President & Chief Mentor
Dr. Laine has background in Atmospheric Chemistry, but is passionate about all aspects of wellness. He always says, "It's our kids who are going to pay so dearly for the mistakes of prior generations". This is true whether talking about our obesity crisis, ocean crisis, mental health crisis, and on and on.
Vice President & Chief Mentor
Chris is a real estate developer in South Florida, with a strong fitness background having managed and operated fitness facilities over the last 30 years.
Chief Science Mentor
Dr. Sand has an extensive background in computational and experimental research, grant writing, and publishing in peer reviewed journals.
Dr. Pourmands' research interests range from the Cosmos to the Benthos and the Underworld, with special focus on applications of isotope geochemistry and extraction chromatography in paleoclimatology, paleoceanography, geoarcheology and cosmochemistry.
Dr. Furtado's research focuses on studying large-scale climate dynamics for application to improving sub-seasonal and seasonal forecasts, enhancing our knowledge of the complex Earth physical climate system, and providing benchmarks against which to test climate models and their projections of future climate change.
Dr. Janusa’s research interests include environmental science, particularly water, soil and air quality involving metals and anions. Dr. Janusa also holds a patent in complexing heavy metals with bagasse, a sugar cane byproduct.
Mark is a Forbes featured keynote TEDx speaker, host of a global top 100 podcast, bestselling author, documentary series cast member.
Once upon a time, he couldn't make direct eye contact with anyone and barely had friends, due to issues like mental health, social anxiety, being a first generation immigrant, poverty, and more.
As a 23 year old, he has been featured on over 250+ podcasts and media including Forbes, INC Magazine, Huffington Post, and many others.
He attended Howard University (1998-2002) and played football. He then followed his dream and his brother Jonathan’s footsteps, playing in the NFL with a 5 year career as an offensive lineman (Titans, Bills, Ravens, Jaguars). Post NFL, he started a construction company in 2007 which quickly escalated to a multi-million dollar construction firm. 2013 it all crashed when Ogden got involved with a bad business deal.
He became a SPEAKER to help others succeed where he failed.
Dr. Lapen’s research uses petrologic analyses, measurements of radiogenic and stable isotopic compositions, and measured trace element concentrations to understand Earth and planetary processes. He oversees a laser ablation multiple-collector inductively-coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA-MC-ICP-MS) facility, which was jointly funded by NASA, NSF, and UH.
Dr. Kiszka studies the ecological roles and importance of marine megafauna in marine ecosystems. More specifically, he investigates how they use habitats and resources (their ecological roles) and how ecosystems can be affected by the presence of these animals, which includes their top down effects on resources and behavior, as well as nutrient dynamics.
As Vice President and General Manager of Sales and Marketing for Lenovo.com, Mr. Sivadasan directs the website’s sales and marketing efforts internationally, managing more than 300 employees in 10 countries. He received his B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Kerala (India), a M.S. in Industrial Management from Northern Illinois University, and a MBA in Strategy and Finance from Claremont Graduate University in California.
Bruce is a Research Asst Professor of Pharmacology in the School of Medicine and an Associate Director of Medicinal Chemistry in the Vanderbilt Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery. Bruce serves as Editor in Chief of ASSAY and Drug Development Technologies (a Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. journal). His areas of expertise include medicinal chemistry, chemical methodology development, natural product synthesis, hit-to-lead, and lead optimization.
Tony is a sports manager, celebrity trainer, educator, and motivator. He is also the creator and co-founder of numerous active lifestyle companies such as Beat The Gym, Tony Thomas Sports, Fitness Kittenz, and Workout Your Wealth. Tony boasts over 10 yrs of expertise in health & fitness.
Maggie is an avid runner who began as a way to cope with the sudden loss of her father. Running has allowed her to connect with and touch so many people's lives. She is a USATF coach with a focus on marathon and ultramarathon training. She is featured in Michael Clinton's book "ROAR, into the second half of your life" and works as a Health and Wellness Coach helping others focus intentionality in mental health, mindset & movement. She is also the US Ambassador for the Daily Mile.
A wellness expert with more than 15 years of experience in changing lives, Jess has helped countless men and women transform their habits of mind, body, and soul by encouraging discipline, consistency, and a commitment to living a happier, healthier, fuller life. Jess excels providing mobile fitness training, yoga, breath-work training, motivational speaking, cosplay collaborations, and other appearances.
As a cancer survivor, Julie has experienced the power of food as medicine. Julie holds an MBA from the University of Michigan as well as a certification in Whole Food Plant Based Nutrition from Cornell (T Colin Campbell for Nutrition Studies).
Beth has been an educator for 40 years - classroom teacher for 23 years, an Early Childhood Coordinator for 5 years, a school administrator for 5 years, and a Supervisor of Elementary Education for 7 years. Beth strongly believes in educating the whole child as children have physical, cognitive, social and emotional areas in which they grow and develop.
Dr. Pittack specializes in Psychiatry and treats autism, depressive disorders, anxiety dissociative and somatoform disorders, ADD, and dimentia. Dr. Pittack is affiliated with Citrus Health Network. His current practice location address is 4175 W 20th Ave, , Hialeah, Florida and he can be reached out via phone at 305-825-0300.
Dr. Reyes-Troche began her journey as a professional race-walker in 2016. After participating in the Texas State Senior Games, she qualified for the National Senior Games in Fort Lauderdale in 2022. She was born and raised on a tropical Caribbean Island in the 1960s. After having kids, life got in the way of the active lifestyle she preferred. Now she's proving that it's never too late to move.
Bio coming soon.
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