Meet the Journey to Wellness Team

Journey To Wellness Staff


Michele Maher

Clinical Services Supervisor

Michele, as the Clinical Service Coordinator for the Journey to Wellness program, organizes all the behind the scene preparation and detail for new clinical members. She is passionate about helping people get started on a new path leading to positive changes in their lives. Chances are Michele will be the first person you interact with in the program. Michele enjoys cycling, hiking, skiing, and all activities on and around the water. 

Favorite quote:

Always look beyond what you can see” ~ Mark A. Cooper

Jude Spors- Murphy

Clinical Wellness Coach
 
Jude Spors-Murphy is a unique clinical wellness coach that has a background and years of experience in working as a therapist in the mental health and addiction field.  He also has years of experience in teaching people how to alpine ski.  Jude has moved his career into another direction by becoming a clinical wellness coach and being a ski guide for a local back country cat ski operation.  His focus now with people is to help them move into the future being more active, healthy and enjoying it more.  Jude is very active in life with many interests including cooking, all types of skiing, water and snow, breeding and competing with horses, wind surfing, sailing, hiking, mountain biking, doing different types of triathlons, kayaking, summiting mountains, playing team sports like volley ball and pickle ball.  He embraces life, the outdoors, nature, the mountains, lakes and the four seasons.
 
Quote: 
"Let Positivity Lead Your Way!!!"

 


Holly Nickels

Registered Dietitian
 

Holly Nickels is a Registered Dietitian with many years of experience in foods and nutrition. She is a graduate of Montana State University and did her dietetic internship at the University of California, Berkley.  Her passion is helping her clients navigate the confusing and conflicting world of nutrition and food that seems to be ever changing. 
She believes that “food is medicine” and that changing one’s perceptions and outlook toward food is the most important part of good and healthy life. Her goal is to help you on this journey while being realistic, practical and economic.

Favorite quote:
"Let food by thy medicine, and medicine by thy food." - Hippocrates 
 


Barbi Webber

Survivor, Mentor & Motivational Speaker

Barbi Webber is a Motivational Speaker and Mentor in the arena of Eating Disorders and Positive Body Image. She is a survivor of Anorexia and Bulimia and brings her survival journey together with a BSW from the University of Montana and a heartfelt yearning to make a difference in a persons healing from any flavor of disordered eating by sharing true understanding as well as cognitive and behavioral skills she created to heal.

Favorite Sayings:
"Please, from my heart to yours..."

"Stop in the moment, linger and express gratitude..."

"Forward motion, healing one positive bite at a time. Bless your journey". ~ Barbi

Gwen Gates

Clinical Wellness Coach, Personal Trainer

Gwen is a Certified Wellness Coach, an NASM Certified Personal Trainer & a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist.  Her unique combination of education and work experience has created a dedication to helping others develop a strong mind/body connection.  She is passionate about helping others to create a healthy lifestyle which includes eating, exercise/physical activity, sleep, stress management and self compassion.  

Favorite quote:
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou