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Camille Smith

Camille, a solid runner and overall athlete, has been married for 21 years and is the proud mother of two daughters. Her love of running has recently drawn her back into road racing and even a touch of triathlon competition, where she’s experienced very positive results. She also enjoys cross country skiing and sea kayaking. She believes staying active is critical to keeping life and living in perspective.

Kathie Hamby

A graduate of Montana State University, Kathie has learned to juggle the pressures and time constraints of life with her husband of 18 years, 2 kids, and their dog Bailey. While her favorite exercise is walking good ol’ Bailey, she also enjoys getting the heart pumping with a variety of cardio activities and light weight training, along with Pilates for core stabilization and flexibility. In addition to her exercise pursuits, Kathie is on a never-ending search for easy (but healthy) meals for her busy family.

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Krista Kinnaird

Krista has been active her entire life, growing up with dance, soccer, and softball and then committing to poms and soccer in high school. She soon realized that staying fit was easy when she “had” to go to practice all the time. However, once in college, she discovered that she – and only she- had to be the one truly responsible for her health own and fitness. Majoring in Health and Exercise Science in college was a perfect fit for Krista to learn about her own wellness and provide an outlet to be able to share that passion with others.

Krista is a Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist and has spent most of the past decade working in corporate wellness and as a personal trainer. She loves to run, bike, camp, hike, backpack, ski, snowshoe, dance, travel, and enjoy the outdoors with her husband, family, and two puppies. When the weather isn’t cooperating, she moves indoors and enjoys lifting weights, teaching spin classes, and leading boot camp classes. Krista realizes that everyone is on a unique wellness journey and she is passionate about helping people realize and then exceed their potential!

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Cara Booth

Cara believes whole-heartedly in the benefits of healthy choices. And she understands fully this is not only in respect to physical health, but emotional and mental well-being too. As the busy working mother of two active kids, Cara is well aware of the difficulty – and value – in carving out time to pursue her own health and wellness goals, including running marathons and summiting some of Colorado’s spectacular 14ers.

Cara has a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy and enjoys continuing to learn more about the many different facets of living well. Her passions include daily exercise, running, pilates, snowshoeing, hiking, tennis, scrapbooking, and family time. As your wellness coach, Cara is excited to build a relationship with you, encourage you along the way and celebrate with you as you reach your personal wellness goals.

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Sandy Chrisman

Sandy’s passion for health and wellness has been a lifestyle she has pursued since early on in her life. As a former High School gymnast, runner and weight trainer, she has realized how important nutrition is in the mix. After moving to Colorado from Arizona, she developed severe allergies which led to changes in her own personal diet. She enjoys the challenge of exploring healthy organic gluten free recipes. She and her husband have 6 children, and Sandy tries to “keep it in the family,” cooking healthy for everyone!

Sandy has found that incorporating small steps in her own health and wellness goals leads to a healthier life.

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Deborah Cartwright

Deborah is a Certified Challenge Course instructor, a leadership and team development trainer, and wellness coach. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication and is a student of Nutrition. Her former career is in Hotel Sales Management.

She believes in lifelong learning, everything in moderation, and a commitment to health and wellness in everyday life. An active Colorado lifestyle is a perfect fit as she enjoys being outdoors and staying in motion while hiking, biking, running, skiing, snowshoeing, practicing yoga, and walking. She recently ran a marathon, finished a century bike ride, and participated in a 185 mile relay race.

Nutrition is a high priority for her entire family. She enjoys fresh and seasonal home cooked meals with her husband and daughters. Tending to the herb and vegetable garden is a source of pride and joy; while finding creative and easy recipes is a favorite pastime.

Deborah promotes well-being and potential for all individuals and looks forward to joining you on your journey to be the best you can be!

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Liz Young

Liz had childhood asthma and was not active in her youth. She remembers getting doctor’s notes each year she was in school, so she had an excuse to get out of gym class or anything involving exercise!

In the last 15 years Liz has worked her way up the ladder of exercise. She remembers her first run because she honestly asked her friend, “What do I do with my arms?!” What began as swimming a lap in the pool, biking around the block, and jogging a 5K grew to a passion for participating in races. Now, many years later Liz has completed a handful of marathons and century rides, and many triathlons. She is a three-time Ironman finisher, and is passionate about helping others achieve their health and wellness goals. Liz loves sharing the Ironman motto with her clients to dream big and believe in yourself that “Anything is Possible.”

Liz has a Bachelor of Science from Colorado State University in Human Development and Family Studies. Liz also has a Master of Arts in Counseling from the University of Colorado in Counseling and Human Services. Prior to being a Wellness Coach, Liz was a School Counselor. She is a Nationally Certified Counselor, Certified Personal Fitness Trainers, and Group Exercise Instructor.

Liz is proud to be one of the few natives left in Colorado, and she enjoys playing in the outdoors in all seasons. When she isn’t working, Liz enjoys traveling – she only has two continents left to explore.

