OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM
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Linda Townsend, Founder and President of Release Well-Being Center, had a dream – to bring together the many facets of holistic wellness in one location to meet a growing and unfulfilled need in metro west.
Linda draws on her extensive background in the corporate environment, as well as her wellness knowledge and experience, to create an ideal “sanctuary” and community where individuals of any age and fitness level can find balance, purpose and well-being. She graduated as Valedictorian when she received her MBA from Northeastern University, has a BA in Journalism from Northeastern University and later received a Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching from William James College.
After starting her career as an investigative newspaper and television journalist, then a marketing and sales executive for several high-tech companies, Linda was recognized for her work in the Young Presidents Organization (YPO), an international organization of more than 9,000 CEOs, for outstanding work coaching CEO peer groups. Trying to balance her career while raising three young children, she became attuned to the importance of consistent self-care (you must put on your own oxygen mask first before you can help others!), which led her to become a certified yoga instructor in 2007 and then an executive and life coach. Linda connected with a team of wellness experts to realize and expand her dream for Release Well-Being Center.
Linda lives in Westborough, Massachusetts with her husband and three sons, and remains active in yoga, mindfulness, coaching, reading, gardening and volunteering
Rebecca is a passionate yoga instructor and experienced HR manager. She is a lifelong advocate of health and wellness, and enjoys learning about new ways people can take care of themselves. For years, Rebecca had a desire to work in the wellness industry, but was not sure how she could break into the space. During her yoga teacher training, she had the opportunity to participate in a work-trade. Through administrative and behind-the-scenes work, Rebecca realized she enjoyed having a supportive role to ensure a business was running smoothly. When her position became available at Release, she knew it was meant to be! Rebecca admires Release’s holistic, whole-body approach to wellness. She commends our center’s inclusivity, individual approach to wellness, and integration of different modalities. She is incredibly thankful that she can be a part of such a dedicated team committed to providing exceptional wellness services.
Sam is the Marketing Specialist for Release, managing the social media platforms, website, and special events. She graduated from Quinnipiac University with her MBA, specializing in marketing. Sports and wellness has always been a prevalent part of Sam’s life as she grew up being a gymnast and playing tennis. When she got to college and was no longer an athlete, she had to figure out how to implement fitness into her new routine. She got more interested in yoga and strength training, so when the Release job opportunity opened up it felt like the perfect match. She is excited to combine her passion for fitness, nutrition, and wellness with marketing and social media to help promote the Release mission and connect the community.
Ben is the Membership Manager and works closely with the Guest Services team here at Release Well Being Center. He has always had a passion for fitness, nutrition, and well being. Growing up he was an athlete who played basketball for Wachusett Regional High School, and knew he wanted to expand his career in the health industry. He has actively been going to the gym for 5+ years, became a certified stretch therapist in 2022, and is currently studying to become a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Ben also has a background in sales/customer service as he worked in the car industry collectively for 2 years. As the Membership Manager, Ben will help guide you and lead you on the right path while you are here at Release. He takes pride in making sure that you have the best experience and will help to answer any questions you have about Release! He can’t wait to meet all of you!