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ADVENTURES IN HEALTH

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Sean Entin: CEO, Podcast Host

On the morning of November 25, 2011, at age 39, Sean Entin had a stroke from a massive blood clot in his carotid artery. After surgery to repair his artery, he was put into a medically induced coma for one week. Almost two months later, Sean was transported by ambulance from Santa Barbara to San Diego to Sharp Grossmont in-patient Rehab, where he spent the next 6 weeks in intensive physical, occupational and speech therapy. Sean had to learn to walk again on his own and regain his strength.

Prior to the stroke, Sean was working as an entrepreneur and business development expert who has guided world-class enterprises to sustainable profitability. After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Entrepreneurship and Business Administration from University of Southern California, Sean went on to found several companies in the entertainment industry including the commercial media company, Zen Management. In addition, he played an integral role in the development of Los Angeles Center Studios — a multi-use office and production facility that continues to help revitalize the west side of downtown Los Angeles.

In 2009, Sean Entin became co-founder, managing director, and the Chief Marketing Officer for Greenhouse Holdings, Inc. (GRHU). At GURHU, he developed and implemented the company’s international marketing strategies, as well as raising capital and managing the investor relations responsible for taking GRHU public. In March of 2012, GRHU was acquired by Premier Alliance, where he is still a shareholder.

Since the stroke, Sean has worked hard to improve his physical and mental health and continues to push himself with the mantra “I can. I shall. I will.” During his ongoing rehabilitation, he has met incredible people who also have suffered traumatic brain injuries, but unfortunately did not have the quality of medical care Sean has been lucky to have. This inspired Sean to create the “Move 2 Improve Foundation” (M2I) now known as the BRAINetwork, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing outpatient physical and psychological rehabilitation and community reentry services for those with acquired and traumatic brain injuries. Today at least 5.3 million Americans, 2% of the U.S. population, currently live with disabilities resulting from a TBI (traumatic brain injury). Sean has seen, first hand, the urgent need to support these individuals, their families and communities by providing access to and funding for crucial, on-going rehabilitation services.

Sean didn’t stop there.

In early 2018 while training to complete his first 5k race since his stroke, Sean launched the “Strokehacker” community on Facebook which provides a network for stroke survivors so they can share their stories, accomplishments and tips for improving their health and overall wellness.  The page currently has thousands of followers who spend “5 Minutes with Seany” and connect with each other to share resources. The momentum of this forum drove him to partner up with Taylor Smith to create “Adventures in Health” in late 2018 which broadens the supportive reach and compassion he has for all those who are struggling with debilitating injuries and illnesses.

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Mark Nelson: Podcast Co-Host

Mark has worked as an actor, writer and story teller throughout his adult life, and even before that.

His first job as a teenager was writing for Joan Rivers, Pat Paulsen and other comedians. He was taught the craft by his father, a TV writer and producer with an enormous list of credits including the Tonight Show, The Fresh Prince of Belair and Married with Children, to name a few.

As a teenager, Mark appeared in Welcome Back Kotter, and several TV pilots. Mark caught the writing bug and entered the advertising industry, winnings ADDYs, an ECHO and other awards for numerous Fortune 500 companies and non-profit clients.

But just as he had established himself in this career, his life took an unexpected turn.

Mark discovered another ability as an adult

He discovered he had astounding psychic abilities, and won a Psychic Medium competition for FOXTV. This helped him launch a new career as psychic medium, healer, and paranormal investigator. This led to appearances on ABC’s 2020, Chelsey Lately, ENews, Syfy’s Ghost Hunters, Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventurers, and introduced Mark to the production side of television.

Along the way, Mark did psychic readings for Sean Entin and Thai Starkovich. Through this work, they became friends and business partners, working together on the Adventures in Health podcast, television program, plus non-profit work for veteran organizations.

Mark comes from a military family, with generations of relatives serving in the Army, Marines, Coast Guard and Navy. This has made him especially sensitive to the needs of veterans, and the enormity of their sacrifice to our country. This was enormous factor in deciding to join the Adventures in Health team.

Dr. Jason Wersland – Founder of Theragun

Dr. Jason Wersland: Creator of Theragun, Chiropractor

Jason worked on his family’s farm, and later in the construction business, where he learned to work with his hands, and became an award-winning master craftsman.

From an early age, Jason knew that he wanted to help people become healthier. Following his gut, he moved to California and enrolled in chiropractor’s school.

While working toward his degree in 2008, he was injured on his motorcycle, and faced chronic, debilitating pain.

In 2008, he went searching for a therapy that could provide the pain relief, and saw potential in a vibrational tool. But it needed improvement. In his work shed, Jason modified a power-tool to drive a cushioned attachment, and percussive therapy took a dramatic step forward. This hacked-together device became the first prototype for Theragun. In focusing on the Theragun, Jason faced a perfect storm of issues. After several false starts, Jason met his current new partner, Ben Nazarian. Together officially launched Theragun in 2016, and have continued to improve the Theragun device.

