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Contributors Thank you to AFM’s contributors who make this magazine a worthy source of health and fitness information in Austin. #KeepAustinFit

Chad Nelson

mason wheeless

Kim anthony

Jess Kolko, R.D.

Chad Nelson was raised in Williston, North Dakota, where he graduated high school and attended what he calls his “practice” college years at the University of North Dakota. After moving to Texas in the early 1990s, he met and married Annabel in July 1995, which he says was not only his best decision but his blessed decision. Both are graduates of Angelo State University. Nelson is currently the business manager for SK Nelson Companies and oversees Red Saw Ministries, and he and Annabel have two beautiful children: Lee, a student at Angelo State University, and Jaelyn, a student at Burnet (Texas) High School.

Mason Wheeless is a native Austinite and the owner of RFI fitness, a recent startup fitness and wellness company. Wheeless is an ambassador for MapMyFitness and he also volunteers with Goodwill Globetrotting. As a result of his experiences on his recent trip, Wheeless expects to make volunteer travel a regular part of his life.

Kim Anthony is a native Southern Californian who came to Austin three years ago. Anthony has a Bachelor’s and two Master’s degrees in Behavioral Science and Psychology from California State University of Dominguez Hills and has taught human development, psychology, and counseling in the local community college district. An avid exerciser and freelance writer, Anthony recently poured her passion for fitness and wellness into fitnessgalore. net, a website that features weekly fitness and nutrition tips, workouts, recipes, and fitness fashion updates. Anthony is a proud mommy of two who enjoys spending quality time with her family and exercising and reading in her spare time.

Jess Kolko has over 15 years of kitchen experience in a variety of restaurants. She is a registered dietician and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in nutrition with honors. Kolko is a part of the Global Healthy Eating Team at Whole Foods Market as the Healthy Eating Registered Dietitian and Culinary Educator. She is also the founder of Nutrition Hotline, nutrition advisor for Kiwi Magazine, and a contributor to several online and print publications. / /gwglobetrotting

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Neissa Brown Springmann Neissa Brown Springmann is the founder of iGnite Your Life. In 2000, Springmann received a B.S. degree in Kinesiology from the University of Texas and began a career in the health and fitness industry. As a result of life and career experiences, she founded iGnite, an inspirational community for women based on holistic health and fitness, in 2006. Springmann's passion is to connect, engage, and inspire women to nurture their physical, mental, and spiritual needs so they can reach their fullest potential and live their best lives, as well as to provide companies with health, wellness, and fitness programming.

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