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Suzanne Smith

Suzanne was active from a young age, playing soccer, riding horses, skiing and hiking since the age of five. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics from Colorado State University and then immediately spent 8 months using this knowledge as a volunteer in Peru. Upon her return, she moved to San Diego and received her Registered Dietitian license and worked in a hospital for 3 years. In addition to her role as a personal wellness coach, Suzanne is pursuing a Masters in Sports Nutrition and enjoys competing in marathons and 70.3 distance triathlons.

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Kristen Kastner

Kristen grew up living an active lifestyle through team sports. A graduate of Abilene Christian University with a BS in Exercise Science and Health Promotion, she moved to Dallas to share her passion of health and wellness with others. Living a busy life she quickly learned the importance of scheduling time for her health. She found the beauty of health not only through fitness, but also with sleep, relaxation and stress reduction.

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Carol Langeliers

Carol is passionate about wellness. A Physical Education graduate of UNR, she maintains a very active lifestyle. Daily exercise includes gym time, hiking, mountain biking, walking, snowshoeing, running, Nordic skiing, and yoga. Wellness Coaching comes naturally as a retired teacher, coach, group exercise instructor, and personal trainer. She loves to help others achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Carol also stays on top of healthy eating, and loves to cook and garden.

One day at a time is key to success. Small steps lead to big changes. Carol appreciates one-on-one time with clients as they navigate their personal path toward improved wellness.

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Dan McKenna

Dan has been interested personally and professionally in health and wellness for many years. He is a 40 year old, married, father of two young girls. He has competed internationally as a cyclist and enjoys distance running, alpine and cross country skiing, mountain biking, inline skating, and climbing. After completing an undergraduate degree in Psychology, he completed certification in biofeedback therapy and completed a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology. He has 16 years of experience working in healthcare as a biofeedback therapist and counselor. He is fluent in Spanish and enjoys cooking, music, and volunteering for non-profit groups.

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Lisa Groves

Lisa is a Certified Health and Wellness Coach living in Denver, Colorado. She pursued this role as a coach to fulfill her passion of helping others achieve greater health and vitality in their lives. She received her training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City and is certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. She leads workshops in nutrition in addition to providing individual health and nutrition coaching to men and women of all ages. Lisa is the mother of three wonderful girls (ages 15, 13 and 5) and enjoys singing, dancing, cooking, spending time with family and friends, time in nature, being fully present and living life to the fullest!

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Robin Brandes

Robin is a Certified Health Counselor, accredited by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP). She received her education from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, which is affiliated with Columbia University. She has a BBA from the University of Massachusetts.

Following a successful career in advertising sales and fortunate time spent at home raising her two wonderful children, Robin embarked on a career change which was aligned to her passionate belief in the healing power of nutrition and lifestyle balance.

Today, Robin enjoys empowering and supporting individuals in their quest for vibrant health and happiness through diet and lifestyle changes. In addition to health coaching, Robin presents interactive nutrition oriented workshops at corporations and has appeared as a guest on a local Cable Television program, “Wise Friends”, discussing nutrition for the busy family.

Robin understands the challenges of balancing work and family life while remembering the importance of self care. Robin lives an active lifestyle outside of work. She enjoys running, fitness classes, hiking, taking long walks, kayaking, biking, yoga, snow shoeing, skiing, and healthy cooking.

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Diane Hopkins

Diane must consistently juggle a hectic schedule between work, family and volunteer contributions. Diane has been involved in athletics since a young age, including competitive track and cross country. She still enjoys competing in 5k’s to ½ marathons to duathlons (still trying to beat her times!), and in an effort to make the long Minnesota winters more tolerable, started snow shoe racing. Diane also enjoys golf and cycling with the family. In the midst of everything, she keeps a focus on health and wellness for herself and those around her, and loves making a difference in the lives of her clients.

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Liz Brown

As a Wellness Coach and Personal Trainer, Liz has experienced first-hand the fact that leading an active and healthy lifestyle is a powerful way to live a fulfilled life of balance and happiness. Being an Ohio native, Liz now enjoys all the benefits of living in the Colorado mountains and has fully embraced tthe lifestye of camping, hiking, trail running and skiing.

Liz truly loves to help to people realize and actualize their goals not only on a physical level, but also mental and emotional as well. As your Wellness Coach, she will come alongside and help guide you toward success in all the various arenas of your life.

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Tuesday Tucciarone

Tuesday is a former corporate wellness consultant who designed programs to help individuals meet their health and fitness goals. She mixes up her fitness program with running, rowing, cycling, and strength training. She knows that fitness should not only give you the results you want, but also put a smile on your face, so she often “plays” around on a mini-trampoline, with a jump rope or hula hoop. As an avid runner, Tuesday believes that it’s all about putting one foot in front of the other in order to get where you want to be. Staying active is not only her lifestyle, but also her passion.

Knowing that staying fit is just one component to overall wellness, Tuesday balances her fitness program with healthy eating and lifestyle habits. Everyone needs an outlet to unwind and for this wellness coach it’s exploring the open road on her Harley! Tuesday has a strong compassion for helping others reach their potential in a way that is unique to their individuality. She knows the power of “one size fits one”.

