Get to know us
EXECUTIVE CHEF AKSEL THEILKUHL
The inspirer and executer of the culinary program at The DeBruce. Having spent much of his career under the tutelage of Chef Laurent Tourondel, Theikuhl has found a cook's dream land in the Catskills. Direct access to people who grow their own product provides a constant source of creativity. Access to a private mountain outside his kitchen door from which to gather ingredients motivates Aksel on a daily basis.
Somewhere in Time Farm | JUSTIN SUTHERLAND
Somewhere In Time Farm is a bio-intensive organic vegetable farm owned and operated by Justin Sutherland, his family, and friends. Justin revived his ancestors livestock and potato farm from the early 1900s, and created the farm in the spring of 2016 growing 36 types of “the best tasting vegetables in the Catskills.” They are known for their exceptional flavor, which is brought out through their soil health, permaculture practices, and the clean water and fresh air of the Catskill Mountains.
Justin is also a musician, attending Ithaca Colleges’ Music Conservatory and Northeastern University. He writes piano compositions and also performs at local venues throughout the Catskills. “I find that there is a balance and deep connection between farming and music; they are both creative and keep your mind constantly moving, which turns into this beautiful product that elevates your senses.”
BEVERAGE EXPERT | pamela Wiznitzer
Pamela has a true passion and zest for the industry that is
seen and tasted in every drink she serves and also transcends the bar. She is the Creative Director at Seamstress a neighborhood cocktail bar on the Upper East Side in New York City and National President of the USBG (United States Bartenders Guild).
Her accolades include three time nominee as one of the top 10 bartenders for the "American Bartender of the Year" award at Tales of the Cocktail and was named the "2014 Bartender of the Year" by the Village Voice. Additionally, Pamela was named as one of Food & Wine Magazine's top 10 Rising Star Mixologists, an inductees to the "Dames Hall of Fame" and one of Wine Enthusiast Magazine's "40 Under 40" both in 2015 and Wine Enthusiast Magazine's "Mixologist of the Year" Nominee in 2017.
Pamela is committed to and believes in the continuation of her pursuit of knowledge and is currently working towards a master’s degree in Food Studies, with a concentration on spirits and alcohol, at NYU’s Steinhardt School.
Additionally, she presents her research at seminars and conferences including topics such as history of women behind
bars, hospitality, and the neurology of taste.
MOLLY RIEGER | MOLLY'S BEST
Molly Rieger is a registered dietitian with her master's degree in clinical nutrition from NYU. Molly began her career working with chronically ill patients during her residency at Mt. Sinai St. Lukes and Sloan Kettering. It was in the hospital that she realized she wanted to give people the tools and education to not only prevent these illnesses, but strive towards the best version of themselves. Molly works one on one with clients counseling on weight loss, weight maintenance, managing gastrointestinal diseases, and overall healthy eating to help clients attain the confidence and energy to tackle their life's passions. She also works as a nutrition consultant for several brands in the food, wellness and beauty space.
HOT HIIT INSTRUCTOR | MONIQUE CROUS
Monique Crous is an NASM Certified Personal Trainer as well as a certified Bikram Yoga instructor. She went to Bikram Yoga training in 2008 and taught at Bikram Yoga NYC until 2012. Monique is the creative mind between the fitness class known as HOT HIIT. Monique has trained over 50 HOT HIIT instructors all over the country and Canada, and is committed to spreading this effective, fun, and challenging class all over the world. In New York City you can find Monique teaching HOT HIIT at bodē NYC.
VINYASA FLOW INSTRUCTOR | OLIVIA ANSELMO
Olivia has been practicing yoga for 16 years and has been teaching since 2004. Olivia has completed the 500-hour Bikram Yoga training, 200-hour Pure Yoga vinyasa training as well as numerous continuing education courses. Her approach to yoga is much like life, to seek the place joyful balance and find stillness. Olivia motivates her students to explore that ever-changing place of personal balance without trying to push through it, nor retreat away from it. In New York City you can find Olivia teaching at bodē NYC.
bode NYC founders | Jennifer Lobo + Donna Rubin
bodē nyc is a new brand with a lot of history!
Formerly known as Bikram Yoga NYC, bodē led New York City in the Hot Yoga revolution by bringing Bikram Yoga to Manhattan in 1999. Almost 2 decades later, we now offer an expanded curriculum of classes in order to give practitioners the chance to achieve the ultimate combination of flexibility and strength for both body and mind.
Our goal is to provide our clients with a 360 degree experience of yoga, core strengthening classes and guided meditation, to put them on their path to radiant health and enlightenment.
MELT METHOD | KIM VILLNUEVA
Fitness and wellness entrepreneur, trainer to celebrity clients and Director of Operations for Nimble Fitness. Kim Villanueva inspires with her 20+ years of fitness experience and shares her view that Pilates and The MELT® Method are the foundation of everyday living and moving which should be considered a part of your daily routine to become more grounded and to get out of and stay out of chronic aches and pain. She holds teaching certifications with the PMA®-CPT, The MELT® Method, Anatomy in Clay® and (FAMI) Functional Anatomy for Movement and Injuries from Mt. Sinai Hospital. Kim currently enjoys splitting her time running her one woman catering company, consulting small businesses and teaching her clients.
MEDITATION AND HIKING GUIDE | JUSTINE SUTHERLAND
Justine Sutherland is the founder of Justine's Just Breathe Yoga, located on Somewhere In Time Farm. She is graduate of the Sivananda Teachers' Training Course and is a Martial Arts Instructor, with a 2nd Degree Black Belt. Justine holds a degree in the Health Sciences, is certified in Thai Yoga and is a licensed Hiking Guide.
BOXING INSTRUCTOR | SHANNON EBERLY
Shannon Eberly is an instructor in NYC leading the women's program at Church Street Boxing Gym and can be found at Orangetheory Fitness.
Shannon is a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer and Boxing Fitness Instructor with a specialization in Women's Fitness.
Her passion for fitness began at a young age, as a competitive gymnast. With her interests eventually expanding to high-intensity interval training (HIIT), long-distance running, yoga, and boxing. Shannon is currently training for her first amateur bout later this year, and 4th full marathon.