Amy Scott Grant
Amy Scott Grant, MBA is the bestselling author of a dozen books and is a contributing expert author for Consumer Health Digest, Mindvalley Finer Minds, Sivana Spirit, CastleRockCO.com, SelfGrowth.com, and more. Amy’s writing has also been featured in bestselling books such as Change Agents with Brian Tracy; Inspired Marketing by Dr. Joe Vitale and Craig Perrine; and Chicken Soup for the Soul: Life Lessons or Mastering the Law of Attraction by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, and Jeanna Gabellini.
In September of 2013, Amy was inducted into the National Academy of Bestselling Authors and received a prestigious Quilly Award at the Golden Gala Awards in California, where she was also named a Thought Leader of the Year Finalist. In addition to her many books, Amy has published more than 1000 articles and hundreds of videos online. Her background in Healthcare Management and Leadership has helped her to become an excellent researcher, skilled at distilling complex topics into an easy to understand format.
Amy lives in Colorado with her husband and three children. When she’s not writing, she enjoys cooking, painting, traveling, crafting, and sharing a balanced and healthy lifestyle. She uses CBD oil for sore muscles after a tough workout, and to ease occasional neck pain after a long day of writing.
Heidi Jean Cole
Heidi Jean Cole has worked as a copyeditor for over 20 years at a local weather turned media company. In this capacity, her work can be found in numerous publications such as The New York Times and USA Today, as well as the newsstories she edits on AccuWeather.com. Lately, she has started her talents in a childhood passion, writing. She has been featured in her first publication, "The Lightworker's Guide to Grounding Energy," and looks forward to doing more such work.
Heidi lives in State College, PA, where she can be seen performing karaoke twice weekly. Between her duties as a writer, editor and diva, she paints and regularly helps alternate dimensions fight evil in her weekly Dungeons & Dragons games. She is currently researching the use of CBD oil to treat IBS symptoms.
Melissa Valdellon, OD
Melissa Valdellon, OD is a licensed optometrist and Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry whose work has taken her all across the country and beyond to Palau, Thailand, and the Philippines.
While Melissa currently spends much of her time teaching at the UC Berkeley School of Optometry and seeing patients, she also dedicates much of her time to self-care and reading and learning about more natural and holistic ways to promote well-being and health, like CBD. Melissa has published a few wellness books as a result and enjoys engaging conversations about creating true mind-body-spirit balance with others.
Carolyn Heneghan is a journalist and content marketer whose work has appeared in a variety of local, regional, national, and international publications on print and digital platforms, for both consumer and professional/B2B audiences. Over the past 13 years, Carolyn has contributed to such publications as Forbes.com, The Motley Fool, Food Dive, Draft Magazine, All About Beer, BeerAdvocate Magazine, Earth Island Journal, Culture Trip, Noodle, Where Y’at Magazine, Healthcare Journal of New Orleans, Biz New Orleans, New Orleans Living, and Louisiana’s Health & Fitness Magazine.
As for branded content, Carolyn has penned editorial and marketing copy--from blog posts and features to web content and whitepapers--for small- to mid-sized businesses as well as leading global brands. Notable brands that have featured Carolyn’s work include JPMorgan Chase, Hilton, Marriott, Omni Hotels & Resorts, Loews Hotels & Resorts, Choice Hotels, Dignity Health, SafeWise, CenturyLink, AT&T U-Verse, DISH Network, XFINITY, and Vivint.
Carolyn lives in her beloved hometown, New Orleans, where her true loves of music, food, and creative expression first took root--and eventually became her earliest writing influences and inspirations. When not click-clacking a keyboard or scribbling away in her many journals, Carolyn enjoys dancing, reading, playing music (flute, sax, bleep-bloops), cooking, cross-stitching, and sharing laughs and meaningful conversations with family, friends, new acquaintances, and beyond.
Carolyn has recently begun to shift some of her advocacy journalism and content writing pursuits into the CBD and cannabis industries, and she has personally used CBD and cannabis to regulate physical and mental symptoms of stress, anxiety, and other psychological ailments.
Melissa Popp is a Content Specialist at NuLeaf Naturals. As a digital marketing expert with a passion for technology and travel, Melissa coaches her partners to connect with their audience through experience optimization, with the goal of retaining more loyal visitors, creating brand ambassadors, and increasing conversion goals.
She can be found online writing for TripSavvy, TechNorms, and The Emmys. Past clients include Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, and Samsung.
Rachael Garneau has been a news director, nightly news anchor, morning show DJ, photojournalist, and many other titles. Her military career took her to many parts of America and across the globe- notably, Afghanistan, Iraq, South Korea, and Japan. She and her husband share their home in the Denver metro area with their offspring and an ever-increasing collection of books.
Throughout her career, writing has been the focus of Rachael’s work. She produced hundreds of TV news stories for the American Forces Network, countless stories as a journalist for the base newspapers, and marketing copy for various companies.
To hone her writing skills, Rachael makes it a priority to play Words With Friends at least an hour or two a day, much to her family’s delight. She enjoys the sunshine, Bravo TV, being a freelance mom, reading, and memes… not necessarily in that order.
Janelle Lassalle is a lifestyle journalist based in Portland, OR, that specializes in producing entertaining, evergreen cannabis content. A passionate CBD advocate and patient, she also cooks and bakes with THC and CBD extensively. You can find her work featured in a variety of outlets including Forbes, Leafly and High Times.
KC Neel owns Castle Rock Bike & Ski with her husband, Mark, in historic downtown Castle Rock, CO.
She was a writer for various national publications covering the television and entertainment industries for over two decades before joining Mark at the shop.
An enthusiastic -- albeit mediocre -- skier and cyclist, KC enjoys getting into the outdoors as much as she can.
Elisabeth Wolfe is a Functional Movement Specialist, writer, and Health Coach. Her work has been featured on Huffington Post, ABC News Los Angeles, Full Circle Wellness Tools, and as a contributor in many independent blogs.
Always a voracious researcher, she discovered CBD in searching for solutions for her arthritic 16 year old canine friend. She soon realized that CBD could be used with everyone in the family, and has been educating her clients and friends about it ever since.