 

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Deb Wilmot

Deb is always learning especially in the areas of health, wellness and the human body. She’s a certified Wellness Coach, Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant and has her degree from Iowa State University in a combination of Zoology, Psychology and Physical Education). Deb grew up in the gym as the daughter of a PE Teacher and wrestling coach. She was a gymnast as a child and a springboard diver in high school and college. She now enjoys running, hiking, cycling, yoga, weight training, snowshoeing, skiing, rock climbing and tennis and has run races from the 5K through the full marathon. Deb enjoys the outdoors with her husband and three kids in the Colorado outdoors. She lives and coaches based on the philosophy that big life challenges can be tackled effectively by designing a series of little changes that build on each other. Then one day – you’re there!

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Jan Haas

Jan Haas is a balance coach, author, and speaker, and is passionate about empowering others to accept and embrace their divine power within through self-awareness.

She has a book published called Moving Mountains, One Woman’s Fight to Live Again, a book of hope and inspiration that describes Jan’s personal experience with a year-long illness and the community of love that helped her regain her health. She enjoys speaking to groups about the innate ability to move mountains when we tap into gratitude and accept life as it unfolds.

Jan loves spending time with Tony, her best friend and husband for 25 years, and laughing with their three daughters who are in high school and college. A Colorado native, Jan loves hiking and walking and spends her free time writing, and baking new healthy creations in the kitchen.

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Kerry Cronkhite

Kerry values health and wellness as a lifestyle and seeks to maintain balance mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. Being a wife and mother of two children, she strives to promote healthy choices in her family life. Kerry has competed in cross country running, soccer, basketball and track throughout her life. She has completed several marathons and is an amateur triathlete. Kerry’s professional background is in teaching both at the high school and college levels. Kerry welcomes the opportunity to support and encourage others in their health and wellness pursuits.

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Valerie Herder

Valerie graduated from Calvin College with a degree in Sociology and a concentration in Spanish because of her unending interest with people. She feels blessed to have been able to stay home & raise her own intriguing four children, (ages 11 to a freshman in college), while teaching Spanish in various schools on a part time basis. She hopes to instill in her children and students a passion for a full, God-given, active life. Valerie loves to travel and her most recent trip includes helping North American workers in Ghana, Africa by being on a team that gave them pedicures, massages, counseling and haircuts! She has been in 15 countries, including 4 months in Costa Rica where she learned the Spanish language. She hopes for more opportunities to travel with her family in the years to come!

Valerie has been an avid power walker for over 30 years and loves her walks/runs in the open spaces of Colorado. She has faced her own health challenges , but since radically changing to a candida diet she has enjoyed being substantially healthier for over 12 years! Her quest for health and “balance” (her husband’s favorite word), in her own life have fueled her passion to help others become more healthy as well. Valerie desires to assist her clients in creating their own health and wellness plan that’s personalized just for them.

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Michelle Waller

Michelle grew up dancing as a child and continued her active lifestyle as a young adult instructing aerobics. She further pursued her desire to help others by attending Physician Assistant school at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.

Initially, Michelle worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center in surgical oncology for six years and, upon moving to Evergreen CO seven years ago, changed her professional focus to family practice.

She continues to practice medicine as a PA, but working as a wellness coach allows her to focus on the positive aspects of a patient’s health. She enjoys helping to motivate others to become their best self.

Michelle enjoys the beautiful mountains of Colorado and numerous activities our beautiful countryside (and local gym) has to offer. Her husband and 2 boys inspire her to lead a healthy, active, balanced lifestyle.

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Robin Otterstetter

As a runner and generally active person, this mother of two knows the value of staying healthy and fit. She has learned the benefits of, and the “how to” in making time for what’s important in spite of the busyness of life. As your employee wellness coach, accountability partner, and listening ear, Robin will effectively help you to do the same for the long haul. A graduate of Texas Tech University, she makes her home in Colorado with her husband of 20+ years, enjoying everything from running to cycling to hiking the many 14000 foot peaks in the Rocky Mountains, most often with one or all her family members (or dog) alongside.

Robin has been coaching with us since our inception in 2007 and enjoys guiding others along the path to better health and wellness for a lifetime.

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Suzanne Brown

Suzanne is a Registered Dietitian and an American College of Sports Medicine certified Health Fitness Specialist. With degrees in Human Biology and Clinical Nutrition, she has spent over 13 years motivating clients to gain control of their own bodies. She combines traditional nutrition science with progressive approaches to weight management, fitness, and disease prevention. Suzanne has worked extensively with individual clients, groups, and corporations; and has appeared on both television and radio.

Every day she balances family, work, and taking care of her own needs by indulging in healthy foods, daily exercise, and positive thinking. She and her husband savor every free moment with their daughter and son by exploring the sunny Colorado mountain playground where they live. If they are not galloping their horses across quiet meadows, they are hiking, camping, snowshoeing, or cooking up delicious and healthy foods together. As your wellness coach, Suzanne wants to help you find your own balance so you can live the healthier and fuller life you’ve always wanted!arriage class, among other related aspects.

