The Core Chaud team is made up of fabulously warm people.

Get to know the Core Chaud team!

Jessica Trauner

Founder & CEO

Jessica is the heart and creator behind the Core Chaud brand as company founder. Born and raised on the east coast and an attorney by profession, Jessica is a person who simply can’t sit still. She is devoted to fitness, well-being and finding joy through Pilates, running, dance and the gym. After relocating to the Bay Area, Jessica left the law behind to pursue her passion for movement, becoming a Pilates instructor and group fitness instructor. Accustomed to wearing grip socks to Pilates and barre classes, Jessica realized the standard grip socks made out of cotton were not warm enough. So she began on a quest to change the Pilates sock industry and create a warm high performing grip sock. After two-and-half years of trial and error, Core Chaud merino Pilates grip socks was born. 

When she is not CEO-ing or learning how to be a CEO, Jessica is teaching Pilates or going to classes for herself. Her other favorite pastimes include running, hiking and skiing, drinking coffee and eating dessert, spending time with her dog, family and friends, and going back to New York City.

Lydia Sleeper

Social Media Strategist

Lydia brings her expertise to the company's digital landscape as a key member of Core Chaud's marketing team. With a passion for creativity and a keen understanding of online trends, Lydia excels in developing impactful social media campaigns that engage and resonate with the ever expanding audience. Her skills include visual content creation, where she seamlessly crafts captivating graphics, videos and interactive elements that highlight the brand's values and messaging. She leverages her communication skills to foster meaningful connections with the audience, turning followers into loyal brand advocates. 

In addition to her passion for creating meaningful content, Lydia is a singer and touring musician. She releases under the name Lummingbird, with a catalogue that is full of inspiring lyrics and uplifting messages.

Lydia enjoys exploring the world, connecting with a variety of communities and doing her best to learn something new every day. She is thrilled to be a part of the Core Chaud family and looks forward to a bountiful journey together with the team!

Cheyenne Avant

Sales Representative

Cheyenne is a Pilates instructor and excited to represent Core Chaud to our wholesale customers! She loves meeting fellow instructors, visiting beautiful studios, and taking classes as much as possible. 

Her experience as an instructor gives her an understanding of the busy lives that instructors and studio owners lead, therefore she strives to create an efficient, streamlined, and enjoyable process for our wholesale customers. 

Outside of Pilates, Cheyenne plays and releases music with two bands, Fawning and Night School. She plays bass, synth, and sings. You can stream them online or catch them at various venues in the Bay Area. And when she isn’t practicing Pilates or playing music, she’s probably cuddling her cat, Cowboy.