Our Team of Passionate Specialists are Dedicated to helping our customers find Health & Wellness through Natural and Organic foods & supplements.

We are fortunate to have a Quality staff of like-minded individuals that work in complete Harmony.

 

✨TEAM BIOS:

 
DAVE THOMAS (& BILLY!) CEO/OWNER   The man that started it  ALL ! “The passion that got me into this is that I wanted to share the  Transformation  I had in my own health, and to see other people do the same,” Dave said. “To help them be the all-natural versions of themselves.” Dave was responsible for Lynchburg’s  original  nutrition store (before it was the “cool” and marketable thing to do). He is also the mind behind    Millie’s   , the first ever plant-based café in South-Western Virginia!   Millie’s Living Café was named in  Dedication  to his mother, who was the catalyst for Dave’s lifestyle revelation. To discover more about our bossman’s health journey, go to        his page here  !

DAVE THOMAS (& BILLY!)
CEO/OWNER
The man that started it ALL! “The passion that got me into this is that I wanted to share the Transformation I had in my own health, and to see other people do the same,” Dave said.
“To help them be the all-natural versions of themselves.” Dave was responsible for Lynchburg’s original nutrition store (before it was the “cool” and marketable thing to do). He is also the mind behind Millie’s, the first ever plant-based café in South-Western Virginia!

Millie’s Living Café was named in Dedication to his mother, who was the catalyst for Dave’s lifestyle revelation. To discover more about our bossman’s health journey, go to his page here!

LEILANI BARRETT HR/OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT   This new mom has always been health conscious due to growing up in an athletic and active family; however, extreme measures lead to a malnourished and unhealthy lifestyle. She created the much-needed change and has embraced going back to basics- Nature. As a new mom, Leilani is passionate about sharing her knowledge with wellness during pregnancy as well as post-partum our HN Community. With her status as a new mom, she knows that “...we all can use support- Emotionally, Mentally, and Nutritionally.”  Even with a loaded arsenal of information, she is the team captain of “ Forever Learners ”. Leilani values learning more product knowledge, but also understands the importance of tuning in to the lessons that our interactions with other human beings, as well as the environment around us, can teach us.  From supporting local to healthy cooking, She is a creative, kind, and hardworking woman that brings SO much positivity into our lives. We are pleased to introduce Leilani’s passionate positivity to the health journeys of our loyal customers.

LEILANI BARRETT
HR/OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

This new mom has always been health conscious due to growing up in an athletic and active family; however, extreme measures lead to a malnourished and unhealthy lifestyle. She created the much-needed change and has embraced going back to basics- Nature. As a new mom, Leilani is passionate about sharing her knowledge with wellness during pregnancy as well as post-partum our HN Community. With her status as a new mom, she knows that “...we all can use support- Emotionally, Mentally, and Nutritionally.”

Even with a loaded arsenal of information, she is the team captain of “Forever Learners”. Leilani values learning more product knowledge, but also understands the importance of tuning in to the lessons that our interactions with other human beings, as well as the environment around us, can teach us.

From supporting local to healthy cooking, She is a creative, kind, and hardworking woman that brings SO much positivity into our lives. We are pleased to introduce Leilani’s passionate positivity to the health journeys of our loyal customers.

STEFFI WELLS   INVENTORY/GROCERY MANAGER   Steffi is our longest tenured member here at HNN (6 years)! Many of you know and trust her, as she is extremely knowledgeable and a  Hardworking  woman! From all of the Grocery items to Health & Beauty, Inventory, Management, Special Orders and MORE... Steffi helps us supply our loyal customers with the most amazing, natural products. As a trained dancer starting at a young age, health and body wellness were instilled into her daily routine. She went from strict training with a prominent dance company, to juggling a hectic class schedule majoring in Dance at VCU, When she realized that she was running herself down physically and mentally, she utilized that same intense dedication to living a more natural and healthy life.   Her passion and contagious smile truly brightens up the store!We are all forever grateful for her impact on our customers and team alike.

