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Cassie Irwin, ND

Cassie Irwin, ND

Dr. Cassie Irwin, ND, works with soul-led women who are ready to expand their intuition and calibrate to their ultimate state of being.

 

Rachel Werner, CHN

Rachel Werner, CHN

Rachel Werner, CHN, is an author and alive Academy alum. She creates beauty, culinary, and travel content for print and digital publications. Her cookbook is Macro Cooking Made Simple (Chartwell Books, 2023).

Brendan Rolfe, CPHR, BA, DipA

Brendan Rolfe, CPHR, BA, DipA

Brendan Rolfe, BA, DipA, is an advocate for functional movement and work/life balance in Penticton, BC, where he strives to bring healthy lifestyle choices to every household. 

Matthew Kadey, MSc, RD

Matthew Kadey, MSc, RD

Matthew Kadey, MSc, RD, is a dietitian, nutrition writer, and recipe developer. He is also the author of Rocket Fuel (VeloPress, 2016) and Muffin Tin Chef (Ulysses Press, 2012). 

Lisa Petty, PhD

Lisa Petty, PhD

Lisa Petty, PhD, is a health advocate, writer, and educator who aspires to be the healthiest possible version of her human self.  

Joshua Duvauchelle

Joshua Duvauchelle

Joshua Duvauchelle is a regular alive contributor and certified personal trainer.

Leah Payne

Leah Payne

Leah Payne is a writer, author, and editor based in Vancouver, BC. She is the author of Get Outside! and Less is More. (Headshot credit: Notting Hill Photography). 

 

Brendan Brazier

Brendan Brazier

Brendan is the co-founder of Vega and Pulp Culture, bestselling author of the Thrive book series, Venture Partner at Blue Horizon Ventures, and an Executive Producer of The Game Changers film. He’s also a former professional Ironman triathlete and a two-time Canadian 50km Ultra Marathon Champion. 

Kristen Ma

Kristen Ma

Kristen Ma is an esthetician and Ayurvedic practitioner who owns a holistic spa chain. She is the author of Beauty: Pure + Simple (McArthur and Co., 2010) and runs a beauty blog.

Adam Meyer

Adam Meyer

Adam Meyer is a freelance writer, digital creator, and certified holistic nutritionist. Find him on Instagram @thatadammeyer.

Isabela Vera

Isabela Vera

Isabela Vera is an independent consultant, PhD candidate, and writer focused on sustainable food systems.

Irene McGuinness

Irene McGuinness

Irene McGuinness is a writer, recipe developer, food stylist for numerous magazines and corporations, and alumna of the Writer’s Studio at Simon Fraser University

Michelle von Hahn

Michelle von Hahn

Michelle von Hahn loves living a healthy lifestyle and will often be found cooking and baking recipes, which can be viewed on her Healthy Num Num blog and Instagram page (@healthynumnumblog).

Carole Ames

Carole Ames

Carole Ames is a counsellor, consultant, and group facilitator with haven.ca

Gina Kelly

Gina Kelly

Gina Kelly is a freelance writer and editor located in New Jersey, US. She is a certified health coach and writes about health and wellness. 

Carime Lane

Carime Lane

Carimé Lane is a Toronto-based freelance writer and lawyer.

Ashley Linkletter

Ashley Linkletter

Ashley Linkletter is a food writer based in Vancouver, BC; she specializes in cheese, wine, and nutrition topics.

Marie White

Marie White

Marie White is an author and facilitator. Her work centers on community building, plant medicine, and climate care. Find her on Instagram (@marie___white).

Daniela Ginta, MSc

Daniela Ginta, MSc

Daniela Ginta, MSc, NNCP, is a freelance writer who lives in Kamloops, BC. 

Michelle Schoffro Cook, PhD, DNM

Michelle Schoffro Cook, PhD, DNM

Michelle Schoffro Cook, PhD, DNM, is an internationally bestselling author whose works include The Cultured Cook and Be Your Own Herbalist. She is a certified herbalist, a board-certified doctor of natural medicine, and one of the world’s most popular natural health bloggers.

Brittany Devenyi

Brittany Devenyi

Brittany Devenyi is a content strategist and freelance writer with a background in both print and online journalism. She formerly oversaw digital content for brands such as Food Network Canada and HGTV Canada.

Makena Wardle

Makena Wardle

Makena Wardle is an editor and staff writer here at alive. She is passionate about people, the planet, and really yummy food.

Jackie Skrypnek

Jackie Skrypnek

Jackie Skrypnek is a holistic nutritionist. She lives in Cochrane, Alberta, where she practises permaculture and operates an urban tiny house bed and breakfast.

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