Our Expert WELLTHY Educators, Instructors, Speakers & Mentors

Our Speakers…

We are very happy to be working with an amazing group of educators, instructors, speakers, advisors & mentors.

Creating a science-based educational training program is a very involved process that requires the expertise of a variety of skilled individuals. Once our comprehensive courses are created, our expert industry-savvy educators present the materials in an exciting and memorable way. Our operations/logistics team then ensures that our team is delivering the best experience possible to participants.

Our Instructors are a crucial part of this process and they not only help to create the classes, but they also mentor our members at multiple points throughout the process, greatly enhancing our their experiences.

We are always looking for new educators, speakers and mentors to join us on the WELLTHY journey. We are looking to add advisors, experts, trainers, marketing partners, medical professionals, manufacturers, and others….please let us know if you are interested!

Interested in becoming one of our WELLTHY Educators?  Join more than 35 experts from around the world and throughout all aspects of the wellness, longevity and biohacking industries.

Some of our Experts

Christy Thiel Wellthy Educator

Christy Thiel

Christy Thiel is a Master Nutrition Therapist and specializes in endocannabinoid health and hemp CBD supplementation. Christy is the Director of Education at Seed2System and helps people and businesses understand the opportunities that are available with supplementation, lifestyle and partnering.


Upon graduation, Heidi cut her teeth in the Superior and Appellate Courts of San Francisco and Contra Costa County and later served under the Presiding Justice of the First District Court of Appeal. 

Heidi relocated to Seattle and joined 7 Point Law, and later Cultiva Law as Senior Strategic Counsel where she was first exposed to litigation in the cannabis industry.

Heidi was appointed to the Editorial Advisory Committee of the WSBA in 2018, is a member of the WSBA Cannabis Law Section, is a leading author on CBD, hemp, and marijuana law, and a regular contributor to Marijuana Venture, CannaBiz Journal, and the Cannabis Law Journal. She was also recently named one of the Top 30 Cannabis Litigators You Should Know, a “Rising Star,” and has been asked to speak throughout the nation on the topic of CBD laws, including most recently the CBD Expo and Women Grow Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C.


Dr. Zac Pilossoph

Dr. Zac Pilossoph, a Long Island, NY born, nationally recognized veterinary medical professional, a top graduate of Tufts University Veterinary School of Medicine with postgraduate focused training in E/CC and Neurology/Neurosurgery at two of the most recognized programs in the country, and a young multidimensional serial entrepreneur, has rapidly and collaboratively helped promote a new wave of global evolution and individual empowerment in more ways than one.


In addition to developing and launching several novel platforms in the veterinary and mental health fields, he is now quickly joining some of the most reputable leaders in the cannabis education and innovation space. Dr. Pilossoph is determined to synergize with colleagues, allowing evidence-based information to fuel a rapidly expanding industry.

CBD Training Academy Business Builder Course Speaker

Neal Thompson

Neal Thompson is a veteran sales/marketing/training executive who is on staff at Hempsi Live Oil as a trainer and the Brand Ambassador corporate liaison. Prior to Hempsi, Neal served as Vice President, Sales, and Marketing for Trusted Green, a hemp and cannabis agricultural supplement company. Previously he worked at SERVPRO as a regional Vice President where he was an on-site education developer, social media marketing trainer, and curriculum manager for the franchise system. 


Neal also developed the team member training program for Chick-fil-A and owned/operated his own Chick-fil-A in the early 2000s.

Neal became a CBD advocate in 2016.  Since then, he researches cannabis and hemp daily, educates groups on CBD, and has a Facebook page called CBDiscipline that strives to educate the public on the uses and benefits of hemp and other cannabinoids including CBD.  Mr. Thompson holds a BBA in marketing from the University of Georgia.


Dr. Jeanette Jacknin

Dr. Jacknin is a board-certified dermatologist, author, national speaker, and consultant, with expertise in holistic dermatology, natural cosmeceuticals, and topical hemp and cannabinoids for beauty and health. She has given over 45 national talks on holistic skin care over the past 9 years, and 10 international talks on topical skincare in the last 3 years. 


Dr. Jacknin has recently been interviewed on topical cannabinoids by The New York Times online magazine, Marijuana.com, and High Times, Vogue, The Washington Post, La Presse, and the Canadian Globe and Mail, New Beauty, Reader’s Digest, and many other media sources Specialties: CBD, cannabinoids, and cannabis in beauty and skin disorder, natural cosmeceuticals and skin care.

Charlie Piermarini


Charlie Piermarini graduated from Touro University of California where he completed a dual Master’s of Science in Physician Assistant Science (MSPAS) and Public Health (MPH) in 2015. He practiced family medicine, urgent care, and then moved into pain management in Arizona. He also is the founder and CEO of Restorative Care of Arizona, which is a patient-centric wellness clinic in Phoenix, Arizona specializing in personalized medicine and taking care of the whole patient.


After seeing many of his pain patients achieve great results with CBD, but some of them having THC in their drug screenings- he started to research CBD and the ECS.

After a few years of research and successfully treating many patients, he has started his own CBD company to ensure the quality of product that his patients receive.


Dr. Jake Felice, N.D., L.M.P.

Dr. Jake Felice, N.D., L.M.P. is a charismatic public speaker and social media expert on the topic of medical cannabis. As a consultant and national cannabis brand ambassador, Dr. Felice provides scientific, medical, public relations, and compliance based advice for companies in emerging and existing cannabis markets. Dr. Felice has consulted for major cannabis companies including for Willie Nelson’s brand, Cannabis Basics, Medical Marijuana 411, Seattle Central College, and The Academy of Cannabis Science. He is a recognized cannabis expert and blogger at www.CannabisMatrix.com.


