Hazel de Mesa

Hazel de Mesa

Co-Founder and Managing Director of Natural Health Supply

I am a web developer, photographer, and media maker.

I’m bilingual (Tagalog/Baybayin and English). I am fluent in HTML and CSS. I can read, write, and sing sheet music.

BA Communication Arts, Ateneo de Manila University, 1993

After graduating from college, I studied Musical Theatre at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City. I performed in shows at night and ran a children’s theatre program during the day. Noteworthy performances include concert backing vocals to Barry Manilow and Lea Salonga; a New York Times reviewed Off-Broadway play; and a Shakespeare festival with the late Dana Reeve, through whom I met her husband, my childhood superhero, Christopher Reeve.

I also worked my way through three Pleasant Care nursing facilities as a social worker, then later as assistant nursing home administrator. During the 5 years I was with the company, I created and published the company monthly print newsletter, which had a circulation that covered their 20 nursing facilities in California and Nevada. I created the company website, PleasantCare.com in 2000.

Since 2014 I have been spending my summers at Camp Tapawingo, a sleepaway camp for girls, as photographer and musician for special events.

I live in a 19th century farmhouse in Camden, Maine with my husband, Jay, our daughter, cat, and dog. I am a beekeeper.