Through his work, Jason found that the Theragun has been enormously helpful to veterans dealing with pain and stress. He began giving them to veterans, and is now thrilled to be part of the Adventures in Health team.

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Samantha Harris: Producer, Fitness Expert & Co-host

Watched by millions as the co-host of Dancing with the Stars and Entertainment Tonight, Samantha Harris is an Emmy-winning journalist, author, certified personal trainer, nutrition advocate and breast cancer survivor.

She has also hosted dozens of other national network and syndicated programs, including Gordon Ramsay’s Culinary Genius (FOX stations), Stars Earn Stripes (NBC), The Insider, E! NewsExtra, and The Next Joe Millionaire (FOX network) and appeared as a guest host on Access Hollywood LiveThe View, Daily Blast Live, Hollywood Today Live, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, and Good Morning America, among others.

Then at age 40, Samantha was diagnosed with stage II invasive breast cancer.
Determined to fight for her life, she searched for answers about how we can improve our health, and prevent chronic diseases. The resulting book – debuting as a Bestseller on Amazon, Your Healthiest Healthy: 8 Easy Ways to Take Control, Help Prevent and Fight Cancer, and Live a Longer, Cleaner, Happier Life, translates research-backed knowledge into an easy-to-follow action plan for maximizing health, energy and happiness for life.

As a motivational speaker, Samantha shares her personal journey from cancer diagnosis to healthiest health with genuine warmth,  knowledge, empowering advice, and healthy recipes.

A certified trainer and recognized fitness expert, Samantha has appeared on the cover of numerous health magazines, including Shape, First for Women, Fit Parent, Muscle & Fitness HERS (a record four times), Pilates Style, Wellness, and Women’s Running. She has also appeared in People, USA Today magazine, SELF, Closer Weekly, InTouch, Star and US Weekly.

Samantha is the proud mother of two young daughters, and is a key expert on  part of the Adventures in Health Team.

Rudy Reyes: Co-Host and Marine RECON Veteran

Rodolfo “Rudy” Reyes is an American conservationist, martial arts instructor, actor, and former marine. He is best known for portraying himself in the HBO miniseries Generation Kill.

Rudy was raised by his grandparents until 1976 when both his grandmother and grandfather died in the same year. He spent the next few years being shuffled between relatives and eventually the Omaha Home for Boys. His childhood hero was Bruce Lee, and at 15 Reyes started studying kung fu. At 17, Reyes emancipated himself, took custody of his two younger brothers, and moved to Kansas City, MO. There, he continued to study and teach kung fu with his brothers.

In 1998, Reyes joined the United States Marine Corps and became a Marine Recon Sniper, serving in Afghanistan and Iraq.

After leaving the military in 2005, Reyes became a fitness trainer and actor. His roles included playing himself in Generation Kill (2008) and the TV Series Apocalypse ManUltimate Survival Alaska, and Spartan Race. Reyes wrote the book, Hero Living: Seven Strides to Awaken Your Infinite Power (2009), with Angela Smith.

Rudy is a member of the Adventures in Health Team. His experience and attitude will serve to uplift and motivate anyone facing mental, physical and spiritual challenges in their life.

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Dr: Mark Goulston: Psychiatrist, Author & Co-Host

Dr. Mark Goulston is a psychiatrist, former UCLA professor, suicide prevention and trauma specialist, FBI/police hostage negotiation trainer best-selling author of seven books, podcast host, documentary creator and is one of the world’s leading experts  on empathic listening. He also speaks and teaches Design Thinking Suicide Prevention, an innovative approach to suicide prevention and de-stigmatizing mental illness.

His books include, “Just Listen” Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone which became the top book on listening in the world.

His book, Get Out of Your Own Way: Overcoming Self-Defeating Behavior, regularly flirts with the #1 ranking at Amazon for Obsessive Compulsive Behavior and his book, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder for Dummies, has received rave reviews. He hosts three podcasts: Prison LettersMy Wakeup Call and Stay Alive. He co-created and moderated the multi-award winning documentary, Stay Alive: An Intimate Conversation about Suicide Prevention and was featured as a TEDx speaker.

Dr. Goulston is an active member of the Adventures in Health team.

Sam Morris: Mind-Set Coach

Sam Morris is the founder and creator of Zen Warrior Training®, a transformational coaching program for high performers.

Growing up on a blueberry farm in Maine, Sam understood the solace of nature, and naturally gravitated toward Zen Buddhism and Taoism.

At the age of twenty-three, shortly after leading a group of teenagers on a nationwide bicycling expedition, Sam was involved in a car accident caused by a drunk driver. It left him paralyzed from the waist down. While Sam consistently displayed a positive attitude towards his injury, deep down he suffered from inner turmoil.

In 2001, he moved to Los Angeles and studied somatic healing therapy, privately with Emilie Conrad, the creator of Continuum Movement and a world-renowned expert in mind-body healing for over two years.

Sam discovered that working through seemingly impossible challenges through his deep understanding of the connection between the mind and the body had left him with a gift to help others. In 2013, he founded Zen Warrior Training® out of a desire to teach people to use their greatest life challenges as a catalyst for creating meaning, peace and purpose in life.

Sam joined the Adventures in Health team to help our listeners discover a higher state of wholeness and empowerment.

Gloria Rios: Fitness Expert & Trainer

For over twenty-five years, Gloria has coached high school athletes, running teams, and private clients in Southern California as a certified American Sport Education Program Coach. Marathon runners come to her to shave minutes off their time. Adults recovering from injuries and trauma such as strokes and paralysis, rely on her patience and expertise to increase their mobility and lift their spirits.

In 2016, Gloria began working with Sean Entin, Executive Producer of Re-Boot Camp, and helped him complete his first 5K and 10K race post his near fatal stroke. She also helped increase his overall mobility, flexibility, and endurance.

Gloria is also an accomplished runner who has completed 15 marathons including Boston, New York, and Los Angeles and a top level fitness coach in the Los Angeles area. While her client base includes millionaires, her focus is on bringing out the best in everyone she works with. She looks forward to sharing her tips and techniques for mental and physical performance at Adventures in Health .

Tulsy Ball

Tulsy Ball: Documentary Television Producer

Tulsy is a storyteller, chemist and botanist, and his focus led him to produce over 150 hours of network television with his company Stone Circle Films. While on documentary project development in Alaska, he and his brother Prema found the amazing chaga mushroom, that inspired their company Chagit Products.

He and Prema founded of Two Stone Media, a production company focused on powerful, unique content with new licensing models that include direct sponsorship integration and worldwide streaming service platforms. Two Stone currently has its first major series in production and has two more in development for Q1 of 2020.

 

Prema Ball: Documentary Television Director

Driven by a love of movies from an early age, Prema naturally gravitated toward film-making. After 20 years of creating and producing television shows and documentaries for a variety of outlets, he is thrilled to use his passion to help others find theirs.

Having recently suffered from a TBI himself, he deeply understands the need and benefit of supporting Adventures in Health, to help our audiences live better lives, and to help them spread the word with exciting stories.

Ryan Damon

Ryan Damon: Producer & Fitness Expert

A proven fitness and wellness industry executive, Ryan recently served as VP of Global Sales & Marketing for TRX. Ryan’s passion for athletics drew him to the wellness industry, and his desire to better himself kept him there.

An adventurous childhood riddled with blows to the head were big contributors to the concussion snowball building inside his head. During high school, he had at least 20 concussions, plus, at least six more throughout his twenties. Together they slowly began to rot him from the inside out.

It was a seemingly small bump to the back of his head in March of 2012 that nearly cost him his life. Unable to walk, talk, move, process or express himself like “normal”, Ryan went down the traditional path for TBI & severe PCS/PTSD recovery. After 4 neurologists, 2 pain specialists, 2 psychiatrists and 1 suicide attempt, he was still living in pain every day and a growing list of toxic addictions, mostly prescribed by doctors.

Everything changed for Ryan when he found hope in a set of alternative, non-invasive, non-FDA approved therapies. These proved to be the catalyst to get him off 22 pills a day and onto a track to achieving health and happiness, for the first time in over two decades.  It was his new approach to life that led Ryan to Sean and to the mission of Adventures in Health.

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Rebekah Kjos

Rebekah Kjos has been a Holistic nutritionist and are herbalist for over 15 years. Twenty-two years ago, when I entered Clayton College of Natural Health and Doctor Christopher’s school of herbs, I chanced upon an amazing life changing tea called “Matcha”. Years before Starbucks and other chains jumped on the bandwagon, I discovered for myself, clients and family, the power behind Matcha and what the buddhist temple priests called, “the elixir of the immortals”. I discovered the health benefits first hand … digestive healing, increased energy & clarity, enhanced metabolism and weight management among many other things.

Accomplishments…

  1. Educator on health and wellness with emphasis on family and women’s health.
  2. Have spoken in front of many large groups on various subjects pertaining to health and wellness, ingredient training and of course Matcha.
  3. Matcha expert and importer for over 22 years.
  4. Created, designed and Owned a gluten-free café, Matcha Latte and juice bar including a very specific Matcha cleanse designed for detoxing and weight loss in Santa Barbara.
  5. Have written various books on nutrition and recipes.
  6. CEO of Got Matcha and developed the recipes for the Matcha blends, the bars and protein meal.

Superfood Hunter!

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Barbara Nelson: Art Director

From her earliest memories, Barbara had a pencil or brush in her hands. As a child, he parents saw her innate talent and nurtured it. Their belief in her paid off.

After graduating from Art Center College of Design, Barbara was accepted into the last Animation Training Program sponsored by the Walt Disney Company.

Upon graduating from the program, Barbara worked on several films, then shifted to other divisions in the company, becoming a Disney Imagineer, and then a best-selling illustrator/designer for Disney Publishing. She also worked for Universal Studios, DreamWorks, plus leading architectural firms across the country.

Through her uncanny ability to capture images, emotions, and landscapes through pen, brush and cutting-edge design programs, Barbara is the perfect artist to bring the experiences Adventures in Health to life.