Guy Odishaw has been working in the field of alternative and complementary medicine for nineteen years. Four years as a therapist and instructor at the Minneapolis School of Massage and eight years at the University of Minnesota as a therapist and coordinator of the Alternative Medicine Education Program at Boynton Health Services.
Currently in private practice, Guy leads workshops on meditation and cranial sacral therapy. He also owns Bhakti Wellness Center and The Hopkins Meditation Center in downtown Hopkins.
Gizelle Erickson has worked in the spa industry since 2003. Her love of the human body and how it works led her to become a Certified Massage Therapist in 2006. Shortly thereafter, she became a Certified Reiki Practioner. Her current practice is with the Bhakti Wellness Center.
She is also the co-founder of GEMS, a partnership of wellness professionals whose goal is to educate & inspire people to a balance of health through speaking, teaching, and individual consultation.
Rob Portinga is a Specialist in Fitness Nutrition, certified by the ISSA and is currently enrolled in the Health Coach program through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. He is also a member of the Obesity Action Coalition and a volunteer for the Weight Loss Surgery Foundation of America.
As a personal health coach with Positively Healthy, Rob helps his clients make small, realistic changes to their eating and exercise habits that add up to positively healthy results.
Mary McKinley is an internationally recognized expert on sleep and has been registered as a Sleep Technologist for over 25 years. She is also a Certified Hypnotist and enjoys helping people overcome phobias, control their weight, quit smoking, and learn to sleep better. She can be found at Genesis Hypnosis in Saint Paul.
Laurie Beth Fitz is the Director of Membership for The Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance (MFHA), an educational non-profit organization that promotes the economic benefits of Cultural Intelligence & Competency in the restaurant, foodservice and lodging industries. For over twenty-five years, Laurie has demonstrated her passion for health and wellness initiatives by raising money, developing programs, doing communications outreach and supporting overall advocacy for nonprofits whose mission supports the health and well-being of individuals and communities.
Laurie is joining The Wake Up Call Radio Show as its nonprofit and community health advocate. Laurie lives on a small hobby farm in Independence Minnesota where she raises chickens, rides horses and enjoys her dogs and barn cats. More information about Laurie and her work can be found at Fitz Management Services.
Tom Glaser is a masters-level licensed psychologist with over 25 years of experience. His passion for for health and wellness began in his teens, paving the way for the holistic approach he brings to his work and personal life. Buddhism and Native American spirituality are also strong influences, and he teaches on topics including mindfulness, sexuality, positive psychology, and emotional intelligence.
He now works in private practice near Loring Park in Minneapolis, appears on stage and film whenever possible, and is writing a book on happiness.