Brand Ambassadors

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Cassie De Pecol

In 2017, Cassie De Pecol fulfilled her lifelong dream of traveling to every country in the world, breaking two Guinness World Records, and gaining recognition in the National Woman’s History Museum, becoming the first woman on record to travel every country in the world. She chronicles her reasons behind wanting to embark on such a trip in her new book, ‘Expedition 196: A Personal Journal from the First Woman on Record to Travel Every Country in the World’. Today, she is continuing her legacy through her 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Her International Inc., which funds female-driven projects that address the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Cassie is also an avid triathlete, having completed a full 140.6 Ironman-distance race and is now educating others through her fitness app, ‘World Fitness by Cassie’ in the App store.

Brian Friedman

As one of the most sought-after dancers in the business, Brian has performed with top music artists such as Michael Jackson, Celine Dion, Janet Jackson, Prince, Paula Abdul and more. Brian soon became one of the most in-demand choreographers and went on to choreograph such shows as Dancing with The Stars, So You Think You Can Dance, Will & Grace, The Tonight Show, Late Night, Jimmy Kimmel, The Ellen Show, Oprah, MTV VMA’s, VH1 Divas Live, American Music Awards and The Billboard Music Awards. The list of artists he has Creative Directed & Choreographed for include Justin Bieber, Britney Spears, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Ciara, Mariah Carey, Usher, P!nk, Nicole Scherzinger, Ne-Yo, Christina Aguilera, One Direction, Cher, and more. Brian then went on to judge, choreograph, creative direct, and produce for The X Factor (US and UK), America's Got Talent, and Britain’s Got Talent. Brian’s entrepreneurial spirit remains as vibrant as ever as he continues to work and develop new ideas in the field of dance.

Rebecca Louise Smith

Rebecca Louise is a global fitness NASM Certified Trainer, best-selling author of It Takes Grit, and founder of the BTES Fitness App. An international fitness entrepreneur, Rebecca’s mission to help others overcome excuses and achieve lasting change has garnered her over 400 million views. Her podcast, It Takes Grit, crested 250,000 downloads and has featured influential names including Olympic Medalist Katie Hoff, Chris and Lori Harder, Dr. Josh Axe, and Cassey Ho. Her success and insights have been highlighted in Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Entrepreneur and many other publications. She’s served as the face for Le Coq Sportif and been an ambassador for globally recognized brands including Nike, Amazon, Nordic Track, GoPro and Disney. A continual content creator and empowerment-focused influencer, Rebecca strives to make fitness and success accessible to the masses through her numerous platforms and courses.

Noelle Benepe

Noelle Benepe is a proud mom, health and wellness coach, and certified personal trainer based near Seattle, Washington. In 2011, she started her fitness journey to restart her life and quickly discovered that working out kept her focused, motivated and strengthened her body and mind. After helping countless women as a personal trainer, she realized she could use the power of social media to help way more people than she ever could in person. Through her online platforms and app, Forward, she aims to help women feel confident and safe in their bodies through movement and community.

Robin Martin

Robin is a certified yoga teacher based in Seattle, WA. She discovered early in her practice that breath with body movement can release the stresses of daily life, and deeply weaves them into her classes. Her use of creative, alignment-based sequencing provides a safe space for her students to let go of the outside world and heal the body from the inside out. Robin is also a certified paddle board yoga teacher and has completed high level trainings in shoulder, hip, spine and myofascial release. You can find her teaching locally in Seattle as well as leading retreats, workshops and festivals across the country and internationally.

Elena Brower

Mama, teacher, artist, bestselling author and host of the Practice You Podcast, Elena has taught yoga and meditation since 1999. Her first book, Art of Attention, has been translated into seven languages; her second, Practice You, is a bestseller. Her third book, Being You, was released in early 2021. Elena's Essential Mentorship is beloved for bringing analog creativity to online coursework and her yoga and meditation classes are on She oversees a global team of teachers with doTERRA, and her spoken word work can be heard on Above & Beyond's Flow State albums.

Bethanie Mattek-Sands

9x Grand Slam Champion, World # 1, an Olympic GOLD Medalist, and “America’s Tennis Rockstar”. From fashion to fitness to travel and of course to fun, Bethanie shares her life in a very authentic raw way which has allowed her to grow a following far beyond just the tennis fans throughout her career. Bethanie brings brands to life because she ignites hope within those who follow her. It isn’t a blind endorsement or recommendation she is looking to share - it is a tool that betters the lives of those following her own journey. At the end of the day, it is this genuine spirit that makes her a champion both on and off the court.

Darleen Santore

Darleen Santore, known as “Coach Dar,” is a licensed, Board-Certified Occupational Therapist, a globally sought-after motivational speaker, executive, and the CEO and founder of the coaching firm, Performance Meets Purpose. Known for her mental skills work with athletes in the NBA, NHL, MLB, MLS, and NFL, she has also served as the mental skills coach for the Phoenix Suns. In addition to professional athletes, Santore coaches and advises Fortune 100 executives, world leaders, artists, and entrepreneurs. She was recently awarded the Most Inspiring Woman from WNBA. It is her unique style and approach during, transformational seminars, high impact speaking engagements, and exclusive one-on-one sessions that has helped people say no to the status quo, to raise the bar in their lives, to break free so they can breakthrough, and to reignite their hearts to live a purposeful life. Darleen’s first book, The Art Of Bouncing Back, will be released on September 27, 2022.

