Meet the Board

Mackenzie Mason

CEO, Certified Yoga Instructor, ThetaHealer and Reiki Practitioner

In 2011 – began college experience at Jacksonville University as a dual major in Dance and Engineering.
2012 – added Marine Science to the majors list and became deathly ill from an unknown cause. Diagnosed with a rare jaw issue that needed immediate surgery.
2013 – had the first jaw surgery, an invasive bilateral arthroplasty that would take a minimum yearlong recovery while maintaining full times classes in all 3 majors.
2014 – still recovering from the jaw surgery and finally dropped dance major to a minor to focus on Marine Science and Engineering. At one point, she was taking 26 credits between 3 different universities. Began the transition to the University of North Florida to finish Engineering degree.
2015 – graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Marine Science from Jacksonville University and started full time at the University of North Florida for Engineering. Still recovering from the first jaw surgery, but the unknown illness seemed to be mostly under control.
2016 – graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of North Florida and set up for the second invasive jaw surgery (osteotomy) which would take a minimum 3 months to recover. At this time, she was also retroactively awarded a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Jacksonville University. She began interning as an Assistant Project Manager for Construction at the Haskell Company.
2017 – found her love for yoga. Her college career was ending and that itself was a scary thought. School had defined her being for so long. She began practicing yoga to manage the pressures of school and health issues. It was also at the end of this transformational year that she met the love of her life, and now husband, Robert Mason.
2018 – graduated from the University of North Florida with a Master of Science in Civil Engineering – Port and Coastal. This was the first time she was not in classes of some kind in 7 years. She then left the construction side at Haskell after 2 years to explore the design side as a Civil Engineer at S&ME in Orlando, Florida. It was in Orlando that she began exploring the non-scientific side of herself. Towards the end of 2018 she began Yoga teacher training and Reiki Energy Training. This was the first time she truly focused internally, on the mind and soul and not just the logical outer and physical parts of herself.
2019 – graduated as a Registered Yoga Teacher and left her engineering job to purse the opening of Atoms & Auras.  
2020 – became Theta Healing Certified and married the love of her life, Robert Mason.

Robert Mason

COO, Certified Reiki Master

2006 – started his career at UPS and his college education at Florida Community College at Jacksonville and decided to pursue a degree in Psychology.
2007 – promoted into management at UPS.
2008 – completed Associates Degree then transferred to University of North Florida.
2010 – graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and had served as a research assistant to the Dean of the Psychology department during his senior year.
2013 – promoted to Full-Time Management at UPS.
2015 – received another promotion at UPS and was relocated to Orlando, Florida.
2017 – finally met the love of his life and now wife Mackenzie Sanchez.
2018 – In August Robert and Mackenzie visited Costa Rica for the first time and fell in love with the land, the people, and the culture.
2019 – promoted to Manager at UPS, became a licensed commercial real estate associate, and became certified in Reiki Level I & II.
2020 – left UPS after 13 years in management to fully pursue Costa Rica Venture and commercial real estate and married Mackenzie Sanchez, then became a Certified Reiki Master.

Robby Dougherty has been with us since the very beginning. He is passionate about entrepreneurship. He has spent the last five years building a business consulting firm in Houston, TX, working on countless financial projects, financial plans, business analyses, and growth strategies. Robby has worked with a diverse group of businesses from interior designers and commercial real estate developers to tech startups and petrochemical traders. Through all of these experiences he has been searching for a meaningful project to be able to use my skills and time with. That’s why when he heard about Atoms & Auras he was ready to go all in helping us.  Robby has two beautiful boys; Connor (4), Ethan (2) and is married to his best friend, Jenny Dougherty. They both graduated Jacksonville University in 2015 (where we met Mackenzie).   

My History 

2015 – Graduated from Jacksonville University and began my career at Northwestern Mutual helping individuals and business owners create financial security for themselves and their family. I also had my first child Connor Robert Dougherty in December of 2015.  

2016 – Cofounded Arete Advisors a business consulting and wealth management firm that worked with business owners and entrepreneurs on growing and exiting their businesses. 

2017-2019 –Arete grows and I get the opportunity work with business owners and entrepreneurs from a diverse set of industries; oil and gas, petrochemicals, manufacturing, commercial real estate, interior design, professional services, technology, and more. October 2017 I had my second baby Ethan Roger Dougherty 

2019 – 2020 – Robby joins on the Atoms and Auras team and starts his MBA program at Rice University. 

National Certifications/ Credentials 

Masters in Business Administration – Rice University 

Certificate in Business Analysis – Harvard Business School 

Series 7 – Financial Industry Regulatory Authority 

Series 66 – Financial Industry Regulatory Authority 

Texas General Lines Agent – Texas Department of Insurance 

Florida 215 Life Health and Annuity – Florida Department of Financial Services 

Financial Planning, Process and Environment – American College