Having spent 10 years in digital marketing and e-commerce, Aaron brings a wealth of experience to Precision Nutrition. After overcoming his own health challenges related to food sensitivities, he's passionate about helping others make lasting changes in their lives. Aaron is also a perpetual learner, empathetic communicator, frequent cyclist and dark chocolate enthusiast.
With nearly 20 years in health and fitness publishing, Adam’s accomplishments to date seem to reflect a complete career: 15 years in leading roles at Men’s Health; Chief Content Officer for several top health and fitness magazines; writer of six books, of which a million copies have been sold. Now, Adam joins Precision Nutrition to support his top passion—to use content to help people improve their lives. Adam holds an MS in Exercise Physiology and a BA in Creative Writing, in addition to a CSCS and Precision Nutrition Level 2 Certification.
Hailing from Ireland, Ailbhe moved to Canada for what was supposed to be a yearlong stint, and six years later she’s still there. With a BA in Business and Communications and an HDip in Teaching, Aillbhe landed at the fast-paced Bank of Montreal. Now, she brings her entrepreneurial and organizational chops -- along with a love for yoga, travel, and food -- to PN.
A web programmer since 1992, Alaina was the the first ‘tech person' at PN, and has kept things running smoothly even as the company exponentially grows. While her work at PN keeps her on her toes, Alaina has still found time to teach at Singularity University, co-found a telepresence robotics company, gain a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and tinker with emotion emulation in robots.
Holding degrees in History and Journalism, Al supports and celebrates PN clients through the magic of video and audio storytelling. A proud father, family man, and self-professed pop culture junkie, Al enjoys the collaborative, friendly working style of PN and always brings a healthy dose of humor and humanity to his work.
Alex has worked in the health and fitness industry for over a decade, including working in stinky varsity athletic facilities in university, running her own nutrition practice after graduating, and interning as a PN Coach. Eventually, she migrated to writing, and loves the creative exercise of translating ideas into articles. She also develops recipes for PN’s Encyclopedia of Food. Alex is PN Level 1 and Level 2 certified and has a passion for weightlifting. (And she’s got the calluses on her hands to prove it.)
Alisa Bowman writes and edits articles for Precision Nutrition. Her more than 20 years editorial experience includes serving as the head of product development and content marketing for Hearst Products Studio, a senior health editor for Rodale Books, health and fitness editor for Runner’s World, the intimacy columnist for Prevention, relationships writer for Babble.com, fitness columnist for Yoga Journal, and a health columnist and blogger for the Morning Call in Allentown, Pa.
She has written for Men’s Health, Prevention, Women’s Health, Parents, and a variety of other magazines and websites as well as collaborated on more than 20 books, including The Skinny, Be Fearless, and The Joy of Half a Cookie. She has also appeared on a variety of programs, including Today, Good Morning America, and CBS This Morning.
Allie Hartman is an accomplished PR and communications professional with over ten years of expertise in developing and executing all aspects of media relations, social media, influencer relations, events, and corporate communications campaigns to increase media exposure and support strategic marketing initiatives. She graduated from Baruch College with a Bachelor of Arts in Corporate Communications.
Amy is a Project Manager/Office Coordinator professional with over eight years of experience across various industries. She’s a master at recreating and streamlining company processes to make documents and information easily accessible - something she really enjoys doing! She graduated from Trebas with a Diploma in Entertainment Management, George Brown with a Diploma in Fashion Business from and attended Humber College for a semester to learn about Project Management Principles.
With 20 years of experience across multiple industries including fintech, communications, online dating, and now health and wellness, Aneka brings a strong HR generalist background to PN. As a former competitive track & field athlete, her job combines her love of sport with her passion for developing and coaching people to achieve success.
Before joining PN, Angela worked to help women take control of their money through two bestselling books, a client-supporting website, and an unforgettable appearance on “Oprah” -- hugs and all. Now she’s applying these finely honed skills to help Precision Nutrition clients change their lives through our nutrition and coaching programs. One more thing: Angela’s mastery of 80s hip-hop lyrics may be unmatched (feel free to test her).
