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Meet our Teachers
David has been studying human health and nutrition for 2 decades. He has professionally prepared food, provided nutritional consultations, taught classes, and managed organic farms, gardens, and orchards for many years. He has continued to pursue consciousness studies since completing a B.S. in Comparative Religion and Philosophy, and has led many classes, and retreats related to this.
Ellen Livingston’s professional credentials include a master’s degree in counseling, specialized in Art Therapy, Registered Yoga Teacher certification with the national Yoga Alliance, and Raw Nutritional Science training from internationally renowned raw food and fitness teachers, Dr.Doug Graham and Professor Rozalind Gruben Graham. She embodies more than twenty years of independent research on the topics of health and nutrition, her own personal experience adhering to a raw vegan diet since 2002 and coaching others since 2007, commitment to a personal yoga practice, and the knowledge gained from traveling the country and beyond to numerous workshops and training events in the complementary fields of life coaching, dream building, raw food nutrition, yoga, physical fitness, and sustainable living practices. Her other passions include – growing food, flowers, and community, exploring creative building projects, bicycling, hiking, traveling, making art and music, meditation and yoga in her magical 30′ yurt, and playing in the tropical waterfalls, oceans and jungles of Costa Rica as often as she can.
Keegan Rodgers 30+ years professionally baking and cooking, he continues to expand his experience as his love of the craft expands. He is a certified pastry chef with American Culinary Federation. Currently he teaches with Washtenaw Community College in the Culinary Arts Program, and is the Owner / Head Baker of The Lakehouse Bakery in Chelsea. He specializes in gluten-free, vegan baking. He estimates he’s baked over 1,000,000 cookies, most of them chocolate chip!
Estelle Slootmaker A freelance writer and editor, Stelle is happiest writing about social justice, wellness and the arts. She is development news editor for Rapid Growth Media, communications manager for Our Kitchen Table, serves on the Grand Rapids Environmental Justice Collaborative, and chairs the City of Wyoming Tree Commission (The Tree Amigos). Her finest accomplishment is her five amazing adult children.
Clinton Zimmerman CTN, ND, LMT, BFRP
Clinton has been a practicing Naturopath for the last twenty years. Clinton received his initial training at the Naturopathic Institute of Therapies and Education in Mt Pleasant Michigan, has gone on to pursued many other independent studies. Clinton is a Licensed Massage therapist, with a focus in Myofascial Release (John Barnes method) and Cranial Sacral Therapy. Clinton has offices in Big Rapids and Ann Arbor.