Grounded in Knowledge…
Our staff are trained and educated in natural health disciplines. We are here to answer your health related questions.
Contact the store. Our staff is happy to answer product questions.
Svetlana has been interested in esotericism, aromatherapy, herbs, philosophy, and psychology since childhood. Since moving to Canada, her interest in the above grew and expanded to include food, holistic lifestyle and emotional involvement. She attended CSNN and graduated from the holistic nutritionist program.
Kathy has pursued her interest in a positive lifestyle and nutrition and has been involved in the health food industry for the past 15 years. She studied Herbology and Food Science and has been a flower essence practitioner for nine years. Kathy is a tai chi advocate as well as an avid outdoors person Discussing methods of maintaining or improving our health is her top priority.
Nikkii is a certified yoga instructor who brings pranayama (the art of breathing), chakra meditation and the mind-body-spirit connection to her teachings. She became interested in food and how it interacts with the body and graduated as a holistic nutritionist. She continues her quest for knowledge to better serve and educate everyone she meets.
Christina is a photographer, graphic designer and marketing aficionado who is passionate about health and wellness. Christina ensures the consistency in all of Vitamins First’s branding and communications. From our monthly newsletter, in store themes and social media interactions Christina ties it all together. When she is not working on healthful matters you can find her ripping down her favorite ski hill, mountain biking with friends or creating a tasty new dish her family will devour. Christina can be reached at 403.510.4339 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out her photography at www.christinaforsyth.com.
Ame has been involved in the holistic health field for more than 10 years. She has studied herbology, aroma therapy and flower essences. She is also seeking knowledge in the area of traditional Chinese medicine, and is on a continuing quest for knowledge that can be put to practical use.
Sandra is a true believer in the value of body-mind-spirit balance for a healthy, happy life. She has been engaged in holistic health for over 15 years and is always learning more to apply to her own life and share with others. She comes to us as a holistic nutritionist with training in herbology and a special interest in energy and consciousness.
I.T. and Internet Marketing
Greg MacDonald of Morpheus Studios helps with Vitamins First’s website design, maintenance and social media strategies. This includes helping customers connect with the Vitamins First team through the website, facebook and other communication channels. It is also Greg’s mandate to keep the IT side of the business running smoothly. When Greg is not connecting the internet dots, he is an avid rock climber, snowboarder, photographer, musician and music producer. Greg can be reached by phone at 403-816-5143 or through his website at www.morpheus-studios.com
Her family’s love of food and her experience as a natural health research assistant is what inspired Joan to further her knowledge in nutrition and natural medicine. She is in her second year of the Clinical Herbology Program at Wild Rose College of Natural Healing, with comprehensive studies in herbology, plant & human science & anatomy, nutrition and flower essences. She looks forward to extending her studies in herbology, traditional Chinese medicine, iridology and energetic assessment. Joan is also a certified reiki practitioner. She has an extensive background in the arts and keeps connected to Calgary’s cultural community via her weekly radio program at CJSW 90.9 FM.
Andrew Savage MBA
Consultant and Co-owner
Andrew has over 25 years business experience in management, investments, business brokering and consulting including time with Royal Bank, where he completed several branch management assignments, before becoming a commercial lender. He has also led a team of investors to make real estate, social services, hospitality and transportation acquisitions. His pursuit of a proactive health and wellness model led him to be part of the Vitamins First team.
Audra Savage RN LCCE,
Consultant and Co-owner
A Registered Nurse, Audra is a certified childbirth educator and professional doula, breastfeeding expert and CPR instructor in both private practice and in a hospital setting for over 20 years. Throughout her RN practice, she has focused on empowering her clients with education and resources. As part of the Vitamins First team, Audra uses her background to encourage natural health and wellness.