UNITED TO INSPIRE HEALTHIER LIFESTYLES

Introducing The Cour Experience Team!

Debbie DiManno

Debbie’s path to Cour Experience took her from a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Physiology to various careers in the medical field modalities such as Cardiology, GI, and Genetic Biotech. Her interests took her into the business sector working for Fortune 500 companies such as HP, Philips, Siemens, and Exact Sciences.


She spent 30 years working in Western Medicine and her extreme health issues made it clear that Western Medicine didn’t have all the answers. She understood that much of her healing had to come from within. She realized that her “biography was her biology”. She became “well” as a result of using modalities like mindfulness, meditation, and yoga. She has always been a natural coach and found herself inspired to share everything she has learned.


Debbie chose to get involved with the iGeneration ( ZGeneration) when her teenage daughter started experiencing anxiety, secondary to a motor vehicle accident trauma. Debbie decided to avoid medication and instead chose Biofeedback training and HeartMath for her daughter’s treatment which was quite successful. Ironically, many of her daughter’s friends were having similar issues related to stress, anxiety, depression, and even suicide.


Debbie decided that she could no longer just sit and watch the horrific phenomena surrounding our youth. Something had to be done before another young life was lost to suicide!


Cour Experience, INC. was created as a result of the significant need of our children to have balance in a world that is changing at the speed of light.

Debbie DiManno

President/Co-Founder

Cour Experience, Inc.

Julie Rodriguez

Curriculum Development/Co-Founder

Cour Experience, Inc.

Julie Rodriguez

Julie has her Masters's Degree in Psychology and has been a Psychology Professor at Folsom Lake College for the past 13 years. In addition to her formal training and experience, Julie has had a life filled with opportunities for growth. Julie is visually impaired and her disability has made her the strong and compassionate person she is today.


Julie’s unique perspective and her understanding of mindfulness techniques are a pivotal part of our program. She lives and breathes the belief that each and every one of us has the power to make the permanent changes we seek to live the life we desire with healthy, bodies, minds, and souls!


Julie became part of Cour Experience because her heart breaks every time she hears about another young person struggling with depression and anxiety. The suicide rates are at an all-time high for this age group, and it is happening every day. Our kids feel overwhelmed. The tools that Cour Experience share have helped Julie personally and wish she had them when she was younger. Cour Experience is here to make a difference. Julie is tired of just talking about doing something, she wants to be a part of the solution.

Krista Wiekamp

Krista is a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC), earned a MA in Professional Communication, and is Lifestyle Medicine Coach certified through Wellcoaches in partnership with ACLM and ACSM. She has over 13 years of experience in both marketing and nonprofits.


Krista is currently the Youth Mentor Program Director for youth victims of crime at the Family Support Center in Utah and is Vice-Chair of the Public Health Department's Safe Kid's Coalition whose focus is reducing youth suicide rates. She was awarded the Leadership and Empowerment Across Generations Award for developing a successful after-school program for children at-risk.


Krista became involved with Cour Experience to continue her work and passion to reduce youth stress, anxiety, and suicide. She aims to develop and implement programming into schools that would help our youth thrive by building healthy, lasting relationships outside of their home and by learning to use healthy tools to overcome stress, anxiety, and suicide ideation. She believes strongly that we have a responsibility to hold space in this busy world for our youth to just be. She believes that ultimately they need to learn how to hold this space for themselves with tools they can use throughout life.

Krista Wiekamp

Vice President, Director of Marketing

Cour Experience, Inc.

Marci Mitchell

Director of Operations/Co-Founder

Cour Experience, Inc.

Marci Mitchell

Marci is a 3rd generation native Californian. She is an army veteran, having served in the US Army as a Military Intelligence Officer from 1980- 1990. Marci is a wife and mother with 2 kids both of whom deal with depression and anxiety. Her family has dealt with emotional shutdown, school trauma, self-harm, a suicide attempt, transgender issues, and autism spectrum issues. She is passionate about helping kids find their joy and balance in a stressful world.


Marci first entered the metaphysical training when she was 17 and connected to the belief system that took her on her journey. She has been on a journey of self-discovery and transformation lasting 35 + years. She is passionate about sharing her insights and is excited about bringing this empowerment to the world.

Dr. Mark E. Holthouse MD

FAAFP, ABIHM, ABoIM, ABFP

Training: Medical degree at Loma Linda University School of Medicine.

Residency training at UC Davis Medical Center / US Air Force David Grant Medical Center in Family Medicine.

Board Certified Family Medicine

Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner (first test cohort 2013 in CFMP)

Board Certified American Board of Integrative Medicine

Board Certified American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine

Experience

• Chief of Ambulatory Care Mather and McClellan Hospitals USAF

• UC Davis Medical School Teaching Faculty

• Co-Founder Placerville Family Practice Inc.- Placerville, CA

• Founder of Center for Functional and Integrative Medicine, Inc.- Cameron Park, CA

• Co-Founder True Health Center for Functional Medicine- El Dorado Hills, CA

• Over 25 years in Family Medicine along with Functional medicine since 2006

• Loma Linda University School of Medicine teaching faculty Preventive Cardiology and Metabolic Medicine

• IFM teaching faculty

Dr. Mark E. Holthouse MD

Advisory Board Director

Cour Experience, Inc.

