Meet our Female Founders
Lightbody® is a woman-owned business, co-founded by Kylen Ribeiro and Michelle Zofrea in 2021 to help people become more resilient to digital device emissions and other modern environmental toxins.
CEO – Lightbody
Kylen Ribeiro is the Chief Executive Officer at Lightbody, and is responsible for leading the strategic growth of the company.
Her collegiate swimming career, B.S. in Marketing and Management, and MBA from Florida State University is complemented by a yoga instructor certification and background in digital wellness.
After finishing her MBA, Kylen secured an executive management position with one of the largest retailers in the world, where she honed a wide skill set that allowed her to make an immediate impact in her next role at DefenderShield. She became the Chief Executive Officer at the world-leading digital wellness company. She has been an integral part of creating an entirely new market of EMF protection, and is passionate about raising awareness about this growing public health concern, especially with regards to children.
Kylen and her team knew they could do more to help protect people from toxins from technology so they set out to complement their external protection products with supplements to help the body become more resilient to EMFs, blue light, and other toxins at the cellular level. Using the latest research and knowledge from their relationships with doctors, physicians, researchers, biologists, scientists, health experts and formulators, they created a new company, Lightbody.
In her personal time, Kylen loves to spend time with her two sons and husband, Alan, who owns Caridian Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Tampa, FL.
COO – Lightbody
Michelle Zofrea (formerly Michelle Klein) is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Lightbody and a founding member of the Lightbody Supplements team.
She played four years of NCAA volleyball at Elon University in North Carolina, where she got a BA in Journalism and minored in Health & Wellness Education and Business Administration. From there, she became the marketing manager at DefenderShield, a world-leading digital wellness company offering electromagnetic field (EMF) shielding products that help protect the body from technology and wireless networks.
Michelle’s passion for providing people with engaging and informative multimedia content grew DefenderShield’s marketing department to where it is today. Michelle now serves as the COO at DefenderShield, where she helps pioneer digital wellness, while helping to launch Lightbody supplements as a complement to DefenderShield’s EMF protection products.
As an athlete, Michelle knows holistic wellness is very important in every aspect of life. She is a vegetarian who is passionate about the environment and enjoys running, beach volleyball, and spending time outside. She is dedicated, passionate, and an important foundational member of both DefenderShield and Lightbody.