Everyone deserves to be well.
After years of fighting a PERSONAL WAR of ANXIETY, DEPRESSION and prescription drug ADDICTION, Co-Founder & CEO QUENTIN VENNIE journeyed to HEAL himself and developed a system to manage his MENTAL HEALTH diagnosis with yoga, meditation, juicing and TEA.
INSPIRED and MOTIVATED by his own experiences and his son’s ADHD diagnosis, Quentin made the conscious decision to BALANCE his son’s diagnosis with the same modalities he used to heal himself.
This led to the creation of EQUITEA'S first green tea blend, a beautiful fusion of GREEN TEA and BOTANICALS that would become his son's RITUAL of FOCUS and CALM.
Our tea blends are created with high-quality organic ingredients and are intended to both taste great and boost wellbeing. We are black-owned, wellness centered and community driven. And we are grateful for your support.
Co-Founder of The Equitea Co., Quentin is a celebrated wellness expert, international speaker and author of the bestselling memoir, Strong In The Broken Places. His work has been featured in the Huffington Post, Thrive Global, Entrepreneur, Fox News, MindBodyGreen, and many others. Quentin has been recognized as one of Black Enterprise magazine’s 100 Modern Men of Distinction and by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention for his contribution in raising awareness for mental health and suicide prevention. He has served as the wellness keynote speaker for Colin Kaepernick’s “Know My Rights'' Camp in his hometown of Baltimore, MD and continues his work with youth in under-resourced communities, helping them understand their traumas and turn them into triumphs. As a former non-profit executive, he spearheaded initiatives that made yoga and mindfulness accessible among communities and populations that didn’t ordinarily have access to them.
After years of fighting a war of anxiety, depression and addiction, he set out on a journey to heal himself. With nothing more than faith and determination, he was able to successfully overcome his addictions, as well as develop a system to better manage his anxiety disorder.
His unbelievable road to recovery has been publicly celebrated by notable figures in and beyond the world of wellness. Quentin’s transformation has inspired thousands worldwide and has raised global awareness of anxiety, depression and addiction. He is living proof that during our weakest moments we have the power and ability to unlock unimaginable strength.
Prior to co-founding The Equitea Co., Erin's professional career has spanned 17 years in the nonprofit sector, with the past twelve serving in executive operations roles at large wellness-based organizations whose missions are to elevate the health and well-being of humanity through a holistic approach. She has served as Executive Vice President of a multi-million dollar yoga retreat center, overseeing 400+ employees across multiple departments ranging from hospitality to programming to research to education. Erin has spearheaded internal initiatives to change policies and programming to include broader representation and make wellness practices more accessible for all, leading HR departments and executive teams to adopt organizational norms that center the individual rather than outdated corporate structures, thought processes, and programming.
Erin holds a BA in Theatre from Bard College in New York and the British American Drama Academy, London, a Masters in Human Relations and Positive Organization Development through the David L. Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry, a Certificate in Positive Psychology with Tal Ben Shahar, a certificate in Organizational Behavior through Harvard Extension School, and certificates in herbology.