Renée is a Professional Certified Coach with a passion for health, relationships, and family. She brings together valuable skills, wide-ranging experience, and solid credentials to support you in the changes you want to make to improve your health. Known to many as “Coach RARA” for her initials and upbeat attitude, Renée loves to encourage, honor and support others.
Renée has personal experience of what it is to be a caregiver. She assisted and lived next door to her diabetic father as he navigated over a dozen operations. She physically cared for both her parents at the end of their lives.
Renée also teaches communication and team building to new hires at La Clinica in Medford, OR, and is certified by the International Coach Federation. She is a Rotarian and a Toastmaster and loves to mentor youth on life skills and leadership.
Renée has been with her husband for 32 years and has two grown daughters. RARA is a rower and loves to travel and learn new languages to keep her brain fit and healthy.
Karen Preskenis, MA, FMCHC
Karen is a compassionate Health Coach. Her work involves supporting individuals with cognitive decline, chronic pain, and complex health conditions. She sees clients make improvements in their health by addressing manageable factors such as stress, food, sleep, body awareness, and movement. It can be overwhelming doing this alone. As a coach she is there to help people make changes with support and clarity. Exploring areas such as hope, meaning, and purpose often connects her clients to their inner motivation to heal. This often results in a creative, personalized and successful journey
Karen’s personal experience of loss as a result of Alzheimer’s Disease, helps her to understand the challenges and fears of cognitive decline. Dr. Dale Bredesen’s work, The End of Alzheimer’s and The Brain’s Way of Healing by Norman Doidge have brought Karen HOPE for healing the brain and motivated her to provide Health coaching for those concerned or struggling with cognitive decline.
Karen and her spouse are watching their two daughters quickly grow. They keep her young at heart…. whether camping, biking, sledding, wrestling, reading, or laughing. She is refreshed and slows down by savoring moments in nature.
Karen has a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology and a Bachelor degree in Education. She is certified as a Health Coach by the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy, and has received training through Dr. Dale Bredesen’s program, Reversing Cognitive Decline: Advanced Clinical Training.
Ian R. Luepker, N.D., DHANP is a naturopathic physician committed to patient and family-centered care that optimizes quality of life by anticipating, preventing and treating suffering. Dr. Luepker takes a whole-person, individualized and systems approach to working with cognitive
impairment and dementia.
He graduated from the National University of Natural Medicine in 2002 and has extensive experience working in the field of mental health. He has cultivated a special interest in geriatric medicine and dementia using functional medicine to assess and treat cognitive impairment while emphasizing diet and lifestyle.
Dr. Luepker lives with his wife and toddler daughter on a farm in the mountains outside Ashland where his family raises goats and grow (depending on the season) over half of their own food. He is an avid hiker, sailor and weaver.