Lori currently works for the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board as Community Use of Schools Liaison.
She loves to keep busy and embark on side projects that keep her engaged with the local health and wellness community. Lori is the Digital Publisher of healthylivingnow.ca, and past Producer of the annual Healthy Living EXPO.
Previously, Lori held the position of Publisher for Kingston Life Magazine and prior to that, she held the position of Director of Sales for Watershed Magazine.
Before moving back to the area, Lori held two positions in broadcasting, first as Print Producer for Alliance Atlantis and later as Agency Production Manager for CanWest Media. Directly responsible for the production of print, online and radio for as many as 21 specialty channels and Global TV, Lori oversaw in house campaigns from concept to completion for each property. Prior to transitioning into broadcasting, Lori was the Director of Marketing for Fuel Advertising, with a client portfolio including The Bay.
Lori also has nearly a decade of experience client side as a former Director of Marketing for Dylex (Fairweather), and the same position she later held at Comark (cleo). Working with senior management and advertising agencies, Lori developed, planned and implemented strategies for both brands to ensure marketing elements were synergistic to overall business objectives.
Lori now lives in Old East Hill in Belleville, where she loves being a mom to two great kids, and one beautiful Sheltie, Bella.
Belleville, ON | healthylivingnow.ca
Dyan Perry, Registered Yoga Teacher
(+ Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga)
Lifestyle & Digital Editor
From a young age, Dyan always had a passion for life. She attended post-secondary school for Fashion Design, but was later introduced to the world of public relations and magazine publishing as a luxury lifestyle publication's Special Projects Coordinator. Her interest and knowledge of luxury and the upscale demographic then secured her a position at Toronto's prestigious Bang & Olufsen Yorkville as Office Administrator and PR & Events Coordinator.
Later, moving home to be closer to family and friends, she pursued the magazine industry again as a Print & Digital Account Executive for Kingston Publications, a division of Sun Media Corp; where Dyan met Lori.
Upon moving back to the GTA Dyan accepted a position as Loyalty Marketing-Relationship Executive at SPC Card (Student Price Card). Then returning to Bang & Olufsen Yorkville as their Brand Ambassador that summer.
In 2013, Dyan became the Lifestyle Editor for Quinte-region based lifestyle quarterly "Healthy Living Now", working remotely from Toronto. And her passion for health and wellness has been growing ever since! Leading her to leave corporate, agency-life and pursue her dream of becoming a yoga teacher (and doing freelance social media marketing - to pay the bills).
After years of working for luxury brands, as well as in loyalty marketing and the communications & media industries, Dyan has accumulated a unique toolbox of skills to help build, better and market any brand she is working with. Having worked with clients as large as international telcos, retailers & CPGs to luxury hotels and restauranteurs; and from local or family-run businesses to non-profit organizations.
Dr. David SuzukI
The David Suzuki Foundation
Dr. David Suzuki, Co-Founder of the David Suzuki Foundation, is an award- winning scientist, environmentalist and broadcaster. He is renowned for his radio and television programs that explain the complexities of the natural sciences in a compelling and easily understood way. Dr. Suzuki is also recognized as a world leader in sustainable ecology. He is now Professor Emeritus at UBC.
Toronto, ON | davidsuzuki.org
Jacquie Blanchette, Personal Trainer & Fitness/lifestyle coach
Jacquie Blanchette is a fitness & lifestyle coach who believes that one of life'e greatest joys is movement, and is passionate about enriching people’s lives through strength. After working in the fitness industry for over 15 years she feels fortunate to have found a home for her boutique gym in Rossmore. Jacquie has a BA in Sociology, a diploma in Fitness & Health Promotion and is currently certified in personal training, indoor cycling, fitness kickboxing and kettlebell foundations. Outside of the gym she can be found running/hiking/biking local trails or better yet local wine routes!
Rossmore, ON | thefitnessguild.com
Natasha Turner, ND
Clear Medicine Wellness Boutique
Dr. Natasha Turner, ND is a regular contributor to various publications and television programs as a natural health expert. Shows like The Dr. Oz Show, The Marilyn Denis Show, Canada AM, CP24, CTV News, Breakfast Television, Rogers TV, Shaw TV, and more have used her expertise to educate audiences. Print publications include SELF, ELLE, Glow, Canadian Business, Health, Today’s Parent, Lush The Magazine, Alive, National Post, Metro, Tonic, Vista, Fit Life, Cocoa, Viva, Healthy Living Now, Get Outside, and several websites, including a regular column for Chatelaine.com, Blisstree.com, and Huffingtonpost.ca.
Toronto, ON | drnatashaturner.com
Michelle Durkin, BSc(H), ND, Bowen Practitioner
Quinte Naturopathic Centre
Dr. Michelle Durkin attended the University of Guelph and obtained a Bachelor of Science with honours in Biomedical Science. With this medical background, she went on to study at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto and graduated as a licensed doctor of naturopathic medicine in 2003. Dr. Durkin founded her clinic, the Quinte Naturopathic Centre. As a Naturopathic Doctor she is very committed to providing excellent individualized health care in a warm and professional environment. Michelle is also a professional Bowenwork® practitioner. In addition, Dr. Durkin holds professional memberships with the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND), the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND), and the Association of Perinatal Naturopathic Doctors (APND).
Belleville, ON | quintenc.ca
Eat Real Food Academy
Carolyn Coffin empowers people to crave the foods that help them thrive. A former physiotherapist turned health coach and educator, Carolyn uses a unique blend of nutrition, lifestyle, and mindset coaching to help her clients feel their best. She works privately with people all over North America and offers an engaged online community and affordable group coaching through her website eatrealfoodacademy.com. Carolyn enjoys going for a run in the great outdoors, visiting her local farmers’ market, and living a healthy lifestyle with her family.
Belleville, ON | eatrealfoodacademy.com
Tamara Segal, herbalist
Bio coming soon.
Prince Edward County, ON | hawthornherbals.com
President of National Farmers Union, Local 316 (Kingston and Frontenac and Lennox-Addington Counties)
Bio coming soon.
Carson Arthur, Landscaper
Carson Arthur is a global landscape designer with a focus on eco-friendly spaces. For 15 years, Carson has taught homeowners how to raise the value of their homes through outdoor renovations. Carson started his television career as a behind-the-scenes prop coordinator for a national garden call-in show. Very quickly, Carson turned an opportunity to host his own show into a landscape design staple. With international coverage, Carson has become a voice of environmentally-friendly landscape design on a global scale.
Toronto, ON | carsonarthur.com
Dana Goodfellow, RMT (Registered Massage Therapist)
Quinte Mind & Body
Dana is the owner of Quinte Mind & Body, and has been a practicing Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) for many years in the Belleville area. Through Dana’s love of learning and providing superior results for her patients, she has added modalities from her knowledge of the body and medical treatment. Two modalities are Contemporary Medical Acupuncture and becoming a Certified Meditation Teacher and Facilitator. As a graduate of an advanced course of Massage Therapy at Georgian College, Dana takes great pride in treating patients with many different manual techniques. After a year in practice, Dana received her certification from McMaster University for Contemporary Medical Acupuncture.
Belleville, ON | quintemindandbody.ca
Liz Grant, Physiotherapist
Quinte Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation Specialists
Bio coming soon.
Belleville, ON | quinteortho.com
ReThink Me Psychotherapy & Counselling Services
Bio coming soon.
Belleville, ON | rethinkme.ca