Summit Speakers


Cathleen Beerkens, RN

Cathleen graduated from the University of Maryland with a BS in Health Education in 1983. She continued her education by receiving a BSN from Georgetown University Nursing School in 1984. She began her nursing career at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, DC where she worked for 12 years in the Emergency Room, Surgical and High Risk Labor and Delivery units. She taught as a Teacher’s Assistant in the Georgetown University Nursing School and conducted childbirth education while working with midwives.

She has received certification in Polarity Healing, Reflexology and Re-connective Healing. She graduated in March 2017 from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York City as a Health Coach.

Cathleen has three children and lives with her husband, Frans,  in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Shayn Bowler

Growing up on a family farm, Shayn Bowler learned to love and respect animals at a young age. His unique opportunity of being a fifth generation farmer has allowed him to see many changes in the way food and animals are raised.

He and his wife, Kristen, own and operate Utah Natural Meat and Milk where they raise healthy, grass-fed meat and produce raw milk in the only cow dairy remaining in Salt Lake County. Living in such a quickly changing world, Shayn has observed the importance of farm life and nutritious food, and how it’s connection to our stewardship of land and animals seems to be disappearing from society’s awareness. With a focus on transparency and consumer education, they teach that old world nutrition and values can be obtained in the food we eat today.

Shayn lives with his wife, Kristen, and their four children in West Jordan, Utah.

Steve Burns

For more than 25 years Steve Burns has owned and operated a publishing company that specializes in nutrition and wellness. During this time his company has published over 1,000 titles on tape, disc, and in print with the number of copies produced estimated to be in excess of 100 million. Throughout his career he has worked with some of the top healthcare professionals in their respective fields and gained a wealth of knowledge in health and science.

In 2014, Steve received a certificate in Social Entrepreneurship from the Wharton School of Business and now spends much of his time helping people take an integrative approach to their health and well-being through both recorded presentations and in-person lectures.

Steve lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Dr. Dianne Farley-Jones, MD

She earned her medical degree at Oregon Health Sciences University and also completed two years of medical studies at the Faculté Libre de Médecine in Lille, France. Dr. Farley-Jones is board certified in Family Medicine, having completed her residency at the University of Utah. In 1998 she served as the president of Utah Academy of Family Physicians.

She also completed a three-year course in classical homeopathy at the Hahnemann College of Homeopathy in California, and is certified in medical nutrition by the Certification Board for Nutritional Specialists. Dr. Farley-Jones is on the staff of American Fork Hospital and Timpanogos Regional Hospital.

Dr. Farley-Jones lives in Highland, UT.

Dr. Dan Fouts, DC

After 26 years as a Chiropractor in private clinical practice, Dr. Fouts shifted his focus to ongoing intensive review of the medical nutritional literature with an emphasis on new nutrition technology discoveries.

Dr. Fouts has subsequently authored and taught numerous Continuing Medical Education courses to health care professionals as well as lectured to the lay public in over 300 cities in 13 countries.

His enthusiasm and ability to make complex information fun and easy to understand has made him a highly sought after speaker.

Dr. Fouts lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dr. Stan Gardner, MD

Dr. Stan Gardner, M.D., CNS, is board certified in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine.  Dr. Gardner treats patients of all ages, both young and young at heart.  He is a Certified Nutrition Specialist and applies nutrition and supplements at therapeutic doses to assist the body in healing itself.  He uses energy medicine as an effective healing modality with unlimited future potential.  Dr. Gardner lectures on many health conditions and options for treatment.  He is certified in chelation therapy, and waivered to treat and assist patients with opioid addictions.

Dr. Gardner lives in Utah.

Greg Hall

Greg Hall is a professional baker and founder of Khorasan Mills, where he sources organic, ancient and biological/naturally grown grains from farmers and mills who care about how clean, healthy crops are grown.

Always a student of healthy grains and better bread, Greg teaches the importance of ancient grains in our diet, how to use these grains and how organic and biological/naturally grown grains can improve our choice of grains for better health.

Greg lives in Pleasant Grove, Utah

Patty Jake

Patty Jake is a certified Healthy Life Coach and works as a Lifestyle Educator alongside Dr. Dianne Farley-Jones and her team at the Alpine Clinic in Lehi, Utah.  As a mother of 5, she will tell you that her deepest learning was inspired in the trenches of motherhood. Each child has presented unique opportunities to discover the power of food as medicine, whole food supplementation, herbs, homeopathic preparations, energy/emotional work, stress transformation techniques, and many others.

