Welcome to Chrisand and John Castella to GEM and their work to promote our mission.
How rare and unlikely is it for a guy from Brooklyn to end up with a woman from Malaysia? It is such a strong testament to the power of love and the opportunity the universe provides each of us to manifest our own destiny!
John has a B.A. and M.A. in Asian Studies and Chinese Language from Seton Hall University, with intensive Chinese studies at Columbia University. John lived in Taiwan & Korea for seven years where he managed the sourcing offices of a major footwear organization. John’s greatest professional satisfaction came from mentoring and empowering generations of young leaders. Dedicated to a lifetime of health, fitness and balanced living, John became certified as a Functional Medicine Practitioner by The School of Applied Functional Medicine, and has a private practice working with individuals & corporate clients.
Chrisand was born & raised in Malaysia in an environment where only the basic needs of she & her family were met. She moved to Hong Kong in 1995 where she lived for 13 years, working diligently, and had a successful and blossoming career in sales. She left that career and moved to the United States in 2008. She is a certified yoga instructor (encouraging all to experience the benefits of yoga), a gourmet cook, and is enjoying a lucrative real eastatee career. Chrisand is firmly dedicated to spreading compassion & happiness to all those she encounters.
Chrisand & John enjoy traveling the world and are grateful for all of life’s wonderful gifts, especially their three children, Peter, Matthew & Jonathan, and their families in Malaysia & the USA.