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KetoCon Austin 2022 / The Presenters Who Bring the Science and Stories of Keto

Meet our Speakers

Experts and Enthusiasts of a Keto Lifestyle
Evan & Lance Adler

Evan & Lance Adler

Lance, an electrical engineering student, and Evan, a UCF grad with a bachelor's in biomedical sciences, are brothers and co-owners of LiKuid Energy, which manufactures a line of energy drinks enhanced with ketone salts.

   
Caroline Alan

Caroline Alan

Caroline Alan a mineral enthusiast and empowers people with information about electrolyte/mineral depletion and effective ways to replenish them. Caroline is the Co-Founder and CEO of Keto-BEAM, which provides plant-based electrolyte and mineral support for the low carb lifestyle.

   
Catharine Arnston

Catharine Arnston MBA

Catharine Arnston is the Founder/CEO/Chief Scientific Officer of ENERGYbits® Inc., the leading national brand of algae tablets. Catharine’s twelve years of research on algae’s health, longevity and disease-prevention benefits have led to her being recognized as the global expert on algae nutrition.

   
Chris Bair

Chris Bair

Chris and his wife Miriam started the ketogenic diet to take back control of their health, but found meal prepping and tracking macros difficult. So they created Keto Chow for themselves to make keto easy and delicious. As it turns out other people also want quick and tasty keto food! And here they are, years later with a wildly popular brand of meal replacement shakes!

   
Shawn Baker

Dr. Shawn Baker MD

Shawn Baker M.D. is the Co-Founder of Revero, an online community providing guidance to individuals addressing their health issues with a meat based diet. He is an orthopedic surgeon, an authority on treating disease with medical nutritional therapy, a best-selling author, world champion athlete, international speaker, podcast host, and consultant.

  
Zach Bitter

Zach Bitter

Zach Bitter is a professional endurance athlete, focusing on ultramarathon distances. He coaches individuals from beginners to advanced, and hosts the Human Performance Outliers podcast. Over his career, Zach has broken multiple World and American records.

   
Annette Bosworth

Dr. Annette Bosworth MD

Born into a farming family in rural South Dakota, Dr. Boz, Annette Bosworth, MD inherited hard work & the expectations that all things are teachable. She applied her inheritance to teach & heal through storytelling as an Assistant Professor & Internal Medicine doctor.

   
Michael Brandt

Michael Brandt

Michael Brandt is CEO and co-founder of H.V.M.N., inventors of the world’s first drinkable ketone, Ketone-IQ™. With $6M in funding from the U.S. Special Operations Command, the company is redefining the limits of human performance to combat the global metabolic health crisis.

   
Anna Cabeca

Dr. Anna Cabeca DO, FACOG

An internationally-acclaimed menopause and sexual health expert, global speaker and pioneering promoter of women’s health, Dr. Anna Cabeca is Emory University-trained and triple board-certified in gynecology and obstetrics, integrative medicine.

   
Abigail Callis

Abigail Callis

Abby Durlewanger has lost 130 lbs with the a ketogenic lifestyle and fasting. Her entire family including her children live a sugar free lifestyle.

   
Low Carb Love

Low Carb Love

I’m Mayra. A mama, food blogger and Youtuber who loves making healthy, low carb recipes! After losing over 135 lbs twice, on keto and low carb, I've made it my mission to empower others and help them in their weight loss journey.

   
Alberto Casillas

Alberto Casillas

Alberto is a husband and father of three beautiful children. He utilized a strict ketogenic diet to gain complete control of ulcerative colitis. Through his recovery, Alberto became an avid weightlifter, a Jiu Jitsu practitioner and athlete.

   
Anthony Chaffee

Dr. Anthony Chaffee MD

A neurosurgical resident and former professional rugby player who, over 20 years, researched the optimal nutrition for human health and performance. He asserts that most chronic diseases are caused by the food we eat, or don't eat, and can be reversed with simple dietary changes.

   
Michael Chapman

Dr. Michael Chapman ND

Dr. Michael Chapman first began his education into health and wellness by studying neuropsychology at Indiana University. He then decided to pursue a career in naturopathic medicine and earned his doctorate in naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington.

