Meet the Young and Raw Team!
Young and Raw is a place for people to learn about the healing and cleansing benefits of raw foods and whole foods. We provide 21 day and 90 day cleanses, whole food, raw & cooked meal plans & ebooks on healthy living. Our team of Nutritionists, Naturopaths, Herbalists and other qualified individuals assist in the creation of our programs.
“Our mission is to inspire millions around the world to Join in The Real Food Movement! Thank you for being here.” ~ Sheleana & Caleb, Co-Founders of YoungandRaw.com
Caleb Jennings, Co-Founder, Visionary & CMO
Caleb is Co-Founder & Co-Visionary of Young and Raw, a company committed to enriching people’s health and wellbeing by creating and curating empowered education on natural, sustainable, whole food living and self-development.
He is a “biohacking lifehacker” with an insatiable curiosity and deep passion for neuroscience, psychology, human behavior, and everything related to optimizing human health, happiness, and performance.
Reading, consciousness exploration, staying active, world travel, deepening connections with friends, intelligent conversations, thinking of new and awesome ways to make a Positive Measurable Impact in other people’s lives, and enjoying the endless wonders of nature’s beauty and the outdoors are just a few of his favorite investments of his time, energy, and resources.
Sheleana Jennings, Co-Founder, Visionary & CEO
Sheleana is the Owner & Co-Visionary of YoungandRaw.com. She has a home base in Vancouver, BC with her husband Caleb and her kitty Maya and spends much of the year traveling. Her life’s mission is to educate and inspire millions to re-connect with their inner guidance and find balance through nutrition and lifestyle.
YoungandRaw.com now reaches hundreds of thousands of people every month, from 78 countries around the world. Her passions include researching, writing, reading and exploring nature. Sheleana’s favorite areas of study at present are nutrition, hormonal & women’s health, natural birth, pre-post natal nutrition and Ayurveda.
Adrienne Nye, Editor in Chief
Adrienne has a B.Sc. in Biology from UVic and an M.Sc. in Plant Science from UBC. After years of high stress, poor dietary habits and minimal exercise, she began searching for a healthier lifestyle to heal her troubled digestive system and mind/body/spirit disconnection. This led her to experiment with raw and whole foods, and to practice yoga. After seeing vast improvements to her health she was hooked. She completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training in 2011.
Adrienne’s love of communication, science and learning landed her a job in academic publishing as an Editorial Assistant for the science journal Molecular Ecology in 2011. She was thrilled to join the team at Young and Raw in June 2013 and looks forward to inspiring as many people as possible to build a more compassionate, balanced and loving world. Inside and out.
Adrienne also has a strong background in the Arts. She began singing at the age of 4, dancing at the age of 6, and at the age of 9 landed the role of Young Cosette in the bilingual production of Les Misérables in Montreal, Quebec in 1990. Since then, she has performed extensively in a variety of film, TV, theatre, music and dance productions in Canada, Europe and the US. Along with working for Young and Raw, in her spare times she now focuses her artistic efforts on pursuing roles in Film and TV productions, singing and writing music.
A genuine polymath, this actor, singer, songwriter and science-lover has an insatiable thirst for knowledge. After years of rigorous study in both the Arts and Sciences, Adrienne understands that life for her is all about balance, heart and perseverance.
Ali Washington Resident Nutritional Counsellor & Community Support
Ali is the Resident Holistic Nutritionist for YoungandRaw.com She came to the natural health field when she was 14, as a way of healing chronic stomach aches, skin issues, weight problems and hormonal imbalances. Years of doctors visits, specialist appointments and conventional medicine had never yielded results, so she tried looking for a natural solution. Going totally plant based in 2007, and 100% raw shortly after that, she was able to heal her body, and was inspired to share what had helped her so much with others.
Ali completed her first diploma in Holistic Nutrition in 2008, Graduating from the Alive Academy. She completed her Hatha Yoga Teacher Training with YogaWorks in 2010, and is currently upgrading her studies at the Institute Of Holistic Nutrition, where she will soon graduate with her Ortho-Molecular Practitioner Designation. She believes that the body is fully capable of healing itself, so long as it is given all the tools to do so. You can ask Ali questions on the Young and Raw Facebook page. Contact us to arrange a consultation with Ali or ask about our online programs and cleanses monitored by Ali.
Dr. Francesca Quinn, Resident Naturopathic Doctor
Dr. Quinn is the Resident N.D for YoungandRaw.com She plays a role in advising and reviewing all of the Young and Raw meal plans and cleanse programs.
Dr. Francesca Quinn received her doctorate of naturopathic medicine from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ. Prior to that she studied massage therapy in Lake Tahoe, CA, and Biology and Nutrition at the University of Vermont. She is extremely passionate about her work in holistic health. She treats a broad range of both acute and chronic health concerns with a combination of therapies, including whole food nutrition, herbal and nutraceutical supplementation and detoxification, hydrotherapy, and more. She is thrilled to call Boulder, CO her home, where she practices and lectures throughout Denver, CO. Contact us to arrange a consultation with Dr. Quinn or ask about our online programs.
Chloe is a Customer Support Rawkstar for YoungandRaw.com. She is also a coach-consultant who empowers her clients to lead a life spent fulfilling their potential. Being passionate about exploring the earth, she designed her career to fit into a backpack and has even worked out of a tent pitched next to the surf.
Chloe thrives on challenge, having trained in Adventurous Activity Leadership and as a combat instructor. Previously struggling with chronic fatigue for many years led her on an investigative mission to discover what is at the root of ‘dis-ease’, and in doing so, transformed her health. This deepened her fascination with energy, holistic practices and the wisdom of nature.
Raw food is an integral part of her ethos at this time in her life. She wants to help this more ‘alternative’ lifestyle of fueling for optimum performance and following your inspiration become mainstream. Chloe is an n avid learner who loves to be immersed in skill development, such as surfing and martial arts, her interests include thought leadership, sustainable travel and DocuFilms.
Chelsea Goodrich Customer Support Rawkstar
Chelsea is the Customer Support Rawkstar & Health Coach for YoungandRaw.com. She interfaces with our tech ninja and our resident holistic nutritionist to serve the people who come through our virtual doors on a daily basis.
Chelsea grew up near Boise, Idaho, and then made the transition into a high raw, plant-based diet about five years ago. She transitioned at the time to support a close family member as they made this lifestyle change after a diagnosis with breast cancer. In the process, she not only saw remarkable results in the health of her loved one, but experienced amazing benefits herself as well. On a mostly raw and plant-based diet she gained relief of periodic chronic migraines, fatigue, and sleep problems. Her overall energy and mood was elevated, and her long-term acne-prone skin cleared and healed up beautifully. This experience deepened her life-long fascination with natural health and she decided to attend the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She graduated from IIN in 2011, and has also completed a health program through The Hippocrates Health Institute, a Raw Food Chef certification through SRF, and a Hot Yoga Teacher Training with Hot Yoga Doctor in 2012. She plans to continue her studies in health this year though pursuing a second bachelors degree and eventually a graduate degree in Nutritional Psychology. Chelsea enjoys working as a health coach in both Idaho and Utah right now. She is most passionate about helping and supporting people in their change to a healthier, real food lifestyle.