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LivingBetter50.com is an online women’s publication covering everything from “Beauty-to-Business” – To encourage women to live better physically, emotionally, financially, and spiritually!

LivingBetter50 focuses on the positive attributes of aging and looks for opportunities to encourage women to make healthier choices through the articles, stories, and testimonies shared on their site.


Meet the LivingBetter50 Team

Carol L. Doyel
Carol has a heart to see women released into their God-given destinies and to become all that they were created to be. Carol is a natural encourager and collaborator, having launched a successful online woman’s magazine and blog community, LivingBetter50.com “For Women with Spirit” in March 2011. She has brought together an amazing team of contributors to create the content rich magazine. Carol graduated from the Full Gospel Bible Institute in 2004. She has continued to serve in women’s ministry from 2004-to-present and served as the West Coast/Hollywood Regional Director and the National Advisory Board for Christian Women in the Media (CWIMA) from 2013-2017. Carol’s past community service and board memberships include Washington PTA., Tacoma-YWCA, and Washington Women’s Education and Employment (WWEE). She and her husband of 30+ years reside in Los Angeles, CA area and have three adult kids and four grandchildren whom they love spending time with.


Paul Prior Paul Prior
Business Development Manager
Born and raised in South Africa, Paul was always found on a sporting field or court as a young man. Competing and excelling at various sports until focusing on tennis, going on to play on the ATP tour and training other players to achieve great accolades in the sport of tennis. Paul’s passion and focused character have since been brought into every aspect of his life -family, relationships and business where the the qualities that carried him to the highest levels in the world of sport have fueled his successes. Paul has led various companies throughout a broad career at an executive level, some started from the ground up and growing into multi-million dollar companies.


Pamela Lovegren
Contributing Travel Editor
Pamela’s expertise flows from building her own successful business to guiding small to mid-size family owned companies. She analyzes business structure, is a diplomatic negotiator, identifies operational issues, and implements effective resolutions to lead a firm on a path to excellence. Her experience ranges from resort management, leadership conferences, property management and business consulting to managing editor of this online publication. Pamela shares the vision of Carol Doyel to celebrate and encourage women of 50+ who desire to live life with spirit and passion each and every day.


Carri Prior – Editor – Social Media Consultant
Born and raised in South Africa, Carri has studied Public Relations and Marketing. 




Erica GalindoErica Galindo
Erica is a Chef, Writer and Stylist. A native of South Florida and veteran Manhattanite, Erica now lives in the beautiful wine country in Sonoma, California with her husband David and son Jack. She has worked as an editor and feature writer for various national and regional publications including: Woman’s Day, Country, Ocean Drive, The South Florida Business Journal and TheChurchReport.com. Erica’s passion for food, faith and family has inspired her to create an online magazine – Sonoma Christian Home.


Nancie CarmichaelNancie Carmichael
Nancie and her husband Bill have been involved with the writing and publishing field for many years as they published Virtue Magazine and Christian Parenting Magazine. They now own a book publishing company, Deep River Books. Nancie and Bill have written several books together including: Lord, Bless My Child; and Seven Habits of a Healthy Home. Nancie has written: Your life, God’s Home; Desperate for God: How He Meet Us When We Pray; The Comforting Presence of God; Selah: Time to Stop, Think, and Step into your Future; and her latest book, Surviving One Bad Year—Seven Spiritual Strategies to Lead You to a New Beginning. Bill and Nancie make their home in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and are parents to five married children and grandparents to ten. Nancie received her Master’s of Spiritual Formation from George Fox Evangelical Seminary in 2012, and in 2005, received an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from Western Baptist College. You can find Nancie at: NancieCarmichael.com.

Vicki NorrisVicki Norris
Vicki is a dynamic entrepreneur, author, speaker, product designer, and media personality who inspires people to reclaim their overwhelmed lives. She is the President of Vicki Norris’ Restoring Order, an organizing services and products company. She helps the body of Christ return to God’s order and to discover His original design for our lives. She and her husband and two sons reside in Sherwood Oregon where they also host many events at “Dream Acres”. Her websites: VickiNorris.com and RestoringOrder.com.


Jacqueline DormanJacquline Dorman
Jacqueline knows women! She spent 13 years of her career educating and mentoring women through non-profit organizations, being a sought after conference speaker and life coach and now she’s taking the media world. After becoming General Manager of the Emmy winning Guardian Television Network she saw a need to raise the bar in women’s entertainment. Her desire to see women’s lives promoted through their media led her to create Jane Media Group, home to brands like the #1 IPTV network for women, Jane TV and Teen Jane. Her goal now is to help quality companies and brands reach the heart and minds of the female consumer with products and services that promote, celebrate and help them realize their most authentic life. Her ability to drill down into the core vision of a company, mixing her unique creativity with a keen marketing eye makes her a branding powerhouse. She resides in Columbus, Ohio with her husband David and their blended family that includes three amazing kids! You can find her at: JacquelineDorman.com.