FOUNDER - Keith Struxness - Keith was born at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California in 1959. Keith has been extremely competitive all of his life and excelled athletically, not to mention growing up in a household of five boys! His father was the youngest airman to reach the rank of Chief Master Sergeant in the history of the USAF.
Keith currently resides in southern California with his wife Terri of 36 years. They have three adult children, Amy (married to Andrew), Ashley, and Aaron, and they are the proud grandparents of Faith, age 5. Keith began his young entrepreneurial life by trading real estate at age 21. Within four years, had built an impressive portfolio. He also owned businesses, including one which had a contract with the federal government. He was a top earner with a network marketing company in the 1980s, reaching the company's highest rank when he and his team generated more than 50 million dollars in sales. Having always been an athlete and very active, Keith was frustrated to see his weight gradually climb to over 240 lbs. In 1991, after trying many of the largest nationally-known ephedra-free products on the market, all of them promising results but none living up to those promises, Keith was determined to be the first to develop and market a product that actually worked. When Keith early in 2003 realized products containing ephedra were going to be pulled off the shelves, he saw a great opportunity to provide a product for the millions of people who would be looking for a replacement. He found a manufacturer that had developed a product which had not yet been brought to market. It was effective in boosting metabolism, and increasing energy and stamina. To add to its already great benefits, it was also all natural and safe. To ensure its effectiveness, Keith tried the formula himself and had a large sample group use the product simultaneously and discovered that the formulation actually worked! This formulation was so hugely successful that Keith started a company that has generated over $100 million in sales!
Today, Ultimate Health Products has continued to enhance and fine tune the product. By adding a daily flora and enzyme combination to our product line, along with the Life Drink, we have developed the perfect combination. We believe we have found a billion dollar baby....and now we are going to take it to the rest of the world!
VICE-PRESIDENT, OPERATIONS - Gari Tilyou - Gari’s diverse career path has taken her from Modeling to Licensed Private Investigator to acting as Vice President of 3 successful direct sale companies and Director of Operations for another. She has consulted for a variety of start-up companies and she has also worked closely with plastic surgeons, retail lines and M.D.'s in the arena of marketing Aesthetics, Wellness and Beauty products.
She lives in beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona, and wants the rest of her life to be dedicated to helping people of all ages create and achieve their personal vision.
With the belief that everyone should have the opportunity to be healthy, live in their passion and operate at their full potential, she feels compelled and is excited to join the Ultimate Health Team in their combined vision to help others.
VICE PRESIDENT OF INTERNATIONAL COMPLIANCE AND CONTRACTS - Mark Smiley - Mark was born and raised in Southern California. He was hired right out of high school as a firefighter and after a few years transitioned to law enforcement where he spent nearly 30 years as a police officer in the Los Angeles area. Mark retired after holding every rank in the police department and officially retired as a Captain. His responsibilities included overseeing an organization of over 400 employees. Mark holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy.
Soon after retirement Mark fell in love with direct sales and joined a health and wellness company on a full time basis. Mark became a student of the industry and after several years and building a large team of business partners, fate intervened and Mark came across a childhood friend and high school classmate named Keith Struxness. Mark and Keith scheduled a meeting regarding direct sales and decided to combine their resources and experience to launch what will soon become the fastest growing direct sales organization in the United States, Ultimate Health. He is excited to be partners with an industry icon and understands that teamwork, guidance and leadership are essential in building a large and successful company.
Mark resides in Southern California with his wife, Cindy of over 32 years. Together they have three adult children.
SHIPPING SUPERVISOR - Ashley Mc Minn - Ashley has worked in shipping and logistics for over 10 years. While still in high school, Ashley whet her appetite for "no-excuse" efficiency and high-volume production with her father's company, which sold over 100 million dollars in products. The company shipped to several other countries internationally, requiring specialized knowledge of the very detailed laws of those countries. Ashley is bringing a package tracking system that will allow Ultimate Health and its customers to know exactly where their packages are at any given time. Because of Ashley's efficient system, Ultimate Health offers same-day shipping for all orders placed by 3 p.m. (ET). Many people have raved about Ashley's other passions...which are in both interior and fashion design. However, one passion trumps all - her 5-year-old daughter Faith.
