Sun. Oct 17th, 2021

Meet our Team

Jiujiteira Magazine is only possible thanks to the dedicated work of our team of contributing writers and photographers across the country who are passionate about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and experts in their field. Each one of them is fully dedicated to empowering and educating women in Jiu-Jitsu. Feel free to reach out and send them your feedback, questions and suggestions on articles.

We want to hear from you!

If you would like to contribute content for the magazine, we are a growing team always looking for talented people full of personality and no ego. Send us your resume and samples of your work to be considered:

jiujiteiramagazine@gmail.com

Contributing Writers:

Evelyn Sutton
Evelyn Sutton

Evelyn Sutton is the publisher and founder of Jiujiteira Magazine. With over 30 years of experience, she brings her editorial and Creative Director knowledge to create a publication that serves the community of women who compete, train, teach and promote Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Contact: jiujiteiramagazine.com


David Sutton
David Sutton


David Sutton is the head coach and owner of Carlson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Team in Melbourne, FL. With over 18 years in martial arts and currently a brown belt in Jiu-Jitsu, David is responsible for a successful kids, adults and womens’ program at his gym. Contact him at: bjjmelbournefl.com


Vhilena Nelson
Vhilena Nelson


Vhilena Nelson is a professional hair stylist and owner of
His & Her Mobile Hair Salon in Melbourne, FL. A blue belt in Jiu-Jitsu, Vhilena competes in BJJ and is a local advocate for women in the sport. You can contact her at: hisandhermobilehaircare.com


Brittany Allison
Brittany Allison

Brittany Allison is a graduate of the clinical psychology doctoral program at FIT. A resident at Henry Fort Hospital in Michigan and white belt in Jiu-Jitsu, Brittany hopes to help women in their BJJ journey by offering her clinical advice. Send questions: jiujiteiramagazine@gmail.com


Charlotte McKinley
Charlotte McKinley

Charlotte McKinley is a blue belt affiliated under Jean Jacques Machado. She enjoys armbars, books, and people. Charlotte has a passion for blending her writing and love of Jiu-Jitsu. She is a full time student, works with the youth classes at Alpha Jiu Jitsu and Fitness and is a social media guru. @bjj_charlotte


Samantha Seff
Samantha Seff

The “Wolf Queen” is a BJJ brown belt under team Rubao Carioca at Shell Shock BJJ in Fuquai Varina, NC. She’s a professional atomweight MMA figher and writes a weekly blog: WolfQueenMMA.com. In her spare time she enjoys cooking and baking. Reach her via DM on Instagram: @wolfqueenmma


Sophia McDermott
Sophia McDermott

Sophia McDermott (Drysdale) is Australia’s first female BJJ black belt. A Pan Am and World Champion, she is a certified trainer and nutrition specialist with the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Sophia owns Girls On Top, an interactive BJJ platform for women sophiaFIT.com, FB: Sophia FIT


Evelyn Sutton
Evelyn Sutton

Evelyn Sutton is a E-RYT200 yoga teacher and owner of LuxDei Studio in Melbourne, FL. A white belt in Jiu-Jitsu, Evelyn applies her personal practice and knowledge of yoga to BJJ while helping others do the same. You can contact her at luxdeistudio.com


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