Hi! I’m Caylena [pronounced kAY-lEE-nuh].
I am living my dream! As such, I am on a mission to travel the world, form deep connections, create beautiful things, learn as much as I can, speak as many languages as possible, know cultures, places and people. I hope that by bringing together all my passions – travel and adventure, dance, creativity and culture, entrepreneurship, language and communications, nature and hiking, food, yoga and exercise, health and relationships – through my lifestyle and work, I can leave places and their humans better off, and help inspire others to realize their own dreams. If I can do it, you can too – really! We are not victims of our circumstances and I really believe in the idea that a rising tide raises all ships – and that is my objective, to be part of the rising tide.
My professional work over the past decade (plus) has been diverse – including work editorial/journalism content (photo, writing, video), teaching languages and photography, doing marketing for non-profits, solopreneurs and small businesses, business coaching, graphic design (web, digital and print), video production, corporate event/wedding photography, studio photography (portraits, headshots, dance), tabletop photography (products, food and beverage), writing narrative and technical articles, copywriting and retail sales.
My personal creative work has run the gamut from nature and street photography, to travel, food, fashion and dance photography. I’ve written personal blogs, covering a variety of topics, sharing what I’ve learned about life, travel and business over the years. I also started the Put a Fork In It podcast and have produced/published 45 episodes interviewing people in food, health, business and the arts. My work has appeared both in publications and solo/group exhibitions. Prints and merchandise are available in my online shop.