Our Staff

We are passionate about living fully

When it comes to sustainable weight loss, we understand that you must be grounded in the earth, yet always reaching for the sky.

“Go forth under the sky and listen to the earth’s teachings.”
– Empowered by Skyterra

The Skyterra Way encompasses five elemental layers. These layers represent our earth: a well earth. An earth that nurtures renewal. An earth that fosters rejuvenation. And an earth that nourishes sustainable wellness on every layer and at every level. The layers of our earth that embody the Skyterra Way, include: Stress Management, Fitness, Nutrition, Vitals and Community.

The people who created Skyterra are passionate about living fully.  They are more passionate about only one other thing: guiding others to live more fully.   What does living fully mean?  It means optimal health built on scientific principles: intuitive eating, whole foods,  sustainable exercise that fits into your life, and building a strong body, mind, and spirit. It means integrating wellness into  your daily life.

Who We Are

Teresa Ostler

Teresa Ostler
General Manager

Teresa brings her passion for health and wellness to Skyterra Wellness with the goal of making a difference in the lives of our Skyterra guests.
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Teresa Ostler
General Manager

Teresa Ostler spent the past 40 years as a registered nurse striving to create powerful healing relationships with her patients and their families. She brings her passion for health and wellness to Skyterra Wellness with the goal of making a difference in the lives of our Skyterra guests.

Teresa has a long-term history of yo-yo dieting and understands from a personal perspective the harmful effects of emotional eating, obesity, stress, and poor nutrition on our bodies. She seeks to combine her passion with wellness and evidence-based science as she leads our incredible Skyterra professionals to create a sustainable approach to healthy weight management with nourishing whole foods, consistent movement, and stress reduction.

Teresa’s dogged persistence in her own wellness journey continues at Skyterra where she continues to create a healthy relationship with food one step at a time!

Education
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Registered Nurse

Amber Shadwick

Amber Shadwick
Program Director

Amber has created multiple destination wellness programs and comes to Skyterra with unparalleled experience and an unrivaled network of relationships and clientele.
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Amber Shadwick
Amber Shadwick
Program DirectorAmber Shadwick is a nationally recognized fitness and wellness professional. She has created multiple destination wellness programs and comes to Skyterra with unparalleled experience and an unrivaled network of relationships and clientele.

Amber truly brings complete balance to the Skyterra program. She finds great joy in contributing positively to someone else’s life and honors the ability to openly share her knowledge, aid in the healing process, strengthen the mind and body, and empower sustainable change for our Skyterra guests. Her fitness and kinesthetic background has deeply ensured a transformation to a rooted and balanced practice of health, healing and active living.

Amber’s journey to wellness and teaching has transpired through the years and amongst many disciplines. She brings with her a wealth of well-rounded and unmatched expertise so she is able to compassionately meet people where they are on their wellness journey.

Education
Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology
Master of Science in Health Promotion

Former Aerobic Trainer for the University of Kentucky Women’s Gymnastics Team; Certified ACSM Fitness, Wellness and Health Coach; IWA Integrative Wellness and Life Coach; CPT- Certified Personal Trainer; 500-E RYT; IYT Advanced Teacher of Therapeutic Yoga.; Functional Yoga Therapy Certified Instructor; AFAA Group Fitness Instructor; ACA L2 Paddleboard Instructor; ACE Stand Up (Paddleboard) Fitness Instructor; BIC SUP Ambassador; K2 Ambassador; TRX Suspension Trainer; Schwinn Indoor Cycling Trainer; Primary Nutrition Certification.

Jeffrey Ford

Jeff Ford
Director of Fitness

Jeff approaches health and wellness with an efficiency and enjoyment perspective as he helps Skyterra guests create a health routine that is effective and sustainable.
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Jeffrey FordJeff Ford
Fitness Director

Jeff Ford is an elite athlete (3x Ironman Triathlon Finisher, 10x Marathon Runner (Boston Marathon 2x) who began his own fitness and wellness journey at a young age and continues to share his passion by showing people how simple and attainable good health can be.

Jeff provides Skyterra guests with the core strategies that will translate into workouts at home as he brings his fitness passion to life at Skyterra.  Jeff approaches health and wellness with an efficiency and enjoyment perspective as he helps Skyterra guests create a health routine that is effective and sustainable.

Jeff desires to inspire the Skyterra guests to keep things simple encouraging them with his infectious love of fitness and the knowledge that the most important pieces to every fitness routine is always proper movement and personal enjoyment.

