Local Health Enthusiasts

Meet the contributors!

We believe local experiences are important. With that in mind, we’ve partnered with local contributors for their perspectives on a variety of healthy living topics. Here are the writers who helped make this issue possible.

Dr. Joshua Allen

DMD, Owner & Dentist, Keep Smiling Family Dentistry

Dr. Joshua Allen took over Keep Smiling Family Dentistry from Robert Donaldson, DDS in 2020 after his retirement and is dedicated to providing the same level of compassionate, gentle care the practice has been known for since it was founded in 1979.

Heather Burgoyne

Owner, Soar Pilates

Coming from the fashion industry’s highly stressful work environment, Heather Burgoyne found a practice in Pilates to be her only outlet. After continuing for over a decade, she decided to make it her career. Her goal is to help those of all ages find their strength through wellness, strength through community.

Lynell Cavner

Owner & Master Certified Bowen Practitioner, Lynell & Company

Lynell Cavner is the founder and owner of Lynell & Company, a Body & Nerve Restoration Center in Prescott. She’s a master certified Bowenwork practitioner, trained in Thai/stretch massage and has a bachelor’s in holistic nutrition. Her book “Her Father’s Hands” was recently released.

Cathy Clements

Nutritionist & Life Coach, NASM CNC, CPT, FNS, WFS

Cathy Clements is a certified personal trainer and nutrition coach. She has experienced challenges in her fitness and nutrition and is helping women over 40 regain their youthful energy. She will meet you where you are on your journey.

Anita Farrelly & Jessica Dickinson

Co-Founders, Aboost Wellness

Anita Farrelly, MBA/HCM, BSN, RN is the founder of Aboost Wellness. As an RN for 28 years, her passion for integrative medicine and holistic nursing has led her to an alternative and preventative way to care for the community. Jessica Dickinson, BSN, RN, IV Specialist and co-owner of Aboost Wellness, has worked in a variety of nursing settings, from hospice to the ICU. She aspires to care for patients and veterans in the most empathetic and compassionate way.

Jodi Gilray-Szostak

PT, DPT, c/NDT, Jodi Gilray Pediatric Therapy

Dr. Jodi Gilray-Szostak has been practicing physical therapy since 2004 and has been a business owner since 2010. She has clinical experience working in multiple fields and now specializes in outpatient pediatrics. She completed her certification in Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT) in 2011.

Dr. Anson Hooper

DDS, Hooper Family Dental

Dr. Anson Hooper is a dentist in Prescott and has a passion for oral health. He moved to the Prescott area with his family in 2018. He’s genuinely devoted to helping his patients with their dental needs and making them feel at home.

Carl Johns

LMT, Mountain Medicine

Carl Johns has been a massage therapist and educator for 25 years. He practices and teaches many Eastern and Western bodywork styles, and has specialized throughout his career in working with people with disabilities and complex health conditions.

Vickie Johnston

Owner and Founder, H2O Health

Vickie Johnston is an international speaker, former lab tech, product designer, local resident, KYCA radio host, researcher, educator, creator and owner of the H2O Health store in Prescott Gateway Mall. Vickie has been on the forefront of “Green Living” since the beginning.

Ken Lain

Owner, Watters Garden Center

Ken Lain, known as “The Mountain Gardener,” writes weekly columns that are featured nationally. His podcast and YouTube channel by the same name have millions of downloads. During the week he can be found at Watters Garden Center in Prescott.

John Murphy

Founder, Make 100 Healthy

John Murphy is chairman of the Prescott Commission on Well-Being and founder of the Make 100 Healthy Foundation, whose mission is to reduce diabetes and obesity though nutrition and gardening education. He’s a proud husband, father and real estate agent.

Elisa Oliver-Nielsen

MA, Registered Dietician Nutritionist

As a registered dietician nutritionist for over 20 years with a master’s in food management from New York University, Elisa Oliver-Nielsen employs her knowledge and expertise to see her clients healed and thriving, so that wellness becomes achievable, sustainable and long-lasting.

Dr. Jeanette M. Pilotte

MD, FACOG, Women’s Health and Wellness

Dr. Jeanette Pilotte completed her education and residency at University of Illinois College of Medicine in 1992 and is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She has been practicing in Prescott for over 20 years.

Dr. Dana Rockey

MA, DMD, Owner, Prescott Sleep Solutions

Dr. Dana Rockey is a dental sleep medicine specialist, who focuses on solutions for snoring and sleep apnea at Prescott Sleep Solutions. He offers comprehensive treatments and collaborates with area physicians to treat patients.

Blayne Soriano

Level 2 CrossFitt Coach and CrossFit Kids Coach

Coach Blayne Soriano is a Level 2 Crossfit Coach and Crossfit Kids Coach at Redtail Crossfit. She does one-on-one training and helps her clients with meal prep using her PN-L1 nutrition certification. She carries other certifications including Olympic lifting. Photo: Kai York

Jion Sommer

Plant-based Nutrition Certified Professional, Reiki practitioner & Meditation teacher, Owner, Living Proof Naturally

Jion Sommer found wellness from lupus and MS through a whole food plant-based (WFPB) diet. On her journey she found her heart’s work teaching others the path to healing with a WFPB diet, meditation and Reiki restoring balance and harmony.

Caterina Vaticano

Owner, Happy Life Snacks

Caterina Vaticano’s career spans multiple industries and sectors. She is inspired by entrepreneurship, leadership, and encouraging people to go after their dreams. Her latest venture is Happy Life Snacks, LLC, a modern healthy twist in the classic vending machine industry.

Loree Walden

Marketing Manager, Yavapai Humane Society

Loree Walden is originally from Honolulu, Hawaii, and moved to Prescott in 2010. Her background spans a variety of careers, including 20 years of tax preparation, eight years of radio traffic and her current position as marketing manager for Yavapai Humane Society, where she is able to do what she loves by helping animals through advocating for them to help them find their furever homes!

Aymee Wilson

Owner & Founder, Wilson Aesthetics

Aymee Wilson is an RN and aesthetic injector and owns Wilson Aesthetics. She graduated from Estrella Mountain Community College in 2010 and found a passion for the aesthetic industry and creating a space where patients can be treated with the utmost kindness and respect.

Bailey Zygutis

Nutritionist & Personal Trainer, The Moore Way Health & Fitness

Bailey Zygutis is a nutritionist and personal trainer with The Moore Way Health & Fitness. With a passion for holistic health, she works with individuals in person and online to create customized programs that teach them to more fully enjoy the benefits of good health.