Diana W. Wright, PhD, RD
Diana reviews recipe nutritional information for The Simple Skillet and contributes ideas and articles on nutrition. With over 25 years of experience as a nutrition educator, she is a Registered Dietitian in private practice with Bay Area Nutrition, LLC and is a faculty member at De Anza Community College in the bay area. Diana received her PhD in Nutrition from UC Davis. Her primary goal in nutrition is to assist people as they work to optimize their health using diet, exercise and stress management. Diana strives to translate complex and confusing nutrition information and make it practical and understandable for her clients. Her interests in nutrition include the politics of food, diabetes education, eating disorders and sports nutrition. In her free time she enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with family and friends. To reach Diana for private nutritional consultation, please visit her website at www.bayareanutrition.com.
Chris Louie, founder of both The Diabetic Skillet and The Simple Skillet, is married and has two teen aged boys. Chris has a degree in business, and as a working professional for over 25 years, Chris struggles with the common balancing act between work and family. Preparing family dinner at home had always been a priority, yet big time challenge for Chris. Without a weekly plan she would end up at the grocery store three or four times a week, buying things she didn't need and spending a lot more money. This struggle led to the launching of The Simple Skillet. "I founded The Simple Skillet to help other families simplify their meal planning, and eat healthy meals together at home while saving time and money." In an effort to help family and friends with their diabetes, and to offer help with our national health crisis, The Diabetic Skillet was launched.
Betsey Reid manages the test kitchen for The Simple Skillet, and has three boys ranging from age 5 to17. Betsey operates our test kitchen, contributes recipes, articles and photography for the site, and provides strategic ideas for site enhancements. Betsey holds a degree in Restaurant, Hotel and Institutional Management from Purdue University, and grew up in the family catering business. As a working mom, fast, simple, healthy dinners were a challenge, yet a priority in her busy family’s lifestyle as she juggled special diets for her families health needs. She values what The Diabetic Skillet and The Simple Skillet provide for busy moms like herself. Above all, Betsey enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Bev Quinby manages the website materials and content for The Simple Skillet. She has been known to write some recipes and contribute photography as well. She is married and has two teen aged boys. As a working mom in Silicon Valley, Bev also struggled with weeknight dinners. Over the years, Bev has relied on the internet as a source for meal ideas, and loves how easy meal planning and grocery shopping is with The Simple Skillet. Bev is an active mom and enjoys cooking and spending time with her family—while juggling work, carpooling, and after school sports with her two boys.
Kimberly Shannon, MA, MFT
Kim writes articles on family issues for The Simple Skillet. She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist of 20 years and has a private practice in Morgan Hill, CA. Kim holds a M.A. in Marriage Family Child Therapy from California Family Study Center (currently known as Phillips Graduate Institute) and a Bachelor of Arts in Child Development with an emphasis as a Child Mental Health Specialist and a Minor in Psychology from California State University, Northridge. Her professional work includes work in both inpatient and outpatient psychiatric facilities, inpatient eating disorders programs, substance abuse programs, group homes, school programs, and private practice. Kim has completed coursework as a child custody evaluator. Her specialties include working with children, adolescents and families. Kim and her husband, John, have a teenage daughter. Kim enjoys scrapbooking, cooking and family activities. For more information please visit her website at www.kimberlyshannon.com