the GIGIL FAMILY
MEET OUR FOUNDER
Momma-owned + Operated!
GIGIL, LLC is owned and operated by Long Beach, CA local, Michelle Davis.
Michelle and her husband Cory, are Long Beach natives and Lakewood High School alumni. Together they share three children, ages 5 , 2 and 1; and manage two small businesses from home.
Michelle graduated from California State University, Long Beach with her BS in Business Administration and went on to complete her MBA with a concentration in Marketing Communications. She has experience working in the healthcare and financial services industries and has been working as an independent marketing consultant since 2015.
Michelle is a homeschool mom to her son and believes that children have the best learning opportunities through hands on experiences. Her sons love for all things science, technology and building was a true inspiration for GIGIL STEM Subscription Boxes.
Through each STEM Subscription Box, Michelle hopes to inspire a young scientist and spark innovation, creativity and an interest in STEM. Diversity, acceptance and friendship are of the utmost important to Michelle not only in life, but also in "everything" GIGIL.
It is my goal to make STEM education not only a fun learning experience, but one that sparks a passion for science and technology that will, one day, turn our junior scientists into leaders within the field of STEM and give them the opportunity to make a difference in the world.
MEET BERLYN, Social Media
“We do not inherit the land from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.”
Berlyn is a creative photographer and Social Media Guru who specializes in small business growth. She encourages brands to grow organically, be themselves, and build a community. Berlyn believes in shopping small, being kind, and creating a more sustainable environment. Through her work, she wants to build businesses that have similar values and can make the world a better place.
MEET NAHDYA, Videography
Nahdya Weathers is an enterprising video creator with extensive experience in the area of digital content production. She graduated from California State University San Marcos with a BA in Marketing. Nahdya strives to use content as a way to turn a company into a brand and customers into loyal fans. Through her videos, Nahdya hopes to inspire the next generation of Scientists!
MEET CELINA, Business Support
“To be brave is to forsake all others to be true to yourself. That is the vow of a confident girl
Celina is an experienced administrator and provides support in all capacities. Her broad spectrum of experience lends her the knowledge to take on any task that comes her way. Celina has a true passion for interior design and is currently pursuing her bachelor's degree at California State University, Long Beach. Celina is an avid supporter of small business and therefore enjoys working within the small business sector.
Marketing + E-Commerce
MEET STELLA, Yoga + Dance
Stella Dean grew up all over Southern California. She has been practicing yoga for over 5 years now. Stella has her 200 hour certification from CorePower where she specialized in hot yoga, and is now continuing her education with YogaWorks and will be 500 hours certified soon. Before yoga, she had 4 years experience in competitive cheer and hip hop dance. She loves to teach a high energy class, and wants to provide a safe space for her students and give them an outlet to clear their thoughts. When she’s not teaching yoga she loves to spend time with her cats.
MEET KAYLEY, STEM Teacher
“I'm so excited to work with your little ones and let their creativity flow!”
Kayley Davis is a Long Beach native and recently received her multiple subject teaching credential from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. STEM is one of her favorite subjects to teach because it is applicable to all aspects of life and allows children to explore their natural curiosities of how the world works. Ms. Kayley supports the idea of letting children take control of their learning and using their curiosity to drive activities. She strives to help children grow in confidence and develop a passion for learning.