Paula Reed, Certified Wellness & Nutrition Coach
Paula spent 20 years in the computer services industry first as a Systems Engineer for the world’s largest computer services company, then self-employed specializing in website and graphic design. While this was a rewarding career path, she also spent 15 years learning and training in holistic health and nutrition, primarily to address some unique health issues within her own family.
Her passion for helping her own family find optimal health led her to want to help others achieve that same success, so she finally closed her computer services company to focus entirely on health and wellness. Paula has certifications in General Nutrition and Wellness, Sports Nutrition and Holistic Nutrition. Prior to joining Dr. Brenner’s practice, Paula was the team Nutritionist with a fitness facility in the Dayton area and met with clients for individual nutrition consultations, taught group seminars, led nutrition challenges and organized corporate wellness programs.
Her philosophy is simple – eat real, nutritious food and avoid highly-refined, processed, pseudo-food. Pay attention to what your body is telling you. This isn’t a temporary fix…it’s a lifestyle that will potentially add years to your life and quality to those years.
Paula enjoys traveling with her husband, Steve, and has two grown children, Zachary, Savannah and a new son-in-law, Jake. She enjoys reading, music, perfecting Paleo recipes and loving on her Miniature Schnauzer, Sofia and Siberian Forest Cat, Matteus.
Shannon Wintheiser, Certified Holistic Health Coach
Shannon spent seven years in the marketing research and analytics field, working with major corporations like P&G on their advertising before transitioning to the healthcare field. In 2011, after years of dealing with a chronic health condition, she decided to learn all she could about improving her health and alleviating her symptoms naturally – using food, yoga, and holistic health.
Inspired by the dramatic improvement in her condition and newfound energy, she attended the nutrition school Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2013, and was certified as a Holistic Health Coach by the AADP. She received her Modo/Moksha Hot Yoga certification of 500 hours in 2014, and launched her own health coaching business with the intent to share the amazing benefits of holistic health and the healing power of food with her clients.
After welcoming her baby girl Sloane in 2015, Shannon joined Dr. Brenner’s practice in the hopes of reaching even more people and coaching them to better health and weight loss.
Shannon lives in Fort Thomas with her husband Anthony and little girl. She loves discovering new restaurants in the city (where she always asks for the gluten-free options!), practicing hot yoga and teaching hot yoga and barre, reading, and cooking.