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Julia Burt

Julia Burt is our Certified Functional Nutrition Counselor who helps others prevent and reverse chronic illness using food and lifestyle as medicine. Through her own experience with adverse health conditions, she was able to see firsthand how implementing positive changes in her nutrition and day-to-day habits made the difference between her being disabled versus thriving. She is passionate about guiding, educating, and empowering people to be able to do the same. Julia loves spending time with her family and her dog, hiking, reading, crocheting, and volunteering in her community. 


Tessa Walker

Tessa is a Certified Life Coach and a Master Rapid Eye Technician. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Child and Family Studies and has 22 years of experience working in social service settings. She provides compassionate, trauma-informed, holistic life coaching services for CFM patients. Tessa finds this treatment modality exciting because it's a natural way to release stress and trauma and can facilitate balance in the body. Tessa treasures spending time with her son and daughter who bring joy and great love to her life. Tessa lives in Oregon on the McKenzie River and enjoys being outdoors where you'll often find her hiking, rafting, and exploring waterfalls and hot springs. 


Megan Shackelford

Megan is a Certified Functional Medicine Health Coach. She has trained at The Living Cuisine Academy in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy (FMCA). Megan continues to work with FMCA and the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM) where she coaches practitioners in implementing functional medicine principles into their practices. She has dedicated the past 25 years to helping individuals manifest true health through nutrition and detoxification education. When Megan is not coaching, you can find her in her garden, growing nutritious whole foods and herbs that she delights in turning into her next farm-to-table masterpiece!


Stefan Dreyfuss

Stefan is CFM's Office Manager and Patient Care Coordinator. Don't be fooled by the New York accent! Stefan has a passion for helping people from all walks of life and his sense of humor and professionalism puts everyone at ease. Majoring in Broadcast and Media Technology, Stefan's early career path included several big name News Stations - CBS and CNN. Stefan, an entrepreneur and owner of a local contracting business is now managing CFM's office. Having experienced his own chronic gastrointestinal issues and reversing them using a Functional Medicine approach, he is empathetic and is passionate about helping patients get the best care possible. When Stefan isn't working, he enjoys mountain biking, disc golf, and hanging out with his dogs.

Tennee Gay

Tennee is a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner who has been working with clients in health and healing since 1997. She has studied under Internationally acclaimed Functional Medicine Nutritionist Andrea Nakayama and Grace Liu, PharmD (Founder of "The Gut Institute"). She has also completed training in levels I-IV Acutonics. Tennee uses the tools of holistic nutrition, Functional Diagnostic Nutrition, and Ayurveda to support individuals interested in regaining their health so they can live a vibrant existence. Tennee is the founder and owner of Radiant Reality Nutrition in Mendocino, California.

 When she is not working, she is studying in Graduate school, spending time with her children, gardening, and reading. 

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Georgia Kaye

Georgia Kaye has joined Coastal Functional Medicine as an encore after a career working in non-profit social service organizations. Georgia has worked in a range of positions including as a Domestic Violence Counselor and E.R. Advocate, a Case Manager and then Residential Programs Supervisor for a Community Mental Health Agency, and an Assisted Living Director for an agency serving

individuals with developmental delays or disabilities. Georgia loves spending time with her adult children and grand-puppy, relishes international travel, and enjoys the Alaskan outdoors, reading, and solving sudoku and crossword puzzles. Georgia is excited to support the CFM team and program members as she revisits a decades-long interest in nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices. 


Marcy Peska

Marcy is CFM's Newsletter Editor.

She is a lifelong Southeast Alaskan, has always loved creative expression, and majored in written communication in college. Marcy has worked in the social services field for over 20 years. She is a passionate advocate of mental wellness education for all and has a small mental health coaching business. Marcy's hobbies include writing novels and short-stories, tie-dying, foraging for berries and edible plants, making wild-yeast fermented sodas, using Augmented and Alternative Communication (AAC) buttons with her dog, sewing, learning to play guitar, and enjoying the Alaska wilderness with her husband and dog.

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