Stand Tall Media, LLC, makes its home in Southern California and serves clients in all corners of the US. In business since 2012, Stand Tall is currently owned and operated by Lisa Verigin and Darrel Dressel.

Though we work for professionals and businesses in a variety of fields and on a variety of platforms, Stand Tall specializes in digital marketing and media for holistic health and wellness professionals.

The Stand Tall Team


Lisa VeriginContent specialist Lisa Verigin, PhD has worked in health and wellness communications since 2004. Developmental editor for the award-winning book Yoga Calm for Children and Dr. Felix Liao’s Six-Foot Tiger, Three-Foot Cage and Early Sirens, she has extensive experience in website production, blogging, social media management, newsletter publishing, and educational materials for patients.

Her work as a content provider is deeply informed by more than 10 years of work in all areas of her family’s biological dental practice: front office, lab, and chairside. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Georgia State University and a PhD in English from the University of Nebraska.

Darrel DresselDarrel Dressel, Co-owner & Digital Marketing Strategist

Administrative Support

Meri MotamediWith exemplary organizational skills, work efficiency, and dedication to treating clients like family, Meri Motamedi is responsible for overseeing front office operations for Stand Tall Media.

She received her bachelor’s in Information Technology Management from Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada in 2004, where she also completed a Certificate in Information Systems Management and a Certificate in eBusiness. During those years, she worked as a dental assistant, and she also has more than a decade of banking experience as a Senior Financial Services Manager.


Kate FlahertyIn addition to writing and editing for more than twenty years, Kate Flaherty has worked as a teacher, farmer, cheesemonger, mushroom forager, and mom. With a family history in medicine and dentistry, she’s long known to floss only the teeth she wants to keep (that would be all of them, thank you), and loves being part of the holistic healthcare revolution.

Kate holds a bachelor’s in journalism from St. Michael’s College, a master’s in special education from Bay Path University, and a PhD in English from the University of Nebraska. Her writing for print and online publications, both national and local, reflects her passion and commitment to living mindfully, giving back, and forever answering the call of curiosity.