STEFFI WELLS
INVENTORY/GROCERY MANAGER

Steffi is our longest tenured member here at HNN (6 years)! Many of you know and trust her, as she is extremely knowledgeable and a Hardworking woman! From all of the Grocery items to Health & Beauty, Inventory, Management, Special Orders and MORE... Steffi helps us supply our loyal customers with the most amazing, natural products. As a trained dancer starting at a young age, health and body wellness were instilled into her daily routine. She went from strict training with a prominent dance company, to juggling a hectic class schedule majoring in Dance at VCU, When she realized that she was running herself down physically and mentally, she utilized that same intense dedication to living a more natural and healthy life.

Her passion and contagious smile truly brightens up the store!We are all forever grateful for her impact on our customers and team alike.

MEGHAN FOWLKES ASSISTANT MANAGER  Meghan started her journey with HNN in 2014 at the age of 17- YES 17! Don't let the age fool you, She is set to graduate from The University of Lynchburg, majoring in Health Promotion/Wellness in June! She’s our  Encyclopedia   of Information  on- dare I say, the majority of products that we have in the store! Not only can she tell you the benefits of a supplement, but has a thorough understanding of how it works on a molecular level. She has completely changed her life through nutrition and exercise- by losing over 100lbs during her teenage years.She is a brilliant mind and such an intelligent human being.   With her busy work schedule, college assignments, and daily exercise routine, she somehow finds time to cook and bake some of the most delicious treats! From ordering products to training new employees, and managing the evening crew (and SO much more), we are filled with joy to officially call Meghan our Assistant Manager in 2019!

MEGHAN FOWLKES
ASSISTANT MANAGER
Meghan started her journey with HNN in 2014 at the age of 17- YES 17! Don't let the age fool you, She is set to graduate from The University of Lynchburg, majoring in Health Promotion/Wellness in June! She’s our Encyclopedia of Information on- dare I say, the majority of products that we have in the store! Not only can she tell you the benefits of a supplement, but has a thorough understanding of how it works on a molecular level. She has completely changed her life through nutrition and exercise- by losing over 100lbs during her teenage years.She is a brilliant mind and such an intelligent human being.

With her busy work schedule, college assignments, and daily exercise routine, she somehow finds time to cook and bake some of the most delicious treats! From ordering products to training new employees, and managing the evening crew (and SO much more), we are filled with joy to officially call Meghan our Assistant Manager in 2019!

ALVA PICK CERTIFICATION: AROMATHERAPY  Beautiful, but more importantly intelligent, kind, & creative:  Our    Alva   💚.  She has SO much information to share about  Natural Wellness  & the power of essential oils! As a student of Aromahead Institute, she is dedicated to ordering the best quality oils for our customers. She also selects the most amazing products from MegaFood, SilverBiotics, and many other staples here at HNN. After several years of life’s many challenges, she found herself stressed out & veered away from the healthy lifestyle she had grown accustomed to. This lead to a rapid decline in her physical & mental health. When she decided to go back to her "roots" & implement all she had learned- her health & energy slowly returned.   Alva joined our team back in February 2015. To say the least, Alva is an  Extraordinary  woman.  Any day is a beautiful day when Alva is near.  Come and meet Our Alva, at HNN.

ALVA PICK
CERTIFICATION: AROMATHERAPY
Beautiful, but more importantly intelligent, kind, & creative: Our Alva 💚.

She has SO much information to share about Natural Wellness & the power of essential oils! As a student of Aromahead Institute, she is dedicated to ordering the best quality oils for our customers. She also selects the most amazing products from MegaFood, SilverBiotics, and many other staples here at HNN.
After several years of life’s many challenges, she found herself stressed out & veered away from the healthy lifestyle she had grown accustomed to. This lead to a rapid decline in her physical & mental health. When she decided to go back to her "roots" & implement all she had learned- her health & energy slowly returned.

Alva joined our team back in February 2015. To say the least, Alva is an Extraordinary woman.
Any day is a beautiful day when Alva is near.
Come and meet Our Alva, at HNN.