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Shelley Bonjean

Shelley has always had an interest in health and wellness and continues to fine tune herself as she goes. Finding out that she is gluten, egg and dairy intolerant has led to a continued interest in researching dietary needs and issues. She enjoys an active lifestyle in beautiful Colorado with her husband and three boys. She has run many half marathons, competed on a ski team and ski instructed, rowed on a crew team, enjoys rock climbing, water skiing, and many other adventures!

Shelley believes health and happiness come from a balance of diet and exercise, and a general positive attitude and willingness to make the daily choices to improve yourself. She looks forward to helping you realize your wellness goals and reach your full potential!

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Stephanie Morris

Stephanie embraces life and tries to live each day with purpose and to the fullest. She is a former teacher and stay at home mom. She remains active in the school community. Raising three boys keeps her and her husband moving and enjoying new adventures. Stephanie believes health and wellness can be achieved on so many levels and doesn’t have to be perfect to be satisfying. Living each day with balance takes thought and commitment. Nutrition is especially important to her family, as her nephew was diagnosed two years ago with Type I diabetes. This diagnosis forced her family to make diet a priority and learn the delicate balance of the human body. Stephanie also enjoys running, Zumba, skiing, hiking, and being outside! Wellness is such a personal journey and Stephanie feels humbled to share a part of this experience with each of her clients.

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Maureen Roben

Simply stated – Maureen can run! In 1987, she was the No. 1 female Marathoner in America. She has registered scores of course records across the country, and is one of six American women who have qualified for four (4) Olympic Trials since the inception of the marathon (1984). She competed worldwide from 1985- 1991 for the Reebok Racing Team and represented the US in the Goodwill Games in Russia, finishing 4th overall in the marathon.

And she’s a great coach. From being the head track coach for JFK High School and Team In Training events to running camps and frequent speaking engagements, Maureen is seen as one of the premier experts in the arena of health and fitness.

Maureen has been married for 20 years and has two children who are avid athletes themselves. She loves watching them compete and spending casual family time hiking and cycling.

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Mary Walinchus

Mary is trained in positive behavior change with a specialized focus on Intrinsic Coaching and Motivational Interviewing. Mary’s core belief is that the small steps of change make the biggest difference on the path to a healthier lifestyle. She combines her enthusiasm for staying healthy, mentally and physically, with her knowledge about exercise and nutrition, knowing this is a key part of overall health and wellness.

On a personal side, Mary is a 2011 cancer survivor and lives her life to the fullest. She is a USA Triathlon Certified Level 1 Coach. Mary also coaches a kids triathlon team and a women’s running group. Additionally, Mary is a Certified Fitness Instructor, trained in teaching Pilates and Yoga for adult and kids.

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Michelle Zellner

Michelle spent her entire youth as a competitive gymnast in Wisconsin. After high school she followed her soul to the University of Hawaii where she earned a BA in Psychology and a minor in Nutrition. She furthered her education at the University of Colorado, Boulder where she received her Master’s degree in Kinesiology. During that time she also became a Certified Personal Trainer with the American Council on Exercise. She started her own wellness career, which includes in-home personal training, on-site wellness screenings and corporate wellness outreach and education. She is passionate about helping people work through struggles to achieve their goals. Her philosophy on health is one of balance—enjoy the pleasures in life, but work just a little harder if you enjoyed too much. Most of all remember to make time for yourself: a healthy you is your most important job!

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Sheri Trevenna

Sheri is an example of someone who “walks the walk and talks the talk”, making fitness and wellness a core element in everyday life. Her family’s health and well being take top priority. Sheri and her husband, Mark, are the proud parents of two active sons. As a family, they enjoy skiing, biking and playing golf. Sheri’s favorite forms of exercise include kickboxing and martial arts. Earning the rank of 2nd degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do has solidified her belief that anything is possible through hard work and a positive mental attitude.

Sheri earned a degree in Psychology from the University of Colorado at Denver and has worked in education and the financial industry.

Sheri is passionate about helping others be the best they can be. She is eager to be your wellness coach and share in your personal triumphs.

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Sally Lanning

Sally completed graduate coursework in Exercise Physiology and used her education to pursue a career in a corporate health and wellness role. She realized her passion truly lies in talking one on one about personal health goals with others. She lives what she coaches, yet still realizes the struggle to balance the demands of a healthy lifestyle, work, family and friends. She believes that health is a series of steps, one building upon another and tries to live by the principle of being better than you were the day before.

Sally enjoys being outdoors doing many things, whether it is going for an early morning run, hiking with her family, or playing volleyball with friends. She lives in Ohio with her husband and daughter.

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Tami Duncan

Tami realized her passion for wellness and nutrition after being diagnosed with Candida. Changes in the foods she ate was vital in helping to attack Candida, so there began reading and research about the amazing effects the right whole foods have on your body. She’s not perfect but strives to eat right and choose healthy foods and then make them taste good! She has grown to love cooking and is always trying out new recipes. Tami loves the outdoors from just sitting outside to read to road biking, tennis, skiing, rapelling, etc. Wellness is a passion of Tami’s that she hopes is apparent as she helps others.

