About Stand Tall Media, LLC

Stand Tall Media, LLC, makes its home on California’s Central Coast and serves clients in all corners of the US. It is owned and operated by its founder, Dori Rota, and Lisa Verigin, who joined as a partner in early 2012.

Though we work for professionals and businesses in a variety of fields and on a variety of  platforms,  Stand Tall specializes in online media for the holistic health and wellness community.

The Stand Tall Team

Dori RotaCo-owner Dori Rota, RDA earned her bachelor’s in Hospitality Management from the University of Wisconsin, preparing her for a diverse career in sales, marketing and management. Over 30 years, she has earned numerous achievement awards in the corporate sphere while effectively founding and developing two successful niche businesses. Her passion for alternative health choices led her to get involved with the movement to ban dental mercury. As co-owner and webmaster of the well-known mercury toxicity resource TALKInternational.com, Dori has become exceedingly knowledgeable in the ways of that strange and wonderful place called The Internet.

Lisa VeriginCo-owner Lisa Verigin, PhD has worked in health and wellness communications since 2004. Developmental editor for the award-winning book Yoga Calm for Children, she has extensive experience in website production, blogging, social media management, newsletter publishing and client education materials creation. Her work as a content provider is deeply informed by more than 10 years of work in all areas of her family’s biological dental practice: front office, lab and chairside. She holds an MFA in Creative  Writing from Georgia State University  and  a  PhD  in English from the University of  Nebraska.

Melanie HoffmanProject specialist Melanie Hoffman loves to combine two of her favorite passions – communication and holistic health/wellness – through her work for Stand Tall Media. Her eclectic background includes experience in customer service, sales, journalism and as a certified Kundalini Yoga teacher. Melanie’s first exposure to holistic dentistry was through editing Mirror of the Body, a book on the problem of dental mercury and the promise of biological dentistry. This, along with her research in online and social media marketing, has accelerated her transformation into an advocate for health awareness. Melanie holds a BS in Journalism from West Virginia University.

Lori HorbasStaff writer Lori B. Horbas has worked as a freelance writer since 2000. As a food and sustainability columnist, she documented the relationship between farming practices, food, and health. She has written for The Leopold Outlook and Real Simple magazines. Her book At the Table: La Merenda’s Producers profiles regional farm producers and cheesemakers. She also writes for the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin. She has also had a 21-year career as chairside assistant and office manager in a biological dental practice. Lori offers reliable content on topics of interest to biological dentistry, with a lifestyle context that includes food and sustainability. Education: Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; 2005 Grant Writing Certification-Community Systems, Bozeman, Montana; 2010 Aldo Leopold Land Ethic Leader’s Training program.