Our Team

Karin Frost-Madrid, owner

Karin Frost-Madrid

Certified Holistic Aromatherapist and Founder of Mia’s Botanicals & Gifts

I have spent my life connected with nature from romping in the magnificent New Mexico desert on horseback as a child, to protecting and conserving our wild lands throughout the west as an adult. My reason for exploring natural aromatherapy was to take the next step in my family’s wellness routine by replacing traditional personal care products with more natural options that supported the entire personal constitution. I personally saw dramatic results during the use of these aromatherapy products and continue to explore with vigor. I truly believe that in order to flourish, we must remain connected to nature. Aromatherapy, captures the essence of nature, supporting that connection. Aromatherapy coupled with natural ingredients empowers us to move toward a more healthful well-being.

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Supporting Web Designer

Brandon Webster

Web Designer/Editor

My name is Brandon Webster. I am a freelance web designer and the founder of "BJW Designs". I specialize in creating/maintaining user-friendly websites. My weapons of choices are mainly Photoshop and Dreamweaver. When I'm not in front of my computer I'm outside doodling and sketching - the creativity never stops.





Marketing Consultant

Sky Frost

Visual Design Consultant
Divine Dizine

I support your customer’s journey in a visually intuitive manner, while bringing consistency to your brand.  I create concepts and layouts, and produce images (photography) for you to create or enhance your brand. To learn more about Sky, go to http://divinedizine.com/.

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Blog Contributors


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Nika Annon
Transformational Life Coach
Live Your Bliss

Her monthly mailing, Star Energy, gives daily suggestions for how to work creatively and intentionally with the astrological energy of the day. To learn more about Nika, go to http://www.nikaannon.com/.





Newsletters Contributors

Angela Byrd
Editor and Aromatherapy Enthusiast

Angela Byrd, born and raised in San Diego, CA but currently reside in Albuquerque, NM. I have a 26 year old son, 5 cats and 2 dogs (my furry babies). Shortly after I graduated high school, I joined the Army (active duty) and served off and on until I got out permanently in Jan 2005. While in the Army, I served as a paralegal, licensed practical (vocational) nurse, and did a three year stint as a Recruiter. See more





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Gail L. Frost, RDH
Registered Dental Hygienist

Mrs. Frost is a Registered Dental Hygienist in Las Cruces, NM. She started her career as a Dental Assistant in Albuquerque, NM. She served 13 years with the Indian Health Service as an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant, where she discovered her interest in Dental Hygiene. She moved to Las Cruces in 2005 where she worked as a Lead Dental Assistant until she had the opportunity to return to school. She was accepted into the NMSU/DACC Dental Hygiene Program in 2011 and graduated in 2013. While in the program, she maintained Crimson Scholar status and received and Division Plus Award from the Health and Public Services for Student Excellence and Leadership. 


Newsletters Contributors

Acazia Gilmore, DOM
Doctor of Oriental Medicine
Tree of Life Integrative Medicine

Acazia Gilmore is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine with background in western and eastern herbal medicine.

She grew up within a home environment that used plant medicine and herbs as a part of regular health care. She was infused from a very young age with an understanding that health was rooted in the relationship of mind, body and spirit.

She incorporates Traditional Japanese Acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition and the Arvigo techniques of Mayan Abdominal Therapy into her practice. She is passionate about helping people discover how they can use herbal medicine and foods as a way to care for themselves.

In her own words: “My hope is that through each treatment I make a difference in the health of the patient and therefore increase the overall health of the community.” To learn more about Acazia, go to www.treeoflifesantafe.com.  



David Lopez

David Lopez
Beekeeper, Adobe Bee Farm

David was introduced to beekeeping by Les Crowder, author of Top-Bar Beekeeping: Organic Practices for Honeybee Health. David started with two top-bar beehives and remembers how mesmerized he was watching the bees everyday enter and leave the hive just as beautifully and powerfully as clouds subtly move across our skies. David very quickly fell in love with how softly the bees foraged from early morning all the way to sunset, visiting flowers and tending to their colonies - all the while unaware of their vital contribution to so many necessities humans enjoy in our world.

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Newsletters Contributors

Cynthia Nero
C-IAYT Yoga Therapist

Yoga Therapy with Cynthia Nero

Cynthia’s background includes more than two decades as a yoga instructor and 1,000 hours of Yoga Therapy certification training. This included 150 client hours as well as instruction in anatomy, physiology, pathology, adaptive functional poses, and psychosocial conditions. She also holds Master’s degrees in both Public Health and Social Work.

In her own words: “My mission is to help you experience optimum wellness through Yoga Therapy– a science-based, holistic approach that complements the practice of Western Medicine. To learn more about Cynthia, go to www.cynthianero.com.





Hailey Frost

Hailey Frost

My name is Hailey Frost. I am a biologist, bee lover, plant eater, and an advocate for Mother Earth. I capture the world from a different perspective, giving people an insight of what I believe to be valuable and beautiful.






Sky Frost - AffiliateSky Frost

She is a sun chasing, world wandering, tree hugging, plant eating, human being. She loves reconnecting to the natural flow of life whether that’s through a walk in nature, mindful living or Mia’s Botanicals. See More