2017 Annual Conference Speakers
Arranged in alphabetical order by last name
Rachel Alm, NTP
Lead Instructor for the Nutritional Therapy Association and Founder of Spring of Wellness
Rachel Alm, NTP, Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition® is a dedicated wellness professional and passionate advocate for health equity. She sees nutrition as a bridge between Western and alternative health care modalities and strongly believes in the power of collaborative care. Rachel has been actively involved in free clinic development, health education service delivery, and community health promotion since becoming an NTP in 2008. She is currently a Lead Instructor for the Nutritional Therapy Association.
Angie Alt, NTC, CHC
Co-blogger on Autoimmune-Paleo.com, author of The Alternative Autoimmune Cookbook
ANGIE ALT, NTC, CHC, is a Nutritional Therapy Consultant, Certified Health Coach and author of The Alternative Autoimmune Cookbook and co-author of The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook. She is the creator of SAD to AIP in SIX™, an online coaching program that has helped over a 1,200 members on the path to wellness, teaching them how to transition their diets and lifestyle over a six-week period. In 2015, Angie became a partner at Autoimmune-Paleo.com. She lives in Washington, D.C.
Co-Owner & Operator of Heart to Heart Farms, US Army Veteran
Tyler Boggs is a veteran, native Oregonian, and 2nd generation farmer who, with the help of an incredible mentor/coach, launched a successful career in finance and training that enabled him to revitalize his family farm and teach others how to build strong and lasting financial futures. Coupled with his 15 years of financial services experience, Tyler has utilized his Permaculture Design Certification from the Oregon State University to co-operate a self-sustaining, permaculture model farm on 10 acres that provides food for over 800 people per month for free! Tyler also teaches Ecological Entrepreneurialism at Pacific University and is collaborating with James Cassidy and the Department of Crop and Soil Science at OSU to create a study to test new piggery systems for USDA approval. He has also worked regularly with the National Resource Conservation Society, the Farmer Veteran Coalition, Mother Earth News, and is starting a local chapter of the Young Farmers Coalition.
Marquelle Brown, MS, NTP, GAPS
Marquelle Brown graduated with a Masters of Science in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine in 2014 from UWS. She is a NTP, GAPS Practitioner, and a Certified Food and Spirit Practitioner. Her motivation is helping clients learn how to achieve improved quality of life and optimal health through nutritional recommendations. Getting to the root issues and creating balance is key. Educating the client and mindfullness, are important pieces of the puzzle to optimal health and wellness.
Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, MD
Author of Gut and Phychology Syndrome, Member of the British Society for Environmental Medicine, and Board Memberof the Weston A. PRice Foundation
Dr. Campbell-McBride graduated with Honors as a Medical Doctor from Bashkir Medical University in Russia, a Postgraduate Degree in Neurology and a second Postgraduate Degree in Human Nutrition.
Having treated her son off the autistic spectrum, Dr. Campbell-McBride runs the Cambridge Nutrition Clinic. She is recognized as one of the world’s leading experts in treating children and adults with learning disabilities and other mental disorders, as well as children and adults with digestive and immune disorders. She is the author of Gut And Psychology Syndrome and Put You Heart In Your Mouth! She is a Member of The Society of Authors and a regular contributing health editor to a number of magazines and newsletters. Learn more at her website www.gapsdiet.com.
Jeanette Cassisi, NASM, NSCA, EFTI
Jeanette Cassisi “JC” has been teaching and training for over 20 years. Jeanette’s tenure as the Pilates Coordinator and Tier 3 Trainer for Equinox have allowed her to gain experience working with all fitness levels and personalities. Her certifications have included Pilates, NASM, NSCA, E.F.T.I. and Kettlebell, as well as having a B.A. in Dance, and a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. Throughout her years of training she has discovered the importance of mobility and recovery, and is passionate about sharing this knowledge with others. Jeanette currently lives in Bend, OR where she is training in Crossfit and Wushu, attending the NTP program, teaching Pilates and mobility classes, and working for KnotOut Enterprises.
Michele Clarke-Mason, NTP
Owner of Meant To Be Foods and the Nutritional Therapy Practitioner for the Seattle Seahawks
Seahawks Nutritionist Michele Clarke-Mason has worked with the team for more than five years and is owner of Meant To Be Foods in Burien, WA.