Patricia Souza

Education Advisor

Cour Experience, Inc.

Patricia Souza

Pat’s thirty-six-year career in California Public Education includes classroom teaching, elementary and junior high school principalships, and district level administration as assistant superintendent, deputy superintendent, and superintendent of schools.


She has a Masters in Educational Administration and Advanced Leadership Training. She has had extensive successful leadership experience in the educational and personal/professional growth arenas.


Pat was co-partner and co-founder of a consulting firm serving the personnel needs of school districts throughout California. She was also a 10-year member of the Association of California Administrator’s Professional Assistance Team serving the legal needs of school administrators throughout California.


Pat believes in the efficacy of all people; young and old. She has a passion for bringing people together to create systems to support ongoing personal growth and harmony in their lives, the community and the world.

Vashti Summervill

Vashti is a graduate of the Parent Coaching Institute and trained with Building Connected Communities to facilitate Conscious Parenting Workshops. She is currently the co-chair of the St. Lukes Pediatric Family Advisory Council representing families with children hospitalized due to a mental health crisis. She is also on the board of the Idaho Suicide Prevention Coalition.


She is trained in Youth Mental Health First Aid, ASIST, and a QPR instructor as a suicide gatekeeper. Vashti’s higher calling is to combine all of her training and certification to improve the lives of parents, children, and families. Vashti is a proud parent of two teenage girls.

Vashti Summervill

Parenting Coach

Cour Experience, Inc.

Beth Lendrum

Curriculum Development

Cour Experience, Inc.

Beth Lendrum

Beth Lendrum is committed to empowering her clients to use self-care to have better productivity in their business and their life. If you are looking for a proven professional who can guide you to address the stress that stands in your way of achieving less stress and a good night's sleep, you’ve come to the right place. With 15 years of experience working with clients with similar worries and concerns, Beth guides her clients to achieve remarkable success. Her signature process, The 4 Minute Flow transforms worry to confidence, fear to flow, and effort to ease. Beth’s mission and commitment are to get to the root cause of your stress and provide you with portable tools that can be incorporated into daily life.


Beth’s passion is to educate her clients on the benefits of self-care. Whether in Beth’s Zoom Room, workshops, retreats, or private sessions, clients receive specific self-care for his or her own needs. This “extra-credit” for the body empowers her clients to be fully engaged in their own well-being.

Priscilla Jensen

Priscilla is a personal trainer, entrepreneur, health and wellness guru, and contestant in the Miss California USA pageant 2022. She will use her platform to speak on the importance of Heart-Based Education, Social and Emotional Learning, the importance of understanding how emotions affect the rhythmic activity in the nervous system, and how anxiety inhibits cognitive and physical performance. Priscilla’s personal success story with Cour Experience tools fuels her intent to help youth who suffer from anxiety and depression and to teach them that Cour Experience tools can have a dramatic, positive impact on their daily lives.


Priscilla’s passion for health and wellness can be traced back to a young age when she found out her mother was diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder. As years went by her mother’s condition worsened, and she spent a significant amount of time caregiving for her mother. From this experience, Priscilla gained an important understanding of health and wellness, meditation, and mental health, as well as patience, compassion, and the drive to set a better example for the people who surround her.


Priscilla is also setting a new standard with her blog, Pampered by P by breaking the stigma of comparison in men and women that is caused by the fabrication of social media. Her blog incites change in the way men and women view themselves and promotes a positive shift in mindset when they realize, no matter what sex or gender, we all want the same things. .

Priscilla Jensen

Youth Director

Cour Experience, Inc.

Janet Bailey

Curriculum Development/Advisor

Cour Experience, Inc.

Janet Bailey

The human energy field contains information regarding an individual’s physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Behavioral, emotional, and mental patterns are also contained within this energy field. As a medical intuitive, Janet is able to provide valuable information and understanding regarding the state of your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health.


Janet completed her Ph.D. with Dr. C. Norman Shealy and Dr. Caroline Myss in the Science of Intuition and Energy Medicine. She is a Medical Intuitive and Bioenergetic Diagnostician. Her ultimate goal is to assist her clients in understanding how mental, emotional, and spiritual energy affects all aspects of health and wellness. Her ability to intuit energetic imbalances allows her to formulate individual plans to establish balance and health for her clients. In addition to her active studies with Drs. Shealy and Myss, she incorporates her background in Medical Dietetics, Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, and Clinical Hypnotherapy to address individual health issues.

Kim Hughes

Kim Hughes is a licensed clinical social worker and the Clinical Director of Sierra Child and Family Services. She has been providing mental health services to youth and their families in El Dorado County since 1993. Kim earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Westfield State University and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from Boston College before making her way west in the summer of 1993. She has held a variety of clinical positions with Sierra Child and Family Services and currently leads a team of fine clinicians who provide educationally related mental health services for the EDUHSD.


In addition to her extensive training and education as a mental health clinician she has been practicing yoga for 20 years and in May of 2018, became certified as a yoga teacher. She approaches her work with a strong back and open heart. Kim empowers and celebrates the resiliency of young people and is passionate about working with them in their natural environments to help them recognize their potential to grow and become leaders themselves.

Kim Hughes

LCSW/Advisory Board Member

Cour Experience, Inc.

"Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results."


Willie Nelson

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