Kim Smith
Kim is a manager and editor for HealthAndFitnessTimes. Kim is a freelance writer and editor based in Port Coquitlam, BC, Canada. She earned her Certificate in Creative Writing from Simon Fraser University’s Writing and Publishing program in 2001, and her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia in 2005. In 2007, she launched a freelance editing service. Kim’s fiction writing has appeared in various Canadian literary magazines; she’s currently working on a collection of short stories and a screenplay.


Michael MillerMichael Miller
Michael is a technically-inclined individual with a penchant for the English language. Having recently graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a degree in history and writing, he is pursuing full-time work as a writer or editor while building up his writing portfolio online. He writes on a wide spectrum of topics: gardening and fitness to technology and computers.


Jeffrey EisherJeffrey Eisher

Jeffrey served in the army at a young age, then spent over 20 years with constant career changes. Jeffrey worked as a restaurant manager, store manager, painter, construction worker, and many odd jobs in between. In 2005 Jeffrey began working as a Freelance Writer. In 2009, Jeffrey began to focus mainly on his Freelance Writing career.


Menna DohannreyMenna Dohannrey
Born and raised in Manila, Philippines, she obtained her Bachelor of Science (Nutrition) from the Philippine Women’s University. After spending a year in Sweden, she immigrated to Canada where she furthered her studies. After completing the Graduate Dietetic Internship Program at Victoria Hospital in London, Ontario, she was employed as a clinical dietitian in Ontario, and as a dietitian-manager, and director of dietetics in Newfoundland and Labrador. As a health care manager , she felt proficiency in health care administration was critical and studied Health Care Administration from the University of Saskatchewan.

During her tenure as director of dietetics, she established Outreach Nutrition Clinics in four medical districts and collaborated in the operation of a hospital-based Diabetic Clinic. As a former dietitian, she counselled many individuals and groups of people about normal and therapeutic nutrition. She also supervised a dietetic internship program for four years, and directed the continuing education program of dietary staff.

She is currently working as a freelance writer and promotes Dietitians of Canada’s annual Nutrition Month campaign, Diabetes Awareness Month, Cholesterol Education, and Health Promotion in the community.

As a type 2 diabetic with familial hypercholesterolemia, she is a patient-expert, follows a personalized diabetic eating plan, exercises regularly (loves yoga, aerobic dance, weightlifting, and ballet exercises), and takes an antidiabetic medication.She is an active member of Dietitians of Canada (DC) and Dietitians of Newfoundland and Labrador(DNL)

When she’s not writing or modifying traditional recipes, she’s busy in her “potagerie” tending her heirloom roses, prized oriental lilies, fruiting trees, and vegetable crops, and capturing their images in canvas using oil, acrylic, or ink mediums.


Meghan FisterMeghan Fister
Meghan is a Chicago native trying to find her niche in the world of publishing. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English/Creative Writing from Saint Norbert College and a Master of Science degree in Journalism from Roosevelt University. Currently she works at Saint Xavier University in Chicago as the Editor/Writer for the university’s online newsletter and magazine. As a new writer for HealthAndFitnessTimes, she hopes to gain experience and become a more versatile writer.


Pat LayerPat Layer

I’m a family physician interested in all aspects of traditional and alternative medicine, especially the use of nutrition to prevent disease. I love to help others find solutions to their own health related issues and am a big believer in preventing disease by living a healthy lifestyle. I hope I can help you too.


Irene WoodheadIrene Woodhead
I have over 15 years experience in freelance journalism writing for The Times, The Financial Times, The Sunday Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Daily Mail, Marketing magazine, Ernst & Young’s Masterclass magazine and British Airways Business Life magazine amongst others on subjects ranging from business and management to marketing, education, the environment, travel, the luxury industry, the Internet and commercial and residential property.

Amongst the business subjects I have reported on are diversity issues in recruitment amongst the professions, the increasing liabilities faced by non-executive directors, business process and HR outsourcing, attempts by companies and organisations to rebrand themselves, efforts by companies to improve staff ‘buy-in’ and loyalty, the growth of the crisis PR sector, the use of company incentives and reward schemes and changes in the short let office market.


Eva GerryEva Gerry
Eva is a freelance writer and editor living in Wilmington, North Carolina. She has written about food for Edible South Shore and about music for Spectrum Culture. She is currently at work editing several book-length manuscripts and co-writing a revised edition writing for children book for the Everything Guide series, published by Adams Media.

Eva earned a BA in Writing from Eugene Lang College at The New School University, and is currently at work on an MFA in Creative Writing at Spalding University.


Jerry MorrowJerry Morrow

Jerry is a certified sports and exercise psychologist whose professional career, until his recent semi-retirement, revolved around academia. He received his undergraduate degree from the Univ of Wisconsin-Madison, where he wrestled inter-collegiately and majored in economics. Despite consuming a considerable amount of post-grad time stumbling around various campuses and fumbling his way through a succession of quick-fix solutions to the complex issues that were spawned during the “sixties”, J, as he prefers to be informally reffered to, eventually fulfilled his scholarly obligations and was awarded his doctorate in counseling psychology from New York University. As fate would have it, the extra decade(s) it took him to earn his degree, worked in his favor. Why? Because just as he was about to begin the search for his professional niche, sports psychology, after years of being snubbed, finally became recognized as a legit specialization by the scientific community. It favored cognitive-behavioral approaches. It involved numbers–lots of numbers, just perfect for research purposes and most importantly it was happening in a context he understood and feels fortunate to have been drawn to a career rather than settling on one by default. The excitement over having the opportunity to apply psychological theory to athletic performance was inspirational. J identifies the development of two psychometric instruments, along with a slew of varied and diverse publications, as examples of the many achievements that have thus far highlighted his experience. His professional reputation has led to consulting arrangements with professional teams as well as the NCAA and USOC. What’s more, as the benefactor of being part of a high profile industry, he has been asked to appear on television and radio news programs, in documentaries and has also been quoted in newspapers and magazine features. An achievement he self-depricatingley follows up with, “It makes for a nice scrap book.” Like so many other “boomers” he is now making passage into a new life-stage and attempting to adapt to the different role of work, which, at present translates into cultivating his writing skills and selecting story-lines that fall outside his comfort zone.