Brynn D'Avello, NTP
Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Epidemic Answers Certified Health Coach and Reiki Practitioner Second Degree
Brynn is a NTP, Epidemic Answers Certified Health Coach and Reiki Practitioner Second Degree. Growing up in an entrepreneurial family, business was a part of the daily conversation. Being diagnosed with Grave’s disease at 17 opened her eyes to alternative therapies, and by the time her son was placed on the Autism Spectrum she was ready to support him with nutritional therapies. She now focuses on nutrition for families, fertility and the new childhood epidemics.
Mira Dessy, NE
The Ingredient Guru – an author, speaker, Holistic Nutritionist and Real Food Advocate.
Mira Dessy is a Certified Nutrition Educator and Real Food Advocate who emphasizes a healthy lifestyle and eating whole foods. She is author of, The Pantry Principle: How to read the label and understand what’s really in your food, member of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals and also belongs to the Society of Nutrition Education and Behavior, the American Holistic Health Association, and the Weston A. Price Foundation. She speaks frequently to laypeople and nutrition professionals on how to navigate the grocery store’s mammoth packaged food stock, to decipher confusing food labels, and to choose healthy convenience foods. Her motto is, ‘Eat well to be well.
Mira’s mission as The Ingredient Guru is to help people feel balanced, healthy, and to support them as they work to achieve their health goals.
Cathy Eason, LMT, NTP, CGP, CFSP
Lead NTA Instructor, and Owner of Abundant Health Nutritional Therapy
Cathy is a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Licensed Massage Therapist, and public lecturer with a private practice in Portland, Oregon. She has over 15 years of clinical experience providing holistic nutrition counseling, therapeutic bodywork, exercise program development, and lifestyle education to a wide range of clients. As owner and primary practitioner of Abundant Health Nutritional Therapy, Cathy enjoys helping individuals and families obtain optimal health by combining Nutritional Therapy assessment techniques with her training in physical therapy and exercise protocols. Currently a competitive recreational athlete and formerly a collegiate All-American, Cathy also consults professional athletes from a variety of sports for injury prevention and improved performance. She holds dual degrees from Portland State University in Exercise Science and Physiology and General Science, having loved the study of the human body both inside and out.
Tom Fabian, PhD, CNTP
Tom is a functional nutritionist and former research scientist with focused expertise in the microbiome and how it relates to digestive, immune, and nervous system health. As the founder of MicrobiomeMastery.com, he provides educational programs for practitioners interested in learning about the microbiome and how to incorporate it into clinical practice. He consults with practitioners, and also has a small practice working with clients in the areas of gut health and healthy aging.
Anne Fischer-Silva, NTP, RWS
Restorative Wellness Specialist, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Lead Instructor for NTA and Owner of A New Leaf Nutrition
Anne is a Restorative Wellness Specialist and Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. She is the owner of “A New Leaf Nutrition”, a private practice located in Petaluma, CA. Anne has a thriving practice that serves clients throughout the United States as well as internationally. She specializes in difficult digestive, hormonal, and autoimmune cases. She received her certification in functional nutrition from Advanced Integrated Medical Institute in Washington, DC in 2000 and is currently pursuing her doctorate in Natural Medicine. Anne helped develop the original curriculum for Nutritional Therapy Association and continues as a lead instructor with NTA.
Anne is also the co-founder of Restorative Wellness Solutions, an online advanced functional nutrition practitioner training program. Her vision is to ultimately change the prevailing paradigm of what constitutes health and how that is achieved. You can find Anne at www.anewleafnutrition.net and study with her at www.restorativewellnesssolutions.com.
Erin Foushee, NTP
Founder and Owner of Fortis Wellness
Like you, Erin Foushee’s career goal is to transform the health of those in her community. Throughout the last eight years, Erin has lead hundreds of clients on the path of healing through her wellness workshops. Her company, Fortis Wellness, specializes in providing corporate wellness workshops and fitness programs to businesses. In both 2013 and 2014, a company under the direction of Fortis Wellness won the prestigious Washington Business Journal’s “Healthiest Employer Award.” Erin is the developer of the Fortis Corporate Wellness Program, which provides workshop materials, instructor guidance, and support to NTPs and NTCs implementing the program. Furthermore, she has enjoyed teaching NTA students as a Lead Instructor during the past several years. Erin loves reconnecting with old students (and meeting new NTP/Cs) so make sure to say hello!
Carole Freeman, MS, CN, CHT
Certified Nutritionist and Keto Diet Implementation Expert
Carole Freeman, MS, CN, CHT is a Certified Nutritionist and Keto Diet Implementation Expert. After a disabling car accident in 2014, with little hope for recovery, Carole discovered the potency of the ketogenic diet for extraordinary healing. Since then, she’s created the Fast-Track to Keto Success Program and has had tremendous success teaching people from around the world how to harness the power of a well-formulated ketogenic diet to transform their health and achieve lasting weight loss.
Nora Gedgaudas, CNS, NTP, BCHN
International best-selling book, Primal Body, Primal Mind: Beyond the Paleo Diet for Total Health and A Longer Life
Nora Gedgaudas is a board-certified nutritional consultant and a board-certified clinical neurofeedback specialist with over 20 years of clinical experience. A recognized authority on ketogenic, ancestrally based nutrition, she is a popular speaker and educator and the author of the best selling book, Primal Body, Primal Mind, as well as Rethinking Fatigue. Her newest book, Primal Fat Burner: Live Longer, Slow Aging, Super-Power Your Brain, and Save Your Life With A High Fat, Low-Carb Paleo Diet has been lauded by best selling author and journalist, Nina Teicholz as “a unique and profound contribution to the field.”
Gray Graham, NTP
Founder of Nutritional Therapy Association, Author of Pottenger’s Prophecy
Gray L. Graham, NTP, is the lead author of Pottenger’s Prophecy: How Food Resets Genes for Wellness or Illness, an international consultant in the ﬁeld of clinical nutrition, and the founder of the Nutritional Therapy Association. Since Gray launched the Nutritional Therapy Practitioner Training Program in 2001, the NTA has certified over 3,000 Nutritional Therapy Practitioners around the world.
In addition to training NTPs and NTCs, Gray has taught hundreds of seminars on nutritional therapy to thousands of doctors and other healthcare practitioners over the past twenty-ﬁve years. Gray received his Bachelor of Arts with an emphasis on Nutrition and Natural Health from Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. He was an Adjunct Professor at South Puget Sound Community College for four years, where he originally developed and taught the NTP Training Program.
Kelly Graham, NTP
California raised and grown, Kelly is a NTA graduate passionate about food preservation and improving nutrition education in the media and on Capitol Hill. Raised in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley, Kelly was exposed to the underground of the local food movement which pushed her to find the NTA. She now resides in Atlanta, GA where she works in educating and protecting nutrition professional’s rights to practice, food policy issues and nutrition policy issues.
Bob Granger, NTP
Boulder Nutritional Therapy
Bob Granger is a Nutritional Therapist, Adventure Therapist and semi-professional coffee roaster in Colorado. Bob specializes in helping
people with cancer, substance abuse and mental health issues. Bob lives with his wife, son, dog and SCOBY in Lyons Colorado and is the owner of Boulder Nutritional Therapy and Mountain Sky Coffee. Bob is a 7 year survivor of stage 4 head and neck cancer. Bob spends most of his time in the kitchen, working with clients or outside playing with his family. Bob makes an amazing bucharita and brews the best cup of coffee in the world. Really; the best.
Ex-bodybuilder, Ironman triathlete, Spartan racer, Coach, Speaker and New York Times Bestselling Author
Ben Greenfield is an ex-bodybuilder, Ironman triathlete, Spartan racer, coach, speaker and author of the New York Times Bestseller “Beyond Training: Mastering Endurance, Health and Life” (http://www.BeyondTrainingBook.com). In 2008, Ben was voted as NSCA’s Personal Trainer of the year and in 2013 and 2014 was named by Greatist as one of the top 100 Most Influential People In Health And Fitness. Ben blogs and podcasts at http://www.BenGreenfieldFitness.com, and resides in Spokane, WA with his wife and twin boys.
Dina Griffin, MS, RDN, CSSD, CISSN, METS II
Registered Dietitian and Board Certified Specialist in Sport Dietetics
Dina Griffin is a Colorado-based Registered Dietitian and Board Certified Specialist in Sport Dietetics with a Master of Science degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition. Her private practice work focuses on endurance sport, from recreational to elite level athletes, and sports that include marathons, cycling, ultra-marathons, and cycling. She incorporates a variety of testing services in her practice such as metabolic efficiency testing and sweat sodium concentration testing to optimize health and athletic performance.
Emilia Hart, NTP
Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Personal Trainer, and Owner of Barefoot Holistic, LLC
Emilia Buchanan Hart, NTP, is owner of Barefoot Holistic in Norman, OK. Specialty areas are PCOS, fertility and blood sugar regulation. She enjoys doing workshops and assemblies, spreading whole-food nutrition awareness and helping Oklahomans understand the connection between diet and health. She received her BS from Oklahoma State University in 2007 and her NTP certification in 2014. She is currently pursuing her M.Ed. She lives with her husband Jeff, son Branan and their two dogs.
Leslie Korn, PhD, MPH, LMHC, ACS, NTP
Author of six books, core faculty member of Capella University’s Mental Health Counseling Program, Fulbright scholar on traditional medicine, a Clinical Fellow at Harvard Medical School, and a National Institutes of Health-funded research scientist in mind/body medicine.
Leslie Korn, PhD, MPH, LMHC, ACS, NTP, has been in private practice in Mental Health Nutrition and Integrative Medicine since 1977. For over 35 years she has directed the Center for Traditional Medicine in Mexico which provides pro bono services to indigenous populations and training to health professionals from around the world in the nutritional, culinary and botanical arts and sciences. She has been on the faculty at Harvard Medical School, The New England School of Acupuncture, and The National College of Naturopathic Medicine and is the director of research at the Center for World Indigenous Studies. She is the author of Preventing and Treating Diabetes Naturally: The Native Way; Rhythms of Recovery: Trauma Nature and the Body; Nutrition Essentials for Mental Health; Medicinal Plants of the Jungle, and the forthcoming The Good Mood Kitchen. Visit Dr. Korn’s website for more information www.drlesliekorn.com
Dr. Russell Kort, DC
Board Eligible Diplomate in Chiropractic Functional Neurology and Board Eligible Fellow in Traumatic Brain Injuries
Dr. Russell J. Kort is a 1999 graduate of the prestigious Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. He has been serving patients for more than a decade and truly enjoys helping his patients maintain a healthy lifestyle. After more than 500 classroom hours Dr. Kort is working on obtaining both a Diplomate in Chiropractic Functional Neurology as well as a Fellow in Traumatic Brain Injuries. Continuing to learn; continuing to serve. Dr. Kort has been involved in the medical field since 1984 when he worked as an EMT for his local ambulance service in Glenwood, Colorado. Dr. Kort is a Sherwood resident and is grateful to serve Sherwood and it’s surrounding communities. He enjoys spending time with his family and loves the outdoors. Favorite activities are camping, snow skiing, cycling, hiking, or leading scouts. He loves to travel and is always eager to go exploring with his kids.
Dusty Lapp, NTP
Lead Instructor for Nutritional Therapy Association
Dusty Lapp, BA, NTP, is the owner of Best Life Nutritional Therapy LLC in Twin Falls, Idaho, where he lives with his wife and three daughters. After a very evenful 16-year career as a professional bullﬁghter in the PBR and PRCA, he retired from ﬁghting bulls to dedicate more time to his family and Nutritional Therapy practice. In 2015, Dusty was privileged to be part of the instructor team that launched NTA Australia.
Dusty utilizes his skills as a certified Couple and Core Communication Instructor to build lasting relationships with his clients and students, and hopes to help his students do the same. His compassion for people, coupled with his conviction to teach others how nutritional therapy can change their lives, creates a fertile learning environment that is relaxed and enjoyable.
DeAnn Laube, BS, NTP, LMP, PBP
Lead Instructor for Nutritional Therapy Association, Owner of Vibrant Health Nutrition & Bowenwork
DeAnn Laube, BS, NTP, LMP, PBP, is a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Licensed Massage Practitioner, Bowenwork Practitioner, and Natural Food Chef. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from Bastyr University, and she is the owner of Vibrant Health Nutrition and Bowenwork, a private practice in Seattle, Washington. In her practice, DeAnn uses a combination of therapeutic nutritional support, herbal medicine, bodywork, and holistic cooking classes to help her clients reclaim their health from the inside out. As an herbalist and passionate wild forager, DeAnn has a vast knowledge of plants, herbs, and nutrient-dense wild foods. She incorporates this passion and knowledge in her private practice as well as in her teaching.
