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Meet Our Team2019-09-18T09:07:58-06:00

MEET OUR TEAM

Meet a team both passionate and professional with a shared goal of helping you reach your highest potential. 

Drew Paulos
Drew Paulos Director of Sales, CEO
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 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.
Trish Adams
Trish AdamsProgram Director & Master Trainer
At a very 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 degree in Heath Education and Promotions and a second degree in Nutrition. Trish is a certified NASM personal trainer with specializations in a wide variety of areas including strength and conditioning of all fitness levels, CrossFit, general fitness, weight loss, and modifying for injuries & physical limitations. Trish’s enthusiasm and expertise provide a comfort to new clients while pushing to achieve goals and crush self limiting beliefs. Trish loves being in the mountains, competing in Cross Fit, back packing, playing volleyball, traveling and skiing. Trish will motivate you, inspire you, and help you find your own love of movement and zest for living a healthy life.
Brooke Bouwhuis
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.
Sara Aguayo
Sara Aguayo Program Coordinator & Master 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.
Ashley Henry
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.
Ali Gunter
Ali GunterMindfulness Trainer, Yoga Instructor
Ali graduated from the University of Utah with her bachelors in Recreational Studies. She is also a 200 Hour Certified Yoga Instructor with specialties in restorative, stiff bodies, and power yoga. She is a mindfulness and meditation expert with over 10 years training and educating others on the benefits of practicing mindfulness. Ali hopes to empower others through mindfulness, body/mind awareness, education, and movement. Her nature walks and hikes are a great place to begin to feel the healing power of nature. Ali loves motivating others while being an active listener. In her downtime, you can find Ali spending time with her family and getting outdoors herself.
Maddie Marsh
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.
Matt Wells
Matt WellsMaster Trainer
Matt Wells is from Shelley Idaho. He graduated from BYU-Idaho with a degree in Exercise Science. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the (NSCA). He’s had many years experience as a wellness director, personal trainer, and his expertise is creating and customizing weight loss and fitness programs for all ages and fitness levels. He also specializes in strength training, and competes in power-lifting. Matt has always been passionate about exercise and helping others achieve their wellness and fitness goals.
Andy Villanueva
Andy VillanuevaPersonal Trainer
Andy was born in Mexico City and raised in Texas. After graduating from Johns Hopkins University with a Bachelors in Neuroscience, he became a certified personal trainer and spent the past four years as a personal trainer, outdoor recreation guide, and group fitness instructor at the University. He believes the impact that exercise and healthy diet coupled with a holistic approach to health, can transform your life. During his time at Johns Hopkins University, Andy founded a club called JHU Lifestyle Fitness, helping others on their journey towards healthy living. When not working or in the gym, Andy enjoys climbing outdoors, playing guitar and piano, working on his photography business, or reading new books.
Trish Allen
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.
Jared Anderson
Jared AndersonCertified Life-Coach
Jared is passionate about transformation! He has a Masters 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.
Nathalie Hovatta
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.
Henry White
Henry WhitePhysical Therapist
Henry is a movement expert with over 20 years of experience in physical therapy. He has ran a private practice in Salt Lake City since 2001. Henry is one of the only physical therapists in the country who is also a Class A PGA professional. He still active and competes in the Utah section golf tournaments and he teaches golf lessons to his clients and friends. He is a big part of our golf physical therapy program. Henry can help you improve mobility and balance, reduce pain, and recover from an injury faster.
Chef Kaori
Chef KaoriCulinary Expert
Kaori Crosland was raised in Japan, where food is a significant part of the culture. The Japanese attention to detail helped form Kaori’s approach to her work. She’s passionate about the art, and craftsmanship of cooking. Inspired by healthy, clean eating, her eclectic meals are satisfying and highly nutritious. Kaori uses local, fresh vegetables and believes in the healing power of nutrition to transform ones health.
As owner-chef of her own business, Sanji, Kaori enjoys developing recipes for restaurants and corporations, leading cooking classes and producing events for groups and individuals.
Chef Wendell
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.

Transform your health, body + mind.