Meet Team NL
We have a small team of dedicated employees who are passionate about all things health and wellness and know how to get. things. done.
Founder and CEO
Keri Glassman, MS, RD, CDN, is a renowned celebrity nutritionist, healthy cooking expert, wellness thought leader, and the smart best friend that basically everyone in the world turns to for advice. She is the founder and CEO of Nutritious Life and The Nutritious Life Studio, an online certification that provides unparalleled, forward-thinking education to individuals of various backgrounds looking to establish successful careers in the health and wellness industry.
Keri is a Today Show Tastemaker and a contributing editor and advisory board member for Women’s Health Magazine. She is the author of four bestselling books, including “The New You (and Improved!) Diet” and “The O2 Diet”. She’s also regularly featured on national television programs such as The Today Show, Good Morning America, and The Rachael Ray Show, and is a prolific contributor and commentator for countless other top media outlets. She resides in New York City with her smoothie-obsessed children, Rex and Maizy.
The snack you always have with you when traveling? Nuts of some kind and green powder.
Your go-to tool for managing stress? Organizing and working out.
What does it mean to you to “live consciously”? Being present enough to be aware of our surroundings at each moment—from the people we are interacting with to the food we are eating to the products and items we have in our home and are surrounding ourselves with.
Chief Operations Officer
Karen Rogers is a brilliant renaissance businesswoman, former fitness trainer and current gym rat, and an Instant Pot evangelist. She has been Keri’s right-hand woman since 2011, when she joined Nutritious Life as director of operations. She then managed business development and partnerships before becoming COO.
Before Karen was hustling to help turn Nutritious Life into a powerhouse media company, she worked in MBA admissions at Columbia Business School and in health care as a pharmaceutical sales and medical device rep. In those roles, she successfully built two multi-million dollar territories out of nothing, managed patients, revamped databases, marketed products, programs and events, and built relationships with people from all walks of life. She also backpacked around the world—solo—somewhere in there. She lives in Charleston, S.C., with her husband and two kids.
What do you drink regularly, other than water? Black coffee in the morning, green tea in the afternoon, half of a kombucha daily, and lemon sparkling water with dinner.
Your go-to tool for managing stress? Working out, crying, and wine. In that order.
Your weirdest healthy habit? I HATE to cook, so I will put anything on top of a bowl of butter lettuce (my fave) and call it a salad. Like, literally anything in my fridge.
Emily Merklen, MS, RDN, is a self-proclaimed foodie, non-traditional registered dietitian, plant mom and avid explorer (of places, foods, workouts – you name it). She has a B.S. in dietetics from the University of Delaware and an M.S. in nutrition and wellness from Bradley University in Illinois. She is passionate about all things food, culture, traveling and connection. Her travels have brought her to Peru, South Africa and Australia, to name a few.
When she’s not managing The Nutritious Life Studio community, she can be found doing yoga, sipping cocktails with friends, and exploring the streets of Manhattan. Weather permitting, you can also find her on the hiking trails and beaches of Connecticut where she grew up.
What do you drink regularly, other than water? Coffee & wine (rosé in the summer, cabernet sauvignon in the winter).
Your go-to tool for managing stress? Yoga, tidying up and organizing my to-do’s.
Social Media Coordinator
If the term people person had a poster child, it would be Ashley Camuso. As an event planner’s daughter, Ashley knew she was made for the promotion industry the moment she worked her first wedding alongside her mom. She has since developed an obsession for all things communication, gaining a B.S. in Fashion Merchandising from Marist College along the way.
Prior to joining the Nutritious Life family, Ashley made her mark in the media world with roles at publications such as Hearst Magazines and Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global. She splits her time between New York City and the Hudson Valley, indulging in a healthy balance of city subway adventures and quaint country hikes.
Your go-to tool for managing stress? Weight lifting or reality TV (or both on a really bad day). Life’s a balance .. right?
Your weirdest healthy habit? As cliche as it is, I truly believe the best accessory is a smile (although a good pair of power heels don’t hurt either). So to get me grinning first thing in the morning, I hop on the treadmill and dance while I walk. Cue the dopamine!