Arina is a copywriter with over 8 years of experience. Prior to joining PN, she ran a conversion copywriting business where she wrote copy for women’s businesses and cannabis brands. Throughout her career, she's written for some of the best brands in higher ed and real estate, and been published in numerous national magazines. Her poetry has even been nominated for a National Magazine Award! She earned her Bachelor of Arts in English and Professional Writing from York University, and a Certificate in Digital Marketing Management from the University of Toronto.
After two decades at Fortune 100 companies and tech startups alike, Belinda’s expertise now touches every facet of marketing, from brand building to digital marketing to technology, customer experience, and more. She’s got plenty of numbers to back her record -- but while getting results may drive Belinda, her passion is to lead rockstar teams. When she’s not working or exploring the outdoors, find her at sports events being her three kids’ number one fan.
Ben is a software developer with 15 years of experience and an impressive track record. Back in the day, he built Flash sites for Ice T and the Backstreet Boys, and more recently, he founded a software platform and a web design/app development company. Ben holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts, and in his spare time, acts as a volunteer firefighter.
Bernice has over eight years of experience in the marketing world, and has had the chance to work on some great brands including: Toronto Raptors, Toronto FC, MasterCard, Shoppers Drug Mart, Montellier, Laneige. She has a proven track record in helping brands achieve success through strategizing, developing and executing marketing campaigns. She also brings her expertise in content creation, social media management, paid digital media, influencer programs, events and brand partnerships. She has a passion for exploring and understanding consumer mindsets and loves to keep a pulse on changing digital and social trends to stay ahead of the competition.
Bernice is an avid Ultimate Frisbee player (15 years and counting!). She also loves to travel - especially to eat and discover local cuisine.
Brad is a Customer Care Specialist with a long history with Precision Nutrition. He started his journey as a student - completing both his Level 1 and Level 2 certifications. Brad’s customer service focus also lends to his Coaching career - both with PN and as a successful in home personal trainer. He also owned and operated a CrossFit Gym for six years. His personal passion is helping others overcome obstacles or tensions that are preventing them from living the life they seek.
Brenda is our Senior Financial Analyst. She is an experienced Professional Accountant with a demonstrated history of working in the consumer goods industry as well as manufacturing. Throughout the course of her career, she has been part of multiple acquisitions, which included team building and system implementations across Canada, and has been the financial lead on new product launches. She has earned her CPA and a Masters in Business Administration from Laurentian University.
Brian is renowned for his expertise in performance nutrition. He's a Registered Dietitian with a Masters in Food Science and Human Nutrition and a long list of credentials and publications (including five books) under his belt. Pro sports organizations like the San Antonio Spurs and Cleveland Browns trust him for his nutrition consultation, but first and foremost Brian is a PN coach, helping men and fitness pros of all ages and backgrounds achieve their goals and feel great.
Brianna is a Marketing professional with over four years of experience in the digital marketing space. She excels at brand and customer growth-related initiatives, including some amazing social media influencer and PR/media partnerships with Elle Canada and Toronto Life, etc. In her previous role, she helped grow Tina Davies Professional, an industry leader in the permanent makeup space. She was part of a small team of 15 employees who made it Canada’s 8th fastest growing company in 2018 by the Globe & Mail! She earned her degree in Marketing at Algoma University and continued her education at Brainstation in Toronto with certifications in SEO & Google Analytics.
While earning her Master's in Computer Science and Applications, Cheryl studied ways to use virtual reality to improve sports performance. An avid traveler, she takes full advantage of PN's remote-working policy, having spent a recent season in Azores, Portugal. A professional volleyball player since 2003, Cheryl has played for Canada's national team along with multiple organizations throughout Europe.
As a Full Stack Software Developer, Chris has built software for early stage startups in Canada, USA and Germany, spanning a variety of industries including: higher education, digital media, and healthcare. Most recently Chris was a Senior Full Stack Developer at iMD Health Canada, where he helped design and build a digital patient education platform. In a prior life, Chris enjoyed a lengthy and successful career focused on graphic and ux design.
Chris currently lives in Dundas, Ontario with his spouse and son. When he's not at work, you can find him flying gliders or practicing guitar.
Craig spent six years in Naval Special Operations as a Special Warfare Combat Crewman (SWCC) and close to two years on the High-Threat Protection team for the U.S. Ambassador to Baghdad in Iraq. Craig trained special operations personnel for foreign governments on three different continents, has been published in the Journal of Strategic Studies, and is now studying human performance and how it relates to motor and perceptual learning.
