For a number of years we had been talking about creating, owning, and working in a business together. Wouldn’t it be great if we could do something that would blend our talents and passions? As time went on, the idea was placed on the back shelf – and then things began to shift in late 2013.


doug and tiffany smallerIt was then that our interest in facilitating enriching experiences for others began to take center stage. This required us to make several significant changes in our current careers and educational goals. Scary for sure, but what new adventures aren’t?


We sought business resources in our local community and discovered smart people ready and waiting to help us. Many months later, our vision was realized through the formation of Pulse, LLC, a business that’s focused on those we serve. Our methods of service are a fusion of yoga, yoga support supplies, massage, and overnight and day retreat opportunities.


doug and tiff sig2015 is our official launch year and we are looking forward to getting to know you!




It’s been more than 20 years since I took my first yoga class in college and over the years I kept returning to it – eventually becoming certified to teach in 2010. I quickly discovered what I loved most was working with people individually, creating custom yoga sessions that provided exactly what people most needed in a way that worked for their bodies. I now teach private yoga exclusively, working with individuals and small groups in the Olympia area.


I’ve shared yoga with people ages 5 to 85 and specialize in working with people who are new to yoga, people who think they are not flexible enough to do yoga, and people who spend a lot of time sitting at a desk, looking at a computer.


In addition to my 200-hour teaching certification, I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Spanish and completed graduate courses in counseling psychology. I am a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance (RYT 200). I also have more than 15 years’ experience as a communications consultant in the public and private sectors where I’ve helped people communicate with their customers and other stakeholders.



I’ve always considered myself to be a host and I truly enjoy people! As a young kid it was always my joy to arrange home theatrical productions for the entertainment of my parents and their friends. I thrived on creating something out of nothing – and I still do!


Using our home to creatively support the services we provide is simply a continuation of my interest in people; of my interest in seeing others grow and develop. This has been my style as a professional manager in the private and public sectors and has also been the style of the types of career choices I’ve made. Whether through youth peer-coaching, wilderness adventure programs, organizational wellness, employee and leadership development, or therapeutic massage, I’ve always found myself focused on the experience of others.


I have a Bachelor of Science degree in health promotion and have completed graduate courses in health behavior research, public health, and counseling psychology. In 2011, I graduated from massage therapy school and received my state massage license. In 2012-2013, I taught courses in professionalism and ethics at Bodymechanics School of Myotherapy & Massage in Olympia, WA.