Our Team

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Serefina Yeshe Mesa | Co-Owner

Serefina Yeshe Ny'O is a mother, writer, and Buddhist Witch. The oldest of nine children, Serefina was born and raised in Pomona, a small Southern California town just on the outskirts of Los Angeles. Serefina is the founder of Rue & Vervain and the author and creator of the Earth, Moon, & Shadow Oracle as well as the co-creator of The Wisdom of Pooh Tarot.

Serefina began her spiritual journey in 2014 and committed to walking a path toward enlightenment when she took her Refuge Vow as a Buddhist in 2016, then her Bodhisattva Vow in 2017. For the last 24 years, Serefina has lived in the lush green state of Maryland on the East Coast of the United States. She currently lives and practices her craft in the city of Baltimore where she shares her life with her partner of 23 years and two beagles. Together they have raised two amazing and gifted adults. Read More

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Angel Mesa | Co-Owner

Angel is fairly new to the tarot world. She & Fina (Serefina) are sisters and besties and the co-creators of The Wisdom of Pooh Tarot. Angel lives in Northern California and is the mother of three adult children including Elysiah who is collaborating on this deck. Angel has a B.A in Child Development and and Minor in English with a love for working with kids of all ages. A Jesus lover through and through, she finds Jesus in all things including tarot. Being a kid at heart, she is loving the opportunity to interpret tarot through the wisdom and life of Pooh.

To follow Angel and her two favorite things, Jesus and Drag Queens, find her on Instagram @jesusanddrag

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Kat L. Amsel | Chief Illustrator

Kat is an artist living and working in Northeast, Ohio. She has a B.S in Wildlife Biology from the University of California PA where she also took painting and drawing classes. Her main specialty is acrylic paintings but also works in watercolor and ink.

Kat's artwork ranges from surrealism, to detailed and realistic wildlife art that is given her own interpretation thru color and linework. She is inspired by the natural world around us and explores this relationship by merging elements of nature into all her of work. Follow Kat on her Instagram @glait41 or on Facebook @Glait-Creations to see her latest art and creations.

Kat is the artist for both the Earth, Moon, & Shadow Oracle and our upcoming The Wisdom of Pooh Tarot.

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Elysiah Boldridge | Executive Admin

Elysiah is the youngest daughter of Angel and niece to Serefina. She is a 20 year old ROCKSTAR who, while studying Animal Science at the University of California Davis, still makes time to dabble in the world of tarot and herbalism. Elysiah has done a lot of the behind the scenes work on all our projects including the Earth, Moon, & Shadow Oracle and The Wisdom of Pooh Tarot. She has even contributed in a few of the concepts for the cards herself.

If you would like to learn more about Elysiah and follow along on her journey, you can find her on Instagram @elysiah.boldridge04.

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Meet Jordyn, our enthusiastic Project Support Specialist at Rue & Vervain! Her journey into spirituality and the metaphysical world started in 2016 and was fueled even more by the love she shares with her wife. Jordyn isn't just passionate about her work – she's also diving into herbalism and expanding her knowledge in Reiki to nurture personal growth and holistic well-being. Outside of work, you can find her enjoying the outdoors with her family and dogs, staying active, reading, playing board games, and getting creative with crafting projects.

Jordyn Taylor | Operations Coordinator