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Duane Claassen

Duane is a graduate of UCLA School of Medicine and worked in family medicine for almost 30 years. Since retiring from full-time practice, he’s created ways to balance the many aspects of life as a professional, husband and father as he sees this as a critical key to modeling the life he desires to encourage and grow in those he’s coaching. He’s been married for 40 years and is the proud father of 3 daughters and 5 grandchildren.

In his free time, he and his wife enjoy cooking from their own vegetable garden. He’s a recovering runner who’s adopted walking, hiking, kayaking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, swimming and weight training as his activities of choice. He’s excited by the opportunity to encourage and empower others as they step into enhanced health, balance and wholeness in their own lives.

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Cheryl Shaw

Cheryl is a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant and has a BS in Health and Fitness. She is certified as a wellness coach and exercise specialist. She has over 15 years of fitness and wellness experience in the corporate sector as well as having owned a home-based personal fitness training business. When she isn’t helping clients achieve optimal wellness, Cheryl can be found trying and creating new whole food recipes, researching nutrition information, running, bicycling, hiking and strength training. As a competitive runner in college, she has maintained a passion for track and field and is certified to officiate at local college and high schools. She has always been dedicated to helping others become their personal best. She lives in MA with her husband and two daughters.

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Jill McNulty

With a degree in Commercial Recreation, Jill (a working mother of 3 kids) brings an extensive background to her role as a personal wellness coach. She has owned her own medical business, designed a variety of training programs (ranging from self esteem to personal communication) and has even coordinated tours to destination resorts! Her goal as a coach is to help others get to the point where they can feel good about the choices made, large or small, to improve their daily lives. Her hobbies include walking, time with her family and dogs, outdoor activities, yoga and skiing.

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Edith DeCraene

Edith, a Physical Therapist since 1985, grew up outside of Antwerp, Belgium before eventually moving to the US. Her background has resulted in fluency in English, Flemish, Dutch and Spanish in addition to her knowledge as a Wellness Coach.

Edith was always interested in running/jogging and road biking, especially spurred on by her brothers. Her husband convinced her to add mountain biking and they both can be seen on various trails and open space parks around their home in Evergreen, Colorado.

Her exercises vary according to the situation and have included volleyball, indoor soccer, and karate (where she earned a brown belt) and has even done Zumba in Peru with the South American ladies when she lived there with her family. However, she prefers the great outdoors for downhill and cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, camping, canyon treks and more.

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Jamie Cook

Jamie has a Bachelor of Science in nursing degree from Valparaiso University. As a certified wellness coach, Jamie is able to combine her passion of health and wellness with her experience from the medical field. She enjoys helping people become proactive in areas of their own health.

Jamie grew up as a competitive swimmer. As an adult, she maintains her fitness level through interval training, running and the occasional triathlon. Jamie enjoys researching healthy recipes to cook for her husband and three daughters. To indulge her creative side, sewing is one of Jamie’s favorite ways to spend her time.

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Cathy Iarusso

Cathy is a busy mother of 3, and for her, health and wellness has always been a part of her life. Growing up, her family was always doing something active, playing sports, having fun. She was raised to understand the importance of being strong and healthy, but also that being active was FUN! She wants to live by example and raise her family to be active and healthy too. She has recognized that even though we may live busy lives, there is always a way to fit in exercise and realizes the importance of eating healthy to have enough fuel to do the things you want to do. As an adult, she has begun to truly enjoy the three sports of the triathlon. Cathy enjoys cycling the most, and in the past few years, she has added swimming and running into her routine and enjoys the variety that each brings. She loves to hike and ski and just about anything else that enables her to be outside enjoying life with her family.

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Erika Ferraco

Erika is passionate about wellness for herself and those around her. Her goal is to make sure her own actions model the behavior she encourages. She strives to keep her fitness routine fun and interesting by incorporating a variety of workouts including running, yoga and kickboxing. Since moving to Colorado in 2006, Erika has enjoyed hiking, camping and snowshoeing with her family. Healthy eating is a way of life for Erika. Because of allergy issues in her family, she has educated herself about healthy alternatives and incorporated a new way of eating into their lives. She’s been a coach of “Girls on the Run” and the race director for Bradford’s Harvest Moon Hustle 5K.

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Gloria Reading

A certified coach, Gloria Reading’s “other job” is teaching pre-service teachers at a major Midwestern university. Although not part of her “job description,” she often finds herself “coaching” students and colleagues. Without question, those are the professional/personal opportunities from which she thrives. To her, investing both her heart and her time supporting others as they learn to live independently, become professionals, manage stress, organize time, deal with transition, and develop relationships is one of the most satisfying parts of teaching. Because she is frequently challenged by managing stress healthfully and creatively, she wrote her doctoral dissertation on stress in the workplace. Through that experience, Gloria became a strong advocate for balancing the spiritual (meditation, reflection), the intellectual (reading, listening) and the physical (working out, eating well) as essential habits one must develop to be healthy and whole. Not surprisingly, her favorite metaphor for life is that life is a school in which we each have an individualized “curriculum” providing us opportunities, if we take them, to mature, grow and gain wisdom. This individualized “curriculum” provides life “experiences” which are sometimes enormously joyful and sometimes excruciatingly painful but always offer opportunities to live a deeper and more fulfilling life. Favorite authors whose writings have influenced her include Stephen Covey, Parker Palmer and Doug Silsbee.