Dana is Client Care professional with over 20 years of demonstrated expertise in building and maintaining loyal customer relationships. She has in-depth customer service experience with a determination to deliver world-class service. When not at work, she’s likely creating something! Creativity is in her bones! Whether she is painting a picture, or decorating a room, she is always coming up with something unique.
A certified trainer and longtime fitness instructor, Denise has helped hundreds of women achieve successful transformations. Once a chubby child, she has dedicated her life to pursuing joyful fitness and helping others find what works for them. At 50+, Denise is a multi-sport athlete and a vibrant inspiration to her clients.
Once morbidly obese, Dominic shed over 100 pounds, gained muscle, and discovered a deep passion for health and fitness. Today he has an impressive host of certifications and credentials, over a decade in nationally competitive men's rugby, and a powerful, diverse skillset to help his clients achieve their own life change.
A front-end developer for PN’s nutrition coaching software, Doug’s career highlights include helping launch a brand-new wireless provider and building a medical device prototype using nothing but an Arduino and a lot of solder. The multi-talented Doug once rode 600 kilometers on a track bicycle through Manitoulin island, and he’s a prominent spaceship pilot... in a popular online game.
After having his own health and fitness transformation in his early 20’s, Eric became a personal trainer. Drawing on his rich experience in the industry and bachelors degrees in both English and Physical Education (oh, and he’s got a masters in teaching, too), he’s since worked as a copywriter for some of the top health and fitness companies in the world. Outside of work, he loves to spend time with his wife of 10 years and their two highly-energetic kids.
A PN veteran, Erin has worked in almost every role at the company, including women's coaching and curriculum development — a background that helps Erin lead complex projects, foster collaboration and nurture team members' unique abilities. Erin has a Masters in Kinesiology, has held positions at top health institutions including Sunnybrook Hospital and Johns Hopkins, and volunteers at her local Crossfit box.
Eva is a proud jack-of-all trades who loves to GSD (get stuff done). Prior to joining Precision Nutrition, Eva lead growth at a venture-backed healthcare startup, working in a range of roles, from customer success to high-level project management. Now she looks forward to combining everything she loves about technology and health,with her insatiable need to explore the world — and all the people in it.
Gabriela is a Content Specialist professional with over six years of experience in web and marketing, with the majority of those years working in the health & fitness industry. She is also a proud web polymath—she has worked as a web developer, designer, marketing coordinator, marketing analyst, and SEO strategist. She earned her Bachelor's degree in New Communication Technologies from Universidade de Aveiro in Portugal. She has also completed various Google Certifications (web marketing & analytics).
A Certified Holistic Nutritionist, ACE certified personal trainer, and Ironman triathlete, Gillian brings both expertise and passion to her coaching clients. Gillian is also Precision Nutrition Level 2 certified and holds a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology & Sports Studies from the University of Alberta. Her energy and smile will light up the room (or the computer screen).
Graham is an award-winning web and app designer. A graduate of the prestigious OCAD University, before joining PN Graham served as Senior Web Designer at Spin Master Ltd., where he designed joyful, dynamic web experiences for Bakugan, Air Hogs, and other popular children's toy brands.
Harpreet is QA Specialist with over five years of experience, including building QA departments from the ground up. She has deep experience with User Acceptance Testing and she’s a lifelong learner who has earned her ISTQB certification. When not at work, she enjoys spending time in nature, going for walks, and spending time with family.
Completing PN's Coaching program inspired Holly to change careers and feed her need to help others. A Certified Eating Psychology Coach, Certified Culinary Nutrition Expert, and a Reiki Master, Holly also has experience in the healing arts. A former food bank user (and, now, lifelong supporter), Holly's compassion and empathetic deep listening is known to help clients experience huge breakthroughs.
Before Ivan became a Software Developer, he wanted to be a medical doctor. For years he was into physiology and biology, until one day, he changed his mind. What happened? He built a website for his dad's company with Python and Django. Even though computers and programming had been his hobbies since childhood, the experience of building a real product completely changed his career path. He is however, still interested in everything related to biohacking and nutrition! In his free time, you can find him watching Dr. Rhonda Patrick or growing microgreens of broccoli, but software development is where his passion lays.
