Dr. Hollist has spent a significant portion of his career formulating herbal and nutritional products for several companies and owned his own private label nutrition company for 7 years. He left the field of nutritional formulation and production to expand his reach as an internationally recognized educator in the field of natural wellness specializing in diverse evaluation styles such as face analysis, neuro lingual reflex assessment, iridology and TCM pulse analysis. He has taught for several organizations and aside from duties as Executive Director of the Int'l Institute of Natural Wellness Education, Prof. Hollist is also one of the principle professors for the Institute.
After finishing college she worked for a non-profit organization named Friends of the Orphans which helped orphaned and abandoned children in eight countries in Mexico and Central America. She then worked for the Albertsons Corporate Office in Project Management. Her husband Matthew and herself became self-employed and started several companies including Max Farms, Health Nut Corner and the Int'l Institute of Natural Wellness Education. Deonna wrote and was awarded a $50,000 grant for their business Max Farms. Deonna is now the Chief Financial Officer for the International Institute of Natural Wellness Education. She finds joy in helping others learn about natural wellness and the impact people can have on their own health, body and spirit; as well as their families and friends.
Professor Smith has his B.A. in social work and is very adapt in balancing the emotional effects of life and the physical manifestation that results. He is a firm believer in treating the body as a whole and that all illness before it manifests physically has an emotional/spiritual component that must also be addressed.
Prof. Smith found wellness 28 years ago after suffering two major heart attacks. He has studied and dedicated his life to natural health and health education. He has been studying natural health for over 20 years. He owns and operates a wellness clinic, Health Partners, Inc. in Boise, ID. He has written and published several invaluable booklets and other educational materials on wellness related topics.
Debra has been married to her husband Neil for 44 years. They are the parents of two sons and a daughter and 12 grandchildren. They live in Hooper Utah.