About Us

Meet The Co-Founders of Dream Retirement in Mexico

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RISA MORIMOTO | Founder and CEO, Modern Aging

In addition to being the Founder and CEO of Modern Aging and co-Founder of Dream Retirement in Mexico, I am an integrative nutritional health coach. Though I am the host of the Modern Aging and Dream Retirement in Mexico YouTube Channels, I have spent most of my career behind the camera as a producer and director of documentaries (Wings of Defeat, Broken Harmony: China’s Dissidents) and TV (HGTV – House Hunters International, Selling NY, Animal Planet, A&E).

In 2001, my mother had a massive stroke in front of me. My family and I became caregivers for my mother for 19 years leading up to her passing in 2019.  She developed Parkinsons in 2009 and it became increasingly difficult to care for her. I felt like I needed a PhD to navigate the healthcare system! This proved to be hugely challenging and I often traveled to Japan to look for solutions. I was amazed by their holistic approach to aging and care.  Modern Aging was born from these experiences.

During this time I was also traveling to Mexico quite a bit for House Hunters International. I decided to start making some videos with the people I was meeting realizing that there is a huge interest in people wanting a fresh start and more affordable options for retirement. The popularity of these videos was the inspiration for Dream Retirement in Mexico.

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TANIEL CHEMSIAN | Real Estate Agent, Puerto Vallarta

Taniel Chemsian is a Senior Sales Associate at Timothy Real Estate Group, representing some of the finest properties and condominium developments in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. – with a reach that spans the globe from his base in this seaside Pacific Coast tropical resort destination. Taniel specializes in matching luxury clientele with the perfect second homes vacation getaways, income properties, and retirement residences.

Born in Beirut, Lebanon and raised in the Los Angeles area, Taniel moved to Puerto Vallarta in 2003 after falling in love with the city. He became a real estate agent in 2006 and has since been involved in over 450 real estate transactions.

Taniel has frequently been featured on the popular HGTV series, House Hunters International. He is a long-standing member of AMPI (Mexican Association of Real Estate Professionals) – Puerto Vallarta Chapter, and a registered International REALTOR® with NAR International.