The Sun Valley Wellness Story

About Us


 The Sun Valley Area is a world renown wellness destination.  The Sun Valley Wellness Institute and Festival was founded by community members who wanting to celebrate Sun Valley Wellness with an annual event.  This non-profit organization has hosted speakers among the world’s greatest thought-leaders on the subject of wellness and has become a beloved annual community tradition that attracts attendees from around the world.  Attendees are individuals of all ages and socio-economic backgrounds interested in wellness and people dedicated to making the world a better place. We are committed to increasing the offerings of science-based knowledge for mind and body presented at the conference and will continue to present speakers and workshops that celebrate the spirit and nurture environment.  


The Mission of the Sun Valley Wellness Institute is to inspire and support wellness of the mind, body, spirit, and environment through education, experiences, and community.


Board of Directors

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Allison Quistgard Scherer


Geneal Thompson
Past President

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Aaron Stern
Vice President


Brenda Powell


Marya Hecht
Speaker Chairperson


Blair Lauren Brown
Marketing Chairperson

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Claudia Nanino
Sponsorship and Movement Committees

Advisory Council


Nick Maricich
Chairman Emeritus


Finian Makepeacee


Rick Doblin, PhD

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Sasha Heinz PhD

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Kiril Sokoloff

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Sophie Craighead

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Kiril Sokoloff

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Sophie Craighead