SPEAKERS

Beth Manos Brickey

NTP and writer at Tasty Yummies

Beth Manos Brickey, NTP, is the face and force behind  Tasty Yummies, a top lifestyle destination for readers with a wide range of dietary challenges who want to feel good, take control of their health and eat well. Bringing personal experience, knowledge, empathy and humor to the goal of living and eating well, Beth is a firm believer in the power of foods that heal and empowering readers and clients to make the best choices for them. An adventurer, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and a certified yoga instructor, Beth is the best kind of teacher, one who inspires you, and then shows you how.

Talk Name: Clarifying Your Purpose, Establishing Your Voice and Strengthening Your Message on Social Media with Beth Manos Brickey, NTP @tastyyummies and Alison Marras, NTC @foodbymars. 

Allison Evans

Founder, Branch Basics

Allison Evans is a co-founder of Branch Basics and lives in Texas. After coming down with mysterious chronic pain during college that lead her to see the country’s best doctors, she finally experienced true healing after moving to the Hill Country to live with her aunt, Marilee Nelson. There, she lived in an environment free of all toxic chemicals and ate only real, whole foods, and her symptoms completely disappeared. This clean lifestyle also reversed one of the worst cases of PCOS her OB/GYN had ever seen, allowing her to naturally and easily conceive two healthy babies. Allison’s healing journey inspired her to co-found Branch Basics, as she is beyond passionate about helping others experience “the power of pure”. Allison loves researching all things holistic parenting, cooking healthy meals, finding clean brands to use and recommend, and helping others navigate their health journeys. She and her husband, Will, and their daughter, Sloane, are excited to welcome Baby Girl #2 in the Fall! Talk Name: From Illness to Inspiration: The Branch Basics Story

Cathy Eason, NTP, Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition®

Lead Instructor for the NTA

Cathy Eason is a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and Licensed Massage Therapist in private practice in Portland, Oregon as well as a writer, public lecturer, and holistic health practitioner mentor. She has been a Senior NTP Lead Instructor for NTA for over 12 years and loves witnessing the many successes and incredible works of NTA graduates far and wide. Somewhat of an ‘education junkie’, Cathy has collected many additional credentials over the years but is most aligned as a Certified GAPS Practitioner, Certified AIP Coach, and Certified Food & Spirit Practitioner, bringing her vast knowledge of the workings of the human body into her deepening interest in soul and spirit.  Cathy enjoys sharing her passion for education and understanding of “the big picture” with a wide variety of clients and holistic health circles, and her biggest passions now lie in creating healthy communities through good food, deeper questioning of life’s many challenges, and collaborative connections full of laughter and creativity.

Katie Forrest

Founder, EPIC Provisions

Katie Forrest is the co-founder of  EPIC Provisions, the mission-based brand making humanely-raised, animal-based snacks that improve the welfare of those animals, promote the health of humans, and support regenerative agriculture practices to restore the land. A proven entrepreneur with a background in consumer packaged goods, Katie’s enterprising spirit drives the EPIC team to ambitious heights. Katie plays a crucial role driving EPIC’s mission, company initiatives, and strategic brand planning. Talk Name: Sustainability and Supply Chain: Building A Company Focused on Regeneration of the Planet 

Kelly Love

Co-Founder, Branch Basics

Kelly Love is a co-founder of Branch Basics. Raised in a home with all things conventional, it wasn’t until college that she experienced the power of living in an environment free of harmful chemicals and eating according to the principles of Food as Medicine. All of the “normal” problems Kelly had experienced most of her life: dry and itchy eyes, painful menstrual cramps, joint pain, and even body odor disappeared! Turns out they don’t have to be normal after all, and Kelly is passionate about helping others thrive, not just survive. She lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and daughter, but she’s a Louisiana girl at heart. Talk Name: From Illness to Inspiration: The Branch Basics Story

