All things have a foundation that supports the very being of it. Whether it is the steel and concrete, cells and organs or a few incredible friends who believe in you. The following bright and beautiful souls are the foundation of The Layer Lounge.
Born and based in Philadelphia, Sheehan Becker Joseph carved out a career in production that spans 20 years. While in New York, Sheehan worked at Vanity Fair Magazine producing large scale events and multi-tier marketing platforms. From there, she joined The Tribeca Film Festival, helping to build the brand and bring the event to life during it’s early years.
Taking her career in another direction, Sheehan returned to school earning her Master’s in Social Work and now is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She operates a private practice specializing in children and teenagers, though she works with all ages. However, to keep things interesting and her family on their toes, Sheehan continues to freelance in the often captivating production world.
Sheehan met Megan Linney while working in the 90’s fashion movement of San Francisco. They became instant friends and have enjoyed many years of laughter, love and travel. Even after all these years, she looks forward to the annual meet-ups, swag bags and detailed “agenda” that has become an accessory to the life-long friendship.
Allie Fung has a diverse career background starting in retail before pursuing a career in clothing manufacturing and then as an executive assistant. Since 2000, she has been a legal recruiter for an international law firm, hiring and mentoring attorneys. Her favorite job, though, was as a holiday basket maker for Neiman Marcus where she indulged in free chocolate and caviar samples every day.
It was during her time as an executive assistant that she met Megan Linney and thus began a long friendship steeped in laughter, skin care and caviar! Megan taught Allie the importance of healthy skin maintenance, introducing innovative treatments and tools, and Allie owes Megan a debt of gratitude that she’s still carded on occasion when buying alcohol.
In her free time, Allie enjoys napping, lying on the couch, and watching true crime and comedy specials. She spends an inordinate amount of time with her parents, and niece and nephew. When she’s not jetting setting to exotic locales like Tustin, CA and Maplewood, NJ, Allie lives in Oakland, CA with her long-time artist partner and his cacti and rock collections.
Megan Linney is a life long professional in the beauty and wellness industry. As a licensed Esthetician and Massage Therapist, she has been a member of several esteemed spa teams. She has worked in many different capacities of the industry, from performing and developing spa services to building internationally recognized spas. Traveling around the world and working on both coasts have exposed her to many different cultures and beauty rituals. Through this journey, she learned first hand how powerful transformation is when touch, education, and self-care merge in one’s life resulting in confidence, self-acceptance and living your best life.
As her career grew so did the opportunities to travel and relocate around the country. Landing in Las Vegas in 2017, for a second time, she began to feel like she had found more of a home than another temporary post. She quickly learned how much the local community craved a great skin care option that was not priced exclusively for those on vacation. She set out to deliver something needed to the Las Vegas Locals and be part of the creative flow of DTLV. Aside from juggling a full workload, hanging with her pup, David Bowie Jr. she also lives part-time in her vintage van down by a river- or any waterway really.
Alex is originally from Merced, California. Where she joined the United States Marines at the age of 19 and retiring with honors in 2017 after 20 years, serving one tour in Iraq and another in Afghanistan.
During her 20-year career, Alex worked three years as a security guards for American Embassies in Tel Aviv, Israel, Nicosia, Cyprus and Asuncion, Paraguay. Towards the tail end of her service, Alex worked in marketing retail and coordinating special events to promote welfare of the services members and their families. Alex is currently a small business investor and entrepreneur.
In her spare time, Alex enjoys long road trips and hiking new trails with her dog Ella. Her aspirations are to be an American Model Poet, and a Humanitarian. Health and fitness are pillars to her active lifestyle. Alex is committed to stay fit physically and mentally.
Tyson Townsend has been in the “people” business most of his adult life. As a leader in the human resource field for 20+ years, he has worked with a wide range of companies within the industries of Construction, Energy Drink Sales, Precious Metals, Fine Art sales, Luxury Resorts, and Marine Sales.
He is originally from the great state of Oklahoma. However, he has lived in Alaska, Florida, California (both NorCal and SoCal.) For the past 17 years, he has proudly called Las Vegas home.
When Tyson is not working with “people” he enjoys reading fiction and urban fantasy, attending heavy metal concerts, spending time with his girlfriend, Paula, and dogs Sadie and Porkchop, and watching baseball. (His favorite teams are the SF Giants and whoever is playing the LA Dodgers.)