Teresa E. Brown
M.S., CSCS, NSCA - CPT, PN -- 1
Teresa is a native of Cleveland, OH, currently residing in Lexington, KY. She has a passion for helping people. Having suffered the loss of two daughters, she realizes how fragile life is. The only thing that helped her through her depression was her introduction to the world of exercise. As she fell more in love with fitness and saw the change in her own body, she decided to make a career shift from the business world into health and wellness.
With over 20 years in the health industry, Teresa has developed wellness programs for major corporations, including the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and Alcoa, Inc. As an adjunct professor at Eastern Kentucky University, she taught many wellness courses to undergraduate students. She soon realized she loves to encourage, inspire, motivate, and educate others along their own wellness journeys.
As a Professional Wellness Coach with a Master's Degree in Exercise and Sport Science, Teresa stays on the cutting edge of the industry by maintaining continuing education for her current certifications: National Strength & Conditioning Association Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach (CSCS) and Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), Precision Nutrition Certified Nutrition Coach (PN1), and American Heart Association (CPR & AED). In her free time, Teresa enjoys reading, music, travel, and researching ways to better serve her clients.
Meet Rebecca Shepherd-Smith, your gateway to good health through good eating!
A multifaceted Registered Dietitian and professional chef, Rebecca grew up in Eastern KY cooking southern food with her grandmother. She never envisioned a future where she would be educating others on ways to increase their life enjoyment through healthy eating and cooking! Rebecca graduated with degrees in both Culinary and Baking & Pastry Arts from Sullivan University. She later earned a bachelor's in Dietetics while working at the University of Kentucky before gaining her dietetic internship and accreditation as a registered Dietitian.
As a chef, she has worked in fine-dining and catering, as well as university and hospital settings. Being a RD, Rebecca has worked with several of the most renowned cardiac physicians in the nation. She has consulted with patients living with chronic diseases that currently plague our country: heart disease, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease, and obesity. Rebecca has also consulted with those who desire to be healthier and specialized in preventive dietary nutrition.
Currently, Rebecca is the Dietetic Educator for the Department of Education Child Nutrition Program, where she hopes to introduce healthier eating habits to our children. Combining the skills of a chef and the knowledge of a Registered Dietitian, Rebecca has a unique set of skills that allow her to not only teach individuals about healthy eating options, but how to prepare them as well!