Alison Marras

NTP, coach, and writer at foodbymars.com

Alison Marras is an NYC-based Nutritional Therapy Consultant, Food Blogger & Photographer over at foodbymars.com where she whips up healthy and delicious recipes. She is dedicated to enabling her audience to take control of their health in the kitchen. All recipes are all gluten-free, predominantly paleo (grain-free, dairy-free) with an emphasis on wholesome and seasonal ingredients.   Living with Hashimoto’s Autoimmune disease, Alison began her food blog after realizing the importance of food as medicine in helping her heal and in keeping symptoms under control. She combined her love of cooking with her health journey in creating recipes everyone can enjoy! She’s been featured in publications such as GFF Magazine, The Feed Feed, The Wellness Mercantile, Be Well by Dr. Frank Lipman, and wellandgood.com. Talk Name: Clarifying Your Purpose, Establishing Your Voice and Strengthening Your Message on Social Media with Beth Manos Brickey, NTP @tastyyummies and Alison Marras, NTC @foodbymars 

Jessica Pantermuehl, NTP, CHHC

Founder, Holistic Entrepreneur Association, Career Development Course Lead Instructor

Jessica Pantermuehl is the Head of Marketing for the Nutritional Therapy Association and a business and marketing educator for holistic health professionals. She teaches the Marketing and Leadership courses for the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, is the co-lead instructor and co-creator of the Nutritional Therapy Association’s Career Development Course, and is the Founder and Director of the Holistic Entrepreneur Association, a membership organization that provides business tools and resources to nutrition-oriented health professionals in over 20 countries. With six years of experience as a practitioner both in private practice and as the head of nutrition counseling for an integrative medical practice in Los Angeles, having supported health and wellness brands in the corporate space as a Digital Marketing Strategist and Brand Specialist, and having consulted for individual practitioners, Jessica understands the breadth and scope of the business challenges faced by health professionals today and how to help them navigate those challenges successfully.

Emily Schromm, NTP

Founder, Evolved Motion

Emily Schromm is a personal trainer, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, and entrepreneur helping others empower themselves by way of food and movement. In addition to running online strength and nutrition programs at EmilySchromm.com, her other companies include her backpack-turned-weight-training bag, the EmPack, her podcast, Meathead Hippie, her holistic tea line, Herbal Element, and her newest venture on clear skin, The Body Awareness Project. Talk Name: Paradigm Product Development: Complementing Your Nutrition Practice with Product Development 

Robin Shirley, CHHC

Founder, Take Back Your Health

Robin Shirley, CHHC, is the Founding President of Take Back Your Health Int’l, a company that hosts internationally attended health conferences and retreats across the U.S. She speaks, consults and writes about The Take Back Your Health Lifestyle and how to reduce the symptoms of chronic illness. Robin grew up with out-of-control systemic inflammation, which her doctors labeled as Systemic Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis and Chronic Lyme Disease. At 23 years old, Robin was on track to file for disability and give up on her dream to run her own hospitality company. After 17 years of experimentation, research and education, she has personally experienced the power of a therapeutic healthy lifestyle on reducing pain and inflammation. Robin is finally free from pharmaceuticals and running the company of her dreams. Talk Name: Retreat From Business: Making Events and Retreats Part of Your Practice 

Pat Quinn

Professional Speaker Consultant, Advance Your Reach

Pat Quinn has been entertaining, inspiring, and educating audiences for over 30 years.  As former professional magician, Mr. Quinn learned the art of commanding a stage early in his career.  With an advanced degree in brain research, he understands how adults learn new information. As a professional consultant and speaker he has keynoted the biggest conferences and spoken to audiences around the world.  Mr. Quinn consults with Professional Speakers and Business Leaders to help them improve their presenting skills and more effectively deliver their messages. From Olympic Athletes to New York Times Bestselling Authors, the very best speakers in the world turn to Pat Quinn to improve their presentation skills.  Pat Quinn lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with his wife and two daughters. Talk Name: Designing an Amazing Signature Talk

Chen Yen

Founder, Fill My Holistic Practice

Chen Yen, author, national speaker, and founder of Fill My Holistic Practice, is an expert at helping holistic health practitioners grow fulfilling 6 & 7-figure practices faster, without having to do it the exhausting extroverted way. She came from “the other side” as a pharmacist and kept a secret to herself about what she really thought of drugs. Chen then started and grew a business from 0 to 7 figures the introverted way, in less than 5 years. Chen is no longer hiding behind her secret and is excited to be living her passion. It’s time that our healthcare system is integrated, and people stop depending on just drugs & surgery! Her mission is to wake up the planet and make holistic options mainstream. For 6 & 7-Figure Practice Makeover tips: www.fillmyholisticpractice.com. Talk Name: The Introvert’s Advantage: 3 Keys to Filling Your Nutrition Practice Now with Less Marketing