TRAINING COORDINATOR - Lowell Caro, Jr. – Lowell was born in Japan in 1966 and was raised primarily in California and Colorado as an Air Force brat. Lowell followed in his father’s footsteps and joined the Air Force after graduating from high school. The Air Force took Lowell to Maine, Iceland, Holland and Las Vegas, Nevada during his career. Lowell became a licensed realtor before retiring from the Air Force. He continued his real estate career and enjoyed working in real estate for 12 years. Lowell also holds a bachelor’s degree in business management.
Lowell has a love for teaching and having a meaningful impact on others, which, along with his passion for healthy living, led him to this industry. While working in the industry, Lowell had the great fortune to meet and work with Mark Smiley, who later introduced him to Keith Struxness. Upon learning about Ultimate Health’s vision and plans to open an office in Japan and expand to other countries around the world, Lowell instinctively knew he could help advance our vision to have a global impact on many lives. With Lowell’s passion and his natural gift to teach, he knew he had found his home.
You will soon find Lowell hosting training conference calls, hangouts and live training meetings, as well as helping other members better understand our compensation plan as we work together to have an impact around the world.
Lowell currently resides in Las Vegas with his wife Kimberly of nine years. They have a beautiful blended family of 10 children and four grandchildren. Lowell and Kimberly are thrilled to be a part of the Ultimate Health team and are excited to share the amazing benefits with others!
DIRECTOR OF FIRST IMPRESSIONS – Kimberly Caro – Kimberly was born in Missouri. As an Air Force Brat, she was raised in Germany, Turkey, Maryland, and Florida. She followed in her father’s footsteps and joined the Air Force. The Air Force took her to Texas, Maryland, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and Las Vegas, Nevada during her shortened military career. Upon medically separating from the Air Force, Kimberly worked with Lowell in Real Estate for a few years. During this time, she proudly earned a Master’s Degree in Psychology.
She has a desire to help others, whether it is people, animals, and/or birds. Her goals in life are to help those in need, specifically focusing on rescuing parrots in Las Vegas. Kimberly currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada with his husband Lowell. Kimberly and Lowell are ecstatic with being an active part of the Ultimate Health Corporate Team and Family.
NATIONAL MARKETING DIRECTOR PHILIPPINES - Maui Manlapaz - Maui met Keith Struxness in 2007 when he started Xtreme Health Formulas in the Philippines. At that time, Maui was teaching IT courses at the school where he graduated with a diploma in Electronics Technology.
Maui has participated in many network marketing companies, which gave his family that extra financial edge. He told Keith back then, “I’m a part timer with a full-time heart” and he did constant presentations for Keith’s company. Network marketing became Maui’s “after-school school,” where he learned and honed his marketing skills. With his MLM journey and experience, he was able to establish several businesses, together with friends and partners. His current business, Agrimen, Inc., helps address the needs of farmers through education and the use of organic fertilizer products.
Maui and Keith stayed in touch over the years and they are now working together with Ultimate Health! Their mutual trust started when a friend invited him to a hotel meeting in Manila in 2007, where an American company was setting up a business and was looking for startup people. They hit it off immediately and Maui spent the next year traveling throughout the Philippines doing meetings with Keith… and the rest is history.
Maui and his wife Raquel have been married for 15 years and they have two young sons, Ethan and Lance. Maui is “ultimately grateful” to be part of Keith’s team again!
LEAD REGIONAL COORDINATOR (West Coast) - Judy Zendner - Judy was born in Fresno, California, the second oldest of seven children. She began honing her leadership and negotiation skills early within her large family of seven siblings.
Judy married her husband, Alan in 1978 and started working in his family’s histology business as a lab tech. This is where she began her understanding of the importance of properly caring for the human body on the inside and the outside. Any histology tech has spent countless hours observing plants and human tissue at the cellular level.
