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What’s Up, USANA? is written by a team of regular bloggers and frequent contributors from within USANA and beyond. Daily content keeps readers in tune with the latest and greatest USANA happenings.

Tim HaranTim Haran (@timharan)
Director of Social Media

Tim oversees operations of USANA’s award-winning social media department, focusing on increasing community engagement and working to ensure the company’s social media efforts are in line with overall corporate objectives. He is a former sports journalist and current Cubs fan.

 

USANABoyd Bastian (@boydbastian)
Online Reputation and Social Media Strategist

Boyd is a veteran communications and marketing professional. His experience includes broadcast journalism, publication in trade magazines, media relations and corporate communications. When not slaving over a hot USANA stove, Boyd enjoys participating in team sports, attending sporting events, and spending time with family and friends.

 

Jessica Whiting (@usanajessica)
Social Media Specialist

Jessica coordinates news from management and manages and writes for What’s Up, USANA? A former copy editor, Jessica is getting used to Twitterspeak and its “interpretation” of the English language. When not at work, she’s probably off doing what she likes best — reading a book.

 

Angie Larsen (@AngieLarsen1)
Senior Manager of Corporate Relations

Angie finds it fascinating to be on the flip side of the public relations scene after spending 14 years in broadcast journalism as a TV news anchor and talk show host. She has two awesome little boys at home and craves adventure. She hopes to meet Big Foot and the Lochness Monster… Yes they do exist… And introduce them to totally radical ’80s music.

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMisty Dangel (@MistyDangelpr)
Public Relations Specialist

Although Misty is the newest member of USANA’s PR team, she is no stranger to the field. She has been publicly relating for the past 10 years at a local trade school. Misty grew up in Utah and especially loves the moun’ehnns and the city of Lay’ehnn. She also loves to dance and is known for pulling Michael Jackson moves without notice. “Hee hee. Ow!”

 

MalloryMogerMallory Moger (@USANAMallory)
Public Relations Specialist

Mallory has been a valuable member of the Public Relations team for nearly four years, working to build strong, long-lasting relationships with a variety of USANA’s incredible influencers. Away from the office, she finds immense joy playing with her dog Shakespeare (she loves that pooch),watching sappy romantic movies and reading crime novels.

 

Allie Henderson (@a_gator4)
Public Relations Specialist

As a public relations specialist, Allie submits awards and works closely with USANA’s 600+ elite and Olympic athletes, developing content for Team USANA’s social media channels (@TeamUSANA) and marketing tools, to promote and utilize them in the field. She’s also a devoted Portland Trail Blazer fan and gym addict (who eats too many cookies) who will, without a doubt, survive the zombie apocalypse.

 

Dan Bennett (@dannit23)
Athlete Relations

I am currently in the best position at USANA; I take care of our sponsored athletes. I get to talk with them on the phone and email them all the time. Jealous? I would be. On a side note, I enjoy playing basketball and watching mostly any sport that involves a ball. If I could be one person real or fake it would be Jason Bourne.

 

Ashley Collins (@USANAash)
Executive Director of Public Relations, Communications, & Social Media

Ashley is in charge of everything as evidenced by her insanely long title and lack of blogging. But she resolves to be better about that last part. She thinks Chuck Norris can move mountains — literally.

 

Additional Contributors

Aaron Adams
Alisa Hunsaker
Amanda Fawson
Amy Haran
Brad Pace
Brent Neidig
Brian Dixon
Cameron Smith
Camille Fletcher
Dan Whitney
David Baker
Doug Giddings
Elaine Pace
Emily Alaniz
Jeff Robertson
Jenna Templeton
Jessica Reimer
Katie Roundy
Lisa Kuftinec
Marine Flatres
McKinzi Bridgewater
Melissa Fields
Missy Bird
Nick Parker
Nick Peterson
Patrick Kibbie
Suzanne Houghton
Teresa Elias
Trudy Tran
Ved Nikolic

 

Management Team Contributors

Dave Wentz (@Dave_Wentz)
Chief Executive Officer

As USANA’s CEO, Dave Wentz directs and maintains the vision and integrity of USANA as it continues to grow. He manages the company’s executive team, works closely with the board of directors, and oversees the corporate governance required of a publicly traded company.

 

Kevin Guest (@USANA_Kevin)
President of the Americas, Europe, and South Pacific

As President of the Americas, Europe, and South Pacific, Kevin currently oversees all of the operations for the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and the Philippines. He also oversees marketing and recognition for the company worldwide.

 

Dan Macuga (@Dan_Macuga)
Chief Communications Officer

As chief communications officer, Dan Macuga is in charge of USANA’s award-winning PR and social media department. He has helped expand USANA’s global marketing reach and helped the company achieve record growth in sales.

 

563727_10200740145527303_1893937467_nLori Truman (@LoriTruman)
Vice President of U.S. Field Development

As vice president of U.S. field development, Lori Truman is responsible for developing strategies to grow sales within the assigned territories, and coaching and developing new entrepreneurs.

