Saturday, June 9, 2012

Meet Our Wellness Warriors

Hi Everyone, it's Paul Risse here. Everyone involved at Cleanse America Headquarters is feeling so much enthusiasm & gratitude right now - gratitude for the hundreds of people throughout this nation & the world who are registering for our upcoming June Cleanse!
There's also enthusiastic appreciation for our amazing line up of Wellness Warriors who will be sharing their support, education and inspiration in our recipe collections and on the community site during our June cleanse! Each one brings a unique perspective and amazing gift to this movement:

Anthony Anderson - has been an international male model since 2003, and while working for companies like Loreal, Macy's, Target, and Paul Mitchell, he developed a deep passion for green living and nutrition. As he delved deeper into the holistic lifestyle, he discovered the joys of gardening and realized that it just may be the panacea that will heal humanity and planet Earth. His mission is to inspire others to grow and create paradise on the planet once again. He founded to help inspire others to grow their own food and create a paradise planet here and now. 

Bill Barlow - a true trail blazer!  Bill has taken control of his health in a mighty and powerful way - losing 200 pounds in just one year through cleansing and raw foods, and through his passion and determination. He's currently a student at Health Coach University, finishing his Health Coach Certification and was recently trained and certified by Dr. Robert Morse as a Detoxification Specialist. Bill's driving passion is pass on the knowledge and experience he has had to others and is now traveling around the country and world spreading the message that You CAN Heal Your Body!

Daniel Hayhurst - Creative Director & videographer for Cleanse America, Daniel studied film at the Los Angeles Film School and is the Director of the documentary, Average Joe on the Raw, and co-owner of Smooth Stone Productions. Daniel also works with Russell James, The Raw Chef, on the filming of his video projects, as well as shooting for Dhrumil Purohit & Dr. Alejandro Junger's Clean Program. While filming the documentary, Average Joe on the Raw, and working with Penni Shelton & Russell James, on the set of his home study courses and DVDs, Daniel became enlightened to world of health and healing and has been passionate about helping and supporting others on this journey ever since.

Dara Dubinet - celebrity raw food chef, feng shui aficionado, specialist in the art of living a beautiful life and poster child for the raw food diet! Dara is passionate about turning others on to how naturally delicious raw foods are, and she loves showing how to prepare them in beautiful and creative ways. She's a You Tube phenomenon and was voted Sexiest Raw Food Chef in the most recent Best of Raw Awards. Be sure that you are subscribed to Dara's You Tube channel and that you're following her on Facebook for daily shots of inspiration and raw food goodness!

Jeff Skierik - AKA The Rawtographer. Jeff has worked with and photographed many of the pioneers and leaders of the holistic health movement, but he is so much more than just the guy behind the camera. Jeff has embraced much of what he has learned over the past couple of decades and he walks the walk of a true Wellness Warrior. Jeff's an encyclopedia of knowledge - a multifaceted resource on fitness training, nutrition, wellness, technology and music. You must visit his website to get the full understanding of his sphere of influence. We're thrilled to have Jeff on board Team Cleanse America!

Judita Wignall - Certified Holistic Health Counselor (Institute for Integrative Nutrition) & Raw Food Chef & Nutrition Educator (Living Light Culinary Institute). Before Judita became passionate about holistic health, she was a commercial actress, model & singer/songwriter/rocker, playing & touring with her all girl band for seven years. If you're a video game enthusiast you may know her as Judy Nails from the Guitar Hero video game series. Today she is an author & educator of clients around the country, helping them become slimmer, more energetic, radiant & vibrant. Judita is passionate about helping people reach their health goals in a way that is doable and delicious.

Karen McCarville - amazing vegan and raw food chef, Karen was trained through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Most recently she was trained at Dr. Robert Morse's program and is now a Detoxification Specialist. As a Board Certified Holistic Health & Nutrition Counselor, Karen works with clients and creates a personalized roadmap to health that suits the individual's unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and goals. She has a deep passion for helping people achieve optimum wellness. Karen's long-time life partner, Scott Oldner has become an honorary Wellness Warrior & we look forward to sharing their story with you during this cleanse!

Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram, a pioneer in the local, organic food co-operative and founder of the largest raw, organic produce co-op in the U.S. Kristina has been a 100% raw food enthusiast for 7 years, specializing in low-fat raw vegan living . She is a creator of wonderful things and a leading visionary in the raw foods movement, especially in Houston, TX. She also teaches classes, coaches individuals, does inspirational public speaking & is working on her first book. Visit her beautiful websites, Rawfully Organic & Fully Raw, and her lively You Tube channel for consistent motivation, vibrancy and feel good fun!

Linda Heflin, M.D. - a family physician who's been in practice for 20 years, Linda was recently voted "Doctor of the Year" within her community. Dr. Heflin has always had a heart for the wellness & prevention aspect of healthcare and has embarked on her own personal journey of continuing education in the practice of  Integrative Medicine. Dr. Heflin believes this expanding facet of her practice will continue to help her serve her current and future patients.  She is passionate about the message and mission of Cleanse America and we are honored to have her an an intregal part of our core leadership team. We view Dr. Linda as America's physician.

Linda Wagner - experienced & skilled Nutrition & Lifestyle Coach who utilizes holistic methodology to invigorate the mind, body, and spirit. Linda studied nutrition and detoxification under Natalia Rose and believes in eating wholesome, delicious foods with abandon, having fun, feeling EMPOWERED, confident and beautiful in your own skin!! Be sure to follow Linda's blog for regular shots of inspiration, support and visual stimulation! We're so happy that Linda is part of Cleanse America, as we share her passion of awakening others to achieve their true, unlimited potential.

Mike Wall & Seth Luker - two music-loving, health-minded individuals who have personally learned that optimal health & function are the true keys for not only surviving, but thriving in any walk of life. Seth, a music tour manager, has fought off stage IV cancer twice & Mike, a musician & avidly self-taught health guru continues to battle an adult form of muscular dystrophy, know how important it is to maintain peak performance while on the go. Creators of Rockin’ Wellness - the purest sourced ingredients the world has to offer - this amazing, energizing drink supports weight maintenance & provides a healthy probiotic blend focused on pure plant based nutrition. Mike & Seth helping to Transform the Nation & beyond!

Mimi Kirk - a raw food vegan septuagenarian, proves that aging does not need to correlate with deteriorated health! Mimi is passionate about helping people pay attention to the most important thing they own, which is their health. Since winning the title of the “Sexiest Vegetarian over 50,″ many people have been asking Mimi to share her secrets on health and longevity, so we are honored to have her as a Wellness Warrior for Cleanse America. Chef, author, mother, grandmother, sister, lover and friend, Mimi is a true ambassador & living testimony of how to look and feel your best by eating a plant based raw food vegan diet.

Paul Risse - Being the founder & visionary behind Cleanse America feels like the 1st true calling of my life. I grew up the oldest of 5 siblings, our father was in the Air Force, which meant we moved...A LOT. I've lived in 36 different locations in my 36 years, so my experiences have put me in direct touch with the people & communities of this nation. I've been blessed to have experience in a number of professions, which include being a raw foods chef & chocolatier, massage therapist, life coach, personal trainer & much more. My desire is to serve as I lead, taking this message across the nation & beyond. I look forward to sharing the exciting journey with each of you.

Penni Shelton - friend, virtual mastermind, muse & project coordinator for Cleanse America - Penni is also a wife, mommy, daughter, health & lifestyle writer, film producer, social architect, raw food passionista & chef. She's the Founder & Executive Director of Raw Food Rehab & RFR Publishing. Her own personal journey & life-long struggle with IBS was the catalyst that helped her to discover answers and healing through adopting a healthier lifestyle that includes raw & living foods. She is a blessing on every level and makes every interview a true joy to watch. Thanks Penni for what you bring to the world.