DeAnn takes a holistic approach to nutrition and believes that food is truly our best medicine. She is reminded daily of how important it is to nourish our body, mind, and spirit with real, whole foods. DeAnn believes that food can be medicinal, while also being a wonderful source of joy, pleasure, and community. Nutrition has played a transformative role in enabling her to live a more vibrant, healthy life, and she is passionate about empowering future generations of NTPs to find true health and transformational healing through nutrition.
Mishabae Mahoney, NTP, LMT
Owner of Deeper Balance: Integrative Healing Arts, Associate Instructor for Nutritional Therapy Association
Mishabae Mahoney is a Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Licensed Massage therapist, Certified Yoga Therapy Practitioner, Registered Yoga Instructor, and the owner of Deeper Balance: Integrative Healing Arts, a private practice where she offers a holistic approach to creating optimal health. Her interest in food as the path to self-healing led her on a journey through many different diets and lifestyles such as Raw Foods, Vegan, Vegetarian, Macrobiotic, Ayurvedic Nutrition and ultimately to the Nutritional Therapy Practitioner Program. Mishabae is committed to empowering people with the tools and information needed to restore hope as well as health. This mission lends its passion to her role as an Instructor for the Nutritional Therapy Association.
Janine Martin Horst, NTP, CGP
Founder of Taproot Wellness
Janine Martin Horst, NTP, CGP, is a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, a certified GAPS Practitioner, and a Nutritional Balancing and Hair Mineral Analysis Practitioner. After graduating from the NTA Portland class in 2010, she founded Taproot Wellness, a private nutritional therapy practice in Salem, Oregon. Janine specializes in digestive disorders, detoxification, and nutritional support for autoimmune disorders, and is passionate about the transformative powers of good food and targeted nutrient therapy to address all manner of health challenges.
Julie Matthews, CNC
Founder and President of Nourishing Hope: Food & Nutritional for ADHD, Autism, and Healthy Children, Author of Nourishing Hope for Autism
Julie Matthews is an internationally respected autism diet and nutrition specialist. As a Certified Nutrition Consultant, Julie provides diet and nutrition intervention guidance backed by extensive scientific research and applied clinical experience. She has helped thousands of children worldwide through her public education programs, conferences sessions, private consultations, her blog, and website. Julie serves on the scientific advisory panel of The Autism File, and is an honored member of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP), and is a co-founder of Nourishing Hope®.
Deanna Minich, PhD
Internationally Recognized Lifestyle Medicine Expert, Teacher, Author of 5 Books, and Creator of the Food & Spirit Approach to WHOLE Health
Deanna is the author of five books on nutrition and wellness, including Chakra Foods for Optimum Health, and her latest, Whole Detox. She grew up with a health-nut mom and junk-food dad, who ultimately taught her important lessons about food – be conscious, but not so crazy conscious that you become a perfectionist. Having had her own emotional eating and health issues in her teens and twenties, she looked for solutions to her health and relationship with food. Her journey to find answers led her to weave together science, nutrition, psychology, philosophy, yoga, and chakras to develop a lifestyle system called Food & Spirit. She offers training to practitioners of all types to learn this color-coded system for health and wellness (www.foodandspiritprofessional.com) to help others to live a vibrant full-spectrum life.
Andrea Nakayama, FNLP, MSN, CNC, CNE, CHHC
Founder of Replenish PDX and Holistic Nutrition Lab and Co-Founder of The Hashimoto’s Institute. She is the 2015 Winner of the NANP Impact Award.
Functional nutritionist and educator Andrea Nakayama (FNLP, MSN, CNC, CNE, CHHC) is leading clients, students, and practitioners around the world in a revolution focused on reclaiming ownership over one’s own health, through her work at Replenish PDX and Holistic Nutrition Lab. Her passion for food as personalized medicine was born from the loss of her young husband to a brain tumor in 2002. Andrea is now training a thousand practitioners every year in the science and art of the clinical practice that transforms lives, and she’s regularly consulted as the nutrition expert for the toughest clinical cases in the practices of many world-renowned doctors. Her unique ability to make the very complex easily digestible is one of the many factors that led to Andrea being honored in 2015 with the Impact Award from the National Association of Nutrition Professionals.
Dr. Greg Nigh, ND, LAc
Co-founded Immersion Health, Naturopathic Doctor, Licensed Acupuncturist
Dr. Greg Nigh, ND, LAc has been in practice since 2002. His primary clinical focus is on naturopathic oncology. For 9 years he has worked closely with Maria Zilka, NTP, creating a wide range of therapeutic dietary programs for patients.
