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Jim Hassett, ACN
SP Westcoast DBA Solely Practitioner was started in 2010 by Jim Hassett who had previously worked as a sales rep and nutritional consultant for Standard Process of Southern California. In 2011 with Southern California University of Health Sciences Jim introduced the Applied Clinical Nutritionist (ACN) certification to his California Practitioners.

Jim is originally from the UK has a history of business and marketing consulting in a variety of industries, including partnering in Sports and Leisure Marketing a Fitness equipment and testing business based in the UK. For the past decade and some, Jim and his team have educated Healthcare Practitioners in the use of whole food supplements and herbs.
Dr. Robert Thiel
Dr. Thiel conducts private holistic counseling in his office in Grover Beach, California (located in the County of San Luis Obispo). Since 1998, Dr. Thiel has been president of Doctors Research, Inc a company that distributes food vitamins and other 100% food supplements to health care professionals. 

In 1998, Dr Thiel was named Research Scientist of the Year by the American Naturopathic Medical Association. In 1999, he was named Physician of the Year by the American Naturopathic Medical Association. In 2001, he was named Disability Researcher of the Year by the American Naturopathic Medical Association.

Dr. Thiel is the first scientist since World War II to get a paper published in a major medical journal explaining why vitamins found in foods and 100% food vitamins are superior to the synthetic forms that most others take (Thiel R. Natural Vitamins. Medical Hypotheses, 2000; 55(6):461-469).