Healthy Beginnings

Our Team

Gabrielle Irvin, Product Manager

Greetings! I am extremely fortunate to be part of the Healthy Beginnings team, as I love to read and write about health and wellness!

I received bachelor’s degrees in journalism and political science at the University of Nevada, Reno and received my master’s degree in news-editorial journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I’ve worked in media since 2009 — it’s a rewarding and evolving industry that certainly keeps me on my toes!

My interest in health, wellness, and preventative care truly sparked when I studied as a news-editorial journalism student and volunteered in the trenches of the fast-paced Emergency Department at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Ill. The smells, sights, and sounds of the ER greatly impacted my views on healthcare and wellness, and encouraged me to focus my journalism on a plethora of health-centric topics including cancer treatment and management, diet and exercise, and mental health and addiction.

I believe that leading a healthy lifestyle starts with embracing a positive outlook on life and overcoming an “I can’t” mentality. I work each day to become a healthier me!

When not editing, writing, and engaging community members, I can be found spending time with my fiancé on the golf course, binge-watching The Office and 30 Rock (my all-time favorite TV shows), and eating at some of Reno’s awesome local restaurants.

Alex Davis, Jr. Advertising Account Manager

I am brand new at Healthy Beginnings, but the publication has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I was born and raised in Reno, and I love to read everything local.

I graduated in May of 2016 from the University of Nevada, Reno with a bachelor’s degree in English and a minor in journalism. Writing and reading are my two biggest passions. I am so fortunate to be part of the Healthy Beginnings team that will allow me to showcase my skills and creativity and passion for all things local and healthy.

My mother is a nurse and I grew up in a healthy household. I love healthy food, healthy attitudes and staying fit. I also love chocolate, but everything in moderation, right?

I believe that health and wellness incorporate all aspects of life, mind, body and spirit. I strive to maintain a positive attitude and confidence in all things, I love to ski; you’ll find me on the mountain at least one day a week, and yoga and meditation are my favorite daily rituals.

I am so fortunate to be part of a team and a publication that share my values and love for Reno-Tahoe local life.


Your Comments Are Always Welcome

Email Gabrielle at: girvin@hbmag.com