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Kirstin Stephenson

Founder, Licenced Acupuncturist and Herbalist

Kirstin Stephenson is a licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist with a passion for cooking healthy and healing foods. Her main objective in life is to be healthy, laugh and have a good time.

When you combine all these things together you get a truly original and highly educational show. Behind the Counter with Kirstin is an in depth (yet light-hearted) web series that wonderfully illustrates how to prepare all types of super nutritious concoctions.

In each show, Kirstin carefully examines the amazing benefits of the natural herbs and whole foods used in her exciting recipes.

Amanda Manwaring

Certified Holistic Health Coach

Amanda Manwaring is a board certified Holistic Health Coach with the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. Amanda is trained in more than 100 dietary theories and has studied a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods from the world’s leaders in health and wellness.

As a health coach, Amanda is your personal advocate for living an energized and passionate life, realizing that no one diet works for everyone. She believes in discovering which food and lifestyle choices best support you and to make gradual, life long changes to enable you to reach your health goals.

Amanda leads workshops on nutrition and holistic lifestyle and offers individual health and nutrition coaching.

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Matthew Gries

Chief Web Architect & Designer

Matt is a licensed Architect, and has dedicated many years to the study of sustainability and integrative problem solving.  Matt and Kirstin have been together for the past 13 years, ever since Matt moved from New York to California at the age of 22.  Now married, Matt and Kirstin have happily teamed up to create  Matt’s role throughout this project has been to help translate the original show’s premise into the deeper and broader possibilities of  the website.  Specifically, Matt is responsible for designing the linkable database structure and integrating it into a seamless user experience.

You can view some of Matt's architectural work at:

Ryan E. Hamilton

Chief Web Developer

Ryan is web developer and social entrepreneur extraordinaire, the co-founder/developer of Life of Dad - The Social Network for Dads, the critically acclaimed first and fastest-growing social networking and entertainment destination for fathers.

He's also the original co-founder/investor/developer behind web/mobile celebrity marketing venture, Fantapper, which was sold to Brand Affinity Technologies (Irvine, CA) in November 2010.

Mr. Hamilton is a Senior Front-End Engineer for Verve Mobile, the pioneering leader in location-based mobile advertising. He is also the former Chief Web Developer of, National Webmaster of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, E-Communications Manager for United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania and Director of Marketing Strategies & Web Development for the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, and he has a background in media marketing and research for various daily publications, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, and Belleville (IL) News-Democrat.

With a B.S. in Economics with concentration in Marketing from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, he is also currently developing several Web technologies in: search, mobile/iPhone applications, social networking, travel, gaming, professional sports, music/entertainment, news/media, publishing, and nonprofit marketing/fundraising.

As a social entrepreneur, Ryan is devoted to both business and philanthropy and is dedicated to bringing about positive change in America, around the world, and around the universe.

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