John H. Schmitz
Founder & Contributor
John H. Schmitz was born in a small town in Indiana and grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. After serving in the US Army in Vietnam, he earned degrees in Finance and Health Management from the University of Cincinnati and Arizona State University. He has spent the majority of his career as an executive in the healthcare and wellness industries. John served as CEO for the treatment center Sierra Tucson, as well as the exclusive Miraval spa and resort. From 1997-2017, he owned and operated Hilton Head Health, one of the premier weight loss spas in the US. John has two sons, two grandkids, and approximately 2.5 dogs. He currently splits his time between Arizona and Nevada.
Amie Wiesman is a career professional with over twenty five years of experience in the healthcare industry. A lifelong resident of Cincinnati, OH, she graduated from Xavier University with a marketing degree. Recently, she transitioned from working full-time in the corporate world to sharing her passion for health and wellness, and especially advice on how to navigate this thing called “life.” Her own life includes balancing the needs of two teenaged kids, her husband, and of course…herself.
Chef Cathryn Matthes
Cathryn ‘Chef C’ Matthes has worked as a certified executive chef, food writer, and culinary educator for more than forty years. Her passion is creating flavorful and nutritious food to aid in weight loss, disease prevention, and addiction recovery. As the cooking school instructor at Hilton Head Health, she inspired guests to prepare and share delicious and healthy food. She continues to consult with restaurants and mentor young chefs while caring for her elderly parents. An avid traveler, she also enjoys playing music and living an active outdoor lifestyle in western Canada. Chef C lives her own philosophy that “optimum weight and wellness can be as effortless as breathing.”
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