the rht story
Rebel Health Tribe (RHT) was founded in late 2014 after co-founders Michael Roesslein and Joe Rignola met in an online forum for Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioners (FDN-P), an intensive training program they’d recently completed.
The story (which you can catch in full detail HERE on the podcast) goes a little something like this…
the team behind rht
MICHAEL ROESSLEIN, MS, FDN-P, CHEK
Michael Roesslein holds a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science & Health Promotion, is a certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, and a CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach. He also holds multiple personal training certifications and has completed both the 2-year training program at the Luminous Awareness Institute, and Dr. Gabor Mate’s Compassionate Inquiry professional training for therapists.
Joe Rignola is an entrepreneur, filmmaker, and best-selling author. He began his own health journey about 15 years ago while dealing with depression, anxiety, severe digestive issues, weight gain, and blood sugar dysregulation.
FEDERICA MARINELLI, MD
MEDICAL ADVISORY & REVIEW
Federica Marinelli, MD, received her medical degree from the University Campus Bio Medico in Rome, Italy in 2005. She subsequently completed a Masters in Clinical Nutrition (2013) and in Aesthetic Medicine (2009).
In 2014, Dr. Marinelli discovered her interest in functional medicine while trying to determine the root cause of her own illness. This resulted in hours of self education and flying frequently to the United States IFM Conferences. By 2017, she became the first and only physician certified in functional medicine in Italy, by the Institute for Functional Medicine.
NINJA - OPERATIONS
Whitney Prudden is the do-all-the-things ninja that makes RHT function. She’s been part of the team for 6 years, and has been absolutely instrumental in the continued growth of the company and community.
SOCIAL MEDIA & COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT
Daffnee Cohen owns and operates a full service digital marketing firm, hosts the podcast Better with Daffnee, and offers one-on-one coaching and consulting for people in all places in their careers and businesses. While the firm focuses on functional and integrative medicine, we service businesses in all industries.
CONTENT & COPYWRITING
Lizzy Swick is a registered dietitian specializing in a root cause approach to women’s health.
Lizzy and her team also provide evidenced-based content to help physicians and other health platforms (like RHT) thrive. You can learn more about Lizzy and her team here.
PAID TRAFFIC & DIGITAL MARKETING
Derek Stroh is the founder of Horizons Digital Marketing, a Vancouver-based ecommerce growth partner.
CONTENT & COPYWRITING
Courtney Chandler is a Registered Nurse, researcher, and expert Copywriter in the health and wellness space.
She helps them bring their message and mission to life online so they can stand out and focus on what they do best – changing lives, healing others from the inside out, and inspiring vibrant health.
SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION & ORGANIC TRAFFIC GROWTH
Ian Shiell is the founder of LTD SEO, a Florida-based boutique digital marketing company specializing in data-driven, results-oriented SEO/SEM strategies.
WEB & TECH
Peter Ricci is the CEO of Yakadanda, and a seasoned technology entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in the sector. Over the years he has successfully launched and divested in a number of technology companies, and today he splits his time between Italy and the USA.
high level education
CLICK HERE to start check out all the education RHT has to offer, and HERE if you’d like to dive into the Natural Evolution Podcast!
CLICK HERE to check out the featured products in our shop and let us know if you have any questions!
In addition to our retail shop, we also have curated a special area on our site which includes information and links to many of our absolute favorite health & wellness-related products, services, tools, and resources.
It can be overwhelming to find the best options out there – so we’ve decided to save you a ton of time, money, and energy by recommending the things we use and love ourselves! We’ve tried it all, so you don’t have to!
CLICK HERE to check out our favorite products, services, tools, and resources for building and maintaining a state of health and well-being!
community & connection
The RHT Facebook Group is a supportive and engaging community of thousands – including many of the featured expert collaborators we’ve worked with over the years to create education content. If you’re looking for a place for people who share your passion for health & wellness over on Facebook –come join us!
We’ve also hosted tens of thousands of health-seekers on countless live webinars, interviews, and events – some of whom have been consistent attendees for 8+ years! RHT has always felt more like a family to us than a business – and we’d love to give a shout to the folks out there who have been with us since Day 1, making this such a fun and rewarding adventure to be on!