Meet Our Team - Darling Magazine

Sarah Anne Dubbeldam

She is the friend who you can always count on to care and dream with. Magic seems possible when you accompany her into the ideal she pursues. Educated at Concordia University with a B.A. in Studio Art and Education, she enjoys teaching, writing, and speaking about women’s issues, beauty, and spirituality. A dreamer who first and foremost aspires to live for others, create beauty, and tell hopeful stories, she believes in impacting her immediate circle for good, and blessing those in need. She hopes to always have the perspective of seeing the masses as individuals, and encourage people to live their most brave and courageous life.

“She packed up her potential, and all she had learned, grabbed a cute pair of shoes, and headed out to change a few things.” -Anonymous

Nicole Ziza Bauer

She is the friend who sees you where you are and holds a hug for just a little bit longer. A pursuer of life lived with intention, eyes quick to behold new lands and a heart steadying on what really matters, Ziza is often the last to speak, but first to smile. Upon graduating from Miami University (of Ohio!) with her Bachelors in Zoology, she spent several years in cardiology research before deciding to pursue her right-brained passions of writing and design. Whether she’s running Two B Events with her husband or cementing life’s experience through word, Ziza yearns to embrace the here and now without forgetting the best is yet to come.

“I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I have just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.” -Diane Ackerman

Tracy Le

She is the friend that dwells in the richness and goodness that is laughter, a good meal and the exchanging of story. With a mind that captains the ever-wandering ship of dreams and hopes, Tracy is a moving body of water that invites new and old friends to soak their bones with her. She is light and intentionally hearted and one helluva pal whose profundities lend its capacity to encourage, to heal and to raise up. Tracy graduated from a small school on the cliffs of the ocean, Point Loma Nazarene University, with a degree in Managerial and Organizational Communications. She enjoys encapsulating the beauty of everyday things within her writing and her photography. Enjoy a deep drink from or share her enthusiasm for creativity at

“I would love to live like a river flows, carried by the surprise of its own unfolding” -John O’Donohue

Mercedes Lauren Curran

She is the friend who feels beauty and despair deeply, choosing to transform even the dull in life into something magical and hopeful. A graduate of FIDM, (Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising), she now works in the fashion industry in the areas of education, design, research and consulting. She believes traveling all around the world has enabled her to believe that the unseen is real, alive, and active. That power exists to transform the souls of all who are willing and believe. Find her on Twitter at @mercedeslamph, and see more of her work at

“Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.” -C.S. Lewis

Rebekah Shannon

She is the friend that is so full of freedom and joy, her presence enabling you to be a bit more free yourself. A graduate of Brooks  Institute of Photography, she is the eye behind the camera for Darling. Now the Production Coordinator at White Cross Productions in Los Angeles, she exhibits a natural talent of putting images to words. Able to appreciate the purest forms of beauty and the details of culture from around the world, she gives us something to look at that makes us smile. See more of her work at

“I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions.” -Augusten Burroughs

Haley Roemen

Bio coming soon!

Saralyn Willis

She is the friend who will cook for you and care for you as you sit at her kitchen table – her favorite place in the world. A perfectionist who is far from perfect, she is learning to embrace the uncomfortableness of being vulnerable with others and to rejoice in the greater depth of relationships it can bring. With a Bachelors in Communication Studies from Biola University, she loves asking questions and journaling. An interior designer, photographer, hostess, and avid “I Love Lucy” fan, she hopes to impact the neighborhood and ultimately the world through her home. See some of her photos at

“Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.” -Mark Twain

Morgan Johnson

She is the friend who intuitively knows how to add light to the day, who will wander through life with you discovering the extraordinary within the ordinary. A graduate of Point Loma Nazarene University with a B.A. in Psychology, it is in her nature to love on the people around her. A beauty-chaser, Morgan is most often found behind the lens of her camera or the glow of a computer screen. She’s inclined toward anything bohemian, a coffee-shop regular, a dreamer, storyteller and a pilgrim to new places. See more of her work at

“If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” -Roald Dahl