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Jody Hansen

Jody has been an avid fitness enthusiast since high school and has always kept her eyes out for fun and new ways to stay fit and healthy. She began reading about fitness and nutrition very early in life and continues to research the topic daily, seeking ways to improve both her own health and that of those around her. After a career in marketing communications and consulting, she is now enjoying her lifelong ambition of coming alongside others as they move toward a life of overall health and wellness. Jody has lived with chronic back pain, which has taught her the importance of listening to the body and creating a life of balance. This balance includes hiking, cycling, golf, walking. especially when these activities include her husband, son and daughter.

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Lachele Perdue

has a true passion for helping others and loves to accomplish that in a field that inspires her every day. With a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science, she went from helping animals with their health and wellness to becoming certified as a professional coach where she could help people too! As a busy working mom of two daughters, she has learned through her own struggles and successes, the many wonderful benefits of living a healthy lifestyle and making herself a top priority. She is forever reading and researching health, personal development and the science behind our thoughts, and loves to share that information with others. In her free time, you will find her spending time with family and friends, volunteering, trail running, hiking, weight training, cycling or training for triathlons. Lachele believes that everyone is on their own unique wellness journey and looks forward to supporting, encouraging and challenging them to go after their dreams and become their best self!

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Julenne Updegraff

Julenne, a busy 40ish mother of three is a former long-term counselor, manager and trainer for Jenny Craig International. She is passionate about healthy eating and helping others learn to make consistently wise choices in regards to their nutrition as well. She enjoys jogging with her dog Addie, playing tennis, hiking, cycling and walking. Julenne doesn’t simply talk about maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle – she lives it!

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Cindy Dagg

A health-loving, passionate and adventurous mom of two, Cindy lives by her motto: “Work Hard and Play Harder!”

After graduating from the University of Kansas with a degree in Communications specializing in Interpersonal Communications, Cindy and her husband Bob moved to Colorado where they could take advantage of the many outdoor pleasures Colorado has to offer. Alternating her summer-time love of swimming, biking, hiking and camping with winter-time skiing & snowboarding she manages to have fun in everything she does. Cindy completed her second triathlon at the age of 45.

Following being a stay-at-home Mom, Cindy went back into the classroom to help in the education of many other children here in Colorado. Cindy manages to provide her husband and two busy teenagers with family balanced sit down meals and healthy snacks on-the-go. Finding the fun in work & play takes focused effort and Cindy shares that approach with everyone she meets.

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Iva Hackwell

Iva Hackwell is descended from Wyoming pioneer settlers, but she and her two sons now call California home. Iva has been a jitterbug since she first learned to walk, and although she was a gymnast in high school and as an adult competed in league tennis, Iva is happiest when dancing, whether it’s Latin, ballet, jazz, or hip-hop. Iva has years of experience teaching English at the college level, a profession which is unavoidably sedentary. She has observed and also experienced first-hand the fallout of failing to exercise: weight gain, joint pain, and general lethargy. A determined and steady commitment to a healthier life has led her to balance sitting with activity, reminding her to make time for dance class and weekly walks. She also travels extensively and sees every venture as an opportunity for movement, whether it’s learning to ride English saddle in Chile, experiencing tennis on the lawn in England, or hiking in the forests of Norway.

Growing up, Iva was fortunate enough to have a mother who emphasized eating right, sleeping enough, and getting off the sofa, out the door, and on with life. Over the years, Iva has come to realize she was given all the tools for a healthy adulthood, because there is no magic when it comes to wellness. Every day is a step along the journey to achieving and holding on to the person we want to be. It is within our ability to make the healthy choices, and it doesn’t require denial or sacrifice. It’s about embracing the reality of us as our best selves, healthy and strong.

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Becky Stouder

Becky loves living an active lifestyle in a health conscious state like Colorado. She has enjoyed participating in road bike tours, sprint distance triathlons, and group fitness boot camp style workouts. She prefers to be outdoors and loves to run. She has competed in numerous road races including half and full distance marathons.

Becky has a degree in Occupational Therapy and feels being healthy and active is a blessing to be shared. She hopes to inspire healthy life choices for those around her, especially her three daughters. Becky spends much of her free time involved in volunteerism and keeping up with her girls. Becky loves spending time with her family, cooking with her husband, camping, and having family game nights.

