Healthy Beginnings

Our Team

Lynn Virgilio, Publisher, Content Director, Advertising Sales & Marketing

Lynn Virgilio-200I have been in the Newspaper Media industry for over twenty years. During that time I have held leadership roles in advertising sales, training and development and sales management. You can imagine the changes that the industry has experienced during that time! I have enjoyed the challenges and the opportunity that came along with the significant impact of the internet and digital publishing during my career.

On a more personal note,  I spent several years as a competitive athlete and coach. My experiences in the athletic world exposed me to the importance of health. I have been on the quest for health and consider learning about a healthy lifestyle as one of my main hobbies.  Consequently, I am very fortunate to be involved in publishing a magazine that is truly devoted to a healthy lifestyle. The mission of Healthy Beginnings is to provide relevant up to date information on natural healing, healthy living, alternative treatments, mindful living and healthy eating are topics.  I am deeply passionate about these areas and know firsthand from personal experience that you truly can heal disease without drugs and  improve your health  through this lifestyle.

In addition, each month I get the opportunity to associate with experts that provide valuable content to our magazine and continue to educate about truly effective ways to heal.

I consider myself lucky at this stage of my career I can be working in an area that I am passionate about and committed to as well as partner with others that share the same passion.

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.


Your Comments Are Always Welcome

Email Lynn at: publisher@hbmag.com