Intellex Acquires Expert by Big Village

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Expert Details

Health, Fitness, and Small Business Operations

ID: 734961 Illinois, USA

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In addition to the accomplishments illustrated in her work history, Expert is Founder and Creator of a conference that hosts over a dozen professional women as speakers. More than 200 attendees attend a half-day workshop luncheon.

She has also created an entrepreneurial series -- a monthly panel of experts who share their vision, then table with attendees for specific business assistance. The series garners more than 300 attendees and averages 80 attendees each event.

Expert's outgoing, optimistic, and passionate personality has blessed her with the ability to connect easily with people and reach higher standards. Her strong commitment to exceeding expectations and notable networking skills have yielded over 100,000 followers on social media, and 10,000 subscribers via direct mail.

In another project, Expert has brought together more than 250 health enthusiasts for an 8-week weight loss program. The initiative includes weekly meetings for inspirational and educational talks and a workout. She organized 12 area trainers to donate their time and expertise. Results were remarkable with weightless average of 13 pounds and max of 38 pounds.

For an online women's forum, Expert also created resources for a client who needed interactive products to drive awareness for a health brand. Integration sold the client and allowed for multiple page views of integrated content as user-followed prompts that created specific routines geared toward their goals.

Expert has created a healthy living program, aired on television in Chicago. She coordinated a full TV production -- organizing over $90,000 in sponsorship per quarter. She rranged of all aspects of production management, timelines, and budgets.

Expert has also been responsible for an online, live-streamed TV production featured 12 Pilot programming. She created the platform, organized sales, and coached talent for personal TV Pilots.

Expert also created a reality weight loss program, which aired on NBC's HD channel in Chicago. SHe organized all aspects of funding, budgets, talent, and sponsorship for a 60-minute, 12-week television program.

Expert's best-selling book, book tour, and associated weight loss program has been featured on NBC News in Chicago.

Expert is certified in Pilates, Yoga, Strength Training, Performance Enhancement, Muscle Activation, Corrective Exercise, Nutrition and Lifestyle, and Health Management via ACE, NASM, AFAA, ESA, and ISCA.

Expert has created and arranged talent for 12 DVD programs.

She has served as spokesperson for Gatorade, Alive Multivitamins, Hyatt, Splenda, Benefiber, Yoplait, Sears, and more.

A nationally recognized celebrity fitness expert, she has made over 500 TV appearances.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1989 Degree: Bachelor's Science Subject: Health and Business Institution: DePaul University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2017 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Founder Department:
Founder, creator of indoor SURFset studio with multi-format group fitness and events. Trained instructors for new formats and all aspects of business including social media,, budgets, and project management.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2004 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Founder Department:
Founder of a health and wellness brand. Responsible for PR, Communication, Marketing, and Traditional and Digital Media Buying. Created social media distribution, now at 100K followers.

Produced and retained a $400K sponsorship in TV distribution and production. Created best-selling book with weight loss program, DVD’s, product development. Obtained recognition as TV personality and has been recognized as a health expert to follow.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2009 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Various Department:
Health Editor, Marketing Consultant, Executive Producer, Event Specialist, and Digital Media RFP/IO account management Consultant. Product development and sales strategies. Helped develop online products for workouts and cooking at home.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2008 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Consultant Department:
Consultant, health expert and content curator for a fitness studio reaching 1 million users. Assisted in site development, project management, and business strategies.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2004 to 2010 Employer: (Undisclosed) Fitness Company Title: Founder Department:
Founder of a full-service 5,000 sq.ft. facility with personal training, boutique, spa services, physical therapy, group fitness programming and corporate wellness programming.

Responsibilities included Marketing, Management, Finances, Program Development, and Leadership.

Created a 5K race for community outreach, Ambassador program, CLTV Health show Living Healthy Chicago/Fit Today Corporate Wellness partnerships with McDonalds Corp. Walgreens, Mesirow Financial, HAVI, Perseco, Vistanational
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2006 to 2012 Employer: Switch 2 Health Title: Various Department:
Spokesperson and health consultant for pedometer and rewards-based company.

Marketing, PR, Communications, Consulting, Business Development

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
American Council on Exercise, Sears Fit Studio, Activ Motion Bar, Posture Fit, Versaflexx, BodyWrench, Advantage Fitness, GoFit, Council for Responsible Nutrition, Outfyt, Mayors Council on Fitness.
Licenses / Certifications
Certified Group Fitness, Personal Trainer: NASM, ACE, Polestar Pilates, Reebok Yoga, Chek Nutrition, Health & Weight Management Coach, MAT Jumpstarts, CPT, PES, OPT, CPR, AED, First Aid, TRX, FAI
Professional Appointments
Advocate and Speaker:
American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association, Anytime FItness, FitBloggin, Healthy Lifestyle
Summit, Eastside Women’s Summit, SUWN, HUGS, PAVE, Aparecio Foundation, Primo Center, Mantra for Good,
Corporate Wellness Keynote and Programming: Walgreens, McDonald’s, Cardinal Health
Awards / Recognition
IDEA Trainer of the Year Finalist
DePaul University, Bachelors of Science, Outstanding Student of the Year
Publications and Patents Summary
Wrote best-selling fitness book with over 15,000 copies sold.

Contributor to HuffingtonPost, NBC Today Show,, MORE, Examiner, ChicagoNow, Womensforum, GMA Health, Better TV, Good Day Radio, Steve Harvey Show, Cited in Wall Street Journal, Rueters Health News, USA Today, Shape, Self, Prevention, and other nationally recognized print and online media.

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