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Barbra Miller

Barbra is a Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT) and Sports Nutritionist (NASN) and knows well that exercise and healthy eating are needed to maintain her health and enhance her quality of life. She believes that health is one of life’s greatest gifts and that life is short, therefore a healthy life is a priority for her! She would rather spend time exercising than spend time being sick. Barbra has always enjoyed getting outside and being active. Since living in Colorado she especially enjoys trail running along with hiking, skiing, biking, weight training and yoga. After the birth of her 2 kids she realized the benefits of weight training and how great it feels to have a strong body! She is hooked on weight training and has found the strength gains make all of her outdoor activities more enjoyable (and eliminated her knee pain with distance running). Even though she has been running most of her life, just last year she participated in her first actual road races. This year she is planning on her first Marathon.

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Kristen Lehman

Kristen enjoys being an educator and leader in the health and wellness industry. She holds a Degree in Exercise and Sport Science with an emphasis in Sport Management and has been a fitness professional for over 15 years, connecting and interacting with individuals to develop strategies aimed at enhanced goal building, motivation and morale.

She is a Certified Personal Trainer (ACE) and Strength & Conditioning Specialist (NSCA-CSCS). Her background includes coaching, managing individual /team fitness programs, as well as implementing & facilitating corporate wellness programs. She is committed to people, their goals and empowering them to model a healthy lifestyle.

Kristen enjoys weight lifting, running, swimming, yoga, sprint triathlons, ½ marathons, being outdoors, and spending time with her husband and 2 children.

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Daryl Walker

Following a long and successful career with a Fortune 100 corporation, Daryl understands the challenges of balancing career, family, friends and volunteer work while maintaining a commitment to a healthy lifestyle. As a certified wellness and life coach, Daryl believes you do not need to do it “perfectly” and provides a safe and supportive environment to learn and practice while taking realistic, incremental steps towards your health and wellness goals. Facing life-long challenges with weight, Daryl has been able to “walk the talk” maintaining a 50 pound weight loss, with healthy eating, daily meditation and consistent exercise over the past 10 years.

A long-time resident of San Francisco CA, Daryl loves to travel, dance, hike, take long walks on the beach and exercise at the gym. Daryl looks forward to supporting, encouraging and celebrating with his clients as we each strive to be our best self, make a difference and live happier and healthier lives!

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Suzanna Cooper

Recently recognized as one of Colorado’s “Outstanding Women in Business,” Suzanna is responsible for developing the most personalized and relationship-oriented employee wellness coaching design in the industry. She brings an extensive background in both Psychology and Occupational Health, as well as a license in Occupational Therapy to the table and has combined this with advanced training in positive behavior change with a specialized focus on Intrinsic Coaching and Motivational Interviewing. Ms. Cooper is one of a very select group of individuals to have been invited to participate as part of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), an international collective of trainers. Personally, she enjoys everything from hiking, skiing and tennis to an occasional half marathon.

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Sabryna Liddle

Sabryna is a certified Wellness Coach as well as a Certified Personal Trainer. She also teaches for a Wellness Coach Certification company; currently she instructs courses on Life Balance and Emotional Eating.

But she is just as proud being a mom of two teen daughters and being together with her hubby for more than 20 years. Sabryna loves that she has the opportunity to camp and be active with her family even as her daughters grow up. She appreciates that her girls value family time along with the Great Outdoors.

Sabryna has an unlimited passion for Wellness. She enjoys many activities including cycling, mountain biking, trail running, skiing, camping, strength training, doing ballet barre classes, hiking, reading and more. She’s personally proud of cooking dinners at home 28 days out of 30 in any given month. Sabryna wants to ensure that she is immersing herself in as many activities as possible and constantly gathering information on health, so that she can spread her knowledge and support to her clients.

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Becky Yahna

Becky discovered the importance and appeal of staying fit and eating healthy some years ago, and has never looked back. She is passionate about exercise and nutrition, and gets pure delight from motivating others to be healthy, overcome obstacles, and realize their potential. As a personal trainer, she truly enjoys sharing her knowledge and making a difference in the lives of her clients, and finds that they inspire her as much as she hopes she inspires them. Becky enjoys weight training and running, and participates in races from 5k’s to half marathons. She also loves to take advantage of beautiful Colorado, including hiking and snowboarding. She enjoys finding healthy new recipes to try and loves to cook with vegetables from her garden. She focuses on staying positive and strives to maintain balance in all areas of her life, and loves to help others do the same.

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Jill Herrick

Jill’s degree is in chemical engineering but she chose to spend the past eight years raising her three young children. Now, she has turned her attention towards pursuing her passion of wellness coaching.

She is an avid triathlete and has had success at many levels, from participating in local races to most recently competing at the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Clearwater, FL. Jill typically competes in over 15 running and multi-sport races every year and she now has the Ironman on her radar screen. Jill makes it a priority to balance her family life with her intense training schedule and she enjoys helping others do the same.

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Lauren Sherwood

Lauren is an active mother of twins (some would argue there’s no other choice!). She holds a Masters Degree in Education and has spent time teaching high school science, coaching track and cross country, and training peers across the country in various teen mentoring programs. She is an amateur triathlete and a founding member of a mountain area triathlon club.