   
Jessi Cushenberry

Jessi Cushenberry BS

Jessi chose a career path combining her passion for helping people and her love of exercise. She attained her degree in Exercise Science from UGA and has over 20 years experience helping people achieve optimal health. Jesse is a speaker about health and fitness and the founder of Visionary Foods.

   
Reed Davis

Reed Davis HHP, CNT, LEHP

Reed Davis is is an expert in functional lab testing and holistic lifestyle medicine and the Founder of Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® (FDN) with over 3,000 graduates in 50 countries. He serves on the Advisory Board of the ANWCB and AANWC. He resides in southern California.

   
Tiffany Davis

Tiffany Davis

Starting her health and weight loss journey at age 45 & 319 lbs, Tiffany has used Keto/Carnivore to release her from a life riddled with physical & mental challenges! She now helps & empowers others to do the same - sharing inspiration & education.

   
Logan Delgado

Logan Delgado

Logan Delgado, popularly know as Goody Beats on all social media channels, lost 70 pounds using the keto diet & intermittent fasting. He is the proud father of two beautiful daughters and a very proud husband. Logan's mission is to motivate and inspire millions of people to remember - it's never too late to become the best version of yourself!

   
Larry Diamond

Larry Diamond MS, Primal Health Coach

Larry Diamond found the Paleo, Keto, and fasting communities in 2013 to fuel a health and weight loss journey that exceeded his best goals. He lost and has kept off 120 pounds, and has reversed many health conditions. Larry now works as a fasting coach and researcher for The Fasting Method.

  
Neil Dudley

Neil Dudley

Neil Dudley is the Vice President of the wildly popular brand, Pederson's Farms and the host of The Cowboy Perspective podcast.

   
Maria Emmerich

Maria Emmerich

Maria Emmerich is a nutritionist who specializes in the ketogenic diet and exercise physiology, specifically brain neurotransmitters and how food can increase mental wellness. She has spoken on ketogenic diets around the world.

  
Craig Emmerich

Craig Emmerich

Craig Emmerich graduated in Electrical Engineering and has always had a systems approach to his work. He is also an international best selling author. He has dedicated his time researching nutrition and biology from a systems perspective.

   
Tara Garrison

Tara Garrison

Tara Garrison is the founder of HIGHER, a holistic health coaching experience, creator of the Keto In & Out System, host of the Inside Out Health Podcast, and the author of Short-Term Keto. She's also the mom of 4 amazing kids.

   
Michael Gorman

Michael Gorman

From 540 lbs to 210 lbs and back again, Mike struggled to break free from his food addiction. In 2017, he went keto and it gave him a sense of control over food and his body. He is now building a life that centers on more than his next meal, helping others find that freedom!

  
Danielle Hamilton

Danielle Hamilton FNTP

Danielle Hamilton is a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner who specializes in blood sugar regulation & digestion. She is the creator of Blood Sugar Mastery & the Optimize your Digestion for Low Carb Diets Program.

   
Tony Hampton

Dr. Tony Hampton MD, MBA, ABOM, CPE

Dr. Tony Hampton is the author of "Fix Your Diet, Fix Your Diabetes". He is the host of both the Protecting Your NEST and the YUR Health Network’s Can We Talk podcasts and serves as the chair of the Society of Metabolic Health Outreach committee.

   
Katrina Harris

Katrina Harris

Katrina is a health and life coach who has been working with people since 2016 to bridge the gap between knowing what to do and to actually doing it. Katrina has lipedema and specializes in helping and advocating for women with this disease to live their lives to the fullest.

   
David Herrera

David Herrera

David is a Special Needs Teacher/ Special Olympics Coach who lost 140 lbs in 2 years using a keto lifestyle. Since December 2019 he has focused on adding muscle and took 5th place in a transformation bodybuilding show. David shares his keto lifestyle daily on Instagram and TikTok

 
Amie Hornaman

Dr. Amie Hornaman DCN, CFMP

Dr. Amie Hornaman “The Thyroid-Fixer”, is host to the top-rated podcast in medicine: The Thyroid Fixer™, with listeners around the globe. She is the founder of The Institute for Thyroid and Hormone Optimization and the Fixxr Supplement line.

