Our Team

Amy is a nutritionist and the founder of Based Wellness. She has a Master of Science degree in Applied Clinical Nutrition from New York Chiropractic College where she graduated with honors. Amy also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University at Buffalo. A lifelong Upstate New Yorker, Amy loves spending her free time with family and friends, traveling, being on the water, volunteering in her community and working on home renovation projects.


Jacqueline brings a unique perspective to Based Wellness with her background as a licensed massage therapist and physical therapist assistant to help clients feel more relaxed as well as heal from any injuries they may have. When working with her clients, Jacqueline’s goal is to help them reach their full physical potential.  When she is not working, Jacqueline enjoys spending time with her husband and dogs. She also loves spending time outside kayaking and paddle boarding.

Shauna is an esthetician who favors a more holistic approach when it comes to skincare, specializing in facial massage techniques such as gua sha, manual lymphatic drainage, and connective tissue manipulation. Being able to help others love and accept the skin they’re in, whilst creating a space of healing and relaxation is the motivating force behind what she does. Outside of work, Shauna enjoys hanging out in local coffee shops, trying out new recipes, and endlessly annoying her family with her terrible dancing and singing.

Monique is a 15 year Esthetician, Community Herbalist, Aromatherapist and Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. Marrying wellness and skincare has always been a passion of hers, finding, creating and working with sound skincare brands like Eminence Organic Skincare, where she was a representative. Monique has worked in several avenues in the cosmetics and skincare industry in territory sales and management, freelance makeup artistry, medical aesthetics, Esthetics Instruction, brand creation and product development. 

Moka Yoga was founded by Morne Cilliers + Katelyn Cusimano.

Morne has a passion for teaching people how yoga and breathwork can enhance and change their lives. He has taught throughout Asia, including: Korea, India, and in Cape Town, South Africa. Morne is a 500-Hour certified yoga teacher, a sound therapy teacher and a breathwork teacher. Morne is an adventurer at heart who loves learning new things, being in nature and spending time with his dog.

Katelyn is an Upstate native who just returned home after almost a decade abroad. After completing her 200-Hour Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India (the yoga capital of the world) she started teaching while traveling in South Africa, Namibia, South Korea and India. In February of 2020, she returned to Rishikesh to start her 300-Hour Teacher Training. She hopes to honor her Indian teachers by being a vessel to spread their wisdom and teachings. Katelyn is happiest when her hands or her toes are in the earth. She continues to study yoga therapy, philosophy, and anatomy in hopes that the things she learns can help others find relief and happiness.

Genevieve is an esthetician who specializes in personalized makeup application, luxury brow design, spray tans, and body waxing. She enjoys performing eye opening lash treatments both with keratin and silk extensions. She says, “training and coaching my clients to recreate their looks at home and keep their skin care up, is the best part of my job!” When she is not working, you can find Genevieve shopping at HomeGoods, watching makeup tutorials, drinking red wine and taking her kids on outdoor adventures to the beach and woods. Click here to book an appointment directly with Genevieve!