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    ONGOING CONTRIBUTORS





    Personal Growth

    Kaley Klemp, Executive + Personal Coach

    An expert in small-group dynamics and leadership development, Kaley specializes in building trusting, synergistic teams that are able to achieve their strategic objectives – even in the face of challenging circumstances. Kaley helps strengthen communication and conflict resolution skills as keys to improve performance. She works in one-on-one, seminar, and offsite retreat settings.

    Kaley previously provided strategic and operational advisory services to domestic and international clients as a management consultant for Deloitte. Since 2004, she has worked with executives and their teams to uncover and address the issues that block peak performance. Kaley helps teams foster a common vision, build trust, develop authentic relationships and use creative collaboration to achieve superior results. Once the leadership team is committed, Kaley compounds their gains by teaching communication and interaction skills throughout the organization.

    A favorite with Young Presidents Organization (YPO) forums and chapters, Kaley has facilitated retreats for more than 200 member and spouse forums throughout the world. She is known for guiding groups to the next level of depth.

    Kaley works with couples to deepen their appreciation of each other and grow the relationship. Kaley’s clients gain insights that change their beliefs and behaviors to improve their lives and relationships – both at home and in the workplace.

    Kaley is a graduate of Stanford University, where she earned a B.A. in International Relations and an M.A. in Sociology, with a focus on Organizational Behavior. She lives in Boulder, Colorado with her husband Nate.

    Dr. Sheryl Gonzalez Ziegler

    Dr. Sheryl Gonzalez Ziegler is a writer, blogger, psychologist, entrepreneur, media contributor, board member of Mt. St. Vincent Home for Children, statewide speaker and advocate for children.  She volunteers her time with Girl Scouts of America and Girls on the Run. Born as a first generation Cuban American, Dr. Ziegler draws from her early childhood in New York City to her tween and teenage years being raised in a blended family in upstate New York. These unique life experiences have created incredible perspectives on parenting, mothering and raising all types of children in the modern world.

    Dr. Ziegler is a regular local FOX and NBC news contributor as a subject matter expert in childhood and family related issues, is featured on an Ask the Experts live segment on the local NBC morning news and has been featured on live segments on CW’s Day Break/Good Day Colorado live shows as well. She has appeared on The Katie Couric Show discussing how to talk to kids about the legalization of recreational marijuana use and has been featured in the Denver Post and other local magazines. Other national appearances include Crime Watch and What’s Happening Now. Dr. Ziegler is a part of the Governor’s Panel on Marijuana Education and focuses her efforts on educating children ages 11-14 on the effects of marijuana. Last, Dr. Ziegler co-founded, “Start with the Talk” which is a series aimed to educate girls and their mothers aged 4th-6th grades that address the physical, social and emotional changes that happen during puberty. This is done both publicly and privately at schools such as Graland Country Day School, St. Anne’s, Aspen Academy and Carson elementary.

    From working at renowned New York institutions such as Berkshire Farms and The Astor Home for Children to Colorado’s Littler Center and Namaqua Center in residential treatment for children, Dr. Sheryl Ziegler has dedicated her entire career to working with children and families. She is the founder and Managing Director of The Child and Family Therapy Center, a private practice in Denver where she and her team have helped thousands of families over the past decade. She gives statewide presentations on a variety of child development related topics, provides expert court testimony on child development issues, conducts testing and assessment and is a top referral partner for many of Denver’s physicians. 

    Affectionately known as “Dr. Z” by many of her young clients, Sheryl is a Doctor of Psychology and Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Colorado. She is a member of the Colorado Association for Play Therapy and the American Psychological Association. She is a Registered Play Therapist and soon to be published author of “Mommy Burnout: how solving your burnout can help you and your children.”

    Eastern Medicine

    Tarynn Butler, LAc., MSTCM

    Tarynn earned her Masters of Science degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She is nationally certified by the NCCAOM as a diplomat in Acupuncture. After graduation, Tarynn interned at the University of Chinese Medicine in Chengdu, China. Upon return, she opened a private practice in North Denver with an emphasis in women’s health.   

    Nutrition

    Ellie Kempton - Founder, Simply Nourished Nutrition

    Ellie Kempton believes the food we eat says something fundamental about who we are and what we believe in. She is a holistic nutritionist who knows her favorite foods have the ability to stabilize energy, improve digestion, and optimize weight. Her mission is to provide clarity in choosing the right foods to nourish your unique body and lifestyle.

    Ellie's career in nutrition found her as a collegiate swimmer. Her diet was motivated purely by speed and ease. Foods that could be prepared quickly to optimize free time and fuel an even faster swim.  When Ellie's “fast” foods only made her slower and eventually very sick, her paradigm shifted. Neither doctors nor medicines could prevent her discouragement. After a diagnosis of autoimmunity, but before completely giving up, Ellie found her elixir: real food. It transformed her performance, health and life.

    Since then, Ellie has become real food’s marketing agent.  Real food offers transformative health benefits and Ellie is thrilled to make nutrition simple and exciting for everyone.  Her devotion and extensive work to nourish her own health has equipped her with the tools to help others stabilize energy, digestion and weight.  Through simple habits, Ellie believes everyone can provide optimal and sustainable health.

