Matthew Hollist N.T.P., N.D.

Executive Director

Dr. Hollist is Co-Founder and current Executive Director of the International Institute of Natural Wellness Education. He has worked in natural wellness for 15 years. Starting out as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Prof. Hollist then continued on to becoming a Naturopathic Doctor, and then completing a second Doctoral level Diplomate in Naprapathy. He is an active member of the American Naturopathic Medical Association. His clinical experience includes a diverse application of manual therapies along with dietary, herbal, nutritional, homeopathic and lifestyle consulting. This balance of diverse manual therapies and traditional naturopathic modalities has given Prof. Hollist a balanced approach to natural health.

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.

Deonna Hollist

CFO, Director of Business Services

Deonna Hollist graduated cum laude from the Marriott School of Business with a double major in Organizational Behavior and Recreational Management and Youth Leadership. She has always enjoyed business and has twice been named Business Woman of the Year. Her passion has been helping and serving others and she has volunteered in many community organizations throughout her life.

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.

Ivy Hunt, BCTN

Director of Program Development

Ivy Hunt is a lifelong learner. She enjoys learning something new every day and has many interests. She also has many irons in the fire. Ivy is a graduate of the Int’l Institute of Natural Wellness Education program. She is a Nationally Board Certified Traditional Naturopath. Her passion has always been seeking knowledge and using that knowledge to benefit others. For the past 15 years she has volunteered her time to a non-profit soccer club where she is the Registrar, and she has promoted growth from 250 kids per year to 1200 soccer players per year. Her husband of 26 years, Darin, and herself own a flight school in Caldwell, Idaho. She leaves the flying up to her husband, though. Homeschooling was her vigor for 18 years with 4 children. She has also held positions in the Boys Scouts of America as a Pack Committee Chair, Pack Trainer, District Daycamp Director, District Training Chairman, and a District Eagle Reviewer. She was awarded the District Award of Merit in 2009. She is currently studying Iridology. Camping, hunting, and breathing the fresh air of the Idaho mountains are some of her favorite hobbies. She is in heaven when amongst the pine trees. Ivy has a passion for natural health, solving problems, and going the extra mile. She is thrilled to be involved with our school as the Director of Program Development and is looking forward to a great future in the natural health world; the next chapter of her life.

Laurence Smith, C.N.H.C., B.A.

Director of Clinical Advisement

Professor Laurence Smith is a Traditional Naturopath and Certified Natural Health Consultant. He has been a dynamic, internationally recognized educator in the field of natural wellness for over 10 years. He is known for his ability to teach from the heart and help others realize the importance of this mission to inspire others to walk the path of wellness. He teaches for several organizations. Along with his work for the Int'l Institute of Natural Wellness Education, he does extensive national lecturing of Nature's Sunshine Products and is an NSP Regional Manager. He is also a Zone Certified Instructor.

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.

Ray Lambert

Director of Market Development

Ray Lambert is married to the magnificent late Kerri Ann Lambert. They, together, have 7 wonderful children and 11 amazing grandchildren. Ray was educated at Brigham Young University and Utah Valley University. He has taught natural health, herbs and nutritional supplements for over 26 years in 46 of the 50 states, plus Korea and Canada. He also has extensive expertise in innovating marketing. Ray has taught Business Management Skills as an adjunct instructor for Moutainland Applied Technology College (MTEC) since 2010. Ray is currently the Chief Learning Officer at PlanandPrepareNow.com.

Debra Schultz, BCTN

Director of Alumni Relations

Has been into natural health for over 35 years. She is a co-owner in a Health business with her husband Neil. She teaches classes and does personal consultations and treatments. She is a Board Certified Traditional Naturopath. She loves to teach others how to reactivate their bodies own healing mechanism through holistically healing the body, mind, heart, and spirit. She has been trained and certified in these modalities – Herbal and Therapeutic Nutrition, Bio-Feed Back Assessment Testing, Sound and Vibrational Therapy, Lymphatic Drainage, Chakra Alignment, Reiki, Aroma-Therapy, Cranio-Sacral Therapy, EFT and Energy Psychology, Mind Body Syndrome, Native American Medicine Woman and Shaman, Student of Chinese and Ayurveda Medicine and a voracious learner and student of all God’s Traditional Original Medicine!
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.

Neil Schultz, BCTN, HP

Director of Alumni Relations

Neil has been very personally involved in natural health for 9 years since being diagnosed with terminal cancer. He has taken the road of natural medicine to stay alive. There has been no Oncologist in Neil’s medical history because they simply said there was nothing an Oncologist could do for him, so he was left in the care of his surgeon. This lead to a very busy beginning of endless reading, classes and testing, resulting in degrees in Advanced Nutrition and Master of Herbology by completing a 2 year program at the International Institute of Natural Wellness Education and a TNC from Karen’ Hollistic Health. Neil is currently a Board Certified Traditional Naturopath. Neil has also pursued extensive work and training in Homeopathy and is a certified expert in Homeoprophylaxis from world renowned Dr. Cilla Whatcott. Neil is certified in Bio-feedback testing and is trained in Cupping, Guasha, Accutouch Therapy, Tuning Fork Therapy, other sound and vibrational therapies and Pain, Anxiety and Depression therapy from Dr. Howard Schubiner. Neil is a co-owner of Integrative Bio Health with his wife of 44 years Debra. Together they teach classes in all things related to health and nutrition using a strong scriptural foundation. Neil teaches classes in Homeopathy and Homeoprophylaxis. Neil and Debra are the parents of 3 children, two boys and a girl and have 12 grandchildren. Neil considers his cancer diagnosis to be a blessing.