James is a dedicated software craftsman whose lengthy tenure at PN has been critical to the company's growth and success. A passionate climber, James competes in climbing at the local level and as such is fascinated by the nuances of training, nutrition and performance. His self-directed learning style means James is always improving as a software developer and athlete.
Jason holds certifications from the National Strength and Conditioning Association and Precision Nutrition, along with a BS in Physical Education and Master's in Coaching. He has seven years of teaching experience, including six years as a coach at PN, where he loves working with a clientele with diverse backgrounds, goals, and needs.
With more than a decade of experience in business development roles with top companies in the health, pharmaceuticals, and diagnostics space, Jason brings an expertise in consumer behavior and strategy to PN. He also sits on the board of a children’s health charity and enjoys cycling in his spare time. Find him at any local hipster coffee shop (the more beards, the better).
When Jason quit his job to pursue a career in web development, it was both the scariest and most empowering moment of his life. Before joining PN, Jason frequently worked with non-profits and smaller businesses. His first project was to create a website for a non-profit rehabilitation gym that helped people regain their ability to walk. Jason is a seasoned hiker, snowboarder, climber, and swimmer, and loves working with a company that inspires others to move too.
Jen holds a Master's in physical therapy, multiple personal training qualifications, and certifications from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and Precision Nutrition. She's also a former triathlete and recipient of the Ms. Natural Philadelphia Bodybuilding title. A one-time pharmaceutical rep who traded in corporate success to live her values, Jen's big risks help her relate to PN clients and support them through their unique journeys of change.
Jenn joins PN’s client care team after 20 years running her own music and dance school. The musician’s lifestyle brought her to PN as a client, where she realized she could channel her love of teaching into the nutrition and fitness industry. She went on to get her Level 1 and 2 certifications, start her own coaching business, and the rest is history. A Canadian National Natural Physique Champion, Jenn’s an accomplished physique competitor, and obsessed with finding the perfect cup of coffee.
Jenny completed two rounds of PN Coaching and has been hooked ever since. Prior to working at PN, Jenny applied her tech skills in software testing, development and usability to a huge range of clients. When not at her computer, Jenny can be found surfing or snowboarding — always fueled, of course, by a good cup of coffee.
Jerad is a self-taught programmer who started his career in politics. As an early employee at RewardOps, he helped scale the company’s software development team during a period of rapid growth, coaching and mentoring junior developers along the way. Jerad and his wife learned Spanish together while working remotely in Spain and Mexico for a year, and still spend about half the year traveling. When he’s home, he competes in an axe-throwing league.
Jill has enjoyed over 12 years of content creation, product development, and marketing leadership. She has focused on revenue growth, demand generation, CRO, growth systems and strategies, and driving high-performing teams. She has created content and digital products for global media companies like the National Geographic Society and major health and lifestyle brands like Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Prevention, and Runner’s World. Most recently, she worked at a B2C SaaS company where she developed end-to-end customer journeys, optimizing every step from first impression to purchase.
Dr. Berardi (a.k.a. “JB”) is a co-founder of Precision Nutrition, which has become the world's largest online nutrition coaching and certification company. He's an advisor to Apple, Equinox, Nike, and Titleist, and was recently selected as one of the 20 smartest coaches in the world by Livestrong.com.
John is a Salesforce Marketing Cloud Developer and has been a full-time developer since 2012. He has a BSc in Physics, lived and taught English in Japan for two years, co-founded a small business with his brother in Vietnam, designed and built an in-house web mapping application for a large real estate board, and spent the past few years working as a technical consultant on the Salesforce CRM and Marketing Cloud platforms. Today he helps keep our marketing technology running smoothly by providing technical insight, knowledge, and skills.
With a BSc in exercise science and certifications from the National Strength and Conditioning Association and Precision Nutrition, Jon has studied under some of the best strength coaches and physical therapists in the industry. He also knows what it's like to be injured and the importance of training according to individuals' needs. A graduate of PN Coaching himself, Jon enjoys helping people overcome their mental barriers to accomplish great things.
Jorge is a QA Specialist who made the shift to Software QA over 8 years ago and has never looked back! He has a Masters Degree in Computer Science and has worked across multiple industries over 16 years and in 3 different countries. When not at work, you might find him in the kitchen! He loves cooking from selecting ingredients, to plating. Besides that, he likes art and loves a good psychological thriller.