Cory McGee

Cory has competed as a professional track athlete since graduating college in 2013 where she was awarded as the two-time NCAA runner up in the women's 1500 meter at the University of Florida. She currently represents New Balance and Garmin, is based in Boulder, CO training with Team Boss, and specializes in the 1500 meters and the mile distances. Cory has consistently been one of the top U.S. performers in those distances since turning pro. Notable finishes include a USA Outdoor bronze medal in 2013, Indoor USA silver medal in 2016, Indoor USA bronze medal in 2019, and Olympic Trials silver medal in 2022. She is a three-time member of Team USA. Her second place finish at the 2022 Olympic Trials qualified her to represent the USA at the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Summer Games — fulfilling a lifelong dream — where she went on the compete as a finalist in the 1500 meters. She currently holds a 1500m PR of 4:00, a mile PR of 4:21 and 800 PR of 1:59. Outside of running, Cory enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, decorating, traveling, and giving back the her local community.

Veronica Clark

Veronica holds over two decades of experience involving trauma/addiction recovery and life coaching. She learned early on the value of her resilience and the necessity of having compassion towards oneself to overcome past traumas and thrive. Upon seeking wholeness and healing for her own wounds, Veronica was motivated to help others by establishing a state-licensed group home in 2006 that offered shelter for teens ages 12-17 along with a transitional home for women in alcohol and drug recovery. Veronica has earned a Master's degree in Adult Education, a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, and has worked across various industries such as retail banking, real estate, and Higher Education. Veronica pursued numerous certifications in Yoga, Meditation, Ayurveda, and Nutrition. After training in Trauma-Informed Yoga, Veronica chose to expand her understanding of trauma resolution by becoming a Somatic Experiencing® (SE) Practitioner.

Jeremy Scott

Jeremy is a former collegiate athlete & Cum Laude graduate turned best selling author; “Make Success Mandatory” “Get Lean Gluten Free”. His blog has been named one of the top 20 fitness blogs online by Breaking Muscle. He is a 4-x cover model; SHAPE Magazine named him one of the 50 Hottest Trainers in America. Jeremy has worked and partnered with the biggest brands in fitness including Men’s Health Magazine, Reebok, Under Armor, Vitamin Shoppe and He is also the host of the popular Jeremy Scott Fitness Podcast & Radio Show. You can find Jeremy most early mornings coaching at Jeremy Scott Fitness located in beautiful sunny North Scottsdale, AZ.

Jackie Cantwell

Jackie Cantwell is a sound musician, multi-disciplinary artist, meditation leader, & mental health advocate who has played sound bowls & led breath-work for some of the largest meditations in the world. Jackie facilitates sound globally for mass meditations through The Big Quiet, has worked on tour with Oprah Winfrey, is a resident sound practitioner for CIVANA Wellness Resort & Spa, Chopra Global, & Director of Medi Club.

Bentley Fazi

Bentley is a yoga teacher and wellness influencer in Scottsdale, Arizona. She has partnerships with Alo Yoga and Toesox and is the Online Community Manager on Alo Yoga’s Marketing team. She is a proud Pitbull dog mom and advocate for her pit mix, Leo. She has been practicing yoga since 2015 and ventured into teaching in the Fall of 2016 after earning her 200-hour training certification at Modern Yoga in Scottsdale. Yoga became her path to discovering her truth. Its guidance, love, patience and sheer force paved the way to reveal who she really was. As part of the LGBTQIA+ community, she integrates her love and desire for all people to live their truth in both her practice and yoga teachings, on and off their mats.

Michael Stomatak

His educational background and passion for health and wellness inspired him to pursue personal training. With a Bachelors of Science in Exercise Physiology, certifications through USWA and CSCS and over 25 years of personal training experience, Michael prides himself in always being knowledgeable and adaptable in his profession. Michael launched his career in 1996, training men and women of all ages. He believes in creating simple methods to live a balanced and healthy lifestyle, making the sustainability of health a number one priority. When he's not focusing on health and wellness, Michael loves to be in the sun or out in nature! One of his main goals is to live an eventful, balanced, and travel filled life.

Priscilla Perez

A New York native and Latina raised by immigrant parents, is where her "I'll never settle," mentality comes from. Priscilla is first a mom and wife, secondly a motivational fitness professional who believes the power of movement is one of the best mental workouts there is. She blends mind, body, and soul into her spin and bootcamp classes for Women’s Health Magazine and The Madison Improvement Club, encouraging her students that all things are possible. She is the Co-Founder of the "Reconnect & Realign" Women's Retreat at CIVANA which is a safe space for like-minded women to come together, connect to self, and realign what is most important in this one precious life of ours.

Courtney Sheber

Courtney is an Arizona Native and cherishes the opportunity to teach and inspire people in her hometown. She is a 500-hour certified yoga instructor through Modern Yoga in Scottsdale and has trained with some of the most experienced yoga professionals in the world. She views the practice as the key to living a happy, vibrant life of presence and peace. Courtney offers Vinyasa classes blending movement with breath, using unique transitions and intelligent alignment cues, as well as one-on-one sessions to help students deepen their personal journey. In addition to being an Ambassador at CIVANA, Courtney is also the Community and Wellness Manager with a mission to bring healthy living and connection to everyone she meets.

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