Coaching her clients to eliminate commercially packaged foods has resulted in remarkable improvements.  This evidence has propelled her to research the destructive and addictive properties of processed food.

Patty lives with her husband, Erdman, and their children in Sandy, Utah.

Angela Law

Angie Law is from Orange County, CA. She is the founder of the Not For Profit organization, Angie’s Option, GRM. Angie suffered with chronic and degenerative health issues for 15 years before her husband, Larry delved into study and research trying to find help for her. The field of Glycobiology especially made such an impact for her life so much so that she was determined every person throughout the world should, at the very least, have an option for this education.

She has traveled extensively since 2008 with her husband of 38 years and runs the GRM with facilitators all over North America and in Europe.

Angie has 5 daughters and one son and is the grandmother of 18. She lives in Lehi, Utah.

Larry Law

Larry Law is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy majoring in Mathematics.  He received a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Missouri. After a career in the Air Force, he retired to follow his passion for teaching. He taught mathematics at the high school for 15 years and college graduate and undergraduate courses for 18 years until retirement in 2011.

Because of his wife’s chronic and degenerative health concerns, Larry studied extensively in the three areas of concern the GRM provides in their community classes–how our food has been altered, the problems with synthetic and inorganic supplementation and the field of nutritional glycobiology. He is the author of There’s An Elephant in the Room – Exposing Hidden Truths Worth Talking About.

Larry lives in Lehi, Utah.

Drew Manning

Drew Manning is the NY Times Best Selling Author of the book, Fit2Fat2Fit. He is best known for his experiment that went viral online. He’s been featured on shows like Dr. Oz, Good Morning America, The View and many more. His experiment has become a hit TV show, called Fit to
Fat to Fit, airing on A&E!

Aubrey Robison

Aubrey Robison is a highly acclaimed Utah businesswoman who is known for her tenacious commitment to creating businesses that are highly profitable, sustainable and contribute to the betterment of society.  She was recently recognized with the prestigious “Women To Watch” award by Utah Business magazine.

Aubrey is the COO of GroEco, an AgriTech firm that is revolutionizing the way food is grown worldwide. Regardless of location, a farmer can grow clean crops without the use of pesticides, access to large amounts of land, or the dependence on water, weather or utilities. Their unique technology provides affordable fresh produce year round.

Aubrey is a visionary leader, a pioneer and a connector of people.  She sits on multiple boards of directors. She is VP of one of the nation’s top staffing and recruiting firms. And she is the owner of Spherion of Boise—a temporary employment/permanent placement firm located in Idaho.

Aubrey lives with her daughter in South Jordan, Utah.

Dr. Marcia Schaefer, DC

Dr. Marcia Schaefer grew up in Wisconsin and obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology. She attended Palmer College of Chiropractic obtaining her Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2010. While studying at Palmer she chose to become trained in Holistic Nutrition. Shortly after graduating chiropractic college, she faced a life-threatening condition and put her training to work with remarkable results. Her deepest passion is shifting the health status of future generations through epigenetics. She empowers healthy families focusing on preconception and fertility. She transforms the way people look at their health and wellness for the benefit of future generations. She opened Spring Creek Family Chiropractic in July of 2011 and enjoys working with families and individuals as they improve their health.

Dr. Schaefer started in 2017 as an online resource to further her mission and position in the preconception and fertility world by assisting doctors, healthcare providers and individuals transform their own health and practices. She speaks internationally and teaches for the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.

Dr. Marcia has a son and daughter and lives in Wisconsin.

JC Spencer

JC Spencer is the author of the Glycoscience Whitepaper and has written several Glycoscience books. He has studied the works of more than 700 M.D.s, PhDs, Scientists, Researchers, and Educators in the field of Glycoscience and brain function and collaborated with schools, universities, and research labs in thirteen countries. Since the 1990s, he has worked closely with several specialists, doctors, and healthcare professionals in Glycoscience which resulted in the publishing of peer-reviewed papers evidencing improved brain function in Alzheimer’s patients, and pilot surveys for various neurodegenerative challenges including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, ALS, Lyme, Autism, and ADHD.

JC Spencer is Founder and CEO of the Texas Endowment for Medical Research, Inc, a 501(c)(3) faith-based medical research and education organization and think tank based in Houston, Texas. In collaboration with various organizations, he has conducted surveys on specific biological sugars throughout the United States, Canada, and some foreign countries. He has written extensively about Glycoscience and is also founder and CEO of the GlycoScience Institute.

JC and his wife, Karen, have four children, ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He lives in Houston, Texas.


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