Spicy Mari is the CEO & Founder of The Spicy Life. As a Relationship Expert, Spicy Mari has dedicated her life's work to encouraging singles and couples to communicate and connect more effectively by incorporating passion and adventure back into their interpersonal relationships. Raw and uncensored in her matchmaking approach Spicy Mari has been featured on Access Live, VH1's Basketball Wives, BuzzFeed, OWN NETWORK’s Don’t Tell The Bride, The Ricky Lake Show, and iHeartRadio as a recurring dating coach and matchmaker.
Spicy Mari's desire to understand the way in which men and women communicate, started in her adolescence and led her to obtain a degree in Mass Communications from the University of California, Berkeley. Discovering her life's purpose was to not only help people find love but also teach them to sustain it, she developed easy to apply strategies and methods known as Spicy Tips. Kindling romantic flames for others ignited a fire in her that led her to receive certification as a dating coach from the International Dating Coach Association. Shortly after sparking several love connections, she devised The S.P.I.C.Y Life Program, which provides exciting courses, seminars, and events on “Self, Passion, Intimacy, Communication & learning to say YES.” In order to enrich her ability to add value to singles and couples in a digital dating era, she went on to obtain a Masters in Communication Management from the University of Southern California. Formed with the goal of transcending traditional boundaries, The Spicy Life provides self-improvement through effective communication and relationship building.
Founder & CEO - Relationship and Communications Expert
Jennifer Lauren Arceneaux, LMFT is a licensed Psychotherapist and Marriage and Family Therapist. She provides therapy to couples, families, and individuals looking to heal from depression, lack of self-esteem, stress, relationship issues, parenting challenges, and more. Jennifer specializes in supporting women as they work through their issues, including; self-esteem, body image, maternal depression (pre/postpartum), motherhood, and life transitions of adolescence. Jennifer received a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology specializing in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology, Los Angeles. She completed her undergraduate degree in Social Sciences at the University of California at Berkeley. Jennifer received training with Triple P Positive Parenting Standard Individual and Group Evidence Based Practices, and completed an externship in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy Training, Ackerman Institute.
Jennifer has additional experience working with couples and families, young children with autism (and their parents), and individuals in high-risk communities. Jennifer is an affiliate of Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology and a member of the California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists. She is registered as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT# 90325) in the state of California. Understanding the importance of self-improvement, Jennifer has experienced first hand the benefits of The Spicy Life dating and relationship coaching for her own personal life. She looks forward to providing The Spicy Life clients with the tools to see their life from another angle and use their innate strengths to face their challenges and reach their goals.
Marriage and Family Therapist
Tamerri Z. Ater, Owner and Founder of Astrofashionista, LLC, is a professional astrologer and personal success coach. Her mission is to encourage and empower people to create prosperity in every area of their lives by using the ancient gift of astrology. Tamerri’s website, Astrofashionista.com gives visitors practical advice on how to use astrology everyday to maximize their success in a fun and relatable way. A lover of fashion and beauty, Tamerri used the power of astrology to help guide her career advancements as a global marketing professional for multi-billion dollar corporations Hearst Magazines (Marie Claire) and Unilever Prestige (Murad & Dermalogica), and Instructor at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles.
With over 10 years of experience studying astrology and divination, Tamerri has advised hundreds of clients on how to make their dreams a reality. Through her work she is able to use her clients’ natal chart – a snapshot of their soul’s destiny, to help them “know thyself”, find their life purpose/career path, improve their relationships, and attract their ideal partner! Astrofashionista adores partnering with The Spicy Life to create personalized Spicy horoscopes that are hotter than the sun!
Aja Franks is an entrepreneur and fashion stylist with over a decade of experience in the fashion industry. As the founder of Style Room LA and Beauty Room LA, a Los Angeles-based styling and beauty firm, that provides personalized fashion styling and beauty services. Aja’s key to success is her positivity and passion for producing excellence for her clients. Her ability to create magic through fashion and beauty promotes a unique experience which allowed her to work with high-profile celebrity clients Usher, Paris Hilton, Paulina Rubio and the Dream.
Most notably, assisting GQ Magazine with styling Paulina Rubio’s cover which received the coveted “Woman of the Year” award. In addition, Aja collaborated with Good Morning America, Saturday Night Live and Sex in the City wardrobe departments. Working with Aja to create a signature look is an efficient, streamlined experience. Every client receives an exclusive consultation with hand picked items that craft and define your individuality. What better way to live the Spicy life style than to have your life styled!
Dennis Kenney is a Creative Director and Fashion Stylist, Host and Influencer. He is a graduate of the prestigious Carnegie Mellon University, having earned a degree in Drama. He has become a creative force in the world of fashion having styled celebrities for the Emmy’s, SAG Awards and numerous film premieres and commercials on both coasts.
He has collaborated with several heavy hitting brands including Sean John, BCBG, Bed Bath & Beyond, Banana Republic, BEBE, UGG and Bonobos to name a few. His Style With Den interviews have also begun to resonate with fans as he has interviewed and styled the likes of Christian Siriano, Mandy Gonzalez, Telly Leung and Tony winning actor James Monroe Iglehart to name a few. Racking up over 100,000 views and counting.
Stylewithden has reached over 1 Million accounts globally. In addition to his styling, he also works as the Creative Director for 260 Sample Sale, Creating content and campaigns nationally for over 50 select brands.
Dorinda Barker is the founder and CEO of NXTConnection; a consulting service specializing in enhancing, and optimizing, dating profiles to ensure their clients are making their first impression, their best impression. From cultivated bios, to setting their clients up with a professional photo shoot for their profile pic, NXTConnection gives you the support and advice to navigate the dangerous waters of dating.
NXTConnection was born from an amalgamation of Dorinda’s own experiences in the dating world, and helping her friends with their love life. Dorinda began to notice the common trends in many dating profiles, and realized their had to be a better way to find the right person you want to match with. More frequently than not, profiles didn’t necessarily represent the person on the
other end. Dorinda thought, leading by example would be the best way to attract the more desirable match; what you put out there most certainly would yield a higher quality return.
Dorinda put her ideas to the test by not only putting her own practices to the test, but she began helping her friends bring out their true, and best, self on their dating profiles. The results and feedback were overwhelming. Gone were the shirtless selfies and just hey bio matches. Now, her friends were getting matched with people who had substance, and their profiles were a legitimate representation of who they actually were in real life. You get back what you put in rang very true. It got to the point where more and more people asked for Dorinda’s assistance, and after being urged to start her own business, NXTConnection was born.