KELLY JO CHEATHAM WHOLE BODY SPECIALIST  Kelly Jo, or KJ is such a  Creative and Brilliant  woman! She studied Studio Art at Liberty University. Her hands are responsible for the beautiful photos and many signs that you may see around Health Nut/on social media.  KJ’s mom is a wonderful human being and was the catalyst for her holistic journey. Not only is her mom her best friend, but a huge inspiration to her. Although many thought that her mom was a bit looney for loving nature and relying on  Holistic  medicine, Kelly Jo witnessed the powerful healing properties that are hidden plant-based treatments. Kelly Jo’s lifestyle revolves around nature and wellness-from taking care of her horses to barrel racing, hunting and SO much more! Health and Happiness continue to surround her as she will be getting married in early Summer of 2019!  We are  SO  thankful for Kelly Jo sharing the gifts that she learned from her mom with our team as well as our customers. Visit her Etsy or Instagram Page here:   PaperMetalTimber    |    Kelly Jo Creative

KELLY JO CHEATHAM
WHOLE BODY SPECIALIST
Kelly Jo, or KJ is such a Creative and Brilliant woman! She studied Studio Art at Liberty University. Her hands are responsible for the beautiful photos and many signs that you may see around Health Nut/on social media.

KJ’s mom is a wonderful human being and was the catalyst for her holistic journey. Not only is her mom her best friend, but a huge inspiration to her. Although many thought that her mom was a bit looney for loving nature and relying on Holistic medicine, Kelly Jo witnessed the powerful healing properties that are hidden plant-based treatments. Kelly Jo’s lifestyle revolves around nature and wellness-from taking care of her horses to barrel racing, hunting and SO much more! Health and Happiness continue to surround her as she will be getting married in early Summer of 2019!

We are SO thankful for Kelly Jo sharing the gifts that she learned from her mom with our team as well as our customers. Visit her Etsy or Instagram Page here: PaperMetalTimber | Kelly Jo Creative

THOMAS STANLEY BULK MANAGEMENT  With an athletic background, body wellness and nutrition have been essential in Thomas’ raw, plant-based lifestyle. He has also earned a certification for  Mindfulness  Coaching and Guided Imagery Facilitation. He is passionate about the bulk herbs, spices, foods… and showcasing the importance of reusable, refillable bags and jars. “To be mindful is to be fully present and aware of how you treat your body, your mind, others, and the environment.”  Thomas is passionate about utilizing nature’s medicine to help our customers on their journeys. Through his own experience, he knows that we can  all  unlock our inner capability to manifest  Abundance, Health, and Prosperity  in our lives.

THOMAS STANLEY
BULK MANAGEMENT
With an athletic background, body wellness and nutrition have been essential in Thomas’ raw, plant-based lifestyle. He has also earned a certification for Mindfulness Coaching and Guided Imagery Facilitation. He is passionate about the bulk herbs, spices, foods… and showcasing the importance of reusable, refillable bags and jars. “To be mindful is to be fully present and aware of how you treat your body, your mind, others, and the environment.”

Thomas is passionate about utilizing nature’s medicine to help our customers on their journeys. Through his own experience, he knows that we can all unlock our inner capability to manifest Abundance, Health, and Prosperity in our lives.

MARIA NASH WHOLE BODY SPECIALIST  In November 2018, Maria began her new career path with us here at HNN. With her  Positive Outlook  on life, she connected to the message that HNN brings to the community- she knew she had to be a part of our team.   Maria is currently in school for Health and Nutrition. Maria’s new journey, illuminated by the grace of God, has lead her to living more of a natural lifestyle on a daily basis.   At age 13, she was diagnosed with leaky gut after going to the doctor with major skin problems, ADHD, painful headaches, and more debilitating symptoms. She began her healthier habits by focusing on removing specific foods from her meal plan as well as using natural supplements. To heal her gut, she has incorporated the healing elixir of bone broth powder. She also has nourished her body with our fabulous selection of vitamins, minerals, and probiotics.   With a background in cosmetology, Maria is now pursuing natural personal care-  Inside and Out .

MARIA NASH
WHOLE BODY SPECIALIST
In November 2018, Maria began her new career path with us here at HNN. With her Positive Outlook on life, she connected to the message that HNN brings to the community- she knew she had to be a part of our team.

Maria is currently in school for Health and Nutrition. Maria’s new journey, illuminated by the grace of God, has lead her to living more of a natural lifestyle on a daily basis.

At age 13, she was diagnosed with leaky gut after going to the doctor with major skin problems, ADHD, painful headaches, and more debilitating symptoms. She began her healthier habits by focusing on removing specific foods from her meal plan as well as using natural supplements. To heal her gut, she has incorporated the healing elixir of bone broth powder. She also has nourished her body with our fabulous selection of vitamins, minerals, and probiotics.

