Keynote Speaker Bios
JENNA LEE, JOURNALIST
INTRODUCTORY KEYNOTE SPEAKER AND EMCEE
Jenna Lee is an American journalist who’s reported on some of the biggest domestic and international stories of the last decade. She most recently co-anchored “Happening Now” – a daily two-hour news program for the Fox News Channel where she covered breaking news and conducted live interviews with a wide range of guests including presidential candidates, lawmakers and cabinet members. She is most inspired by her portfolio of work outside of the studio that combined American history and adventure – such as walking the span of New York City’s George Washington Bridge, the busiest bridge in the world, to show viewers an up-close view of the largest free flying American flag in the country. A graduate with honors of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, Jenna is married to Lieutenant Commander Leif Babin, a decorated U.S. Navy SEAL with multiple combat deployments to Iraq who is co-author of the NYT best selling book “Extreme Ownership” and co-founder of Echelon Front, a leadership firm that helps build high performance teams. They have two wildly active children, Trace and Liberty.
DAVID LEMKE, NMT, SEMG TECH
Five years after a severe back injury in Canada in 1980, DAVID LEMKE went on to study as a massage therapist. After 10 years of successfully treating thousands of pain sufferers in Canada, he had a breakthrough when information from a kinesiological surface electromyography (sEMG) evaluation led him to discover that single manipulation freed a borderline frozen shoulder and eliminated nearly all the pain — and the results lasted. Mr. Lemke eventually developed a unique model of functional assessment using sEMG.
Since the 1990’s, his treatment has been relied on by top performing athletes, dancers and martial artists, those recovering from orthopedic surgeries, and generally stressed individuals. As a passionate interest, Mr. Lemke has enjoyed working with select special education teachers treating motor coordination problems in children diagnosed with learning disabilities. He is a Certified Dartfish Video Coach and uses slow motion video analysis of biomechanics in athletics and rehabilitation. He has used kinesiological sEMG (computer aided muscle analysis) in testing of exercise equipment, devices, and new treatment procedures as well as trained hundreds of specialized massage therapists for physical therapy and complementary healthcare clinics. Mr. Lemke was the primary consultant to Champions Sports Medicine (Dr. P.Z. Pearce, Ironman Medical Director, Spokane, WA) in the creation of their Biomechanics lab.
BECKY JORDAN: CERTIFIED YOGA & AYURVEDA THERAPIST
Becky Jordan is registered with the Yoga Alliance as an ERYT 500 yoga teacher, is a Certified Ayurveda Yoga Therapist, a Certified Professional Yoga Therapist, is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, and an Essential Oils educator. She has over 22 years’ experience as a Yoga Teacher and has been practicing yoga since the early 70s. In 2006 Becky co-founded Sacred Art Yoga Teacher Training Program and in 2008 opened Heart of Texas Yoga, the first full time yoga studio in Wimberley, Texas.
Becky has created her own style of yoga which employs the tools of all she has learned over her years of study. Her strengths and major interests include proper postural alignment (in yoga class and in life), meditation, breath work, Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy. Becky has taught around the country at yoga conferences and has traveled the US, Mexico, and Central America leading yoga retreats.
Known for her easy going, warm, funny, compassionate, and caring approach to teaching, Becky’s passion is to help others find greater health and happiness in their bodies, hearts and minds.
LEILA-SCOTT PRICE, MAOM, L.Ac.
Leila-Scott Mitchell is a native Houstonian who earned her Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from The American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine.
Prior to her training in acupuncture and herbal medicine, Leila-Scott was a yoga instructor. Her passion for her yoga practice and teaching continues. She completed thorough, well-rounded teacher trainings with both Robert Boustany as well as Ana Forrest. Knowledge from these and other trainings, along with her own evolving practice, informs her ability to work with her pain patients and those who are interested in furthering their own yoga or athletic practices.
She also was trained in the culinary arts at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris after earning her Bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University. She very much enjoys incorporating her knowledge of food therapy & cooking into patient care. Eating in a way that supports her own constitution is a way of life for Leila-Scott. She, therefore, has the ability to educate as well as coach her patients in their own lifestyle adjustments which helps them to find the balance they are craving in their bodies and in their lives. Healing has always been a calling for Leila-Scott and she is eager to work with you on your journey toward health and balance.
JOHN W. PRICE, Ph.D, LPC
John W. Price works as a psychotherapist with adults, families, couples, adolescents and children.
John has experience working in several different settings including: residential treatment, independent schools as well as private practice. He also practices as a family consultant in New York City for individuals and families who have struggled with early relational injuries.
While he has a passion to travel and lead workshops on Trust-Based relational work for individuals and families, his desire is to connect with people and support them as they work to develop a more psycho-spiritual worldview, discovering a life with deeper meaning.
John has earned 2 bachelors degrees from TCU – working closely with the Institute of Child Development; a Masters from University of Houston Clear Lake and is currently working on his PhD in Jungian Psychology.
Before discovering a passion for psychology and the healing arts, John was a professional musician and has enjoyed playing across the county. In addition to all of the formal education and practical experience, most of his learning comes from lessons which come from his own day-to-day life.
TRACY SOUTHWICK, ND, HHP, DNM
As the founder and owner of Heights of Health holistic clinic in Houston, Texas, Tracy Southwick has been dedicated to educating and empowering people to take ownership of their health and wellness for over 20 years. Her passion comes from having overcome her own health challenges through understanding the body’s innate ability to heal itself once given the proper tools. Tracy is the co-creator of Wellbeing, Simplified™, a transformative mind-body program that teaches 3 simple steps to health and wellbeing. Through the years, she has also developed 2 very effective balancing and releasing techniques that are utilized daily in her clinic. They are called Energetic Cellular Release™ and Mind-Body Release™. Through Tracy’s direction, Heights of Health successfully melds cutting edge technologies with holistic therapies to create individualized health strategies for every client. Tracy is passionate about teaching these tools individually to her clients, as well as through larger venues such as her Wellbeing, Simplified™ radio spot, workshops and seminars.
HEATHER M GOODWIN, MA, HHP
As the Director of Heights of Health Holistic Behavior Division, Heather empowers adults and children with proven life-transforming tools and interventions. Heather’s mindfulness and behaviorally-based approach leads individuals to make sustainable choices that bring life-changing outcomes within reach. Heather holds a Master’s degree in Education and is a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner. Heather launched the Holistic Behavior Division at Heights of Health, Houston’s beloved and cutting-edge natural healthcare clinic, to better serve client’s emotional and psychological needs. At Heights of Health, Heather teaches adults and children research-based practices that utilize the science of neuroplasticity to rewire the brain and proven mind-body techniques that transform the nervous system, thus positively affecting daily habits and behaviors. Heather’s clients are empowered through the use of powerful high-tech devices as well as easily to implement low-tech techniques. Heather has particular expertise in the mind/body connection, changing the stress response, managing anxiety levels and with children with ADHD and other neurological or behavioral challenges. Additionally, Heather is the co-creator of two cutting-edge programs. Wellbeing, SimplifiedTM is a transformative mind-body program that leads to outstanding whole person health in just 3 simple steps. Present Time KidsTM is a neuroscience and mindfulness-based program for schools. After 20+ years in the educational, behavioral and holistic health fields, Heather remains a requested national speaker and recognized behavior specialist. Heather happily resides in The Houston Heights with her husband, Mike and their two awesome children, Sophia (11) and Nicholas (8).