Our foundation. The core of our operation.
Transparency. The key to moving things along and making real magic.
The brains of the operation make things happen.
We are all built braintuff and soultuff.
Treating people with loving kindness is how we live each day.
We are mental health warriors OURSELVES. We share our own experience as a team of business executives, fitness coaches and veterans who have overcome the challenges of our own mental health conditions and are in a position to share our coping mechanisms. Learn firsthand how we are managing to successfully deal with mental health issues and offer hope and advice.
We Give Mental Health Warriors a Voice
We are here to support those who wish to tell their stories and are looking for an outlet for self-improvement that connects like-minded, positive, encouraging and knowledgeable groups of mental health warriors, practitioners and those who support all of us.
Digital and In-Person Experiences
We provide proprietary content from some of the most innovative mindfulness experts in the world to help improve your overall well-being and give you back your own peace of mind.
We are creating a stigma-busting movement with the help of celebrities, influencers, community leaders and everyday people to change the narrative of how mental health is viewed and treated. We are here to STOP the stigma.
Chief Visionary & Founder
At age 30, Maja got diagnosed with Bipolar 2 and ADHD. Her world came to a halt, as for the first time in her life, her overachieving self didn’t know what was next. Instead of giving in to the illness, Maja became a warrior who put together a tribe of experts in the mental health ecosystem to help others become victors in their battles. Maja is the brains behind Braintuff and Maja Inc., a holding company that offers behavioral health consulting services.
For over a decade Liz has coached leaders and executives, managed high-potential leadership programs, built talent assessment centers and launched diversity & inclusion organizations at several global and Fortune 500 firms including Spotify, Booz Allen Hamilton, ExecOnline and the Department of Homeland Security. At Braintuff, Liz manages the stories and content of our leaders willing to speak up about their struggles and triumphs with mental health. Liz has a deep knowledge of incorporating tech into learning platforms and has done a series of projects in the corporate, government and education sectors. Liz also serves on the graduate faculty at Columbia University and Northeastern University. Her work has been featured in Forbes, Thrive Global, TrainingIndustry.com and Diversity Journal.
She earned her Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology at Pepperdine University where she conducted dissertation research on trauma interventions for international communities affected by poverty and warfare.
Dr. Curry completed an APA-Accredited doctoral internship at Tripler Army Medical Hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii. While there, she received intensive training in the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Adult, Child & Family Therapy, and Neuropsychological Assessment. She then completed a two-year post-doctoral residency at Hawaii State Hospital, further specializing in trauma and forensic psychology.
In addition, in 2013, Dr. Curry completed a post-doctoral Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychopharmacology to fulfill the education requirement for psychologist prescriptive authority in states and federal agencies where psychologists are permitted to prescribe medication
Chief Mental Fitness
Jennifer has more certifications in the nutrition and exercise fields than one can count. Jennifer uses programs she’s certified in and has built on her own to battle her mental health condition and help others do the same via proactive mental fitness programs that incorporate both the body and the mind.
Chief of Muscle Movement and Nutrition
Dr. Jeff always has a smile on his face and is ready to help at a moment’s notice. His deep knowledge on the skeletal system and muscles and how that contributes to mental health makes him an invaluable resource. We have to admit, we are lucky to have Dr. Jeff adjust our backs when we need to! When not working hard to heal people, Jeff can be found at his lake cabin in Michigan and hanging out with his son.
Chief Mental Health Warrior
Not only is Momo the dad of the group and a legend in his own right, he’s battled schizophrenia his whole life. He’s an exemplary warrior who didn’t let his illness get in the way of serving in the Serbian Air Force, being one of the kindest neighbors and friends and being able kick a$$ and take names. Momo credits his victor status with a lot of work, dedication and, most importantly, the support of his wife, Stoja.
Dr. Francesca Parker is an insightful and empathic therapist and professor with more than 12 years of clinical and research experience. Born and raised in New York City, she developed a passion for psychology and social justice early on when her journalist father brought her with him on political assignments abroad.
Dr. Parker completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Chicago. She then went on to earn her Master’s and Doctoral degrees in clinical psychology at Pepperdine University in Los Angeles. While there, she focused her dissertation research on healing historical trauma in Native American communities, based on her time spent in the Navajo Nation.
Dr. Parker’s related research on trauma, culture and resiliency has been recognized in multiple scientific forums including the American Psychological Association’s Annual Convention where she was invited to present in 2016. She continues her academic work and mental health advocacy as a Senior Researcher and Adjunct Psychology Professor at Pepperdine University.
Chief Happiness Officer
Babson is our K9 advisor on all the wonderful benefits pets bring to both those suffering from mental health conditions and those who want to live longer and happier lives. When not working hard at Braintuff, Babson can be found chasing squirrels, eating sticks and being a party animal at his daycare, Central Bark Westside, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Babson’s favorite TV show that he models his behavior after is Vikings on the History channel.
Chief of Financial Well Being
Brian is there to calm you down when your finances go awry. He does this for the team too and we are so grateful to have him. Brian is a CPA by trade, but a huge history buff who has his right and left side of the brain working together in harmony. When not crunching numbers, Brian hangs out with his son and reads rare historical books
Chief “Make it Happen ” Officer
Scott has been with Maja Inc and Braintuff since the very beginning. Without his dedication and hard work, Braintuff wouldn’t be a reality. As our “make it happen” leader, there is nothing he can’t do. Scott has spent 30 years in the real estate development world, was awarded an MBA and a MS and had the most prolific career
Executive Director of Marketing
Elizabeth Sedlock has dealt with ADHD her whole life, even before it was cool. She is the founder of Sedlock Partners, a full-service consumer marketing communications agency that specializes in integrated PR programs for Fortune 500 companies. With more than 20 years of experience (she doesn’t want to give too much of a clue to her age), Elizabeth is a senior communications and marketing expert helping both large and small, public and private companies create and manage successful programs, from celebrity partnerships to traditional block & tackle media relations.
As a marketing and communications strategist, Elizabeth has provided executive counsel to some the largest consumer, food and restaurant companies in the US, including Bob Evans Farms, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Hallmark, Sleep Number, Boston Market, Jackson Hewitt Tax Service, Anytime Fitness, Con Agra, Steak & Shake, Build-A-Bear, and Energizer. If you’ve met Elizabeth, this bio sounds hilariously dry.
In her free time, which is not much, she hangs out with her family and exercises as much as her “sadly getting older” body will allow. Also, her dogs and cats are everything, clearly.