About

 

Hello, my name is Tessa Reyes Benz.

My Story Starts In Las Vegas. Born and raised for 16 years before I found myself being involuntary transported to Nashville, TN by my loving parents. It didn’t take long before I fell in love with that sweet simple living.  After graduating from Belmont University in 2009, I packed up my beloved Honda Civic to drive across country to Los Angeles, California to discover what my life would become. I worked two jobs to pay for the gas that would get me from one commercial audition to another. It didn’t take long for me to realize the entertainment industry wasn’t for me. The only thing I knew was certain...I was exactly where I was supposed to be.

In the middle of all this “finding myself” chaos, I married my favorite human, Chase Benz on October 30th, 2010. Best decision I ever made. Not only is he the most respectful, honest man you’ve ever met, he’s probably the most talented dancer to ever walk this planet.  He’s almost too passionate about living an extraordinary life. Which is perfect for me, because I’ve always been a little too content with staying in my PJs and avoiding the social scene like it's the plague. 

Once the wedding nonsense was over, I started beating people up for a living.  Otherwise known as a Personal Trainer. I’ve always had an interest in health and fitness so it was a natural choice. I loved it. Still love it, but my ovaries had a different plan in mind. So I strategically got knocked up on accident and gave birth to my sweet baby girl Shiloh in May 2014. And then only two short years later, our baby girl Noah showed up.  Now my days consist of Minnie Mouse,  dress up and Target. I am always at Target. 

I ended 2017 with the goal of becoming a doula in the Los Angeles community. So in January of 2018, I've officially began working as a Birth Doula. I'm honored at the chance to stand beside other women as they birth their babies into this world. I hope my knowledge and experience leads them to their own empowerment so they can make the best decisions for themselves and their families, regardless of where or how they birth. 

I am a lover of coffee. 

I try to keep fresh flowers in the house because they somehow make the mundane feel like a fairytale. 

I am nothing without my faith. 

My family is the most important thing in the world to me even though I’m terrible at remembering to call them. 

I love deep conversation. 

I hate to hear myself talk. 

I exercise for fun. 

I have a soft spot for cheese but I never eat it. 

Knowing there’s chocolate in the pantry gives me hope. 

Never understood the depth of parenting until now. 

Challenge accepted.