Julia is an experienced content writer and editor, and has worked for major media publishing houses like Hearst and Meredith. Although she started her career in fashion, Julia discovered a love of health and fitness while working at Shape Magazine. Shortly after, she became a personal trainer specializing in women who are pregnant and postpartum. As part of her life in Amsterdam, Julia rides her bike everywhere. (Rain or shine, she’ll have you know.)
After graduating from university with a major in Mathematics and Philosophy, Justin discovered that computer programming is “The Thing” he's most passionate about. So he taught himself to program. Since then he's built many large payment systems that have proved reliable. His endless curiosity about how things work, why they break down, and how to fix them make Justin a natural fit at PN.
Kate uses her knack for sharp, engaging content to connect with and educate PN's hundreds of thousands of followers each day. Her extensive background in exercise science, nutrition, and psychology — including three years working with 1,000 clients as a PN coach — helps make Kate's one of the smartest voices in your Facebook feed.
Kate is a world traveler and adrenaline junkie with a diverse resume that includes a Master's in Psychology; training in cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and group therapy; and obstacle racing. This eclectic background gives Kate unique insight into the many ways people can discover new territory in themselves, get fit, and come make it through challenges thriving.
Coming to PN via big names like Priceline, Pratt Institute, and The Onion, Kelly’s been designing beautiful, user-friendly interactive apps and elements for 16 years and counting. Holding an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York, design has long been Kelly’s main passion -- but not her only one: She once drove from Brooklyn, NY to Madison, WI to have a custom bike built.
A former police officer and national champion in both powerlifting and bodybuilding (she was backstage with Schwarzenegger!), Krista was an original Precision Nutrition Super Coach before suffering a stroke and rare cancer diagnosis in 2014. Now, as a survivor, she's discovering a new “her”: "I once was able to lift hundreds of pounds and do many pull-ups. Now I'm happy to lift spirits and help pull up others.”
With nearly 20 years of experience in adult education and curriculum design, Krista (or “KSD”) is the intellectual powerhouse behind PN's coaching program development. Once the ‘kid picked last for every team,' Krista sees health and fitness as pathways to a bigger goal: changing people's lives. Krista is the author of several books and dozens of academic publications, and inspires the loyal readers of her groundbreaking women's weight training website, Stumptuous.com.
Kristina is a Client Care professional with over seven years of experience in customer service related roles across various industries, including health and wellness. She also has a Bachelor's Degree in Speech and Language Sciences from Brock University. Her journey in the movement world started with instructing dance, which later led her down a physical and spiritual development path, choosing to study yoga & meditation in Baha, Mexico. She is also a Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certified Nutrition coach and a mindfulness/meditation guide. She spends her days providing exceptional customer service to our clients.
A highly experienced designer and digital practitioner, Kyra has an uncommon insight into technology and communication, which she uses to help create a positive experience for all PN clients. Kyra is naturally curious, an avid traveller, and has been practicing yoga and meditation for over 20 years.
With 20+ years in the field, Lance’s skills have resulted in skyrocket-caliber results for big names like CNET, Copy Hackers, Adobe, and TurboTax. A largely self-taught marketer, his innovations are now industry standards for newsletters, copywriting, A/B testing, and opt-in funnels. In his spare time, find Lance practicing mindfulness, making bad dad jokes, and obsessing over high-performance cars.
A former magazine editor whose work has appeared in top titles like SELF, New York, and Details, Lee has spent the past decade turning complex health topics into relatable stories and real-world advice. Lee's mission: to help readers engage with wellness, stay true to themselves, and love their lives.
As a QA analyst, Manjot enjoys digging deep and finding issues that may go unnoticed by others. Over the course of her career, she's worked in multiple domains such as real estate, education, and finance, and has experience with several new industry tools that she's already started bringing to PN. Off the clock, you can catch her obsessing over home design ideas and spending time in the sun (but never without a hat!)
As an executive and entrepreneur, Marc has been successfully leading companies since 1987. He is passionate about helping PN positively impact more people in their journey to live healthier and happier lives. Marc is also an Independent Board Director for TEOCO and Friends of the Earth, a Washington D.C. based environmental group. Zionts has been happily married for over 30 years and has 4 nice and kind adult children. Besides enjoying spending time with his family, Zionts is an environmental justice fighter, avid outdoorsman and an accomplished criterium, cyclocross and velodrome bicycle racer.
