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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.  

Neil Zevnik

Neil Zevnik

Neil Zevnik is a private chef who writes about food, the environment, and social responsibility as a way to make his small contribution to changing the world for the better. Find him on Instagram @neilzevnik

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. 

Joshua Duvauchelle

Joshua Duvauchelle

Joshua Duvauchelle is a regular alive contributor and certified personal trainer who lives in Victoria, BC. 

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.

 

Theodore D. Cosco, PhD

Theodore D. Cosco, PhD

Theodore D. Cosco, PhD (Cantab) CPsychol, is an Assistant Professor of Mental Health and Aging (Simon Fraser University) and Research Fellow (Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, University of Oxford).

Daniela Ginta, MSc

Daniela Ginta, MSc

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

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). 

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.

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). 

 

Tracy Peternell

Tracy Peternell

Tracy Peternell is a mother of two, a certified school teacher, and a healthy living enthusiast.

Helena McMurdo

Helena McMurdo

Helena McMurdo is a writer, food stylist, and photographer based in Vancouver. 

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. You can follow her food blog on Instagram at @sunkissedeats.

Vibha Shukla

Vibha Shukla

Vibha Shukla is an editor and staff writer at alive. She loves writing about a sustainable, healthy future for people and the planet.

Michael Smith

Michael Smith

Chef Michael Smith is a best-selling cookbook author, innkeeper, educator, professional chef, and home cook. He and his wife are the proprietors of the Inn at Bay Fortune and its award-winning restaurant, FireWorks.

Adam Meyer

Adam Meyer

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

Laura Bolt

Laura Bolt

Laura Bolt is a Los Angeles-based writer and editor specializing in lifestyle and culture. She lives with her cat, Osiris, and can probably be found at Moon Juice. 

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.

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

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.

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