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Our Team

Lisa Pitel-Killah

FOUNDER, BCHHP (Aadp), FDN-P, HTMA-P

Alysen Clark

LAB HEAD, BSc., MSc.

Vykon Supplements

Dr. Delphie Dugal-Tessier

head RESEARCHER, BA, PhD

Katie Engel

Katie Engel

Practitioner, HTMA-P, RHN

Tina Ketler

PRACTITIONER, HTMA-E, FTNP

Kim Heintz

pRACTITIONER, HTMA-E, FTNP

Taya MORRIS

director of Sales

Libby McCalden

Director of Operations

Tayler Wright

customer support

Sarah McCalden

Customer support

Cher THORSEN

blog RESEARCHER, CNP

Lisa

Lisa is Vykon’s Founder, a Hair Mineral Analysis Expert, Functional Diagnostic Practitioner and multi-time Kettlebell Sport World Champion.  Lisa is a health, wellness and fitness advocate.  She has poured all of her years of study into the Vykon Performance and Custom lines to bring revolutionary products to the masses for maximum health and performance. 

Alysen

Alysen is the Head of the Ottawa Lab.  She graduated top of her class, with honours, with a degree in Biological Sciences.  Alysen went on to complete a Masters in Cellular and Molecular Medicine, with a Dean’s award in 2012.  Prior to running the Ottawa facility, she worked as a senior research technician in a top research lab in Ottawa, studying the metabolism of stem cells.

Delphie

Dr. Delphie, PhD is the Head of Research at the Ottawa Lab. In 2008, she started working as a research assistant at the University of Ottawa Institute of Mental Health Research (IMHR). Most recently, Delphie completed her PhD in Neuroscience in the field of Neurogenesis and Mechanisms of Cellular Regeneration.

Katie Engel

Katie

Katie is a Holistic Nutritionist, Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis Practitioner, as well as Yoga and Meditation teacher.  She believes that you have the ability to drastically change your life with diet, lifestyle, and mindset. Her own mineral balancing journey provided the missing piece to her own health journey and now she wants to share that crucial component with others. Katie believes in the importance of the mind-body connection and affirms that you in fact hold the power and the key to your own healing, she’s just here to shine some light on it.

Katie has a special interest in mental health and how thoughts, environmental factors, and diet can all have a huge impact on the life you live.  She believes that each person is capable of creating the reality they desire and is on a mission to help others realize this as well.

Tina

Tina is a Vykon Coach, an HTMA Practitioner and a Certified Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. She was originally drawn to “Food as Medicine” because of her own health problems; severe gut issues, infertility, hypothyroidism, and countless chronic symptoms. Tina had such incredible results it sparked her passion to help others.  She is on a mission to educate clients to understand their bio-individuality, and how to best take care of their body through nutrition and lifestyle. 

Kim

Kim is a Vykon Coach, HTMA Practitioner and Certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner. Kim has always been passionate about the health and wellness space and has applied her own education to optimize her performance as an endurance mountain bike athlete. Kim’s passions in the functional medicine space are focused on helping other athletes improve their performance in their sport and in women’s health.

Taya

Taya spent 24 years working in the world of prestige beauty but when she realized that good quality topical products were only part of the solution, she decided to become a Certified Holistic Nutritionist. Taya is passionate about quality ingredients and sustainability. She believes that beauty comes from within but so does health. With so many people in her close family touched by cancer and auto-immune disease she is determined to help more people realize that our daily choices are our best chance at a long and healthy life. 

Libby

Libby is the Head of IT at Vykon.  She runs a successful business based on website design, integration, automation, and e-commerce.  Libby takes care of updating security, and our websites and she is the first line of defense if something IT-related is not functioning correctly.  She is an integral part of the Vykon team.  

Tayler

Tayler’s passion for health and wellness sparked when she was first introduced to yoga and weightlifting. She experienced first hand the positive effects exercise plays on physical and emotional well-being. After studying Fitness and Health Promotion in college, Tayler furthered her education in Holistic Nutrition. She found her love for cooking nourishing food and living a holistic lifestyle to support and reclaim optimal health.

Sarah

Sarah is completing her first year at Trent Unviersity in a joint Forensic Science Chemistry degree.  Sarah’s drive and commitment to customer satisfaction, as well as her passion for health, make her an integral part of the Vykon Team.

Cher

Cher is a Nutritionist who approaches food and lifestyle with a holistic mindset, that everything is interconnected, from the way we grow our food and raise our animals, to the mind/body/spirit. After becoming a Mom, Cher found herself very depleted, with blood sugar issues and knew she needed to replenish herself to care for others, now she helps women in burn-out regain their energy and spark, and looks forward to using HTMA in her practice to help clients on a deeper level.