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Laurie Rein has been a fitness and health enthusiast for most of her life. She started ballet at age eight and continued dancing through college at the University of Arizona. At the UA Laurie earned her BFA in Dance and Theater, and continued her dance career in Santa Barbara, California.
Laurie’s dad, a physical therapist with a long history of working with polio patients and performing charity work, encouraged the family to eat healthy, exercise, and help others. He bought the family a juicer in 1973, before juicing was a fad, bought the book Aerobics by Kenneth Cooper, when aerobics was barely in our vocabulary, and introduced her to the world of fitness and weight lifting at the age of fifteen. After college, Laurie taught ballet and modern dance for children and adults while performing in ballet companies.
Laurie was later hired as a fitness specialist at Canyon Ranch Health and Wellness Resort in Tucson, Arizona, and taught ballet, aerobics, stretching, weight training, and pool aerobics. She was promoted to Director of The Life Enhancement Center where she designed individual fitness programs and worked with a team of physicians, psychologists, and dieticians to help guests implement lifestyle changes.
Laurie has maintained a personal training/health coach business for over 30 years. Because of her dance background, Pilates was a natural fit and she became a Certified Pilates Trainer in 2007. She went on to receive her Health Coach Certification as well as being a Certified Nutrition Specialist both from ACE (American Council on Exercise). She believes wellness is a way of life, not just following popular programs.
In her spare time, Laurie enjoys theater and performing, weight training, long walks in Sabino Canyon in Tucson, Arizona, and rescuing animals. She is most proud of her son Matthew and his vision to make the world a better place.
E. Reid Gilbert is Associate Professor Emeritus, Ohio State University. He is also the author of Trickster Jack (soon to release a revised 2nd edition), a collection of tales about the Appalachian trickster, Jack; What Matters, a collection of 114 poems; Shall We Gather at the River; a Romeo/Juliet novel set in the Virginia mountains in 1875 (which has been written into a screen play entitled Sapling Ridge); The Twelve Houses of My Childhood; and Valley Studio: More Than a Place. His short theatre scripts are It’s a Long Way, The Earplug, Asides, Smeraldina's Inn. His full length stage scripts are Twixt Heaven and Hell, No Admittance, Coming of Age.
You may reach Reid at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: +1.520.615.1717
Nooshie Motaref is the author of the award-winning novel, Tapestries of the Heart, and now The Land of Roses and Nightingales, has gone through many challenging life experiences unlike many women from the Middle East. Nooshie grew up in a family of strong women... and men. Her father owned a newspaper in Tehran. She was encouraged to pursue education and to make her own decision about marriage. She grew up in Persia, and studied in Iran, Germany, Switzerland and United States. She received her master’s and doctorate degrees in American Literature and Folklore from Florida State University. Her dissertation is a proof of Carl Jung’s theory, the “ Collective Unconscious,” through Persian fairytales and folktales.
You may reach Nooshie at email@example.com or by phone: +1.818.625.9360
Donna F. Brown currently lives in Pearce, Arizona, with her husband, Gary, and her faithful Sheltie companion, Toby. They have been traveling around the country in their RV since the summer of 2018, after selling their house in Colorado where they lived for 26 years. During their travels, they have played several gigs, the most recent at South By Southwest Music Festival in Austin, TX. Donna and Gary always enjoy jamming with fellow musicians they meet along the road.
You may reach Donna at firstname.lastname@example.org or by USPS at 13918 E. Mississippi Ave. #60152, Aurora, CO 80012