Influencers To Watch 2017: Meet Larissa Rhodes

April 24, 2017

leader in wellness 2017 by The Optimist Co.

We wanted to share the influencers keeping us inspired, motivated and educated to make better choices for our mind, bodies and homes. The awareness around green living has expanded in the three years we have been making natural cleaning products to being a true wellness movement. These are the leaders who are at the top of their game and also rising who are influencing the conversation around green living, beauty, wellness, mindfulness and heath. Wellness touches all aspects of your life so we tried to create a diverse list to expand your thinking about a life lived well.

See the full list of Influencers To Watch 2017 here.  

Meet: Larissa Rhodes

Producer of the Sundance Award Wining Chasing Coral 

Instagram: @rissarhodes


Bio: Larissa Rhondes is a film producer and the Director of Creative Development at Exposure Labs, where she develops projects motivated by social impact. Most recently, she produced the Sundance Award Winning Chasing Coral, a feature film following a team of adventurers trying to reveal how the oceans are changing. It premiered along with a VR companion film at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and won the Sundance Audience Award. Rhodes previously worked on the Emmy® Award-winning documentary, Chasing Ice. She holds an MFA in Film from Columbia University and a BFA & BA from the University of Colorado in Film Studies and International Spanish for the Professions.

If our tribe of optimists could learn one thing form you, what would it be?

The best advice someone gave me about filmmaking, or dealings in general, is that kindness and passion are all you really need. I would add empathy and courage.

What are three natural products or habits you can't live without in your daily wellness routine? 

I find three habits that are seemingly simple but can actually be difficult to do are getting enough sleep, taking time in nature, and staying active (ideally in nature!).

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