Melissa (MJ) Stapley

Melissa (MJ) Stapley has more than 10 years of total management and leadership experience, along with a Masters degree in Organizational Leadership from South University in Savanah, GA.  She entered the cannabis industry close to 5 years ago and focused on sales and cannabis education in this space. She has a passion for leadership training and cannabis education which led to the birth of MJ Hybrid Solutions which offers a unique training solution for cannabis professionals.  


Jimm Harrison

Jimm Harrison is a master aromatherapist with a background unlike any other expert in the field. Jimm has 30 years of extensive experience in botanical health and natural beauty, specializing in the therapeutic use of essential oils. His key areas of expertise include product development, formulation, education, and essential oil project management.

Janice Blair

CPA, CEO, Holistic Accounting Management

Janice Blair has experience in Executive financial management and financial consulting within a diverse blend of industries, she brings an understanding of unique industry situations, how they show up in the financial statements, and how we can chart the future course.  In addition to having a successful career, she raised her family on her organic farm.  


Danielle Borzor

Danielle Borzor, the founder and CEO of JūLivWELL, is a certified Physician Assistant (PA) for over 22 years. She graduated from the inaugural PA class of Beaver College, now Arcadia
University, in Philadelphia and has years of experience working with patients in various clinical settings such as family practice, interventional radiology, emergency/trauma medicine, and pediatrics. Danielle draws upon her thousands of interactions with patients over the last 22 years to coach her nutrition and CBD clients.


As a certified nutrition and CBD expert, Danielle guides her clients to feel better through habit-based coaching. Her goal is to help her clients live their best life, by living well daily.

Master of Science, Physician Assistant Studies, Beaver College, 1998
Bachelor of Arts, Biology, LaSalle University, 1996
Precision Nutrition, Level 1 Coach, 2019
National Council on Strength and Fitness, Certified Strength Coach, 2019
CBD Training Academy, Certified CBD Coach, 2019
Physician Assistant National Recertifying Exam, 2016


Richard Diamond, WELLTHY Founder & Wellness Expert

Rick Diamond

Rick Diamond is the Founder of WELLTHY where he works with an amazing team of educators focused on teaching Health & Wealth.  Wellthy, like the CBD Training Academy is part of Icann Ventures.  He has been the CEO of 3 healthcare tech startups and was cofounder and CEO of a leading training company that was focused on digital marketing. He is also an advisor to many wellness startups through the Inner Circle Accelerator Program. The mission of WELLTHY is to train 10,000 Wellness Professionals and to help 100 million people around the world to improve their health and wellness through the company’s educational platform. 

Sharon Benson


Sharon has been in the online space since 2002. She started as a virtual assistant and quickly became known as your go-to-gal to get things done quickly and efficiently. Her repertoire of tech knowledge is legendary! She has worked on 6 & 7 figure launches with some of the biggest names in the industry.

As an Infusionsoft by Keap Certified Consultant and Certified Online Business Manager® and Trainer, Sharon has a unique perspective with every client she works with.


She takes a 360-degree approach to make sure that not only is your membership portal or marketing automation set up properly and is what you asked for but she goes above and beyond and strategizes with YOU the best way to do things for your target market and your business.

Sharon lives in Reno, Nevada with her husband and two kitties!

Denise Riley Wellthy Educator

Denise Riley

Denise Riley is the founder and CEO of The Core Empowerment, where she leads a team that is committed to the expansion and success of entrepreneurs around the world.  They help develop the habits to bring business leaders happiness and success in life and business.  Pulling all her experiences together and seeing a critical need across several different networks, she developed and hosts vision board workshops through her online platform. Denise has her own 7-Step Method with interactive exercises and components that ensure that her clients achieve their goals and vision.  She also is a member of the faculty at Icann Wellness, the leader in education about peak performance.  After getting her Cosmetology license and working at a high-end spa and then a full-service salon, Ms. Riley started and ran her own successful salon.  While running her salon, she also developed and launched an innovative eye-lash training course offered both online and in person.

Emily Andros

Ms. Andros has had a 25+ year career in advertising & marketing management.  She is a specialist in writing marketing plans & developing brands that are based on extensive client research including in-depth analysis of their competition, target markets, significant margins of difference, and pricing/product development. Emily’s forte includes bridging the gap between marketing production and fundamental company strategies i.e., she ensures that marketing efforts are successful and results-producing. She has spent many years of her career managing graphic designers, writers, and web programmers to create campaigns that are memorable, consistent, and successful.


Emily has directed a number of Addy Award-winning campaigns and has also written & executed several multi-million-dollar advertising & marketing budgets representing a number of industries but with a particular specialization in Medicine, Wellness & Med Spas.


Ashley Tovar

Ashley Tovar is a growth marketer for WELLTHY, Icann Marketing, and CBD Training Academy. Her entrepreneurial career started shortly after graduating from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo when she started her wedding discount company. In 16 weeks, she built a website, brand, established hundreds of partnerships, incorporated, raised investments, and learned what it was like to build a company from the ground up. She later went on to work on email campaigns for a major home improvement company which averaged over $100,000 in revenue per email and also worked for a national accounting firm located in Bellevue, Washington, for which she assisted in acquiring over $1,000,000 in revenue in her first year.