The Live Happii Project Team

The Live Happii Project is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to making a positive impact in the lives of BIPOC youth from underserved communities of Chicago. Our primary focus is to guide these young individuals on a transformative journey of self-discovery and personal growth.

Live Happii Retreats is cofounded by Tori Franklin and Colin Diment.

Tori Franklin


Tori is a professional track and field athlete. She is a 2-time Olympian, 3-time American record holder, and World Championship medalist.

Tori is also a motivational speaker, and published author of her self-help memoir, You Anthem.

Tori is also a Master Reiki practitioner, holds her MBA, and is currently pursuing additional certifications in tantra, yoga, and therapeutic dance. She currently resides in Athens, Greece.

Colin Diment


Colin Diment is a world-class healer and movement specialist. He has worked with hundreds of Olympians and professional athletes from the NBA, NFL, MLB, Crossfit, USA Track and Field, and USA Rugby.

Colin holds degrees from the University of Michigan and Mississippi State University and is a Registered Yoga Teacher from the Govardhan EcoVillage in Maharashtra, India.

Karen Dennis


Karen Dennis spent 45 years as a collegiate track and field coach, including twenty years as the head track and field coach at Ohio State University.

Karen has coached countless Olympians and Big 10 Champions, and she was named the Big 10 Coach of the Year 12 times. Karen was also the head women’s track and field coach for Team USA at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. She currently resides in Columbus, Ohio.

Cheryl Franklin


Cheryl Reels has worked at Wells Fargo for 10+ years. In that time she has filled various roles, including as a Business Execution Associate (Enterprise Analytics and Data Science), Senior Business Execution Administrator, Senior Payroll Director, and Human Relations Specialist.

In addition to her role as a valued Board Member, Cheryl is the primary Fundraising Coordinator for Live Happii Retreats. She currently resides in Columbia, SC.

Nancy Diment


Nancy Diment recently retired from a prolific career in the pharmaceutical industry. She was a Director at Astellas for 10+ years and a senior leader at Pfizer for nearly 30 years.

Nancy is the lead project manager and valued board member for Live Happii Retreats. She currently resides in Kalamazoo, MI


Our mission is to help young people from underserved communities deepen their connection to themselves. Through travel, we expose them to a variety of cultures that ultimately reveal our interconnectedness. Inner-city youth will experience the beauty of nature, building an appreciation for the Earth and the importance of sustainability. We will show them holistic self-care practices, teaching them to create and maintain their own expression of self-love. Through our events and retreats, we aim to grow future leaders. By guiding young leaders to make transformational changes within themselves, we empower them to make transformational changes within their communities.