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MEET OUR TEAM

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Jules Black

Hi, I’m Jules

 

I would say from a young age I have always had a tugging on my heart and a strong desire to help other people in some capacity. Conveniently I have also had an issue managing my weight from a young age. I developed a poor relationship with food, developed a lot of fear foods, and never really could find a good sweet spot- constantly gaining and losing.

 

Eventually I got up to a weight that I didn’t recognize myself. I was newly engaged, and determined to make the change. I found a physician who listened to me and had more to say than just “exercise and eat less”. I was put on medication and I fully committed myself to this new lifestyle change, and you won’t believe what happened….it finally CLICKED for me. And so Sayyes was born.

 

I made it my mission to be vulnerable and share every bit of my journey online even if it was only my mom reading it. But more than just her showed up…. People related to me in ways I never knew possible. I spent YEARS thinking I was completely alone in this world and on this journey and there was no one out there who understood.

 

By posting online I found out that this was the furthest thing from the truth. Every single one of you became a HUGE support system for me and cheered me on through the highs and lows of a weight loss journey.

 

This community has been nothing short of amazing for me, and so I knew I had to share you all with one another. I turned my most asked question “how did you do it?” Into a program so I could help each and every one of you write your own success stories.

 

I am so thankful that you all choose to trust and invest in me, so it is the honor of a lifetime to be able to give back to each of you.

Allie Vandegrift

Hi guys, I’m Allie! Originally from Atlanta, but I am currently living in Chicago. I am a full time personal trainer at a luxury fitness facility where I work with mostly weight loss, strength training, marathon training, and pre/post natal clients. I am certified in Precision Nutrition, which plays a huge role in my clients goals. I will be graduating from American University in 2022 with a Master of Science in Nutrition Education. 

 

After experiencing years or skin and stomach issues over the first 20 years of my life, I made a complete diet change which was documented on social media. The outcome was life changing, and I realized my true passion for nutrition over 5 years ago. I don’t believe it set diets, but I will challenge you to make changes that fit your lifestyle and align with your goals! Can’t wait to work together to make you feel like the best version of yourself.

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Tara Bauer

Hi ladies, I’m Tara - mom to two little beauties and happily married for 12 years to my husband, Jon.  I have always been an active person my entire life playing sports all throughout high school, college, and even into my adult life.  I obtained my NASM certified personal trainer license two years ago and I love being part of the movement to help empower and lead women everyday to be the best version of themselves, not only physically but mentally and emotionally as well.  I have found my passion and I love being able to show women that if they believe they can, they will!

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Jacqueline Schadeck

Hi Ladies, I’m Jacqueline, your favorite Financial Planner! I help women re-shape their relationship with money and I can't wait to help you! As a Certified Financial Planner, there is no financial question off limits. 

 

I believe our experiences shape who we are and after witnessing my family fall victim to poor financial advice, I set out to be the go-to person for financial guidance. I am currently a managing partner in my firm where we help people become the first millionaire in their family. I want to help you embrace your finances for the freedom and peace of mind it can bring you. 


Don't be ashamed to ask me any question that comes to mind. We're all here to help each other Say Yes to Success and I can’t wait to meet you!

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Alex
Grant

Hey, I’m Alexandra!

After growing up struggling with my weight and relationship to food, it sparked my curiosity and an untapped need to seek a deeper understanding of the human body and its’ potential. In 2018, I graduated from UT-Chattanooga with a Master’s of Science in Public Health and Human Performance. I also recently became a CYT-200!

 

Over the years, I continued to watch my mindset, health and life radically transform with the adoption of meditation, mindfulness and functional medicine. I find purpose in empowering others to create a more fulfilling sense of wellbeing. My passion is helping women grow their self-confidence, drive impact towards their goals and foster meaningful connections across their communities.

Melinda Deseta

Hey everyone, I’m Melinda your Sex Therapist.  I have a private practice in the heart of Miami where I work with beautiful people, on the inside and out, live their best sex life. I truly believe that no matter what challenge we are experiencing in our sexy times, we can overcome it and embrace the pleasure we desire.

 

I’m currently in the final stage of earning my Ph.D. in Clinical Sexology.  I truly believe in embracing our bodies and our sexuality. In addition to my private practice, I am brand sponsored by many adult product companies such as Fredricks of Hollywood, The Rabbit Company, The Bodywand, and about 20 more!  If you have questions about sex toys, I have an answer for you.

 

I love working with women and helping them embrace their confidence and inner sexy. I can’t wait to meet you!

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Brooke Santizo

Hi Everyone, I’m Brooke!  I am a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with experience in the medical field starting in 2001.  After five years working as a registered nurse on the medical/surgical unit, IV team, and multiple leadership committees at a local Atlanta area hospital, I graduated from Samford University’s Family Nurse Practitioner Program in Birmingham, AL in 2013.  I am a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.  My professional experiences include: inpatient medicine, internal medicine, family practice, urgent care, dermatologic/cosmetic medicine, and non-surgical orthopedic medicine.

 

I enjoy spending time with my family, friends, and my dogs! I am looking forward to getting to chat with you all! 

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