Drew has a passion for health and wellness and in helping people achieve their goals through living a balanced lifestyle. In 2016 Drew received a prestigious award for his entrepreneurial success with Unite Fitness Retreat as one of Utah’s top new companies. Drew is an avid outdoorsman and you can find him camping, fishing, and doing anything recreational out and about in Utah with his family. Drew received his MBA from Westminster College. Drew enjoys working out alongside our guests and believes in the power of awareness to change ones health and wellness.
“UNITE the body + mind to create lasting change.”- Drew Paulos
Christina PaulosPre-Camp Coordinator
Christina has been in the health and wellness retreat industry for close to 15 years and collaborated with Drew Paulos and Leah Britt in creating the Unite program. Bringing her knowledge and customer service experience with her, she handles Unite’s reservations and program coordinating to ensure each guest has a remarkable stay. Christina has a degree from the University of Montana in Social Work and has been inspired to be in the “Helping Profession” for as long as she can remember. She has a passion for assisting people in reaching their personal goals and becoming the healthiest and happiest they can be. She enjoys yoga, cooking healthy food, a good cup of coffee, camping, being outdoors, and spending time with her family.
Sarah MouserProgram Director & Master Trainer
Sarah grew up in Waco, Texas. She has her bachelors in Human Ecology and her Masters in Kinesiology. Sarah is a NSCA certified trainer and has been in the fitness industry for over 13 years and obtained multiple certifications including certified strength and condition specialist (NSCA CSCS), CrossFit Level I, certified massage therapist and the Functional Movement Screen. She has experience in a wide variety of areas including strength and conditioning of all athletic levels (youth to professional), CrossFit, general fitness, post orthopedic surgery, clients going through cancer treatments, etc. She specializes in movement proficiency and adaptive programming. Her attention to detail provides a comfort to new clients while pushing to achieve goals. Sarah loves to teach because she gets to help others understand their true potential and push past their physical and mental limitations. Outside of the gym you will find Sarah being active in the mountains of Salt Lake City or spending time with her family.
Trish AdamsAssistant Program Director & Master Trainer
At a young age Trish developed a love of exercise and strength training. She has been active as long as she remembers. Her passion for health and wellness brought her to Utah State University where she earned her associates in Heath Education and Promotions and her bachelor’s degree in nutrition. Trish is a certified NASM personal trainer and she loves learning new ways to be active, she has been competing competitively in CrossFit for 2 years and also received her CrossFit training certification. Trish loves being in the mountains, back packing, playing volleyball, traveling and recently learned how to ski. She strives to make a difference in others lives and her motivating and positive attitude are contagious for all she works with. Trish will motivate you, inspire you, and help you find your own love of movement.
Angie OlsenProgram Coordinator & Master Trainer
Angie is a passionate health enthusiast with a degree in exercise science and wellness. She is extremely motivating, positive, and dedicated to helping people change their lives for the better. Angie handles all of the appointments and ensures each guest has what they need to accomplish their goals. She is a NASM certified personal trainer with over five years of experience in the weight loss industry. Her classes will have you dripping with sweat, smiling throughout the experience, and realizing you have the capacity to make big changes. She believes no two people are the same and everyone should be treated as an individual in each class. Angela enjoys traveling, backpacking, snowboarding, wakeboarding, rock climbing, and pretty much anything else outside that ends in an ‘ing.
Brooke BouwhuisRegistered Dietician
Brooke is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and is passionate about teaching others how to eat for fantastic health and improved energy. Sharing her knowledge of the power of food coupled with balancing real life and your goals are where she excels. Since November of 2017, her teenage daughter has struggled with IBS – revamping her nutrition plan became a top priority. The result: a very happy, healthy teen. She loves teaching others who are struggling how food can heal. She also has 16 years experience in the dietary supplement industry, her insight and practical recommendations can keep you from wasting a lot of money. Brooke is the author of the blog and website “Think Inside The Blender”, which she created to share how she was able to improve the health of her picky kiddos with a daily fruit and veggie smoothie. The down-to-earth, real content inspires readers to make healthier choices.
Nathalie HovattaCertified Life-Coach
Nathalie Hovatta is licensed therapist/life-coach who has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She has a decade of clinical experience working with people with a variety of mental health issues, and was formerly a personal trainer. She is genuinely passionate about helping others and strives to promote personal empowerment. She also has a strong interest in working with body image issues and encouraging a healthier sense of self. Nathalie strongly believes in the mind and body connection, and thus takes a holistic approach to her work. She employs mindfulness, meditation, self-acceptance, and self-compassion techniques to help clients achieve their highest potential.
Jared AndersonCertified Life-Coach
Jared is passionate about transformation! He has a Master’s Degree in Consciousness and Transformative Studies. He is an ICF certified life coach and received his training from Accomplishment Coaching where he currently trains aspiring coaches. He feels passionate about helping our guests to overcome struggles and supporting them in creating extraordinary lives. He has been training with John Wineland for many years and is now a leader in his work. You can find Jared in his free time stomping around the mountains enjoying the amazing beauty of Utah. He also loves meditation and Kundalini Yoga and finds that it sources his life and his practice.