Before joining PN as a Curriculum Writer, Mary spent five years as a Sr. Sustainability Analyst, working in global corporate responsibility for Kohl's Department Stores and Brooks Running Co. She worked on-the-ground with global manufacturing partners and on collaborative coalitions with the world's largest brands in effort to build more sustainable businesses. In 2016, she transitioned out of the office world and founded a consulting business called Noise and Signal. She spent three years consulting for small businesses and global non-profits on sustainability, philanthropy, health and organizational behavior change.
Mary has a BSc in Applied Economics from the University of MN, with a minor in Communication Studies. She’s a daily practitioner and Director of Branding and Operations at Troy Lucero’s Acme Yoga Project. She works as a Certified Yoga Teacher, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, and PN Level 2 Nutrition Coach out of Métier, Seattle.
Mary has consulted with the PN Curriculum team on research, writing, and editing since 2018.
After close to a decade as a software developer, Mattia comes to PN via the web agency Unspace. He has worked as an organizer, teacher, and mentor, and researched sensor networks at the University of Padua in Italy. He has now traded Venice for cold Toronto (he swears he only misses the Alps).
Meg is a Client Care professional with over 11 years experience in customer service related roles. She is a passionate outdoor educator on the side with a focus on high ropes and aerial activities. She has a very unique skill set- she is an expert in fish butchery and oyster shucking and has taught classes for both. She is passionate about health & fitness and has achieved her PN1 and PN2 certifications. She is also a professed dog lover who in her downtime enjoys powerlifting.
Mona is a project manager who brings wisdom from both her diverse professional experience, as well as her rich life experience. She’s worked in a variety of different industries: pharmaceutical, telecom, marketing, banking, and construction. And she’s travelled to even more countries: Thailand, India, Bali, Singapore, Egypt, Germany, Italy, Portugal, England, and basically every Caribbean island you can think of. Mona loves learning, and if there’s ever something that will help her excel in her role, you can bet she’ll put on her research hat and get cracking.
Morgan makes sure that all Precision Nutrition content meets the PN gold standard through her conscientious web content editing, content management and quality control efforts. An active volunteer, avid traveller and endurance runner, Morgan is passionate about the PN mission: helping every person live and feel their best.
Nicole is Client Care professional who has spent 10 years in the nutritional supplement field running a chain of 5 stores. She is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist who has successfully helped many people positively transform their health. When she’s not doing work for PN, she has an incredibly delicious side gig. She owns a successful, self-built gourmet cookie company and ships cookies all over Canada! She’s also a big foodie and coffee lover.
Pam is a highly experienced coach with a long history of fitness instruction and personal training. A graduate of PN Coaching, Pam is a mother of six, a seasoned marathon-runner and a lifelong learner (she returned to university at 45). She helps her clients overcome obstacles with compassion and courage.
Phil attended the prestigious Systems Design Engineering program at the University of Waterloo, then turned down a lucrative software development position at IBM to co-found PN. Here he's devoted his career to developing unprecedented technologies that connect clients with the world's leading researchers and coaches. Phil is also publisher of the volunteer-run food magazine Spezzatino and director of The Healthy Food Bank, a nonprofit that provides nutritious staples to people in need throughout North America.
Randy is a seasoned, hands-on, fluently bilingual, Customer Experience leader with over 19 years of experience in sales, customer experience, multifaceted business operations, and retail, including building those teams from the ground up and implementing processes and tools to scale them. In his former life, he owned and operated his own sporting goods stores for nearly nine years within the Province of Quebec. He is deeply passionate about the health and nutrition space. He graduated with a degree in Anthropology/Psychology degree from Concordia University.
In a parallel universe, Roy would have become a math professor. In this timeline, Roy ended up spending most of the 2010's in Silicon Valley working with companies and startups on prototyping moonshots at Singularity University. He's led workshops around the world on tech and innovation for clients like Pepsi Global, Deloitte, and Barclays. He enjoys all things design, and in PN's case, especially enjoys figuring out how human-centered design applies to protecting people (cybersecurity) and developing better tools and systems for a remote company (less friction, happier people). He is our Internal Products and Systems Tech Whisperer and that makes us very happy.