   
Michelle Hurn

Michelle Hurn RD LD

Michelle Hurn is a registered dietitian who advocates a low carbohydrate, high fat, animal based diet for physical and mental health. Michelle is a competitive ultra runner with goals of breaking national records. Michelle is the author of the book The Dietitian’s Dilemma.

   
Chris Irvin

Chris Irvin M.S.

Chris Irvin is a nutrition researcher, writer, and educator specializing in low carb diets. Chris is the author of Keto Answers, Mommy, Do I Have to Eat This?, and The Carnivore Diet for Beginners. Chris is the CMO at BioCoach and Education Manager at Perfect Keto.

   
Anthony Jay

Dr. Anthony Jay PhD

Dr. Jay has a PhD from Boston U School of Medicine. He was a Mayo Clinic scientist for 3 years, is an author, and is the president of a DNA consulting company. He has analyzed the DNA of MLB, MMA, and NFL players and spoken twice for the US Special Forces leadership.

  
Autumn Jones

Autumn Jones

Keto has taught Autumn that it is possible to gain control, eat nutritiously, enjoy food, and live at a healthy body weight. She uses her YouTube platform, Watch Autumn Keto, to help others achieve those same possibilities.

   
Judith Kohlheim

Judith Kohlheim

Judith Kohlheim began her transformation journey in August 2019, at 329lbs. With the ketogenic diet and lifestyle, she has completely transformed her mental and physical health. Judith has now formed "Keto 4 The Soul" as her way to help other people find their way to ketogenic success.

   
Kara Lazauskas

Kara Lazauskas M.s., CSCS

Kara (M.s. Muscle Physiology, CSCS) is a current LFA Trainer Education Director and former Muscle Research Coordinator for CSUF's Molecular Muscle Exercise Physiology Lab. Her main research on the molecular changes in HIIT exercise was the first to look at both sexes.

  
Gabrielle Lyon

Dr. Gabrielle Lyon DO

Dr. Gabrielle Lyon is a Wash U fellowship trained physician in nutritional sciences and geriatrics, founder of the the Institute for Muscle-Centric Medicine. This concept of medicine focuses on the largest organ in the body, skeletal muscle, as the key to longevity.

   
Cheryl McColgan

Cheryl McColgan

Cheryl is an author, speaker and the founder of Heal Nourish Grow, an ultimate wellness, healthy lifestyle and advanced nutrition site. She helps others develop the confidence and habits to create lasting change and greater health through education and coaching.

   
Vielka Melendez

Vielka Melendez

Vielka is a Holistic Practitioner, Keto Mastery Specialist, and a Nutrition and Diet Coach (CPD) Certified in Intermittent Fasting. Her passion is to educate the Latin community on the benefits of living a low carb lifestyle.

   
Keto Chef Max Mentzer

Keto Chef Max Mentzer

Chef Max has worked at James Beard Nominated and Nationally Recognized Restaurants, and Eater Austin 38 Top 5 Restaurant. He uses his previous training to create lavish and creative ketogenic foods to help support his type 1 diabetes and ADHD.

   
Ali Miller

Ali Miller RD, LD, CDE

Ali Miller is an integrative functional medicine practitioner with a background in naturopathic medicine, Ali Miller is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, host of The Naturally Nourished podcast, and author of The Anti-Anxiety Diet and cookbook.

   
Bronson Dant & Natalie Grasso

Bronson Dant & Natalie Grasso

Coach Bronson is the author of “The Ultimate Ketogenic Fitness Book: A complete guide to optimizing keto for a better quality of life“. Coach Natalie helps modern women create the body and life of their dreams by empowering them to put themselves first and reach their goals.

   
Cristy Nickel

Cristy Nickel

Cristy "Code Red" Nickel is the author of "The Code Red Revolution" and has been in the health and fitness industry since 1994.

   
Christopher Palmer

Dr. Christopher Palmer MD

Dr. Chris Palmer is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School working at the interface of metabolism and mental health. He has been pioneering the use of the ketogenic diet in psychiatric patients, doing research in this area, and speaking around the world.

