Meet Our Team
Kimberly Lou – CEO and Founder
Kimberly Lou is an integrative life mentor who coaches top CEOs, entrepreneurs, celebrities, and world-class athletes around the world. She helps them accelerate and thrive, through mental focus, emotional fitness and physical training. Her approach is perfect for people looking for more than just standard life-coaching, in order to excel at the maximum level of their ability.
Kimberly Lou’s own story was one of addiction, eating disorders, and professional and personal burnout. But she changed the story of her life and believes that every person has that same ability to take control of their own story. As a result of her success, Kimberly has appeared on E! Entertainment, MTV, HBO, ESPN, MSNBC, and ShowTime, among many others. But her greatest joy in life is acting silly with her daughter, Summer.
Bryan Aleman – Co-Founder
Bryan dropped out of high school at the age of 15. He associated with negative influences and was placed into a recovery treatment center. Unfortunately, when Bryan was released, he began using drugs immediately and, as a result, became homeless. Bryan attributed this experience to a negative belief system, one that said he was “not enough” and that the world was a cruel place. It wasn’t until he experienced a nasty breakup and then witnessed his brother’s addiction, as well as that of other close relatives, that he was given the gift of desperation, accepted his recovery, and changed the story of his life; he then devoted his life to helping others who wanted to sustain their own recovery.
As a fitness professional, Bryan Aleman believes that physical fitness and mental health go hand in hand. Trained and well versed in the Pranayama breathing technique (Breathworks), Bryan aspires to help individuals in need through his personal experiences in life and group facilitating skills. Bryan is passionate about his practice and its benefits because he has the opportunity to support clients through hard times in their recovery and guide them to a new way of living. As an artist, Bryan believes it is never too late to make your life a masterpiece.
Mark Puchalski – Group Facilitator
Adam Leiter – Group Faciliator
Adam is an RADT certified practitioner, a certified yoga instructor, group fitness instructor, and life coach. Adam has personal experience in recovery from addiction. And his journey has inspired him to grow as a leader as a healer and to be of service to others. Adam is honored to work with people from all walks of life on their journey out of addiction and he finds it extremely rewarding to bring value and assistance to clients as they move forward with their lives. In his spare time Adam likes to work out, swim, cycle, play sports, practice yoga,
Gregory S. Sedia - Certified Advanced Clinical Hypnologist and Group Facilitor
Andrea Barrero – Director Of Operations and Group Facilitator
Andrea Barrero is an RADT certified practitioner, an experienced professional in customer service and operations. She has worked in the customer service industry for the past 7 years. Delivering on quality satisfaction, retention, and experience. She has two Associates Degrees in Business and Architecture. She has a passion for inspiring others and providing quality service.
Andrea has enormous compassion for people going through life’s challenges and transitions, and feels privileged to work with those who are seeking support by helping them with art. She has trained in using the creative process to explore the conscious and unconscious, discovering feelings and experiences where there are no words. With the focus being on the process and materials, art therapy does not require art skill or experience. She creates the space to safely process, without judgement, and nurtures the courage to be imperfect.
To practice her own self-care, Andrea enjoys spending time outdoors with family, friends, and her furry baby (Koa). She enjoys yoga, spending time at the beach, reading and traveling the world.
Nico RADT Certified Group Facilitor
Nico is our RADT certified practitioner with a huge heart for people. He believes that connection is the opposite of addiction, profoundly desires to connect with those struggling and help them achieve the same freedom he’s found in sobriety. His past of battling various addictions and overcoming trauma creates an understanding, relatable perspective to meet people where they are at and take them to the next level. Nico knows the power of the mind and strives to help others recognize the truth of who they really are. Bringing brightness to every room he enters, he hopes to help others step into their true selves and create the mindset of infinite possibilities. Nico enjoys adventure outdoors, hiking, surfing, and hanging with family and friends in his spare time.
Erin O'Malley – Laguna Beach, CA
Owner of Sunset Standup Paddle in Laguna Beach, CA, Erin O’Malley, has been an adventurer from a young age. By the time she was 20 she had already competed internationally for the US Snowboard Team and scaled many shear, granite faces in the majestic landscape of Yosemite. From those younger years in the mountains her focus turned to yoga. She now has one of the top national certifications through Yoga Alliance, E-RYT 500. Erin has over 20 years of teaching experience and has now turned her focus to bringing the practice of yoga and challenge of fitness out into nature, in the biggest way.
“If I could wish anything for my students, it would be for them to know it’s never too late to be adventurous and explore the boundaries of what is possible inside and out.” – Erin O’Malley
Sheryl Jakofsky-Menes M.S., R.D.N.
Sheryl is a graduate of California State, San Diego, and earned her Master’s Degree in Nutrition Science at California State, Long Beach. Over the last 20 years, Sheryl has worked in several outpatient clinics in addition to working with Southern Cal Gas executives, the L.A. Fire Department, and L.A. Police Department personnel. She provides all her patients with nutrition guidelines and behavior modification. Her passion for healthy, delicious dining has inspired the Palms luxury weight loss camp to publish a book on Recipe Adaptation, using her well-honed knowledge and expertise.
When implementing a new habit or lifestyle change, Sheryl believes she must address the physical, psychological, and visceral aspects of a person’s life before any implementation can take place. Her ability to be approachable, empathetic and genuinely interested in each and every patient that she meets, makes a lifelong impact on the patients here at D’Amore Healthcare. “Good nutrition is forever…”
Daisy Mae –Emotional Support and Therapy Dog
Daisy Mae is naturally feisty, cute, and so so lovable. She brings her dynamic energy to all her interactions with others and the world while living in the moment.
She is light hearted, is often the life of the party, and has a great sense of humor; however, she does know how to take things seriously, uses her keen observation skills to assess her audience and adapt quickly when she has to. Daisy Mae is fantastic at balancing her work life and playtime; after a morning of the zoomies, she is ready to face the day.