Hot Yoga and Pilates. Her biggest belief is that a healthy body is a beautiful body, and she wants to share this message with her community. Hanna has started a very successful Yoga and Nutrition Club at her high school and volunteers several hours a week teaching yoga to people as young as third and fourth graders participating in the Girl Nation.

Beau Thistle

Beau Thistle

Beau Thistle, is an ambassador of Girl Nation. She attends Meadows School and really enjoys exercising, cooking, and creating artwork, and spending time with her best friends. She recently became a yoga certified instructor and loves helping people in the community realize the benefits of yoga. She truly loves helping young girls realize their self worth, find their voice, and most of all, realize how strong girls can physically, mentally, and emotionally be when working together.

Sarah Paglini

Sarah Paglini

Sarah is a senior at Faith Lutheran High School, where she is a part of the Conservatory program as an art major. She contributes to Girl Nation as a high school mentor to the 7th and 8th grade girls. She enjoys fine arts as well as inspiring young girls in her community to love and be their true self.

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