Judy has been married for 37 years to Alan, who has a successful programming business (his largest contract being with the United States HUD). They have three grown married children – Shaun, who is married to Tessa and has a daughter, Layla. Ashley and her husband Ernie with their two daughters Olivia and Ellie. Andrew and his wife Michelle. All the family lives nearby where they were raised in Oakhurst, California, the gateway to Yosemite National Park.
One of Judy's greatest objectives (after family, of course) is to get as many Americans consuming Ultimate Health products as possible.
REGIONAL COORDINATORS (West Coast) - Jennifer Rogers and Keith Horton
Jennifer- Jennifer was born and raised in southern California and moved to southern Colorado in 1982 where she met her husband, Keith. She has been in direct sales for over 20 years and has enjoyed the freedom it affords her and the ability to earn a very comfortable income. In the past 25 years she has also participated in many self-development courses and was a top seminar leader and coach in a worldwide educational corporation.
Keith- Keith was born and raised in Southern Colorado where he received his bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering. He has been in the excavation, real estate, and recycling businesses for over 33 years and successfully started, owned and operated 3 separate companies.
Jennifer and Keith live in Beautiful Bass Lake, California. They have been married for over 21 years and have 5 children, and 2 granddaughters. They are both extremely committed to being self-employed and free to travel and visit family and friends. Being dedicated to making a difference in the lives of others, they are excited to be a part of the team at Ultimate Health knowing that it is a company that will truly change people’s lives.
REGIONAL COORDINATORS (West Coast) - Anthony and Teresa Bolden
Teresa- Teresa was born in St. Louis, MO, lived in Detroit, MI before moving to Anaheim, CA for 10 years. She later moved to Las Vegas where she now lives with her husband Anthony. Teresa is enjoying being a licensed professional beauty consultant for over 20 years now. Teresa has previously owned and operated a successful salon just off the Las Vegas strip. Teresa has performed on stage with singers as they backed such artists as, Stevie Wonder, Neil Diamond, David Foster & Friends, Take 6, and a host of renown celebrities. Teresa brings her experience to Ultimate Health, adding helping people become healthier inside while looking great outside.
Anthony- Anthony was born in Chicago, IL and moved to Kalamazoo, MI as a teen where he lived until moving to Las Vegas in 2002. Anthony's vast experience spans from the farm to the factory, law enforcement, and restaurant management. He's dedicated his time to helping people take control of their financial lives in ways they've never thought possible and has done so for over 25 years now. He brings his experience to Ultimate Health, with a desire to help people be as healthy as they are money smart. Anthony is a minister, a professional musician, and loving husband to Teresa and their combined family of 6 children and 6 grandchildren.
REGIONAL COORDINATORS (West Coast) - Don and Heidi Steele
Heidi - Heidi was born and raised in Bakersfield, California. As the oldest of three children, she provided care to her younger siblings throughout much of her childhood. With that sense of caring for others instilled in her at a young age by her parents, she feels most at home helping others.
Heidi lost her mother (a career nurse) to MS at a young age. This set her on a course to learn everything she could about the disease that took her mother. At the age of 30, Heidi became very ill and was eventually diagnosed with a severe case of Chronic Fatigue, and later with Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and multiple digestive issues. Almost 20 years of research (and trial and error) led her to the discovery that health begins and ends in the gut. She now realizes the power we each have over our own bodies, and she wants to help others find healing and live a long, health life. She credits our Life Drink with helping to greatly improve her sense of overall wellbeing.
Heidi feels that everything in her life has prepared her to understand what others face with their health challenges and offer guidance for their healing. When Heidi was introduced to Ultimate Health in 2016, she experienced such wonderful benefits that she finally felt "at home" and that this was where she belonged.
Don - Don was born in Santa Rosa, California. He grew up in Bakersfield and, for a short period, Gold Hill, Oregon. During high school, he excelled in sports, winning multiple awards in football, baseball, and track and field. He became the Junior Grand Champion in Karate for the State of California at the age of 18. He also played one summer for the Bakersfield Dodgers (a minor league team for the LA Dodgers).