 

Alan Bergstrom (@USANA_Alan)
Vice President of Europe and Customer Service

As vice president of Europe and customer service, Alan Bergstrom is responsible for the training and operation of USANA’s customer service departments worldwide.

 

Shawn McLelland (@USANA_Shawn)
Vice President of Media and Events

As vice president of media and events, Shawn McLelland is responsible for USANA’s award-winning media products and events.

 

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Alan Bergstrom

Alan Bergstrom

As vice president of Europe and customer service, Alan Bergstrom is responsible for the training and operation of USANA’s customer service departments worldwide.

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Allie Henderson

Allie Henderson

As a public relations specialist, Allie submits awards and works closely with USANA's 600+ elite and Olympic athletes, developing content for Team USANA's social media channels (@TeamUSANA) and marketing tools, to promote and utilize them in the field. She's also a devoted Portland Trail Blazer fan and gym addict (who eats too many cookies) who will, without a doubt, survive the zombie apocalypse.

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Amanda Fawson

Amanda Fawson

Amanda is a member of USANA's recognition department.

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Amanda Tutty

Amanda Tutty

Amanda Tutty is network development coordinator in New Zealand.

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Amy Haran

Amy Haran

Amy Haran is USANA's director of communications.

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Angie Larsen

Angie Larsen

Angie Larsen is the new Senior Manager of Corporate Relations at USANA Health Sciences. She spent the past 14 years working as a News Anchor, Reporter and TV Talk Show Host at ABC 4 News in Salt Lake City, Utah. She graduated with honors from the University of Utah with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. She lives in Herriman, Utah with her two energetic, entertaining boys.

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Ashley Collins

Ashley Collins

As executive director of public relations, communications and social media, Ashley is in charge of everything as evidenced by her insanely long title and lack of blogging. But she resolves to be better about that last part. She thinks Chuck Norris can move mountains — literally.

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Belynda Lee

Belynda Lee

Belynda Lee is the former vice president of Canada and North American Asian market.

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Cameron Smith

Cameron Smith

Cameron is a writer, editor, translator, dreamer, and gentleman lover. He is the accomplished writer of “That One Blog You’ve Never Really Heard Of” as well as The Lament of Poppin’ Fresh and roughly 15 other unfinished novels. He likes to do a lot of crazy things around the office in the name of his art. He interprets the term “art” very loosely.

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Camille Fletcher

Camille Fletcher

Camille is a USANA senior marketing manager. She oversees USANA's line of Nutritionals.

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Chris Hall

Chris Hall

Chris is a former member of the USANA creative department.

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Dan Bennett

Dan Bennett

Dan Bennett believes he is currently in the best position at USANA — taking care of sponsored athletes.

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Dan Macuga

Dan Macuga

As chief communications officer, Dan Macuga is in charge of USANA’s award-winning PR and social media department. He has helped expand USANA’s global marketing reach and helped the company achieve record growth in sales.

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Dave Wentz

Dave Wentz

As USANA’s CEO, Dave Wentz directs and maintains the vision and integrity of USANA as it continues to grow. He manages the company’s executive team, works closely with the board of directors, and oversees the corporate governance required of a publicly traded company.

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David Baker

David Baker

Dave Baker is a communications writer at USANA Health Sciences.

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Diana Yin

Diana Yin

Diana is a former member of USANA's public relations team.

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Doug Braun

Doug Braun

Doug Braun is USANA's chief marketing officer.

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Doug Giddings

Doug Giddings

Doug Giddings is USANA's communications manager.

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Elaine Pace

Elaine Pace

Elaine Pace is the president of the USANA True Health Foundation.

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Emily Alaniz

Emily Alaniz

Emily is a writer for USANA's creative services department. She is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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Jeff Robertson

Jeff Robertson

Jeff Robertson is a & member of USANA's Quality department and of USANA Green. He believes in making sure that there is "room for all at the table".

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Jen Groover

Jen Groover

Jen Groover, business expert and inventor of the popular Butler Bag, helps new entrepreneurs on the path to success. Her name has become synonymous with innovation and entrepreneurship. In 2012 she became a spokesperson for USANA Health Sciences (http://www.usana.com), a worldwide leader in customized nutrition.

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Jennifer Azzi

Jennifer Azzi

A WNBA all-star and Olympic gold medalist, Jennifer Azzi won an NCAA basketball championship at Stanford University and was honored with both the Naismith and Wade trophies for athletic excellence. She was well known at the collegiate and professional levels for her athleticism, leadership, and skill. Off the court, Jennifer has applied her knowledge of health and wellness to create Azzi Training, a program focused on total health and life balance. She is a successful USANA Associate and a strong supporter of the RESET™ weight-management program developed by USANA.

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Jessica Reimer

Jessica Reimer

Jessica has what she considers a healthy obsession with all things beauty and fashion. During the summer, when she is not working, you can find her by the pool with the most current issue of Cosmo.

