MEET THE TEAM  

  MEET THE TEAM  

JOHN DIESER

CEO & Co-Founder

John is a former athlete and healthcare investor. After a drastic career change from investing in drug companies to creating a way to invest in ourselves, John’s passion now lies in lifestyle medicine. John has an MBA and a certification in TRX Training, has graduated from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and eCornell’s Plant Based Nutrition Course, and now lives in PA with his family as a business owner and Terra Coach.

MICHAEL LAING

COO & Co-Founder

Michael is passionate about helping people create healthy habits to live their best life. He is obtaining a master’s degree in Nutrition, Healthspan, and Longevity to become a registered dietician, has a bachelor's degree in applied kinesiology and physiology with a minor in nutritional science. He has trained under doctors, dietitians, physical therapists, and has worked as a personal trainer, rehabilitation technician, and nutritionist.

DEITRA DENNIS

Growth Stragety

Deitra is a registered nurse and national board certified health and wellness coach. She is a Heart Health Coach, Vegan S.O.U.L. Food Culinarian, and published articles in the Journal of American Medical Association and American Heart Association Circulation Journal. Deitra has spent almost 30 years as a nurse with a diverse career from hospital bedside care, doctor’s office, nursing home, disease management and quality improvement. Her passions lie in helping black women live at their optimal heart health through lifestyle interventions that include whole food plant-based eating without sacrificing taste or traditions.

KATY WATERS

Sustainability Director

Katy's passions lie in finding solutions that integrate social, economic and environmental systems to improve the quality of life for people and the planet. Katy has a degree in Sustainability Science and has lived in various countries and cultures working in sustainable agriculture, holistic nutrition, and ecosystem/marine conservation. She believes that empowering individuals to be in control of their health is rudimental for future generations to thrive.

LARA VALERIO

Health Coach

Lara is a registered dietitian with Degrees in biology, nutrition, and a Masters in nutritional science. Her passion for nutrition stemmed from working at a hospital and observing the crucial role of nutrition in recovery from infections, illnesses and wounds. She knows the effects of trauma and chronic disease and is dedicated to help treat and prevent patients towards a functional, healthy and longer life using a strong nutritional platform.

 

PAULA WEISS

Health Coach

Paula is a certified holistic nutritionist and plant-based culinary artist/educator, with a passion for studying food as medicine and serving diverse populations. Paula aims to help people stay true to themselves and their cultures, while still making shifts to promote their health goals, longevity and well-being through a whole-foods, plant-based lifestyle that prompts a realization of our connectedness to this planet and the food earth provides.

MARIA DIESER

Health Coach

Maria is a former professional dancer, current Pilates instructor, and mom of 2. She holds certifications in TRX Training, Pilates and is pursuing a 2021 holistic nutrition and health and wellness certification from AFPA. She also has received her Lifestyle Medicine certification from the Terra Health Coaching and is passionate about holistic nutrition having a real life impact on living a healthier and happier life.

MICHAEL LAING

Health Coach

Michael is passionate about helping people create healthy habits to live their best life. He is obtaining a Master’s degree in Nutrition, Healthspan, and Longevity to become a registered dietician, has a bachelor's degree in applied kinesiology and physiology with a minor in nutritional science. He has trained under doctors, dietitians, physical therapists, and has worked as a personal trainer, rehabilitation technician, and nutritionist.

DEITRA DENNIS

Health Coach

Deitra is a registered nurse and national board certified health and wellness coach. She is a Heart Health Coach, Vegan S.O.U.L. Food Culinarian, and published articles in the Journal of American Medical Association and American Heart Association Circulation Journal. Deitra has spent almost 30 years as a nurse with a diverse career from hospital bedside care, doctor’s office, nursing home, disease management and quality improvement. Her passions lie in helping black women live at their optimal heart health through lifestyle interventions that include whole food plant-based eating without sacrificing taste or traditions.

John Dieser

Health Coach

John is a former athlete and healthcare investor. After a drastic career change from investing in drug companies to creating a way to invest in ourselves, John’s passion now lies in lifestyle medicine. John has an MBA and a certification in TRX Training, has graduated from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and eCornell’s Plant Based Nutrition Course, and now lives in PA with his family as a business owner and Terra Coach.

LARA VALERIO

Registered Dietitan

Lara is a registered dietitian with Degrees in biology, nutrition, and a Masters in nutritional science. Her passion for nutrition stemmed from working at a hospital and observing the crucial role of nutrition in recovery from infections, illnesses and wounds. She knows the effects of trauma and chronic disease and is dedicated to help treat and prevent patients towards a functional, healthy and longer life using a strong nutritional platform.

DEITRA DENNIS

Registered Nurse

Deitra is a registered nurse and national board certified health and wellness coach. She is a Heart Health Coach, Vegan S.O.U.L. Food Culinarian, and published articles in the Journal of American Medical Association and American Heart Association Circulation Journal. Deitra has spent almost 30 years as a nurse with a diverse career from hospital bedside care, doctor’s office, nursing home, disease management and quality improvement. Her passions lie in helping black women live at their optimal heart health through lifestyle interventions that include whole food plant-based eating without sacrificing taste or traditions.