Meet the Team
The team at The Wholesome Beet is here to help clients find a nutrient rich diet and balanced lifestyle to help them reach their goals. Each team member was trained through the Nutritional Therapy Association and has the same fundamental approach to nutrition. However, each practitioner works independently with clients to achieve their goals.
Nutritional Therapy Practitioner
Tiana is an endurance athlete, dark chocolate lover, and a certified nutritional therapy practitioner who believes that real food can balance the body and produce personal record sports performance.
Tiana has been a competitive athlete her whole life, in gymnastics, soccer and now, triathlon. Since finding the sport of triathlon in 2009, she has competed all across the world in Ironman 70.3 and Ironman races, including the 2014 Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Mont Tremblant, Canada, the 2015 Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Zel am See, Austria, and the 2016 Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Mooloolaba, Australia. Tiana is a 4x Ironman finisher, completing Ironman Arizona in 2014, Ironman Cozumel in 2015, Ironman Canada and Ironman Arizona, both in 2016.
Tiana loves working with clients who are interested in discovering how optimizing their nutrition, minimzing stress, and balancing their lifestyle can help them reach their peak performance in their sport. She specializes in helping endurance athletes optimize their body to burn more fat and become more metabolically flexible. She does this by looking beyond the obvious nutritional foundations and explores more deeply the mind/body connection.
Tiana works with private clients at the Wholesome Beet in Grass Valley, or via Skype through her company Tri Real Food. Tiana speaks to sports groups across northern California, including cycling, running and triathlon clubs, along with high school sports teams.
Find out more about how Tiana can help you reach your goals!
Nutritional Therapy Practitioner
Teri began her own journey in nutrition more than 10 years ago, when she started by making one small change every year: cutting out bread; taking a coffee break; adding more fiber; eating protein with every meal; sobriety. Soon, she was hooked. She was feeling better, sleeping better and embracing a whole new level of energy. The culmination of these single steps led Teri to the Nutritional Therapy Association where she completed her certification as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. In her practice, Nourish Your Best Self, she works with small groups and with clients one-on-one to help them discover these profound changes themselves. Teri believes we have within us the key to unlock our fullest potential and it starts with discovering your best self, mind, body and spirit. Each person has his/her own motivation for health and vitality. Perhaps it is keeping up with a growing family, running a 5K, or dancing at your grandchild’s wedding.
Teri's passions include reading and research, camping and hiking and life-long learning. She believes in re-inventing yourself at any age. She loves to geek out over bone broth, jun tea and whole, nutrient-dense real food. But, she also breaks it down for her clients so that they can take the small steps to create their best life without feeling overwhelmed or discouraged. Teri's vision for “Nourish Your Best Self” is to create a sacred space, without judgement, where we come together to explore what it means to for each of us to be our best self. Teri also believe that nutrition can be fun!
Contact Teri so you can explore together what it means to ‘Nourish Your Best Self’!
Ali joins the Wholesome Beet with a background in herbalism and a real passion for helping individuals find their way towards optimal health and well being. As a student of the Nutritional Therapy Association, Ali is taking her love of food and healing to the next level. Her studies are providing a foundational knowledge of how nutrient dense whole foods can revitalize our bodies and energize our minds.
Having grown up on the east coast, Ali ventured west for college at the University of Colorado where she received a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts and Cross Cultural Studies in 2010. It was here that she developed a love for the outdoors and a desire to become more familiar with plants and their innate ability to heal. Ali made a move to Flagstaff, Arizona where she was able to really delve into the world of herbal medicine by studying at the Foragers Path School of Herbal Studies. After a few years of working with various teachers in the desert, Ali moved to beautiful Nevada County to practice herbal medicine through the California College of Ayurveda. It is here that she solidified her desire to work one-on-one with clients to help on the path to healing. She is currently working with individuals in a social work setting but is excited to finish her nutritional therapy education and start her private practice.
Ali has traveled extensively in South and Central America and loves the outdoors: climbing, biking, running, gardening, painting and cooking are just a few of the many activities she focuses on when not at school or work.