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Jessica Whiting

Jessica Whiting

Jessica manages and writes for What's Up, USANA? A former copy editor, Jessica is getting used to Twitterspeak and its “interpretation” of the English language. When not at work, she's probably off doing what she likes best — reading a book.

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Jim Bramble

Jim Bramble

Jim Bramble is USANA's chief legal officer and general counsel.

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Joe Wentz

Joe Wentz

Joe is awesome. He is a jack-of-all-trades. He helps out the Public Relations, Social Media, and Marketing departments with whatever they may need. Currently he is studying architecture and in his free time enjoys training his two dogs.

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John Cuomo

John Cuomo

Dr. John Cuomo is USANA's Executive Director of Product Development and Technology. He holds over 20 United States and European patents and is the author of numerous scientific papers.

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Kevin Guest

Kevin Guest

As President of the Americas, Europe, and South Pacific, Kevin currently oversees all of the operations for the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and the Philippines. He also oversees marketing and recognition for the company worldwide.

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Lisa Kuftinec

Lisa Kuftinec

Lisa frequently brings (healthy) baked goods to the office to make meetings better. She is a Fringe addict and rates USANA International Convention as one of her top 5 annual events.

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Lori Truman

Lori Truman

As vice president of U.S. field development, Lori Truman is responsible for developing strategies to grow sales within the assigned territories, and coaching and developing new entrepreneurs.

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Mallory Moger

Mallory Moger

Mallory has been a valuable member of the Public Relations team for nearly four years, working to build strong, long-lasting relationships with a variety of USANA’s incredible influencers. Away from the office, she finds immense joy playing with her dog Shakespeare (she loves that pooch), watching sappy romantic movies and reading crime novels.

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McKinzi Bridgewater

McKinzi Bridgewater

McKinzi is a Sustainability Analyst in the USANA Green program and has the pleasure of organizing electronics recycling events, coming up with cool ideas for the USANA Green convention booth and inspiring associates and coworkers alike to be a little more "green". McKinzi is a dedicated vegetarian and in her spare time she enjoys hanging out with her awesome pomeranian and even more awesome son, Beckman. She has an alarmingly long list of fears including being attacked by a bear, trains in general (it's a long story...) and bed bugs. Her reccuring nightmare is being asked to speak publicly on a train to a group of bed bug infested bears. She also enjoys reading and jogging.

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Melissa Fields

Melissa Fields

Melissa Fields is the former manager of USANA's Diet and Energy lines and the Fueling Fit blog on What's Up, USANA?

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Michelle Merriwether

Michelle Merriwether

Michelle Merriwether is a former vice president of U.S. field development at USANA.

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Missy Bird

Missy Bird

Missy Bird is a writer and the Canada content coordinator in USANA's Creative Services department. When she's not adding an extra "u" to words she can be found hanging out with her husband and two wiener dogs.

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Misty Dangel

Misty Dangel

Misty Dangel is a poet by day and a rockstar by night. She is a hard-working single mom of two wild and crazy kids who frantically try keeping up with her. She has been publicly relating for close to twelve years and loves her amazing job at USANA. Misty firmly believes that monkeys will take over the world at any given moment.

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Nick Potter

Nick Potter

Nick is a former member of USANA's social media team.

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Nick Parker

Nick Parker

Nick works in USANA's communication department when he's not watching football in his Baltimore Ravens/Utah Jazz lounge, playing pub trivia with his co-workers or browsing Netflix with his wife.

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Nick Peterson

Nick Peterson

As a copywriter in USANA's creative department, Nick loves the opportunity to flex his creative writing skills by regularly contributing to What's Up USANA — even if that means researching science- and health-related topics he might otherwise be completely unfamiliar with. He totally gets that there's no place on the blog for random pop culture and reality television facts … for now, that is.

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Shawn McLelland

Shawn McLelland

As vice president of media and events, Shawn McLelland is responsible for USANA’s award-winning media products and events.

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Suzanne Houghton

Suzanne Houghton

Advancement Writer at USANA Health Sciences. Love interviewing Associates and having the opportunity to tell their success stories.

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Teresa Elias

Teresa Elias

Hi there! I'm the editor for the creative services department at USANA. This means that if you see any typos or errors in the magazine, please don't tell me. It will ruin my month. Just kidding. Kind of. Also, I'm in love with Rev3. We're getting married.

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Tim Haran

Tim Haran

Tim oversees operations of USANA’s award-winning social media department, focusing on increasing community engagement and working to ensure the company’s social media efforts are in line with overall corporate objectives. He is a former sports journalist and current Cubs fan.

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USANA Health Sciences

USANA Health Sciences

USANA Health Sciences develops and provides the highest quality, science-based health products, distributed internationally through network marketing, creating a rewarding financial opportunity for our Independent Associates, shareholders and employees.

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Ved Nikolic

Ved Nikolic

Ved is the Director of Marketing and Communications.

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