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.
PT, DPT. ISSA Fitness, Nutrition Specialist and Health Coach
Kimberly Albarran graduated from the NAU clinical doctoral program. She’s an ISSA Fitness/nutrition specialist and Dr. Sears Wellness Institute health coach, specializing in chronic pain. She focuses on a whole-body approach through nutrition, mindfulness, movement and sleep.
Dr. Katie Borchert
Dr. Katie Borchert uses natural medicine to increase vitality, youthfulness and Qi flow through naturopathic methods. She trained at National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, Illinois, and is a licensed naturopathic physician practicing in Prescott and Prescott Valley.
MA, Honeybee Healing & Counseling Services
Carmen Cartterfield moved to Prescott after receiving her master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Lesley University in Boston. She’s worked as a group and individual therapist with adolescents and adults and is now in private practice at Honeybee Healing & Counseling Services.
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.
Owner, Sundara Sanctuary
Lori Durr is the owner of Sundara Sanctuary Wellness Spa & Boutique. She’s spent 25 years focusing on wellness and is a Certified Healing Arts Practitioner, LMT, Licensed Aesthetician, Certified Colon Hydrotherapist and is working on getting board certification in nutrition.
Chef Omei Eaglerider
Executive Chef, Fry’s Signature Marketplace Culinary School
Chef Omei Eaglerider (Chef O) is the executive chef at Fry’s Signature Marketplace Cooking School at Tatum and Shea boulevards in Phoenix. Her career highlights include serving as a private chef, a caterer and owning a local coffeehouse and bakery.
Senior Regional Sales Manager, Global Medevac
Justin Elder is the senior regional sales manager for Global Medevac – Emergency Medical Transportation. Based in Phoenix, Justin and his team are currently active in five states throughout the West and Midwest.
DPM, Complete Foot & Ankle Care
Dr. Brad Hayman has been a podiatrist for over 40 years. After having a successful practice in Sun City, he moved to Prescott in 2006. He’s board-certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and in wound care.
Dr. Whitney James
Dr. Whitney James is a neurosurgeon who applies outpatient surgical solutions to alleviate acute and chronic pain. She specializes in minimally invasive surgical procedures to treat spine fractures, back pain, migraines and other neurological pathologies.
LMT, Director, Asis Massage Education
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.
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.
Owner, Prescott Maid to Order LLC & MTO Janitorial LLC
Lucy Leyva is an entrepreneur and active member of the small business community. She is the owner and founder of Prescott Maid to Order LLC and other businesses and has over 60 employees. She moved to Prescott Valley in 2000 and fell in love with its lifestyle and people.
Bartender, Raven Café
Bartender by day, musician by night! Kaileena is a singer, songwriter, musician and artist. She is an integral part of the community of Prescott in terms of entertainment and philanthropy.
Dr. Billie Orr
Prescott Mayor Pro Tem, City of Prescott
Billie has served as a teacher, principal and associate superintendent for Arizona K-12 public schools and at the national level promoting high standards and accountability. She is a member of Frontier Rotary and serves on the boards of Arizona Town Hall, Western Heritage Foundation and the Phippen Museum, among others.
Dr. Jeffrey Osburn
OB/GYN, Prescott Women’s Clinic
Dr. Jeffrey Osburn is a board-certified OB/GYN. He is a University of Arizona alum, and after his training and several years of being faculty at the University of Oklahoma he returned to Arizona and has been in Prescott with Prescott Women’s Clinic since May of 2002.
Chef John Panza
After working in restaurants in Phoenix, San Diego & Prescott, Chef John & his wife, Cassandra, created SENSES, a unique, pop-up dining concept and took ownership of BiGA. Since then, Chef John has been creating seasonal menus at BiGA that reflect his expertise and that spotlight our local farms.
Owner, Your Soul Shine
Christine Streveler lives by the words Be Free. Be Loved. Be You. She’s a certified health and wellness coach, 200-hour registered yoga teacher, reiki master and nutritionist. Prescott found her when she sought more sunshine and wind in her hair.
Marketing Manager, Yavapai Humane Society
Loree 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!
Owner, Northern AZ Social, LLC
Donna is the owner of Northern Arizona’s premier marketing firm. She specializes in the latest digital and traditional marketing strategies for businesses. She dedicates her time on committees and boards to support local nonprofits and organizations in her community.
Nutritionist and Personal Trainer, Vitruvian Fitness
Bailey Zygutis is a nutritionist and personal trainer with Vitruvian 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.