With a background in cosmetology, Maria is now pursuing natural personal care- Inside and Out.

DEBBIE SLACK WHOLE BODY SPECIALIST  Debbie joined our HNN team in November 2018. She has been a loyal customer for years and desired to work in a place with like-minded individuals.   With 5 years of experience at The Vitamin Shop, Debbie is ready to share her knowledge of wellness with our staff and shoppers. She also is passionate about capturing beauty through the camera lens. As she travels to different rock/heavy metal concerts, Debbie discovers a variety of places to appreciate as art.   Debbie has a great insight on the products that we carry. On her health journey, she has discovered the benefits organic foods and plant-based supplement for her gut health as well as her skin.  Debbie is also an avid rock-climber and loves to find adventures out in nature. Being so in tune with the earth, she is also  Passionate  about  Reducing and Recycling  to create a better tomorrow and preserve the Earth in all its glory.  She is a beautiful mother and passionate woman that is excited to be a part of our Health Nut crew!

DEBBIE SLACK
WHOLE BODY SPECIALIST
Debbie joined our HNN team in November 2018. She has been a loyal customer for years and desired to work in a place with like-minded individuals.

With 5 years of experience at The Vitamin Shop, Debbie is ready to share her knowledge of wellness with our staff and shoppers. She also is passionate about capturing beauty through the camera lens. As she travels to different rock/heavy metal concerts, Debbie discovers a variety of places to appreciate as art.

Debbie has a great insight on the products that we carry. On her health journey, she has discovered the benefits organic foods and plant-based supplement for her gut health as well as her skin.

Debbie is also an avid rock-climber and loves to find adventures out in nature. Being so in tune with the earth, she is also Passionate about Reducing and Recycling to create a better tomorrow and preserve the Earth in all its glory.

She is a beautiful mother and passionate woman that is excited to be a part of our Health Nut crew!

AMY DINNISON WHOLE BODY SPECIALIST

AMY DINNISON
WHOLE BODY SPECIALIST

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DAYNA HAYNES WHOLE BODY SPECIALIST   We welcomed Dayna to our Health Nut team in November 2018. As a frequent and  Loyal  customer of 11+ years, Dayna knows she can stand behind all of the products that we sell. Dayna loves that HNN offers healthy, safe, and nontoxic products for her entire family. After giving birth, she began practicing and living a healthier lifestyle.  As a gorgeous mother of twin, teenage gentlemen, she also utilizes our Evanhealy Whipped Shea Butter to keep her skin glowing and vibrant! Dayna’s must-haves at HNN are local beef bones for bone broth and organic herbs and spices from our bulk section. She also has great systems/remedies for detoxifying the body from heavy metals and mold.   With a  Dedication  to helping others, she is open and willing to share her journey with Lyme Disease in hopes to help our customers on their paths. Dayna is much more than a salesperson= she understands how important her words and knowledge are. Being willing and able to share this information with our community is the truest way to connect while influencing their health journey with love, patience, and kindness. We are more than thankful to have Dayna as a part of our HN family.

DAYNA HAYNES
WHOLE BODY SPECIALIST

We welcomed Dayna to our Health Nut team in November 2018. As a frequent and Loyal customer of 11+ years, Dayna knows she can stand behind all of the products that we sell. Dayna loves that HNN offers healthy, safe, and nontoxic products for her entire family. After giving birth, she began practicing and living a healthier lifestyle.

As a gorgeous mother of twin, teenage gentlemen, she also utilizes our Evanhealy Whipped Shea Butter to keep her skin glowing and vibrant! Dayna’s must-haves at HNN are local beef bones for bone broth and organic herbs and spices from our bulk section. She also has great systems/remedies for detoxifying the body from heavy metals and mold.

With a Dedication to helping others, she is open and willing to share her journey with Lyme Disease in hopes to help our customers on their paths. Dayna is much more than a salesperson= she understands how important her words and knowledge are. Being willing and able to share this information with our community is the truest way to connect while influencing their health journey with love, patience, and kindness. We are more than thankful to have Dayna as a part of our HN family.