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In Gratitude for our Advisors who contributed their Knowledge & Experience to help us provide a quality resource


Isabel Barbachano is a historian and co-owner of Chichen Itza boutique hotel in the Yucatan, Mexico. Hacienda Chichen is among the oldest Hacienda's in Yucatan, built within the ancient Maya city of Chichen Itza by the Spanish Crown in 1523. Isabel supports soulful, eco-cultural sustainable tourism, organic gourmet food, employment of local Maya staff, volunteer social work, green awareness and friendly hospitality. www.haciendachichen.com


Bridgett "babydoll" Riley is a Professional StuntWoman and Five-Time World Champion Kickboxer. Riley has performed stunts in over 20 films including, “Million Dollar Baby,” “The Invasion,” and “Next,” featuring Nicolas Cage. Passing Rick Seaman’s high performance motion picture driving clinic, helped hone her skills in stunt driving. She also is scuba certified, a motocross enthusiast, and a proud member of V10 Women’s Stunt Professionals. She provides coaching in boxing, kickboxing and stunt work. www.babydollriley.net


Nell Stephenson uses a comprehensive, individualized approach to develop a custom, goal-oriented plan to get clients to achieve the results they're looking for. With an Exercise Science Degree from the University of Southern California, a Health/ Fitness Instructor Certification from the American College of Sports Medicine and over a decade in the health, fitness & nutrition industry, Nell offers the ideal balance to support and guide clients, whether they're a busy executive, a new mom or an athlete. Learn more at www.nellstephenson.com


Stephanie Wood is a dancer, choreographer, entrepreneur, lifestyles /mentor/movement and business coach. Stephanie is also the author of


the “Body Knowledge System” an original and integrative approach to wellbeing. Her philosophy of


living is to make fitness fun, linking all aspects of health from diet, lifestyle, environment with intuitive movement. You can reach Stephanie via her website www.bodyawe.com or email her at coachstephaniewood@gmail.com


Mark Heers is a 40-something year old Australian living in Sydney with a passion for traveling, hiking, wildlife, good food and tennis. He is the author and publisher of the popular Travel Wonders of the World blog that captures stories and photos of travels, describing inspiring places, incredible people and extraordinary scenery gathered from over 25 years of travel – hopefully to inspire others to discover their own travel wonders. www.travel-wonders.com


Douglas H. Chadwick received his Bachelor's degree in zoology from the University of Washington and a Master's degree in wildlife biology from the University of Montana. After working as a seasonal biologist in Glacier National Park, he turned to popular writing about nature and conservation. The author of eleven books, Mr. Chadwick has also produced more than hundreds of articles for publications as varied as Reader's Digest and the New York Times Review of Books. He contracts mainly with the National Geographic Society, which has sent him to explore ecosystems from Siberia to the Congo. Doug has had a special interest in grizzly bears for 30 years. As a scientist, he played a role in getting the species listed as threatened in 1975. His recent book, The Wolverine Way (May 2010), is a chronicle of adventure and discovery while helping study one of the least know wild animals on the continent. A founding board member of Vital Ground, he lives in Whitefish, Montana, with his wife, Karen Reeves, whose professional background is in forestry.


Dr. Jason Ross DC CSCS, is a Chiropractor and Strength Coach in Grand Rapids, MI. He owns Train Out Pain Chiropractic.


He has worked with the USA Bobsled and Skeleton Federation culminating in the 2010 Olympic Games. He continues to work with many sports ranging from rugby, triathlons, mountain biking, track and field and gymnastics, to name a few. He can be contacted at trainoutpain@gmail.com


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