Chair, Board of Directors
Hi! My name is Kalli Youngstrom, I’m a ketogenic nutritionist and lifestyle optimization coach, working to help clients optimize their health lifestyles within my consulting business KY Wellness. I am currently pursuing my Masters in Public Health and have previously completed degrees in Psychology and Marketing. Wellness in all forms is one of my biggest passions both personally and professionally and the majority of my hobbies revolve around movement, mindfulness, and self development. As a retired professional bodybuilder I love to lift weights, but have recently fallen in love with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu which I train regularly alongside running, swimming, and yoga. One of my personal mantras is “move your body, nourish your body, be kind to yourself, be kind to others” and I try to live and breathe by this every single day!
What makes you passionate about mental health?
I’ve always said my first love was psychology and as long as I can remember I’ve been captivated by understanding mental health, psychology, and emotions. As a young girl I watched my Father pursue a degree in psychology and knew that this area of study would eventually be part of my own path, thus leading me to pursue my first undergraduate degree in psychology at 18 years old. After completing my undergraduate degree I went on to pursue my bachelors of commerce in marketing, hopeful to find a way to bridge the gap between the mind and body as a wellness entrepreneur. After 10 years of health and wellness coaching I am constantly reminded of the impact mental health has on our physical health, and vice versa, and through personal and professional experience this has been a conversation I’ve worked to continue to normalize and encourage. As a wellness professional I believe there continues to be a divide between physical and mental health care, which is something I’m passionate about changing. This passion has led me to pursue my Masters in Public Health, of which I am currently in my second term and I hope to be able to have a positive impact on public health policy and promotion with an emphasis on mental and physical health in the near future.
Pets? My partner in crime, assistant, and boss of the house “Rosie” is a siamese/ragdoll adopted from the Print Albert SPCA and is named after the one and only Rose (Betty White’s character) from golden girls
Favorite ice cream? Pistachio