education


  university of california: UC Santa Barbara

  Undergraduate Studies

  • Electrical & Computer Engineering Studies
  • General Education




  university of california: UC Davis

  Bachelor's of Science: Nutrition Science / Biochemistry

  • Emphasis in Human Performance; Cardiovascular Physiology


  Post Graduate Studies: Nutrition Science

  • "Advanced Metabolism in Humans and Ruminants"
  • " Advanced Vitamin Metabolism"


  San jose state university

  Master's Degree: Kinesiology / Exercise Physiology

  • Emphasis in Statistics, Research and Assessment
  • Nutrition and Human Performance
  • Thesis: "Nutritional Understanding Among Elite, Competitive, Male Cyclists"



  SAnta Clara University

  Secondary Level, Teaching Credential Program

  • Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, Physiology and Statistics








experience


  fitness & wellness industry

  25+ years of experience

  • Group Exercise Instructor
  • Personal Trainer
  • Management Team, high-end Health Clubs in N. California
  • Director of Group Exercise
  • Director of Fitness & Wellness
  • Creator of fund based programs within Health Clubs
  • Yoga Teacher
  • Pilates Teacher
  • Lecturer in Exercise Science at San Jose State University
  • Nutrition Counseling and Workshop Presenter
  • Mission College Weight Training Instructor
  • Instructor Trainer and Continuing Education Specialist
  • CEC Provider for ACE, AFAA
  • Certification Prep Workshops for ACSM
  • Presenter for Fitness Conferences
  • Founder and Owner of "Wellness by Design: Fitness, Nutrition and Pilates Studio"
  • Corporate Fitness and Wellness Consultant
  • Corporate Nutrition Consultant and Presenter
  • Fitness, Nutrition and Health Writer
  • Published journal article for Yoga Education & Resource Center


  Secondary Teaching

  High School Science Teacher 2008-2013

  • Designed and created curriculum for a chemistry course for non-science major, college bound students.
  • Taught general and honors science courses.
  • Designed and created units of study to connect science education standards to real-world topics relevant to 14-18 year old students.
  • Created assessments to measure student learning and meet specific accommodations required by 504 and/or I.E.P. directives.





Leslie funk

BS Nutrition Science

Master's Exercise Physiology

Preventative Health

& Wellness Expert