Education
Bachelor of Science in Marketing Health Services

ACSM PT and Wellness Coach
ACE Weight Management Specialist
CrossFit LII Trainer, Endurance, Mobility and Cycling Coach
FMS Certified Professional

kate hannon

Kate Hannon
Director of Integrative Wellness

Kate supports each guest as they find strategies to meet the goal they feel is pertinent to their wellbeing and helps them incorporate these practices when they return home.
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kate hannonKate Hannon
Director of Integrated Wellbeing

Kate Hannon brings over a decade of experience in various mental health programs where she has experienced personally and professionally the profound effect thoughts, beliefs and emotions have on physical health.

Kate creates an environment using compassion and curiosity to teach stress management skills through various interventions, including mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), meditation practices, person-centered counseling, motivational interviewing, connecting to nature and using expressive arts therapy.

She seeks to teach Skyterra guests to prioritize a transformational practice of self-care and find sustainable ways for people to sleep better, honor hunger and fullness, as well as cultivate a meditation practice.

Kate supports each guest as they find strategies to meet the goal they feel is pertinent to their wellbeing and helps them incorporate these practices when they return home.

 

Education
Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies
Master of Science in Transpersonal Psychology

Certified Intuitive Eating Coach

Ellwood Crowell
Director of Recreation

Ellwood shares his knowledge and love of the wilderness by creating new opportunities for the Skyterra guests to move and appreciate our world at the same time.
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Ellwood Crowell
Director of Recreation

Ellwood Crowell joins the Skyterra family from the Wilderness Therapy field as he sought balance in his own life. He strives to seek consistency in movement and believes in the indomitable power of adventuring outdoors.

Ellwood shares his knowledge and love of the wilderness by creating new opportunities for the Skyterra guests to move and appreciate our world at the same time. He teaches critical survival skills as well as creates an environment as guests improve their health and become physically able to explore new activities as well as create exciting, rejuvenating opportunities for guests of all fitness levels.

Education
Bachelor of Arts

Wilderness First Responder
Licensed Western North Carolina Fly-Fishing guide

Casey Maness
Executive Chef

Casey Maness brings a wealth of experience cooking for a wide variety of people and shares her passion for helping people learn to cook healthy, nutritious meals at home.
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Casey Maness
Executive Chef

Casey Maness brings a wealth of experience cooking for a wide variety of people and shares her passion for helping people learn to cook healthy, nutritious meals at home.  Casey believes that education is the first step to creating healthy meals and teaches the Skyterra guests about a wide variety of different vegetables, proteins, and healthy food choices.  Casey teaches our guests so they will know how to select and prepare these foods in a variety of healthy ways.

Casey desires to help people learn that great food is healthy and easy to make.  You will see Casey creating nourishing meals in the demo kitchen sharing many culinary secrets!

 

Education
U.S. Coast Guard Food Service Specialists School & Training Program

ServSafe Certification
Certified Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Boarding Officer
Certified as In Port Officer of the Deck

Eleni Ottalagana, RD
Director of Nutrition Services

Eleni approaches her nutrition counseling recognizing that the mind and body are equally important and must be nourished.
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Eleni Ottalagana, RD
Director of Nutrition Services

Eleni began her nutrition journey as a child, learning about herbal remedies and how to cook fresh, whole foods with her family. Eleni approaches her nutrition counseling recognizing that the mind and body are equally important and must be nourished. She utilizes functional medicine protocols to implement sustainable eating habits with whole foods and proper supplementation of nutrients and herbs when needed with a focus on gut microbiome health to ensure whole body health.

Eleni finds ways to bring nourishment that is sustainable for the Skyterra guests and allows them to experience delicious and healthy whole food to ensure long-lasting health and vitality.

 

Education
Bachelor of Science in Dietetics

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Licensed Dietitian (RDN, LD)
Reiki Level 1 and 2 Certification

Jeffrey Ford

Eric Janoski
Director of Communications

Eric Janoski is passionate about creating and cultivating a community of friends, family, and people that both support and honestly hold each other accountable.
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Eric JanoskiEric Janoski
Director Communications

Eric Janoski is passionate about creating and cultivating a community of friends, family, and people that both support and honestly hold each other accountable.  This community is a powerful force at Skyterra and helps us as we talk about the real-life obstacles we all face and celebrate the triumphs as we reach our goals.

Education
Bachelor of Arts in English

Kenzie

MacKenzie Ostler
Concierge

Kenzie is passionate about helping guests take Skyterra home and assists with supporting guests as they implement the 28-day plan and prepare healthy meals at home.
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KenzieMacKenzie Ostler
Concierge

MacKenzie Ostler brings a wealth of information about health and wellness as she assists guests with their preparations before they arrive at Skyterra. Kenzie seeks to truly make a difference in the quality of people’s lives.

Kenzie is passionate about helping guests take Skyterra home and assists with supporting guests as they implement the 28-day plan and prepare healthy meals at home. Kenzie is a tremendous support to our Skyterra guests.

 

Education
Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Management