As an engineer for several companies like Kinetics, Motorola, and Intel, Don has traveled to various countries such as China, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan. He received many awards for excellence in new product line startup and outstanding customer service.
Don shifted careers, becoming a logistical and materiel supervisor working with companies such as Chevron, Texaco, and Exxon Mobil. He handles large volumes of critical materials and equipment. He has been commended by management for his ability to communicate effectively to a large number of employees on a daily basis.
Don and Heidi got married in December 2016. Don has two adult children (son Dylan and daughter Taylor). Heidi also has two adult children (both sons, Michael and Sean). Both Don and Heidi love Ultimate Health products, which have enhanced their overall health and wellbeing. They welcome the opportunity to introduce these incredible products to others, promote optimum health and vitality, and to be part of such an awesome company.
REGIONAL COORDINATORS (West Coast) - David and Aimee Jones
David - David was born and raised in south central California. He was accepted into the United States Air Force just after high school. He proudly served six years as a Law Enforcement Specialist Military Working Dog Handler, four of those years he was stationed at Clark AFB Philippines. Soon after leaving the USAF David met and married his wife Aimee. Where they embarked upon the next 24 years with David’s three older girls while adding four more babies between them within the next six years. After eight years of working in the oil field industry on natural gas engines he decided to return to law enforcement via California Corrections. Where he has spent the last sixteen years serving his community.
Aimee - Aimee was born and raised in Bakersfield Ca. At age 18 she met and married the loves of her life, husband of 24 years David and his three daughters. Within the first year of marriage she became the proud mother to the first of four babies, for a total of seven beautiful children. Throughout the years Aimee’s working career has taken her from managerial positions to owner of businesses. Today she is excited to be a work from home mother and grandmother, building an empire while still having the freedom to devote herself to her family.
David and Aimee First became involved with the direct sales industry in the 1990’s with a health and wellness company. They fell in love with the idea of helping yourself by helping others. This was a concept that was unheard of in any other industry. They are excited to build their dream of a life filled with health and wealth alongside a company that incorporates the same values.
REGIONAL COORDINATOR (West Coast) - Julian Davis – Julian was born in Central California. He grew up in Bass Lake, CA located in the Sierra National Forest. After graduating high school, Julian moved to San Francisco and lived in the Bay Area for nearly 20 years. In those 20 years, Julian worked in retail, restaurant, and property management. He decided to move back to Bass Lake to be closer to family and opened a retail store specializing in vintage and new home decor and home decorating services. Since discovering Ultimate Health, Julian has grown a strong team and is excited to share these products with others. His excitement and love for the products and the company is contagious to everyone around him.
REGIONAL COORDINATOR (West Coast) - Christina DeGracia White – Christina has been an entrepreneur for over 20yrs. She grew up as a competitive Irish dancer and has performed and toured with professional companies. She owned dance studio's in the Central Valley and Mountain area for several years teaching multiple styles of dance. She was born in Salinas, CA, raised in Fresno, CA and resides in North Fork the exact Center of California. She is the mother of four boys Josey, Jalen, Janito and Kilian. Currently she is Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce, event coordinator and owns A Bit of Everything Gift Shop and DJ Entertainment where she was introduced to Ultimate Health. The Life Drink, Replenish and Detox with the Multivitamin became the perfect combination for her daily routine. She is grateful to have found Ultimate Health and given the opportunity to help others discover Ultimate products for Life.
REGIONAL COORDINATOR (West Coast) - Michelle Zendner – Growing up in a military household of ten children and being the only girl has given Michelle Zendner many strengths. She has a will to succeed in every venture she embarks on embraces teamwork and helping others succeed. Michelle holds a Bachelors Degree in Communicative Disorders and Deaf Studies. Michelle and her husband Andrew own their own business and have also been involved in the direct sales industry for several years. Michelle is driven to educate others about the importance of taking care of themselves with the help of our incredible products at Ultimate Health.