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Founder & CEO

Tait grew up in Winnetka, IL and received her Ph.D. in Sociology, with an emphasis in Medical Sociology and Statistics, from Indiana University.


Her research has been published in leading journals such as American Journal of Psychiatry, American Journal of Public Health, and American Journal of Sociology.


Prior to attending graduate school, Tait enjoyed a successful career as a professional ballet dancer. She began floating in 1994 as a way to speed-up muscle recovery during an intensive rehearsal and performance schedule, and soon recognized the many benefits of floating on both body and mind.


Tait brings her skills as a health researcher and statistician, and her experience as an athlete, to the development of leading edge health and wellness technologies that are brought to life at Oto Float.

Jon Runnfeldt

Chief Design Officer

Jon was raised in the showroom of his family’s interior design and upholstery business, Brandt Interiors. Here the fundamentals of design were instilled at an early age.


He currently serves as lead creative at Books of Life, a boutique design studio. His work encompasses graphic and web design, interior design and film/projection. His projection work has been featured 5 years at the Chicago Humanities Festival.


Jon enjoyed a rich career as a professional performer, and has been seen on stages all throughout the Chicagoland area.

Jon is cohost and producer of The Jonny Spot (available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify) an irreverent, absurd and informational show. The Jonny Spot has been heralded as “a really good time”.

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