Friday, November 18, 2005

About Us: Michelle and Steve

Michelle - Wellness Education Specialist

Michelle is in her third year at the Sharp Center for Health Promotion, focusing on Weight and Health Management. Prior to joining the Sharp team, she worked for 2 years with the Sansum Santa Barbara Center for Wellness, helping to make it one of the most successful weight management programs in the country. Michelle received her Bachelors of Science in Health Education with an emphasis in Holistic Health from San Francisco State University. She is currently on hiatus from her graduate studies, majoring in Human Sciences with an emphasis in Holistic Health Education. As a Certified Personal Trainer, she enjoys leading groups through a strength training program. Her additional interests include stress management, women’s health and public speaking. She was an active volunteer for many years, coaching the Special Olympics track and field team, and helped facilitate the Women’s Health Conference at UCSF. When she is not inspiring others to achieve a balanced, healthy lifestyle, she travels and enjoys the beaches of San Diego with family and friends. Michelle is currently keeping off 35 lbs for almost 7 years now. Weight loss attained, and maintained, through healthy eating and moderate exercise.

Steve - Computer Services and Support Technician

In the last two years, Steve has lost over 330 lbs with proper diet and light to moderate exercise and physical therapy. With the support of many medical professionals, friends and family Steve continues to work at losing weight. So inspired by the dramatic change in his life, Steve has sought the means to share his experience and learning with anyone who will listen. Two websites and now a podcast, Steve will continue to make available: tips, advice, information and inspiration for people who want to eat well in our fast food nation. Steve is a skilled computer expert with more than 14 years of hardware, Internet and networking experience. Steve has held positions as web developer, high school teacher, PC repair technician and graphic artist. Maybe one day he will get rid of the template used on this site and create something better. (maybe not)