ABOUT BUCKNER WELLNESS
Senior Director Health and Wellness
Emily is an accomplished wellness professional in the corporate health and fitness field. She has extensive experience in wellness program design and implementation. She takes a thoughtful and proactive approach, addressing the full-spectrum of workpplace well-being, connecting all the components of wellness: physical, mental, financial and social well-being.
Her passion for wellness began after learning her young son was diagnosed with an inoperable brain stem tumor and years later facing her own cancer diagnosis. She truly understands that wellness is much more than physical fitness and nutrition, that true well-being is linked by two components; our health and our relationships.
Emily has created unique and robust partnerships with experts across the wellness spectrum to offer and engage multiple solutions and resources that go beyond your basic lunch and learn. She believes that wellness is not a one-size fits all solution, and recognizes the success of a wellness program is driven by the unique strategy behind it.
2020 TALENT LINE-UP
Author & Actor
Life Lessons from Hollywood and Beyond
Colin Egglesfield never thought an artistic career path was realistic. He always made room for creativity, but it was never his life’s focus. A chance encounter with an acting class before committing to medical school made Colin realize that an artistic career was possible. The path wasn’t easy. Breaking into Hollywood can be quite a challenge. On top of that, he was diagnosed with cancer, not once, but twice. Colin shares lessons he learned from his struggles to make a career in Hollywood, finding courage and support through personal health battles and tragedies.
His inspiring message encourages others that they too can overcome their personal challenges and adversity in pursuit of what matters to them as well. His love for motivational speaking also keeps him active sharing his message of inspiration and practical insight to corporations, educational institutions and charities.
NFL, Seahawks & 49ers
FINANCIAL & PHYSICAL WELLNESS
INTERVIEW WITH CAMREN APPLEGATE
From scoring on the football field to scoring deals with white-label, Will Tukuafu has done it all. Will has played in 12 total NFL playoff games, including 2 Super Bowls and 4 NFC Championships. He began his football career in college with the Oregon Ducks. Will was then signed as a free agent with the Seattle Seahawks, eventually signing with the San Francisco 49ers in 2010, becoming an NFC champ in 2012.
Will wanted to take his skills and transition into the health and wellness industry. Will turned away from his 7 year NFL career and became the President of Probio Group, a white-label CBD manufacturing solution. By combining his athletic experience in the NFL with his passion for well-being and natural healing, Will Tukuafu’s focus on manufacturing high-quality CBD products is making waves.
Keleen Rae Miskin
Change Your Mind… Change Your Life!
Eleven years ago Keleen made a drastic change in the state of her physical mind and body, she lost over 65 lbs. and began her journey in the competitive world of Body Building. For over 30 years, she desperately tried to improve her health. Finally tired of the yoyo dieting and feelings of failure, Keleen carefully devised a formula that slowly, but surely became her winning solution in her quest for change. As a result, she believes and teaches that in order to make real change you must first change your MIND. Then in turn you can change your body and ultimately, CHANGE YOUR LIFE!
Through the art of storytelling and sharing her effective formula for change, Keleen teaches others how they can make a similar and exciting journey for their own health and wellness. During her presentation attendees have the opportunity to begin their quest for change as they thoughtfully map out an effective personal plan. This exploration will propel them into finding the wellness change they so desire!
Cigna Medical Executive
DR. STUART LUSTIG
Loneliness at Work & Working from Home: Take Control of Your Body & Mind
Dr. Lustig, MD, M.P.H., is currently the national medical executive for Behavioral Health at Cigna. A board certified child psychiatrist, he previously served as lead medical director for child and adolescent care for Cigna’s behavioral health business. He leads an ongoing effort at Cigna to disseminate health services research via peer-reviewed journal publications and presentations at conferences in order to enhance the company’s credibility with clients, provider groups, and customers. These efforts have recently yielded several peer-reviewed publications. Cigna recognized the teams led by Dr. Lustig that contributed to these initiatives with Cigna’s prestigious Quarterly Champion Award.
Prior to coming to Cigna in 2011, Dr. Lustig served as an associate clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco as the director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program. He received his Doctorate of Medicine from Rush Medical College and completed his psychiatric training at Stanford and Harvard hospitals. He also has a Master in Public Health from the University of Illinois School of Public Health. Dr. Lustig is the director of School Psychiatrists and has provided consultations to numerous school systems in the San Francisco and Boston areas.
Founder, Maven Strong
Creating intention in your life – THOUGHTFUL CONNECTION THROUGH GUIDED MEDITATION
Tessa Arneson is Maven’s Chief Boss Babe. She’s been dreaming about building the Maven District, a community development project located in SLC, since she got up the guts to leave the corporate world in 2013. The Maven District totals 70,000 square feet of retail, living, food, office and wellness with 23 out of 29 businesses being female-founded and 100% of the businesses being local. Maven specializes in building brave and safe spaces and helping humans to take the leap of living the lives they dare to dream up. Her life’s purpose is to help more women create intentional, brave and sparkly lives. She’s obsessed with collecting adventures with her babe, learning every day, loving hard, and doing scary things.
Salt Lake City Fire
Utilizing Peer Support Teams to Change Environmental Culture
Prior to his fire service, Michael Fox served in the United States Navy and graduated from the University of Utah. Michael has been with the SLC FD for 22 years serving as Fire Fighter paramedic, heavy rescue technician prior, and Captain. As a Captain, Michael worked on the heavy rescue team until being promoted to Battalion Chief where he served as the Medical Division Chief. He currently serves as the Assistant Chief over Operations. In addition to the Fire Department, Michael was a FEMA rescue team member on UT-TF1 with deployments to New York for 9-11 and Hurricane Katrina.