   
Mindy Pelz

Dr. Mindy Pelz DC

Dr. Mindy Pelz, D.C is a bestselling author, keynote speaker, nutrition and functional health expert who has spent over two decades helping thousands of people successfully reclaim their health.

   
Tanya Pennington Miller

Tanya Pennington Miller FNTP, RWP, CDS

Tanya is a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner helping women to lose stubborn weight & get their energy back by balancing their hormones with keto & lab testing. She steps in when your doctor has told you to get used to your symptoms simply because you are getting older.

   
Debbie Potts

Debbie Potts FDNP, NASM CPT, FNTP

Debbie Potts is a health & fitness expert and a retired competitive endurance athlete. Debbie helps driven, ambitious, high performing individuals, who are stuck not getting results even when doing the "right" things, get their body and vibrant self back again by investigating what is actually going on - in order to avoid burn out and breakdown.

   
Kristin Rowell

Kristin Rowell FNTP, JD

Kristin Rowell is a former trial lawyer turned Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and low-carb/ketogenic athlete. Kristin is the CEO and founder of Energetically Efficient, where she helps people take control of their own health and longevity through real food nutrition and other lifestyle practices.

   
Brian Sanders

Brian Sanders

Brian studied Mechanical Engineering at UCLA and also has a background in film, technology, and design. He is the creator of the Food Lies film, hosts the Peak Human podcast, and is co-developing the SAPIEN health program.

   
Barton Scott

Barton Scott ChemE

As a chemical engineer and nutritionist, he founded Upgraded Formulas and developed a new category of supplementation focused on performance and longevity through correcting mineral deficiency. He has spoken on many top health podcasts.

   
Jonathan Shane

Jonathan Shane FNTP

Jonathan Shane is an FNTP and member of the NANP. He specializes in Ketogenic diets, Metabolism and Holistic Health. Jonathan found the Ketogenic diet in 2017 and has since then used it to overcome Bulimia, Body Dysmorphia and help others find true health.

   
Laura Spath

Laura Spath

Laura is a working Mom who lost 120 pounds on a meat only carnivore diet. For the last 4 years she has focused on maintenance and healing her relationship with food. Laura shares about her carnivore lifestyle daily on Instagram and on her YouTube channel.

  
Kevin Stock

Dr. Kevin Stock DDS

Dr. Kevin Stock is a dentist with a focus on oral-systemic health through meat-based nutrition and airway management during sleep. He's the founder of Meat Health, published author, and inventor of NED (a device to treat sleep disordered breathing, aka - snoring).

   
Cynthia Thurlow

Cynthia Thurlow NP

Cynthia Thurlow is a nurse practitioner, globally recognized expert in intermittent fasting , with over 10 million views for her second TEDx talk. She's the host of Everyday Wellness podcast and author of Intermittent Fasting Transformational Technique: IF45.

   
Vinnie Tortorich

Vinnie Tortorich

Host of the popular podcast and bestselling book F​itness Confidential​, Vinnie Tortorich is known for his no-holds-barred commitment to the truth about healthy diet. His latest project FAT: A Documentary deftly exposes the seedy underbelly of the fitness and diet industries.

   
Danny Vega

Danny Vega MS

A lifelong athlete, Danny played football at Columbia University and then got his MS in Human Performance from UF. He is a top ranked raw powerlifter and indoor rower focusing on athletic performance and building muscle within a ketogenic framework.

   
Anna Vocino

Anna Vocino

Anna Vocino is a comic and podcaster who happens to have celiac. Plus she's the author of the bestselling low carb cookbooks Eat Happy and Eat Happy Too. She’s now the owner of (wait for it) Eat Happy Kitchen, slinging the finest no-sugar added, organically sourced tomato sauces, and launching keto spice mixes Spring 2022. Anna hails from Santa Ynez, CA.

   
Shawn Wells

Shawn Wells MPH, LDN, RD, CISSN, FISSN

Shawn Wells is a registered dietitian and nutritional biochemist who speaks regularly on keto, paleo, fasting, and autoimmune health. He is known in the supplement industry as the World's Greatest Formulator.