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April Trettel


Meet April..

April is passionate about creating community and bringing back a sacred space that supports women gathering together. April is a mother to three spirited children. She is always picking up a new hobby and loves creating. 


  • Licensed Mental Health Therapist
  • Certified Circle and Blessing Medicine Practitioner
  • Award Winning Photographer
  • 15+ Years Guiding Women in Circle Medicine
  • Reiki 1 & 2 Certified Practitioner 


  • Has a magical knack for creating a circle of comfort where everyone feels embraced and supported
  • Cherishes and celebrates every stage of life with heartfelt reverence
  • Crafts one of a kind experiences that leave a lasting imprint on your heart and soul


  • Insists on embroidering individual gifts for every attendee

  • Struggles with indecision when asked which craft she wants to do
  • Easily swept away in the joy of activities

“My favorite thing about April is all of her essence. I think that is what we all want to be; just that warm, safe place”

– Sondra, Retreat Participant

Lena Kelly


Meet Lena…

Lena is a mom of two who is passionate about bringing women together. As an event producer and natural connector, Lena Kelly is inspired to use her powers for good by curating memorable and meaningful experiences.


  • 10+ years producing events and gatherings

  • Specialized in zero waste and sustainable events

  • Sound Healer
  • Yoga & Somatic Movement Practitioner
  • Founder of Mama Made, 501c3 nonprofit supporting mom-owned businesses


  • Effortlessly sprinkles laughter into every conversation
  • Master of harmonious frequencies to induce an instant state of calmness
  • Radiates an infectious energy that transforms any moment into a lively celebration of movement and joy


  • Passionate aficionado of electronic correspondence

  • Unwaveringly dedicated to following the itinerary

  • Forever reluctant to bid adieu at the end of every retreat

“Lena has this incredible ability to create these environments and spaces where you feel welcome. It is beautiful”

– Selena, Retreat Participant


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Photos by April Trettel, Chandra Wicke, and Sarah Williams

Grow & Gather Events is proud to create meaningful experiences in collaboration with Mama Made, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit supporting mom-owned businesses in SoCal. A portion of proceeds are donated to this cause.