Lets do this: I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis at 27 which turned my life inside out and upside down. I have hold two Ph.Ds. (Microbiology with emphasis in fermentation and Functional Nutrition Behavioral Science) I'm a recovering perfectionist, and an autoimmune ally. I have a Functional Nutrition practice, Melano Nutrition where I help people re-energize and find real health without restriction. It is my mission to help others overcome whatever they may be confronting while empowering and connecting through delicious, healthy foods. Research is my passion and am constantly learning from the leaders in both food science and nutrition industries and stay up to date with the current research.
Fun Fact: When I laugh, I laugh wholeheartedly, head back and guffaw without shame. Life has been hard for me at various points, but through it all, I’ve always kept my passion for joy.
Jorge is Diane’s husband, and as a team member of Melano Nutrition he is responsible for biscuit bombs, English muffins, the operations of shipping and flash freezing. He offers laughter, support, assistance, tracks inventory like a boss, and is always a smiling face at the farmers markets. His favorite item that we make are the biscuit bombs!
Fun Fact: he loves Call of Duty, Doctor Who and road trips.
Shoanne is a life-long lover of fruits and veggies and has taken on the challenge of amateur gardening. As the person in charge of Communications and Marketing, Shoanne is excited to help everyone recognize all the positive The Beneficial Bakery brings to lives in every part of production.
Fun fact: She is an amateur body builder and took 1st in novice her first show last spring. She hopes to take first again this fall and earn her pro status next spring.