    Credentials and Memberships: 

    • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
    • Masters in Nutrition degree from Bastyr University
    • Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Medicine/Biochemistry from University of Virginia
    • Former Media chair of the North Sound Dietetic Association
    • Former Secretary of the Washington State Food and Nutrition Council
    • Founder of Slow Food Bastyr campus chapter
    • Founder of Slow Food University of Virginia campus chapter

    Tammy Stokes, Founder Cafe West Express

    Tammy is the Founder & CEO of Cafe West Express, a healthy eating cafe & a whole food cleanse company. She is a firm believer in eating a diet of real foods that is bountiful in fruits and vegetables. In her book, Live Your Healthiest Life, she shares her California influenced approach to living life in balance. Tammy began her career in Hollywood, California collaborating with chefs and dietitians designing recipes that were nutritionally abundant and delicious. She played a major part in preparing Hollywood celebrities for movie roles amping up their diets focusing on foods to increase energy, improve skin luminosity and assist in weight loss. Following her time in Hollywood, she created a program, TRANSFORMATION 28 making these recipes accessible to all those seeking to improve their diets.

    Tammy is a nationally known expert in the Holistic Wellness living space. She has been designing lifestyle and diet plans for over 30 years. She’s an inspiring teacher who has worked with two of America’s top docs, Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Mark Hyman. Her teachings are rooted in the conviction that healthy lifestyle practices lead to greater happiness. Tammy is the mother of two adult children and the grandmother of two.  She resides in Atlanta, Georgia where she is rapidly expanding her cafe.

    Jo Schaalman, Co-Founder Conscious Cleanse

    Ever feel like you’ve been hit by a truck? Well, Jo Schaalman has and she is an expert in recovery.

    Jo was a state champion gymnast, a nationally ranked diver and a diving coach. While prepping for medical school she was t-boned by a semi-truck during a cross-country bike tour. The physical and emotionally grueling recovery process ultimately led her to the wondrous healing benefits of clean eating that are at the foundation of the Conscious Cleanse.

    Jo graduated with honors from Grinnell College. Her yoga mentors are Ana Forrest and Dr. Theron Randolph, and she studied at a Master’s level at the Nutrition Therapy Institute. Jo is driven to help people who think healing is out of their reach. Through nutrition and yoga coaching, Jo helps others reach the optimal health she is so thankful for.

    She lives in Boulder, CO where she still teaches yoga while running The Conscious Co. A mother to a wonderful 3-year-old, Ilse, and wife to Mr. Teacher, Jo is sure to drink a green smoothie every morning.

    Jules Peláez , Co-Founder Conscious Cleanse 

    Jules Peláez (pronounced like Golliath with a P) is an entrepreneur, a Certified Holistic Health Coach, yoga teacher, and a visionary with boundless energy.

    Passionate about the mind-body-spirit food connection, Jules followed a calling to attend the Institute for Integrative Nutrition where she studied with top nutrition experts like Dr. Mark Hyman and David Wolfe. Inspired by her mentor, clinical nutritionist and detox specialist Natalia Rose, Jules has been studying cleansing and detoxification for more than a decade. She is board certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and has coached thousands of people to find their most vibrant health.

    As the co-founder and The Conscious Co’s business and marketing maven, Jules has a vision for serving a global community of health enthusiasts whereby she can share her passion for personal transformation and food as a gateway to living our greatest potential.

    Jules lives in Boulder, CO with her husband and two boys ages 6 and 8. When not running The Conscious Co, teaching yoga or chasing around after her kiddos, you’ll find her hiking with her dog Chica, writing or whipping up a new recipe for the Conscious Cleanse blog.

    GUEST CONTRIBUTORS

    Safe Beauty

    Kathryn Dickinson, Founder AILLEA

    A lifetime beauty junkie and former executive in the beauty industry in New York City, Kathryn's head started to spin when she tried to “clean up” my beauty routine. She started on the journey of replacing every product she used with one that works as well or better as the ones she had been using, but had no toxic chemicals. The amount of green washing (having one organic ingredient but lots of other chemicals and advertising as organic) and false advertising left her frustrated and incensed.

    Realizing that true transparency does not exist in the beauty industry, she set out to create a safe haven where people KNOW that EVERY product is safe - free of parabens, sulfates, petrochemicals, endocrine disruptors or other toxic chemicals, and were not tested on animals. No exceptions. But where all of the products also still work and deliver all of the performance she had come to expect (and love) working in the industry...Lets be honest - who wants to rub mud in their hair and smell like vinegar? She certainly didn't. Kathryn didn't think she should have to compromise her beauty standards to be healthy!

    Cat Tatman- Co-Founder, Intelligent Elixirs Skincare

    Cat’s love affair with beauty started in 1996 when she began marketing and creating products for a high-end natural beauty line for spas.  She quickly developed a passion for creating products and cosmetics that not only improved skin health but also helped people feel better about themselves and their appearance.  

    In 2012 she took a hiatus from the beauty industry to become the Editor-in-Chief of The Scout Guide Denver, a premier lifestyle publication that features the best of independently owned businesses in Denver. In 2014, Cat returned to her roots with a friend and former colleague whereby they ultimately launched intelligent elixirs skincare. She currently spends her time in every aspect of the business from creating products to packaging and marketing the non-toxic skincare line nationwide. 

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