Rhonda Lee - AKA the Barefoot Artist, is a hands-on, supporting heart-beat within the holistic health community and on our community site. She's a multi-passionate trail blazer, artist and visionary. She is a detox specialist, teaches raw food living, stress management classes, is a laughing yoga instructor and combines these into dynamic workshops and legendary events. But above all, Rhonda  has a beautiful, huge heart. A Rumi quote she lives by is worth sharing with you as we embark on this cleanse - "Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious." We're fortunate to have her with us on our team of Wellness Warriors.

Russell James - the UK's leading raw food chef, RJ brings amazing insight, as he first learned about the power of raw foods while doing a cleanse in Thailand to clear up problematic acne. With stunning results, Russell quickly became excited about the vibrancy & health benefits of a raw food diet. If you haven't visited his brilliant website, please do so & subscribe, as he's always sending out amazing, cutting-edge recipes that are sure to captive your palate & creatively inspire you in the kitchen! Russell instructs people all over the globe in hands-on classes & through his dynamic In-Home Study Courses, which you can access from anywhere on the planet via your computer!

Seth Hayhurst - if you haven't seen the recently released film, Average Joe on the Raw - you're in for a real treat! In the documentary, Seth explores the healing benefits of raw food and his spiritual journey into finding the right balance of life. What he learned through his experiences and from the people he met along the way has truly set his life onto a new and exciting course. Beyond his gifted sense of humor and his always engaging personality, Seth has a depth of wisdom that he has learned regarding intense and unique issues with real world family living. Seth is valued member of our Wellness Warrior team.

Susan Bradbury is known by many of you, as she helps manage the growing community at Raw Food Rehab. Susan is also helping keep order at the Cleanse America Community Site! No matter where our travels take us, we know that Susan is keeping her finger on the pulse of the community, answering questions when the core team is out on location. In addition to her online life, Susan stays busy homeschooling her youngest, special needs son & is working on her first digital book. Susan is a certified raw food chef, proud mom, grandmother and volunteers within her community working with woman in crisis. She is a real-life Wellness Warrior!

Tracy Piper - Owner of The Piper Center for Internal Wellness, Tracy practices alternative therapies with a “girlfriend, you listen here” attitude. Her herbal studies began long ago with her grandmother’s root remedies, but Piper’s personal calling has become detoxification & colon cleansing. Since her Soho clinic’s opening, in 2005, this St. Thomas native has become known as the "health guru to the stars" with a flock of devotees that include models scurrying in for pre-shoot slimming & high-profile clients booking acupuncture facials & aromatherapy-aided colonics. We found Tracy to be a true healer & couldn't be more excited to have her with us our team!

Tresa Yung - Intuitive Transformation & Lifestyle CoachWriter, Inspirational Speaker, and Gourmet Live-food Chef. Tresa knows volumes about achieving transformative healing through making courageous, and often uncommon, choices. Her own miraculous self-healing, along with her exploration into Spiritual Psychology, completely catapulted her life & health, deepened her awareness,  and strengthened her coaching skills. Tresa is passionate about helping people to release limiting constraints; she provides deep clarity and guidance, helping others to find their own perfect solutions and inspiration!  Her education includes Spiritual Psychology & Heart Centered Counseling at the University of Santa Monica and a Bachelors in Communications & Journalism from Southern Illinois University. She's also a certified Raw Foods Chef & Instructor trained at "Living Light Culinary Institute."

SO - with all of that in mind, I'm asking you to share this info with any of your friends and family who have perhaps been sitting on the fence, inviting them to join Cleanse America and encouraging them to go ahead and take the plunge! Visit to Register!
We've already been hearing that the support, interaction and amazing digital ebooks chocked full of recipes are already well-worth the small $25 investment - and we havent even gotten started yet! Get ready for a fun ride - as our brand new community site opens Sunday, June 10th!

1 comment:

  1. Can't wait - what an amazing line up of peeps!!