EDBS CONTRIBUTOR BADGE BORDERLet me introduce you to this amazing team of talented experts! They all come from different backgrounds and work in different fields in the health and wellness space and they all share the common interest of improving the health and happiness of our community. They will share their expertise and insight to help you get motivated, stay on track and create for your best self yet!

I’ll still open and close each week, but these fine writers will share their expertise with you on a regular basis as well! Are you interested in writing for the Eat. Drink & be Skinny Community? Let me know! New writers are added quarterly, you can find all the details here!

Caitlin Higgins, EDBS Blog Manager

EDBS blog manager, personal trainer, group fitness instructor, traveler, writer, doggy momma, dancer, and lover of life.

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Dr. Carol Griggs, Ph.D.
Dr. Carole Griggs, Ph.D. is an international speaker, teacher, coach, university professor, writer, and pioneer and leader in the areas of integrative Wellness and Nutrition, and Conscious Awareness (non-duality). She is also the co-founder & CEO of Live Infinity, co-owner/developer of Wall 2 Wall Fitness and Wellness app, co-founder of Pacific Wellness, and founder & CEO of the nonprofit Conscious World Alliance.
Elizabeth Shaw, MS, RD, CLT
Elizabeth is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Certified Lifestyle Eating and Performance Therapist and bona fide Health Nut in San Diego, CA. She owns a nutrition communications and wellness consulting company and is an Adjunct Professor of Nutrition for the San Diego Community College District.
Emily Torres
Emily Torres, Lifestyle Blogger & Fitness Fanatic
Emily Torres is a social media and content strategist by day and a food, fitness and lifestyle writer at night. Emily has been featured in POPSUGAR Fitness, Elite Daily, Thought Catalog, LOCALE Magazine and ELLE. She also runs her own blog, Espresso & Endorphins. She currently lives in San Diego and enjoys hiking, yoga, sunrises, healthy eats and exploring new places. 
Jenn McAmis, ACSM CPT

Jenn is an adventurer, outdoor addict, ACSM certified personal trainer and rescue dog mom living in Tucson, Arizona. She's been in the fitness industry for over 5 years and has recently developed a series of programs focusing on becoming the most fit you possible so that your life can be filled with the adventures you dream of.

Sara Lou, CYA RYT Yoga Instructor
Sara Lou is a yoga teacher who helps women go from feeling tired, anxious, stressed and unmotivated to being inspired, calm, physically & emotionally stronger, having more energy & feeling amazing in their bodies. You can grab a free copy of her Yoga Life Checklist here or for even  more daily inspiration and support, join her inspiring Facebook Community  here.  
Julie Gohring, BS, CPT

Julie is an internationally recognized fitness & nutrition coach, personal trainer, and the co-creator of Saltwater Fit - a fitness & lifestyle brand. She specializes in working with smart & successful professional women who want to create a fit & sustainable lifestyle that they love, even with their demanding careers. When she's not training her clients in person on the beach or coaching them via skype, you can find her in the ocean surfing. Julie is on a mission to help her clients discover their active passion - exercise that they truly enjoy - because it lays the foundation for a fit & healthy lifestyle that you can sustain forever. She'd love for you to drop her a line and say hello at julie@saltwaterfit.com.

Vera Ross, BA, CPT
Vera created her personal training business in order to help others create happier, healthier lives through fitness and nutrition.  A former collegiate runner, Vera is on a mission to share her passion for fitness with those who are looking to make lasting and meaningful lifestyle changes.  With her holistic approach to training, Vera leads her clients through personalized workout sessions, and also offers clients guidance on their daily routines, meals, clean eating, and all the elements of a healthy, sustainable lifestyle.  Vera's goal is to ensure that each client walks away with a solid foundation and results that they know how to maintain on their own.
Cherry Hall, CPT, Nutrition Adviser
Cherry is a Personal Trainer, Nutrition Adviser, Brand Ambassador and is currently studying to be an NVQ Assessor. She has been in the fitness industry for over four years, and has provided 1-2-1 coaching as well as group class instruction. Her passion is helping individuals to become their best selves by educating them about nutrition and fitness.
Trasie Phan, Founder Phan & Co
Trasie Phan the founder of Phan & Co, a sports marketing agency specializing in producing record breaking endurance events and representing ultra-endurance athletes. She and her company are internationally known for producing the Guinness World Record breaking transcontinental USA run from San Francisco City Hall to New York City Hall Sep12 to Oct 24, 2016. She is also an endurance athlete who combines her personal knowledge and training in endurance sports with her professional expertise as a sleep health consultant for over 6 years to advise endurance athletes on sleep health and human performance.
Sabrina Must, author
Sabrina Must is a creative who uses the power of the written word and photography to tell stories about connection and growth. When we live and speak authentically and vulnerably, we give others permission to be. This excites her. Based in San Diego, California, she writes unapologetically about her life—both joys and struggles—to inspire others to live more honestly. Her blog covers topics of dating, sex, politics, self-growth, travel, grief, and more!

And Meet the Founder, Lead Contributor

Teresa Marie Howes, BS, CPT, HHP
Teresa Marie is a nutrition expert, fitness enthusiast and health coach. She is backed with a BS in Nutrition, an MBA, a CPT from ACE and 16+ years of experience in the weight loss and wellness space. She is the founder and lead contributor of this site and coaches clients across the globe on how to achieve better health and more happiness by implementing the 4 Universal Diet Truths of her Clean & Colorful Concept.

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