Julie O’Brien, NTP
Co-founder of Firefly Kitchens, author of Fresh and Fermented
Julie O’Brien is the Co-founder of Firefly Kitchens which produces organic, naturally fermented, and probiotic rich foods and the author of Fresh and Fermented. Born in Alaska, Julie spent her childhood harvesting fresh seafood, picking ripe berries, and adventuring everywhere she could. After her kids reached school age, she pursued her certification in Nutritional Therapy where she was introduced to Sally Fallon’s Nourishing Traditions and discovered the health benefits of traditionally fermented foods. After experimenting at home, she wanted to share her recipes with a larger audience. She launched Firefly Kitchens in 2010, beginning with sales in local farmers market, then moving into retail stores in the PNW and continuing to grow with distribution to Whole Foods on the West Coast and in Western Canada. Customers love the fresh, vibrant taste of Firefly’s ferments and the health benefits of the products. In 2014, Julie released Fresh & Fermented (Sasquatch Books), a collection of kraut recipes and dozens of ways to add these ferments to your daily meals!
Dr. Tom O'Bryan, DC, CCN, DACBN
World Renowned Expert on Celiac Disease and Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity, and Creator of the Paradigm Shifting, “The Gluten Summit - A Grain of Truth”
Dr. Tom O’Bryan is an internationally recognized speaker and workshop leader specializing in the complications of Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity, Celiac Disease, and Autoimmune Disease as they occur inside and outside of the intestines. He is the founder of www.theDr.com. He recently hosted the paradigm-shifting ‘The Gluten Summit – A Grain of Truth’, bringing together 29 of the world’s experts on Celiac Disease and Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity at www.theglutensummit.com.
Jessica Pantermuehl, NTP, CHHC
NTP for a Los Angeles-based integrative medical center, Founder of the Holistic Entrepreneur Association
Jessica Pantermuehl is the NTP for a Los Angeles-based integrative medical center, and is also in private practice. Intimately familiar with the challenges a practitioner faces in running their own business, Jessica established the Holistic Entrepreneur Association, an organization that provides business resources to nutrition professionals. With members now in 17 countries, the HEA offers free weekly resources such as interviews with successful practitioners, shareable social media content, and tutorials on marketing and business management.
State and federal lobbyist with a focus on healthcare, specifically food and nutrition policy.
Jonathan Posey is a state and federal lobbyist with a focus on healthcare, specifically food and nutrition policy. Jonathan spent 10 years in Washington, DC with GovBiz Advantage, a subsidiary of The Livingston Group, where he lobbied in many capacities for food and consumer safety, and environmental and pharmaceutical regulation. He was also instrumental in helping to pass the World Trade Center Health Program for first responders.
Kevin Rutherford, NTP
Host of Satellite Radio Shows Trucking Business & Beyond and Destination Health - Let's Truck.
Kevin Rutherford’s mission is to not only make America’s Truck Drivers healthier than the general population, but to make them an example of what is possible. He is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and has read over 150 of the most current books on health and nutrition – focused on health issues faced by today’s truck drivers.
For over two decades, Kevin has been dedicating himself to the success of the American Trucker. As an owner of Let’s Truck, Tax Trainer, Author, and Host of the Sirius XM radio show, Trucking Business & Beyond, Kevin has become the lead expert in business, accounting, and elevating trucking businesses of all sizes.
Emily Schromm, NTP, NASM, CPT
Founder of Unleashed Fitness, CrossFit Coach, NASM CPT, & Nutritional Therapy Practitioner.
A thriving CrossFit Coach, NASM CPT, & Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. Founder of Unleashed Fitness. My motto is: “Lift heavy, eat bacon, & UNLEASH your inner superhero.” I am a certified personal trainer, CrossFit Coach, and nutritional therapy practitioner who is out to change the way YOU think about food, weightlifting, and your body. Formerly on MTV’s Real World and Real World Challenges, my own journey of self-discovery led me to a full-time career in fitness and health, and my passion is to help every single person and client BE THEIR OWN SUPERHERO!
Leanne Scott, NTP, IHS, FDN-P, RWS
Lead Instructor for Nutritional Therapy Association and Founder of Pure Core Nourishment
Leanne Scott is a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Integrative Health Coach and a Certified Gluten Practitioner, ADAPT Functional Health practitioner, Certified Fitgenes Practitioner, Psych K Facilitator and a Theta Healing Practitioner. She specializes in Functional Lab testing, Bio-Individual Nutrition and Mind/Body Support. Based in Queensland where she runs a busy practice – Pure Core Nourishment Pty Ltd. Leanne’s philosophy is based on the belief that optimal health is based on working with the innate wisdom of the body to restore function and bring the body back into balance.
