WHO AM I?
I was born in 1980 in Saskatoon Saskatchewan, am a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, lifelong athlete, as well as 100% and Transitional Raw Food Lifestyle Coach. Since the age of 5, I have pushed myself athletically as a skateboarder and am currently a bliss-centered raw vegan athlete/yogi/amateur skateboarder. Taking part in a period of poor lifestyle and food choices in my mid to late teens led to early injury, and poor recovery, with a predictable decline in vitality and vigor. It was these experiences that spawned an early interest in nutrition and its connection to fitness by the age of 18. During my schooling in 2003/2004 to become an RHN, I met long-term raw foodist Dr. Douglas Graham at a Vegan health festival and went 100% raw overnight. My whole life, perspective, and purpose changed from that point on.
- Registered Holistic Nutritionist
- Raw Food Lifestyle Coach
- Raw Food Chef
- Yoga Teacher
Some of my highlights
During my first 5 years of personal nutritional research, I underwent multiple cleanses, read dozens of books, and gained knowledge from various natural health practitioners, long-term raw food educators, and enthusiasts. It was in these first few years that a transition from “SAD” (Standard American Diet) to a more whole foods vegetarian, and then a high raw vegan diet was made, and real progress began. A deep passion for Holistic Nutrition and Natural Hygiene was born, one that would consume me and forever entwine with my life.
While attending schooling at CSNN (the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition) in 2003/2004 to become an RHN (Registered Holistic Nutritionist) I went to a vegan health festival to expand my learning and consequently found the key to succeeding on a low-fat raw vegan lifestyle. While at the festival I was fortunate to learn directly from an undisputed leader in the field and at the time twenty-seven-year raw foodist Dr. Douglas Graham. As if hit by lightning I came into a deeper understanding of the simplicity of nature’s design due to Dr. Graham passionately sharing well-rounded science and experience-backed nutritional truths. I went raw vegan overnight and experienced such an expansive heart opening that my entire purpose for studying nutrition shifted from doing so for self-interests to that of loving service to others and thus expanding into a new direction in life.
After 5 years of experience with the raw vegan lifestyle, I decided to launch my donation-based consulting service and website, The Raw Advantage, in order to share the abundance I had found. Seeking help from other raw food coaches and experts it became a mission to compile my, as well as other long-term health seekers’ experiences, successes, and failures to help others sift through what took me years to find, and others a lifetime; our natural species-specific diet. The focus is on transitioning to a high raw, or a 100% low fat raw vegan lifestyle in the easiest, most healthful, straightforward way possible to vastly improve one’s health, fitness, and well-being. These days I share at my Raw Food n Yoga Skate / Surf adventure retreats, at the biggest raw food festivals in the world via lectures, and food demos, acting as head chef, and singing songs about raw food and health creation. My biggest wish is to live by dedicating my life to helping others in loving service and in doing so spread the message of natural hygiene, holistic health, and happiness all while growing in my chosen disciplines.
Wishing you much