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Meet the Team

Baha’i Blog is a not for profit project run by a devoted band of Baha’is from around Australia and beyond. Over the years we’ve welcomed hundreds of contributors, authors and creators, but below you can find out a little about the current core team!

Sonjel Vreeland

Hi! I’m Sonjel. I’m a third-generation writer, an unabashed bookworm and big fan of public libraries. I have degrees in museum studies and English literature and while I have lived in many places on different continents, I can currently be found on Prince Edward Island, an eastern Canadian island made famous by a children’s book.

I’m the wordsmith on the Baha’i Blog team and I collaborate with contributing authors, write articles of my own and curate the work of Baha’i artists found online.

Cherie Heggie

Hello, I’m Cherie – I grew up in Sydney, Australia, and currently live just west in the Blue Mountains, where my heart has always belonged. I’m a graphic designer, photographer, and general artist, having basic skills in a wide range of mediums and performing arts. I love learning new ways to live sustainably and sharing these ideas with my friends, family, and the local community.

On the Baha’i Blog team, I accompany the creative souls in Baha’i Blog’s Creator Network to make meaningful, striking videos and then share them with the wider Australian community on our social video channels.

Collis Ta’eed

Hi I’m Collis 👋 I live in Darwin, in the Northern Territory. I am a designer and entrepreneur by profession, though these days I do a whole mix of things. I love social media, invest in climate tech startups, and back social entrepreneurs working to support First Nations young people up in central and northern Australia.

Here on Baha’i Blog I’m responsible for the website, running projects and operations, and keeping Instagram visually beautiful and engaging.

Naysan Naraqi

Hey I’m Nase! I’ve been a media producer for more than two decades working across music to video, from mainstream outlets like CNN to Baha’i projects, and everything in between. Back in 2011 after seeing how little great Baha’i content there was on the internet, I was lucky enough to be able to kickstart the Baha’i Blog project, where I’ve loved seeing how many Baha’is around the world share my passion for arts and media and the exploration of the Teaching of the Baha’i Faith.

These days I help steward the Baha’i Blog project as a director (as well as jump in to a project from time to time when I can’t help myself!)

Fuad Ta’eed

Hello I’m Fuad, as a Baha’i I’ve been fortunate to live and serve in many communities in many countries throughout my life, witnessing the dynamic power of the Faith all over the world. Today I reside in the beautiful region of Kingston Beach, Tasmania where I am passionate about local community building.

My background is in technology and I’ve been an advisor of Baha’i Blog since its inception, helping explore and learn together in this dynamic space of Baha’i inspired media.

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