Kat DickinsonActivities Coach & Yoga Instructor
Kat is a certified yoga and spin instructor. She also received her bachelors of design from Ontario College of Art and Design and her Masters of Fine Arts from California Institute of the Arts. Through the arts, she found her love for yoga and movement which eventually led her to discover how mindfulness can positively effect our lives. Her passion for mindfulness is portrayed in the activities and outings she takes the group on as well as her yoga and meditation classes. Kat loves the outdoors and takes advantage of living in Utah, her hikes and outdoor adventures will have you falling in love with nature and hiking. Kat is an avid athlete herself and you can find her traveling and exploring the outdoors in her downtime.
Steven NamannyMaster Trainer & Hiking Specialist
Steve was born in the Wasatch Front but lived in the Sierra Nevada mountains near Lake Tahoe and generally feels at home anywhere with trails and mountains. He spends all of his free time, trail running, mountain biking, and hiking. He graduated from Utah Valley University with a bachelors degree in Exercise Science and Outdoor Recreation, and later completed a masters degree in Sports Conditioning and Performance from Southern Utah University. Steve spent 8 years teaching courses in Exercise Science at the University level. He is passionate about running and has qualified for the Boston Marathon but focuses mainly on trail running and ultra distance now. Last year he completed the Bryce Canyon 100 mile race, what he considers to be one of the best, and most beautiful experiences of his life. This year his main goals are to run the Grand Canyon rim to rim to rim, and finish a second 100 mile race. Steve is a firm believer in a comprehensive approach to fitness and wellness where all aspects of life must be addressed in order to find true health and happiness.
Maddie MarshMaster Trainer
Maddie’s true passion is to enhance the quality and happiness of peoples lives through health and wellness education. Her goal is to change individuals ideas regarding health by creating individualized, progressive fitness and lifestyle programs. Maddie believes being in the fitness industry goes beyond education on fitness. She thinks of herself as a health and wellness resource. She feels it is important to address all aspects of wellness – healthy eating, relationships, goal setting, body image and emotional wellness. Maddie keeps her training style simple so that all her clients leave feeling empowered and stronger than ever before.
Ashley HenryActivities Coach & Yoga Instructor
Ashley has her bachelors in Social Sciences from Westminster College in Salt Lake City. She has her 200 hour yoga training certificate and specialized in hot yoga. She loves working with clients of all abilities and teaching them the benefits of stretching and yoga. Ashley is passionate about helping people find their strength and peace through the different outlets and methods of health and fitness, especially in the outdoors on hikes while exploring nature.
Sara Aguayo Unite Fitness Trainer
Sara is a California native with a love for helping others achieve what they never thought possible. She has been involved in a variety of sports ranging from competitive BMX to distance running, which she did in college whilst majoring in Kinesiology/Exercise Science. Sara has always wanted to inspire others all over the world, and even created global runs and activities for charities for individuals of all abilities to participate in. Her friendly and encouraging approach is just one of the reasons people love to train with her. She enjoys spending her free time exploring her new home of Utah with her dog, Beef.
Trish AllenHolistic Health Coach
Trish has been in the Fitness and Nutrition Industry for over 15 years. She is a Holistic Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, an AFPA certified Health and Wellness Coach, an AFAA group fitness instructor and certified TRX instructor. She loves helping others change their life-style by giving them tools to take charge of their own health. Some of her favorite topics to share Unite are Understanding Nutrition Labels, Self-Esteem, Body Image, Causes of Cravings, Meal Prep, and Successful At-Home Life-style Strategies. When she isn’t talking nutrition and fitness, she enjoys exercising, spending time with her 2 children, riding Harley-Davidson motorcycles with her husband, and reading.
Chef WendellCulinary Expert
Wendell’s home of Salisbury, Maryland is where he has his fondest memories of magnificent fresh food – reared in culinary arts and home town cooking, After a stint in the military he followed those roots and attended Culinary School at Northwest Technical College, in Moorhead, Minnesota.
He later returned to Maryland and began studying under some of the Top Chef’s in the state. In January 1995, Wendell settled in Salt Lake City, UT; where after working restaurants, hotels and country clubs, he decided to bring forth Culinary Fusion “Experience the Difference…Taste the Magic.”
Chef Wendell is dedicated to simple styles with intricate flavors using the best local products when ever possible and giving impeccable service. He is proud of his attention to detail, personalized menus, and exceeding our guests expectations.
Chef MorganCulinary Expert
Chef Morgan has been cooking health consious meals for years, it is truly his passion. He has his Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management and is also studying nutrition at the University of Utah in hopes to also become a registered dietician.
Morgan also prepares menus & nutrient dense meals for the Utah Jazz and many of their professional basketball players. This has helped further his understanding about how the proper food can fuel your body for optimal performance. Morgan loves using farm fresh ingredients to leave your tastebuds happy, his meals are also easy to replicate at home.