Who We Are

Here at Viva Vita, we are driven by a single goal: to improve mental wellness & quality of life for seniors in retirement. We bring virtual reality to retirement communities for engaging experiences that promote brain health & community fellowship in a convenient & affordable service package.

Viva Vita makes it easy and accessible for seniors to travel, relax, and learn in virtual reality (VR) from the comfort of their own home or residence. Our tech-enabled service model empowers seniors and their caregivers to capture the numerous benefits that VR presents for older adults and leverage the world-expanding power of this technology for better mental wellness and quality of life.

Viva Vita CEO and Founder, Carleigh, with her grandmother, Glenda
Our Story

In 2019, Carleigh Berryman had an idea that would catalyze a change for the mental health of seniors. She watched her grandmother, Glenda, age each year and not being able to enjoy experiences as she did before becoming a senior. One day, Glenda shared with Carleigh that she had no reason to “get out of the bed in the morning.” Carleigh wanted to help her Granny and hundreds of other grannies and grandpas improve their mental wellness and quality of life. Thus, Viva Vita was established to bring virtual reality (VR) to retirement communities for engaging experiences that promote brain health and community fellowship.

 

Today, Viva Vita is made up of a youthful team of innovators and dynamic team members passionate to break through the virtual reality industry for seniors.

 
Our Values

We are committed to providing seniors with engaging experiences that spark their curiosity and allow them to Live Life! to the fullest each and every day.

We are committed to providing seniors with engaging experiences that spark their curiosity and allow them to Live Life! to the fullest each and every day.

Integrity

At Viva Vita we are dedicated to upholding the highest ethical standards. We pledge to preserve integrity and transparency in our interactions with the communities which we serve.

Curiosity 

We are committed to providing seniors with engaging experiences that spark their curiosity and allow them to Live Life! to the fullest each and every day.

Respect

Viva Vita pledges to treat everyone with the utmost respect. We do not tolerate discrimination on the basis of age, race, gender, ethnicity, religion, and/or sexuality.

The Team

Carleigh Berryman

CEO & Founder

Carleigh is a recent graduate of George Washington University where she discovered her love for entrepreneurship. As the CEO of Viva Vita, Carleigh wants to bring virtual reality to retirement communities and senior individuals for engaging experiences that promote brain health and community fellowship.

Gavin Cornelius

Co-Founder & COO

After graduating from Seton Hall University, Gavin joined Carleigh as the Chief Financial Officer in the mission to provide individual seniors and retirement communities virtual reality to improve their well being and to empower them to live longer, happier lives.

 

Viva Vita is excited to be partnering with local universities to host the Viva Vita Fellowship Program, in which students are invited to join the Viva Vita team for a number of months to get exposure and hands-on business experience in the exciting world of entrepreneurship. It is the hope of Viva Vita's management team to pay forward the support and guidance we received in our own startup journey, and to equip and encourage other young entrepreneurs to pursue their own ventures. Through doing so, we aim to contribute to a more kind, curious, and diverse world of innovation.

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Our Fellows
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Alexandra Smalto

Georgetown University '21

Marketing & Advertising Fellow

Alexander Mitchell

University of Virginia '23

Business Development Fellow

Ana Stanisavljev

University of Virginia '21

Marketing & Advertising Fellow

Kendall Carter

George Washington University '22

Business Development Fellow

Nicole Baylock

George Washington University '23

Marketing & Advertising Fellow

Elizabeth McKay

Georgetown University '21

Business Development Fellow

Shree Dhanani

George Washington University '22

Business Development Fellow

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