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Brad Gunner

Congratulations to Brad Gunner for graduating from the Nutrition Consultant certificate program with the Summa cum Laude designation. Brad also received a diploma from the Dominion Herbal College, a BCRPA certification in personal fitness training and has additional training as a biofeedback technician. He entered Hawthorn to add nutrition information to his practice which has allowed him to show clients what they can do for themselves in their own homes . Brad writes, "Health is a combined approach on a physical, mental, and spiritual level. My job is to physically train the body to adapt a non-sedentary lifestyle; stimulate conscious awareness of our unconscious processes through self-corrective Electrophysiological Therapy; and empower the client with the mindset that personal accountability through nutrition will sustain health and mental awareness." Excellent work, Brad. Keep it up!

Brad Gunner 

Brad Gunner, NC Graduate

Katie Lambert

Congratulations to Katie Lambert for graduating cum Laude from the Master of Science in Traditional Nutrition degree program. Understanding how the body works and the fundamentals of nutrition are very important to Katie for basic reasons of health and fitness. She is a professional rock climber as well as a cook for a youth serving organization where she leads by example in preparing whole, organic, and local food. Katie entered Hawthorn's master's program to gain a better understanding of nutrition as well as attain a broader base of knowledge from which to draw. She plans to continue to work as an athlete as well as a cook using the knowledge gained from her education. She believes that the future depends on our youth and wants to educate them about their bodies, the food they choose, and the best food choices they can make when it comes to their diet and health. Keep up the good work, Katie.

Katie Lambert 

Katie Lambert, MSTN Graduate

Rachel Ochoa Segura

Rachel Ochoa Segura is to be congratulated for earning the Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition degree with the Summa cum Laude designation. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology from the University of California San Diego. After receiving her BS degree, she worked as a researcher in different academic laboratories for nearly 10 years. Feeling that she was missing something, Rachel decided to enroll in Hawthorn University. Her education at Hawthorn has allowed her to combine her science background, love for cooking and backyard gardening to develop a new career. Rachel plans to open a holistic nutrition practice specializing in using food as medicine. Her thesis is entitled, Anxiety and Genetics: Understanding How a Defective Methylation Cycle Can Lead to an Imbalance of Serotonin and Dopamine. All the best to you, Rachel!

Rachel Segura 

Rachel Ochoa Segura, MSHN Graduate

Jan Robbins

Congratulations to Jan Robbins for earning a certificate in Scientific Foundations of Holistic Nutrition, Summa cum Laude. Jan holds certifications as a diet counselor and nutrition educator and entered Hawthorn to learn the newest nutrition information to advance and sharpen her skills. Her interest lies in helping and teaching others learn how to take care of themselves with holistic nutrition. Jan faced many challenges in her life and re-created her future by beginning a business called Healthy Notions, http://www.healthy-notions.com, where she provides a web site as an online health and nutrition coach. Moving forward, Jan hopes to provide nutritional consulting to her community and to clients in person or on-line and to make a career out of helping people heal their bodies and to assist them in finding peace and balance in this life. Best of luck, Jan!

Jan Robbins 

Jan Robbins, SFHN Graduate

Megan Ulrichs

Megan Ulrichs received her undergraduate degree in Nutrition and Exercise Science and worked as a personal trainer developing individual exercise and nutrition plans until she began her career as a full time mom. While staying home and raising her three boisterous boys, she began to turn her nutrition skills into useful tools. It wasn't until her middle son was four years old, and his teachers began saying that he needed to be on medication for Attention Deficit Disorder that she knew things needed to change. Megan devoured holistic nutritional healing; and over the course of a few years completely changed the diet of her family and in turn had teachers and fellow moms asking, “what have you done? My how calm your son has become!”; “Do you have him on medication now? He is a different child!” Megan saw such dramatic changes in not only her son but also her own health which lead her to the decision to pursue a masters degree in holistic nutrition from Hawthorn University. Her 4 years at Hawthorn University played an integral role in attaining invaluable knowledge in healing through food.

Since starting with Hawthorn University, has worked at Spring Integrative Health in Bozeman, MT (http://www.springintegrativehealth.com). Her clients run the gamut of individuals with digestive issues, children with learning or behavioral challenges, to endurance athletes, pregnant women, diabetics, weight loss/gain, and pre or post surgery nutrition planning. It is her goal and passion to educate individuals on the theory and practice of food as medicine.

In working with individuals on improving their health through diet, Megan saw a need for a focus on addressing chronic skin disorders both internally and topically. Her passion to help others lead to the development of a Holistic Skincare Program and an Organic Skincare line that is safe and natural for use on all skin types. Glo Luxury Oils, LLC (http://www.gloluxuryoils.com) now sells throughout Montana and Nationwide on the internet due to word of mouth in its healing qualities. Her skin and health care packages educate clients on attaining optimal health that is reflected in their energy, clarity and healthy skin.

Megan Ulrichs 

Megan Ulrichs, MSHN Graduate

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