Gary, Arlene, Chad, Adam and Perry Lassin
Brett and Elissa Riesenfeld
We are very proud of everyone in our family. You can find us across the USA in California, Texas, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Use the links above, or just scroll down to see what we are up to...
Gary R Lassin
Marrow donor, volunteer marrow courier and insurance entrepreneur
I am a two-time bone marrow donor and volunteer marrow courier.
More than 30 years of successful entrepreneurial, sales and business development experience have been brought to the healthcare and insurance industry. I help business and individuals with a variety of insurance strategies. My specialty is lower cost health plans for businesses and individuals that also provide lower out of pocket costs. These policies start at only $45/month with real benefits. Details below:
Click here to read my wife Arlene's story, "A Miraculous Wedding Dance" about attending Sheryl and Joe's wedding. Sheryl was my bone marrow recipient in 1995.
Click here to watch a video of Sheryl and me on Houston's Channel 13 news to see how much of a difference it could make by joining the marrow registry.
Writer - Blogger
I am a freelance writer and blogger.
My Hot Flashes blog at http://www.arlenelassin.com and my Facebook posts are both read by thousands of people throughout the US and beyond.
I've written many people features for the Houston Chronicle and the Buzz magazines.
Click here to read the story, "Joshua." Stubborn 11 yr. old Non-Reader Vs. Even MORE Stubborn Teacher. True Teacher Appreciation Story.
Click here to read the story, "A Miraculous Wedding Dance."
I wrote this after Gary and we attended the wedding of Sheryl and Joe Sowa.
Sheryl was Gary's bone marrow recipient.
My other essay pieces are available upon request. Contact me at ArleneLassin at Gmail dot com.
Chad and Vanessa
and our dogs Rhea & Aesop
We live in Chalfont PA with our daughter Leona and our dogs Rhea & Aesop. I am a master, artisan pizza maker and fine artist. You can feast on my pizzas at Altomonte's Italian Market in Doylestown PA and see my art here.
I am a graduate of Alfred University with a BA in fine arts.
I am a Senior Business Analyst with MassMutual and an accomplished photographer. A few of my nature photos and a link to my website are shown below.
Adam and Jess
Adam and Jess met in Southern California and both love the ocean and the beach. A move to the Austin TX area now has them spending time at the beautiful rivers and lakes that permeate that area.
Beach loving veterinarian
Adam Lassin, DVM, CVA
I grew up in Bucks County Pennsylvania with my parents, two bothers, and a house full of dogs. After receiving my Bachelor of Arts in Animal and Veterinary Science from West Virginia University in 2006, I continued education at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and completed a clinical year at Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine. My doctorate in veterinary medicine was earned in 2010 from Ross University. Following veterinary school I completed an intense one year internship at BrightHeart Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center in Long Island New York. I am a Certified Small Animal Veterinary Acupuncturist via the prestigious Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine for Small Animal Acupuncture and am in the process of becoming certified in Veterinary Food Therapy. I plan to continue studies until becoming certified in Veterinary Herbology and Tui Na (Chinese Medical Message).
I enjoy the beach, ocean, playing volleyball, diving, snorkeling, hiking, traveling, snowboarding, cooking, playing the saxophone and cheering for my favorite sports teams. I love spending time with my two "kids", Gianna a DSH rescue from St. Kitts and Zaria a DSH rescue from long island New York.
Brett and Andi
Brett S. Riesenfeld
I am General Counsel at Desert Peak Minerals. Previously, I practiced law at Vinson & Elkins in corporate finance and securities law, including private equity, mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, and general corporate representation.
I graduated The University of Texas School of Law, J.D.with honors in 2010 and The University of Texas at Austin, B.A. Government with honors in 2007 (Phi Beta Kappa).
Photographer - Digital Tech
I am a Self-Employed digital tech and relocated in November 2017 from New York to Los Angeles. I work on photos shoots in studio and on location around the world. I am a graduate of Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California with degrees in Digital Imaging and Professional Photography. My work on high fashion and cosmetic projects have graced magazine covers, retail graphics, web projects and in videos. Work has taken me all over the world to locations including Alaska, Austin TX, Arizona, Cuba, Florida, Iceland, Mexico City, Nashville, Ohio, San Francisco, Napa Valley, The Maldives, United Kingdom, South America and Turks and Caicos and more.
I am passionate about taking care of the planet and am an avid hiker and camper. You can see my art and work at https://www.lassindigital.com/ and here and here https://www.instagram.com/lassindigital/
Elissa and Josh
November 19, 2016
Elissa and Josh
Relocated from Dallas to Houston in 2017. Josh practices law and Elissa is a licensed professional counselor.
Elissa J Riesenfeld Bauer, M.Ed, LPC
I am a LPCI (licensed professional counselor) and an NCC (nationally certified counselor). My masters degree in Counseling was earned at the University of North Texas, in Denton, TX in 2011. I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Psychology in May 2009. My travels include a trip to Israel for 6-weeks during the summer of 2009 and my Junior Spring semester in Florence Italy where I learned Italian and had the opportunity to travel throughout Europe.