Leading by example is critical to Lauren. She sees her healthy lifestyle as much more than training for one specific event or season. Rather, it is a way of life, a part of who she is. And through her coaching, she’s found a way to share that way of life with others.

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Jane Cantlin

A lifelong student of nutrition, exercise, and stress management, Jane has enjoyed coaching others on many levels. Certified in several areas of exercise, she has instructed a range of classes from toddlers’ tumbling and dance to adult fitness. Jane is a personal trainer and has benefitted from working with a variety of clients, including designing yoga for physically challenged clients, and strength training octogenarians. She loves being a positive energy. Her most recent motivation for staying healthy and in shape is a very energetic grandson. Jane keeps fit getting pleasure from yoga, biking, walking, skiing, and dancing to almost any kind of music. Creative art is one of her passions, and faux painting is the latest endeavor.

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Serina Lane

Serina holds a degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Colorado, but her true passion is fitness and nutrition. She is certified to instruct CrossFit, cycling, TRX suspension courses and various Les Mills group fitness classes. Currently she is studying to get her personal training certificate and would like to further her education in proper sports nutrition. She hopes to positively influence and inspire those she meets in their journey toward optimal fitness and wellness.


Serina has an amazing husband, four wonderful children, and a very supportive family.

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Laura Henelund

Laura, a Colorado native, has been passionately pursuing the field of health and wellness for over 20 years. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Colorado State University and a Master of Arts degree in Health Psychology from Sonoma State University in Northern California. She has close to 10 years of clinical experience working as a Certified Biofeedback Therapist and Wellness Coach, focusing on stress management, relaxation and life balance strategies in addition to more traditional wellness pursuits. Laura is also certified through the Quitsmart Smoking Cessation program.

Laura has been married for almost 20 years to a wonderful man from Sweden and spends time living between Sweden and Colorado with her husband, teenage son and their two dogs. She loves healthy baking (yes, there is such a thing!), cooking and enjoys spinning, lifting weights, hiking, camping, biking, snow shoeing and traveling. She is consistently inspired by people’s capacity for change and growth and never misses an episode of “The Biggest Loser!” As your wellness coach she is confident she can help you make wellness a lifetime journey taken one day at a time!

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Susan McGarry

Susan grew up playing basketball, running track and playing tennis. She went on to get a degree in Physical Education and then an Outdoor Educator’s Degree through NOLS in the Cascade Mountains of Washington.

As an adult, Susan has enjoyed coaching girls track, mountain biking, cycling, Nordic skiing, running marathons and playing tennis at a 4.5 competitive level.

Modeling good health and wellness for her 3 girls is a priority in her life as she demonstrates how healthy eating and a love of sports is a lifelong journey for us all.

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Tamie Galasso

Tamie’s interest in health and nutrition began as a young mother. She wanted to be a good role model to her two daughters and raise them to live a healthy lifestyle. The best way to accomplish this was to lead by example. As a stay-at-home mom and child care provider, Tamie realized that a balance of regular exerce, a positive attitude, stress management and good nutrition are key aspects to living well. She strives to help others proactively prevent disease and sickness rather than treat it once it has occured.

Tamie enjoys activities and exercising with her family including riding bikes, summer evening walks, dancing and swimming. As a Certified Wellness Coach, Tamie is excited to walk with her clients on their lifelong journey of becoming the best version of themselves that they can be!

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Janeen Haller

Janeen holds a graduate degree in social work from Virginia Commonwealth University. Her social work experience includes advocacy and service to women, children, and older adults. She is also an AFAA-certified Fitness Trainer and has worked with men, women, and adolescents as a trainer and wellness coach. Janeen has graduate-level Health Education training, training in Motivational Interviewing as well as Intrinsic Coaching. She enjoys applying current and relevant concepts in her work, focused on overall client wellness and/or behavior change. Athletically, she ran cross country at the collegiate level and now maintains her running training, but with a focus on general fitness and stress management. She also enjoys coaching swimming and group exercise classes and is ready to support your efforts in becoming and/or maintaining wellness!

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Renate Shafter

Renate is a former high school English Teacher who learned the hard way about getting back into shape after the birth of her four children. Now, in addition to chasing her kids around, she has fallen in love with mountain biking, hiking, skiing, running and dancing.

Constantly learning, she is consistently reading everything from books to internet articles on the best way to get and stay healthy, providing new ideas and up-to-date applications which she can then share with her coaching clients. She’s a strong believer that making daily positive decisions about living a healthy lifestyle helps empower people in every aspect of their lives.

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Susan Marino

Susan has incorporated exercise into her daily life, and appreciates the boost of energy that results from her efforts. Susan lives an active life and enjoys hiking and snowshoeing with friends in the beautiful Colorado mountains. She is happy to be at a place in her life where she feels it is fun to “want” rather than “have” to exercise. Susan likes to try new healthy recipes and enjoys the journey of continuing to learn more about nutrition and healthy eating. She believes that we are all most successful when our goals and our happiness are tied together, and she enjoys working with her clients to achieve that connection. Susan’s photograph is courtesy of Penta Photography.