Dr. Odessa Gill, BSc, ND
Odessa Gill is a licensed ND and graduate of the 4-year Naturopathic Medicine program at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, Canada. Prior to studies at CCNM, she received a BSc degree in the field of Microbiology and Immunology from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec.
In Toronto, Odessa works at a multi-disciplinary clinic, The Wellness Institute (www.wellness-institute.ca) with a team of other health professionals. She also works as a freelance writer for numerous health publications and is the Naturopathic Expert for the lifestyle website www.dailysqueeze.ca.
She is the co-author of the Women’s Wellness Calendar for 2009 and 2010 (www.womenswellnesscalendar.com) and is the Director of Aspire-Health which runs programs for fertility-management and preconception counseling (www.aspire-health.ca).
She is a member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND), Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND), and Association of Perinatal Naturopathic Doctors (APND).
Natalka Falcomer, JD
Natalka Falcomer, Hons. B.A., JD is a true anomaly. At the age of 28, she's accomplished what many of her generation are still contemplating.
Natalka, a Toronto native, is a first generation Canadian born into a multi-cultural home. She graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2010 and received numerous awards for her legal scholarship. She spent a year with Hicks Morley LLP, Canada’s largest labour law firm, and was called to the bar in 2011.
During her articles Natalka expressed her passion for helping others and love of good food by authoring and marketing a cookbook, The Accommodating Kitchen. The cookbook was referenced as an authority on allergy-free cooking in the Toronto Star as well as in a variety of online and print magazines. Natalka set a record for most books sold by a local author during a book signing at Queensway Chapters. Her desire to help people simplify their lives and reunite them with the pleasures of eating was recognized by Taste Canada and her cookbook was nominated for Taste Canada’s 2012 Food Writing Award and Taste Canada Cooks the Books cooking competition.
As a great-grand daughter of Friuli-Venezia Giulia's best real estate broker, Natalka was born and raised to be involved in real estate. To give herself a competitive advantage in the real estate game, Natalka obtained her law degree and worked in landlord and tenant legal clinics and in real estate law firms. She is currently pursuing her real estate license and is working with one of Toronto's top agents, Phil Beecher, in real estate investment and residential sales.
Over the past year she's also: appeared on Breakfast TV and co-hosted on Daytime TV as a culinary expert; wrote articles for Canadian magazines; kicked her way towards a black belt in karate; studied Italian at the Istituto Italiano di Cultura; and acted as an arbitrator at Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, dubbed the “Olympics” of international trade law competitions.
In the fall of 2012, Natalka merged her belief in social justice with her television experience to help Torontonians navigate the murky waters of the legal realm on her new show Toronto Speaks: Legal Advice. Natalka resides in Toronto, obsesses over real estate and volunteers with Rogers TV as a community producer and TV host, fundraiser with UforChange and as a member of the Humber Valley Village Residents Association. She is currently working on her first book as well as on her second-degree black belt in karate.
Eric Martyn - Food Photographer for The Accommodating Kitchen
Eric, at a young age, displayed both a passion for food and a talent for cooking. This passion and talent was explored at George Brown College and honed in Italy where her worked at a hotel under the guidance of chef Umberto Cavina and a Michelin rated restaurant with chef Tiziano Rosetti. His culinary talents were further explored and developed with his role in the opening in George Restaurant, working with former sous chef from Rain, now Executive chef, Ted Corrado at Compass Group Canada, and taking on a variety of roles at the coveted Crystal Five at the Royal Ontario Museum. Eric's love of food, however, did not just stop at cooking. He returned to George Brown College for Food Styling, where he was taught by the renowned food styling guru, Delores Custer. His first food styling and photography project was with The Accommodating Kitchen.
For more information about Eric's work or to just treat your eyes to inspiring culinary creations, please visit his website at http://www.conceptualculinary.com/