We are a small woman-owned business operating remotely from the Hawaiian islands to the East of the US. Meet the amazing humans who devote their time and energy to More Pleaze!
Kyra is the CEO and founder of More Pleaze as well as a practicing personal chef and yoga teacher. Kyra oversees all More Pleaze operations and personally vets all incoming chefs.
She has almost two decades of hospitality experience under her belt, from restaurants to the wine industry to event production; as well as business development and digital design, including web design, SEO, copywriting, and brand development.
She sees food as a way to share her soul with the world as she believes that through food we learn about science, history, spirituality, and our own unique bodies. Her goal is to inspire others to respect and LOVE the food they put inside of themselves, and to diminish the dogmatic judgement attached to health food advocates.
She has a Le Cordon Bleu degree from California Culinary Academy, a 1000+ hour SFHN certification from Hawthorn University, an Ayurvedic chef certification from Hale Pule, and a Wildcrafter Certification from Earth Medicine Institute.
She grew up in Northern California, and lived in San Francisco for eleven years before relocating to Maui in 2015, where she currently lives today. She loves traveling, and is often on airplanes for work and pleasure. In her free time she is an avid reader, a surfer, an aerialist, and in the late summer you can find her dancing at Burning Man.
Rachel has More Pleaze’s communications master since 2019. She is your go-to goddess for any inquiries, questions, and needed clarification, and will respond promptly and consciously around her motherhood duties.
Rachel grew up on a vineyard in the bucolic Napa Valley, where her love of all things culinary began. She studied at Cal Poly SLO before moving to San Francisco where she met her husband.
She began teaching barre classes and working as a jewelry apprentice for a female owned and operated business in San Francisco. The universe aligned perfectly when she decided to move to Maui in 2015 and was able to continue teaching barre and apprentice under another female jewelry designer on island.
Today, Rachel has two young girls and hopes to continue spreading female empowerment by teaching ShaktiRize classes and working for the empowered female team at More Pleaze. You can find Rachel gardening, surfing, free diving and barefoot jungle hiking in her free time.
Alicia Baron is More Pleaze’s marketing and PR mastermind, and oversees all public relations. She is an entrepreneur, thought leader and business advisor who merges a creative mindset in business operations. Alicia is recognized in her fields for building out company culture and marketing. In 2019 she accepted the award for The Healthiest Employer in the US.
Alicia’s leadership started with companies such as Starbucks, Restoration Hardware (RH), Mastercard and most recently Chronicled where she served as Vice President of People Operations. With these enterprise companies she climbed the corporate ladder in full scale Corporate Operations and Human Resources as a jill-of-all-trades in each of these fast paced and growing organizations.
In addition to healthy and prosperous company operations, Alicia is naturally a creative who is passionate about brand building and marketing for small businesses and nonprofits, where she helps build brand awareness through dynamic marketing and unique curated content creation.
When she is not running her two companies and consulting small businesses, in her spare time, Alicia enjoys dancing, gardening, photography and volunteering. She currently lives in Buchanan, Michigan on a forty-acre farm teaching workshops and environmental stewardship.
Alyssa is our Social Media Manager, and oversees all social media channels and newsletters – content design to the DM’s is her reigning domain!
Alyssa started on her More Pleaze journey in 2018, by meeting CEO and founder, Kyra, through working at a Maui based yoga retreat center, the Black Swan Temple. Alyssa worked as a designer and gardener, and Kyra as the chef. Alyssa enjoyed several of Kyra’s amazing plant-based retreat meals and inquired about assisting in the kitchen to learn a few tricks of the trade. After cooking together and learning about Alyssa’s marketing background, the two found working together a match made in heaven! Alyssa looks forward to more years ahead watching More Pleaze evolve and grow to its fullest potential.
In her spare time, Alyssa has an affinity for herbalism and keeping her indoor garden thriving. She lives in Salisbury, MD and enjoys frequent visits to the beach and has a healthy obsession with the Great British Baking Show.
Sean Loving is our resident nerd developer, and IT expert. Sean is responsible for the massive undertaking and maintenance of custom developing More Pleaze to support chefs and clients as we grow. You may not be in communication with Sean, but if you are a part of More Pleaze, you are in personal contact with his work.
Sean comes from homestead roots in the midwest, and after completing his undergrad at SIU, his work, and love for music took him across the United States through Chicago IL, Ashville NC, Boulder CO, and Santa Cruz CA, before landing on Maui, where he has lived for the past eight years. A multitalented entrepreneur, he offers web system engineering, business development, IT consulting, and more.
Sean is an avid live music lover, and has a drawer of ticket stubs to prove it. In his free time you can catch him fixing old cars for his many Maui nieces and nephews, island hopping to Oahu for Parliament Funkadelic, and occasionally dropping into yoga, where his savasana is legendary.