Michael was critical in creating the SLC FD Peer Support Team – a program that focuses on mental health within fire service. At the time the program was started, mental health wasn’t really talked about in the fire service. Traditionally, First Responders were told to just ‘do your job’ and did not speak out if they were mentally struggling. After suffering a number of suicides both locally and across the country, local and national support programs were created. Our program originally started with no budget and was reliant on the good will of outside professionals and volunteers. Today, our program has been functioning for almost 10 years and focuses on changing the culture around speaking about mental health.
Northwestern Mutual | CLU, ChFC
Financial Health checkup: What areas of planning are crucial for a secure financial plan?
Jeff is a resident of Centerville, Utah, where he lives with his wife, Brooke, and their children, Isaac, Jonah, Elijah and Josh. He enjoys snowboarding, running, cycling, wakeboarding and golf mostly with his family. Jeff graduated from the University of Utah and is a board member of the David Eccles School of Business Alumni association. He was recently a board member of SKI UTAH as well. He supports and volunteers for the Road Home homeless shelter in Salt Lake City, Utah. Jeff was a professional snowboard instructor at Park City Mountain Resort for 18 years. He has participated in dozens of Triathlons and endurance events including the full Ironman distance.
Jeff began his career as an advisor with Northwestern Mutual in 1997, giving him over 23 years of experience. He works with individuals and businesses to develop strategic financial plans in order to help them achieve their goals. Jeff works closely with medical professionals, business owners and executives to develop a financial strategy designed to help them along their road to financial security. By matching needs with innovative solutions, utilizing world-class insurance services and internationally recognized investment products, he protects and provides solutions for those people you care about most.
Celebrity Chefs & Restauranteurs
Aubrey & Marco Niccoli
The Art of Eating Well – with Cooking Demonstration
Marco Niccoli is an executive chef, culinary institute board member, keynote speaker, Food network competitor and a television chef correspondent for local and national brands. He has produced countless intimate to massive catered events over his 19 years in the industry. With a network of clients ranging from local leaders to celebrities and U.S. presidents Marco has guest cheffed for many special events. Since then he and his wife Aubrey have joined forces to build their own private cheffing company a m. niccoli LLC. You can find them on amniccoli.com. And for a taste of what a day in the life of Marco looks you can find him on Instagram @marconiccoli.
Aubrey Niccoli is a culinary grad who began her private cheffing business at age twenty-four fresh out of culinary school. However, she has never stopped being a student of her craft and passionately continues to bring her knowledge into the kitchen. Over her career she has built a network of clients through her community. She began teaching private cooking lessons and catering private events. She has had the opportunity to cook for many professional athletes, musicians, C-level executives, local politicians, leaders and surgeons. While building their brand she also continues to be a very dedicated mother and wife. She is very in tune and passionate about health and wellness and strives to use that influence with her family and when creating culinary experiences for clients. You can find find her cooking on Instagram@aubreyniccoli.
Aubrey & Marco Niccoli are the owners of Niccoli’s on 3rd and 3rd SLC, a m. niccoli, & a m. S A L T. Check out their products on Instagram below!
Professor/Lecturer, U of U | LCSW
Utilizing Peer Support Teams to Change Environmental Culture
Richie Landward LCSW, MPA, MBB, LDI is currently an assistant professor/lecturer in the College of Social Work at the University of Utah. He specializes in using Mind Body Bridging and Mind Shield to treat post traumatic stress, anxiety and substance use in children, adolescents, and adults. Rich received his master’s degrees in social work and public administration from the University of Utah. Prior to teaching full time, Rich worked for the Veterans Administration Medical Center treating combat veterans with post traumatic stress disorder and chronic behavioral health issues. He has also worked in highly impacted schools in Midvale, Utah implementing comprehensive school-based mental health programs to support students and families impacted by poverty and trauma.
For the last 5 years, Rich has been training fire fighters in Salt Lake City, West Jordan, Logan, Provo and St. George to train fire fighters and families on how to use Mind Shield techniques to treat Brain Burn experiences.
CEO, Desert Hope Treatment Center
MENTAL & PHYSICAL WELLNESS
P.R.I.C.E. METHOD: Converting Pressure into executable positive actions
Dr. Derek Price is the CEO of OSPI Arizona. He has been vital in assembling the most comprehensive team of providers in the entire Southwest, encompassing the full nonoperative and operative spectrum to assist patients in regaining and maintaining an active lifestyle. Along, with maintaining the administrative side of the practice, Dr. Price practices as a Certified CrossFit Trainer and Performance Training specialist.
Dr. Price’s background is not of military beginnings, but in the trenches of football where he worked his way through the University of Iowa into the NFL to play for the Detroit Lions. His time in the NFL was cut short due to a severe neck injury which required career ending surgery.
Derek finds time to train daily with his classes, while carving out some additional time to prepare him for his endurance events including Ironman and Alcatraz Open water swim races. That being said, his number one focus is set squarely on his beautiful wife Heather and his three amazing daughters.
Refined Resilience: Thriving, Not Surviving
Nathaniel Hancock is an international powerlifting champion and a certified personal trainer (N.A.S.M., USAPL, 24 Hour Fitness). A former state champion bodybuilder and fitness magazine cover model, Mr. Hancock transitioned from marathoning to powerlifting in 2011. As a lifetime drug-free athlete, his strength achievements include numerous first place finishes and the following max lifts: a 606-lb. squat, 450-lb. bench press, and 1,604-lb. total.
In addition to his achievements in the fitness world, Mr. Hancock is a published writer for leading powerlifting websites (EliteFTS, Kabuki Strength) and an engaging public speaker in both English and French (he holds an MA in French Translation from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey). He and his wife Felicity reside in Sandy, UT, with their four children.