Mael has been with Tahoe Weekly since 2014. She has a Graphic and Product Design degree from PUC-Rio and more than 10 years of freelancing with local business. Originally from Rio de Janeiro, Mael recently become an American Citizen. Snowboarding brought her here but love kept her in Tahoe. She lives in North Lake Tahoe with the best boyfriend ever, Austin Flynn, her son, Leroy Bubba Brown, The Bullmastiff, and her cat, Chili, The Hunter.