Ruby is an adaptable team member and a Certified Agile Project Manager who contributes to many projects and parts of the organization, including assisting with the delivery of winners' prizes. (She calls herself “Director of Pleasant Surprise.”) Ruby herself participated in the PN Coaching program, and her PN Level 1 certification is currently underway.
Ryan is a Data Scientist who started his career in actuarial science but decided to take a leap and shift his attention towards data science. He couldn’t be happier with his decision and has never looked back. He has over five years of experience as a Data Scientist, where he utilizes his skills with developing and maintaining cloud data warehouse solutions and various machine learning initiatives, including projects for lead prioritization, customer segmentation, and churn modeling. He holds a BSc in Actuarial Science, Masters in Management of Applied Science - Data Analytics.
Ryan is a Senior Software Developer with over 20 years of experience. He’s a skilled generalist with a demonstrated history of building, deploying, and operating software at scale. He recently worked for Magic, Inc. where he was responsible for cloud infrastructure, database administration, and developer experience. He was concerned about the environmental impacts of technology, which drove him to help start a nonprofit computer recycling and community centre in Vancouver. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Cognitive Science from Simon Fraser University.
Sam is a Senior Web Developer with over 6 years experience. Working on a variety of projects over his career he has handled the launch of rebranded client software for the world’s largest theatrical productions rights holder and implemented the first iteration of the brand redesign for a major agency. He is a performing musician on the side, a vocation that requires constant upkeep, self-management and self-promotion (by the way, he plays the guitar). He’s also somewhat unique among Canadians who play hockey, in that at the age of 20 he decided to take his talents to...New Zealand! He felt it was a bit weird but incredibly fun helping to grow the game in a non-traditional market.
A graduate of the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition (the youngest person ever admitted at the time), Sarah is a respected nutrition expert who's commonly featured in the media and has a vast online following. Having overcome her own health issues and work-life imbalance, Sarah draws on personal experience to relate to her clients' challenges and help them live happy, healthy, energetic lives.
Scott has been involved in nutrition and fitness for over 15 years, including as a metabolic specialist and and weight loss coach. Scott's journey at PN began as a client (and finalist); he went on to earn his L1 and L2 certifications, ultimately joining PN as a coach. In his spare time, Scott likes to fish, hike, climb and paddle board and is always in search of his next adventure.
A highly skilled facilitator, critical thinker and team leader, Tim helps PN find the best pathways to success. His background includes 16 years in strategy, product development, marketing, and customer experience for some of the world's leading brands, hospitals and educational institutions. He's also a devoted football and hockey coach.
After having her two kids, Toni re-envisioned her life and career. A “student for life,” she transformed her inner and outer selves as a PN Coaching client, took home the grand prize, and became a certified personal trainer and coach. Since then, Toni has helped hundreds of PN clients — including a 2014 grand prize winner — find their passion and achieve their goals.
With a list of credentials too long to fit on this page, Tracy also brings to PN almost a decade of as-successful-as-it-gets coaching in her own practice, where she helped clients get fit and healthy enough get off meds, qualify for a hip replacement, crack habits, and “fathom the depths of their own human behavior”. She also has a background in professional speaking and trained her two rescue dogs, Buzz and Copper, herself.
With 20 years of in-depth experience in Strategic Insights and Data Analytics, Virgil has led high-performing teams in leading organizations across multiple industries. His ability to drive game-changing business decisions and unprecedented growth through database development, customer intelligence, and predictive modelling has led him to be an expert in his field. Virgil prides himself in his ability to earn trust and supply thought leadership, just a couple of keys to his success. Oh, and he’s also an accomplished storyteller! Virgil and his family of 6, enjoy an active lifestyle of functional fitness, and too many sports to count! He also savours the odd wine tasting tour in his downtime.
A Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist at one of the top 10 gyms in the U.S., Zach is a USA Level 1 Weightlifting coach who has ushered competitive weightlifters and physique athletes to huge success. Having endured multiple knee surgeries and overcome an eating disorder, Zach has a unique capacity for understanding the frustrations of his clients. He coaches them to achieve great things by doing less: by taking it one step at a time.