Ellie Shortt, NTP
Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Chef, and Founder of Whole Happy
Ellie Shortt is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and chef, based in Victoria, BC Canada. She is the founder of the wellness company and blog Whole Happy, which provides a variety of services including recipes, health tips, meal plans, workshops and lectures, cooking classes, corporate consulting, and one-on-one clinical assessments and guidance. As a former broadcast journalist, Ellie makes regular appearances on television and the radio, and is currently working on her first book.
Dr. Allison Siebecker, ND, MSOM, LAc
Co-founder of the SIBO Center for Digestive Health at the National College of Natural Medicine, College Instructor, and award winning Author
Allison Siebecker, ND, MSOM, LAc, has worked in the nutritional field since 1988 and is a 2005 graduate of The National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) where she earned her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and her Masters in Oriental Medicine. Dr. Siebecker was the co-founder and former medical director of the SIBO Center for Digestive Health at NCNM Clinic in Portland, OR. She has specialized in the treatment of SIBO since 2010. She is instructor of Advanced Gastroenterology at NCNM, teaches continuing education classes for physicians, is the author of the educational website siboinfo.com and is writing a book synthesizing the SIBO data into one source. She has received the Best in Naturopathy award from the Townsend Letter for her articles “Traditional Bone Broth in Modern Health and Disease”(2005) and “Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth: Often Overlooked Cause of IBS” (2013) and “SIBO: Dysbiosis Has A New Name” (2015).
Parker Sing, NTP
Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Blood Chem Specialist, and Nutritional Consultant for Boitics Research Northwest
Parker Sing has been involved in alternative therapy and nutrition for the majority of his life. His main focus now is on empowering fellow NTPs with the confidence and knowledge to incorporate supplementation in their practices. When not working you can find him eating far too much Thai food or relaxing with his cat Budget.
John Tjenos, LMT, NTP
Lead Instructor for Nutritional Therapy Association, Co-Founder of Inneractive Healing Systems, and Co-Founder of Meo Energetics
John has been in a private clinical practice in New York City and Seattle since 1991. His multi-disciplined approach reflects his view that for healing to be sustained, it must occur on multiple levels of our being – structural, biochemical, electromagnetic, and emotional. John has integrated Nutritional Therapy with the structural bodywork of Aston Patterning, the Autonomic Reflex Technique pioneered by Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, and the applied kinesiology methods developed by Dr. George Goodheart. A core principle and motivation for his work is the idea that nutrition should be a foundation for all disciplines of health care, including medicine, psychotherapy, skin care, dentistry, acupuncture, and massage. He believes passionately in sharing with others the power of nutrition in healing, and especially in healing the chronic conditions that afflict so many people today. He believes that it is of utmost importance to educate parents about the role nutrition plays in their child’s physical, mental, and emotional development.
Mickey Trescott, NTP
Creator of Autoimmune-Paleo.com, Author of The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook
Mickey Trescott, NTP, is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, chef, blogger, and author of The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook and co-author of The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook. She is the creator of AIP Batch Cook, a video-based cooking program that teaches users how to prepare allergen-free meals in their own home. She teaches cooking classes online and in venues around the country, like Bastyr University. Mickey is on the board of directors for Hashimoto’s Awareness, an advocacy organization for sufferers of Hashimoto’s disease. In 2012, Mickey founded Autoimmune-Paleo.com, a website with recipes and resources for those suffering from autoimmune diseases. She lives in Willamette Valley, Oregon.
Elaine Valenza-Opdahl, CNTP
Certified Nutrition Therapy Practitioner, Practice Development Specialist for APEX Energetics
Elaine Valenza-Opdahl is currently a Practice Development Specialist with Apex Eneregetics for South Colorado. She is a Certified Nutrition Therapy Practitioner specializing in using whole, organic and clean food to live at your highest potential. She has been professionally involved in nutraceuticals, nutrition and natural food development for over 10 years.
As a result of using holistic nutrition and complimentary medicine, she is now symptom free from autoimmune issues. She encourages her clients to adopt diet change and stress management along with proper supplementation and exercise to help support hormone balance and overall health. In her free time she enjoys snowboarding, tennis and soccer as well as spending time with family and friends.
Megan Van Zyl, MA, NTP, GAPS
Founder of The Green Umbrella, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner
Megan Van Zyl, MA, NTP, GAPS: Your Cancer Expert, is the founder of The Green Umbrella. She holds her MA in Human Development Counseling and works with cancer clients as an NTP, addressing the emotional and physical roots to a diagnosis. The Green Umbrella trains NTPs/NTCs to become an expert in their niche and to achieve financial sustainability. Our top three goals are to guide clients as they become cancer free, to train the next generation of holistic practitioners, and to develop a non-profit for orphans in South Africa.
Carrie Vitt, NTP
Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Founder of Deliciously Organic and Author of the Deliciously Organic and The Grain-Free Family Table cookbooks.
Carrie Vitt is the author of the successful cooking blog, Deliciously Organic, and has authored two cookbooks: Deliciously Organic and The Grain-Free Family Table. Carrie also runs a successful meal-planning business and online 10-module video course called Real Food Boot Camp that teaches how to reduce inflammation and find better health with real food. After struggling with health issues for years, Carrie turned to a nutrient-dense diet and has been able to overcome Hashimoto’s disease, chronic migraines, IBS and eczema.
Dr. Terry Wahls, MD
Author, Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, and Staff Physician at Iowa CIty Veterans Affairs Hospital.
Dr. Terry Wahls is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa and Director, Extended Care and Rehab Service Line at the Veteran Affairs Iowa City Health Care System. She is also a patient with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis, which confined her to wheelchair for four years. Dr. Wahls restored her health using a diet and lifestyle program she designed specifically for her brain and now is the Director of the Therapeutic Lifestyle Clinic at the Iowa City VA. She is the author of The Wahls Protocol A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles. She is also author of companion cookbook, The Wahls Protocol Cooking for Life, release date April 4, 2016.
Robb Wolf, a former research biochemist, is the New York Times Best Selling author of The Paleo Solution, and CEO of the City Zero Project.
A student of Prof. Loren Cordain, Robb has transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people around the world via his top ranked iTunes podcast, book, and seminars. Robb has functioned as a review editor for the Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism, is co-founder of the nutrition and athletic training journal, The Performance Menu, co-owner of NorCal Strength & Conditioning, one of the Men’s Health “top 30 gyms in America”.
Robb is a former California State Powerlifting Champion (565 lb. Squat, 345 lb. Bench, 565 lb. Dead Lift) and a 6-0 amateur kickboxer. He coaches athletes at the highest levels of competition and consults with Olympians and world champions in MMA, motocross, rowing and triathlon. Wolf has provided seminars in nutrition and strength & conditioning to various entities including NASA, Naval Special Warfare, the Canadian Light Infantry and the United States Marine Corps. Robb lives in Reno, Nevada with his wife Nicki and daughter Zoe.
Andrea Wool, NTP, CPT
Founder of Autoimmune Strong, Health Coach & Owner of Thrive Functional Wellness, & Master Business Coach for the Miriam Zacharias’s Peace Process
Andrea Wool is a Certified Personal Trainer and an NTP. Andrea’s health issues forced her to quit her job running a division of a multinational corporation in order to restore her health using food and fitness. Now, she runs a successful health coaching practice, applying her food and fitness philosophy to help others. She is also the founder of Autoimmune Strong, an online fitness video streaming service designed to provide safe effective exercises to individuals with chronic pain conditions. Finally, she is the Master Business Coach for Miriam Zacharias’ Peace Process, which allows Andrea to use her business expertise to help others build a robust holistic practice like her own. To learn more about Andrea, visit www.thrivefunctional.com. To learn more about Autoimmune Strong, visit www.getautoimmunestrong.com.
Maria Zilka, NTP, CGP
Co-founder of Immersion Health and Nutritional Therapy Practitioner
Maria Zilka received her NTP certification in 2008 and has been working since that time in collaboration with Dr. Greg Nigh. Maria Zilka co-founded Immersion Health in 2014 with Dr. Greg Nigh. She is also a Certified GAPS Practitioner and has worked closely with Dr. Nigh in developing a comprehensive nutritional program for individuals following the Low Sulfur Protocol they have created. She is responsible for patient education and implementation of a wide range of therapeutic diets used with patients of Immersion Health.