Favorite Young Living products: Idaho Balsam Fir, Peppermint, Copaiba, Thieves Foaming Hand Soap
“At the highest levels of competition, you need the utmost confidence in the partners you choose and the products you use. I've experienced firsthand the excellence that drives Young Living, and I am proud to be part of the Young Living family!”
Bryan Clay is an Olympic athlete from the United States who competed in the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, where he took the Silver medal in the decathlon behind fellow brand ambassador Roman Šebrle. Bryan again qualified for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, where he took Gold and was crowned the World’s Greatest Athlete.
In addition to his success in the Olympics, Bryan is also a four-time U.S. National Champion and a three-time World Champion. He stands alongside legends such as Jim Thorpe, Rafer Johnson, Bob Mathias, Dan O'Brien, Bill Toomey, and Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, as one of the most decorated decathletes of all time.
Today, Bryan continues to inspire others by sharing his story of how he overcame all odds through dedication, purpose, and faith. Bryan also founded the Bryan Clay Foundation to help encourage healthy, active lifestyles throughout communities worldwide.
Bryan and his wife, Sarah, have three children, Jacob, Katherine, and Elizabeth.
"I train my body hard. With big goals on the horizon I can’t afford to be sidelined with injury or fatigue. My muscles love the relief they get from Pan Away- keeps me on track to achieving my goals. I’ve used RC since 1995 and it’s a staple oil I use with racing, recovery, and my kids. Life would be different without it. Nothing opens my lungs quite like RC."
James, otherwise known as The Iron Cowboy, was born in Calgary, Alberta. At the age of 28, his wife challenged him to do a 4-mile fun run that he struggled to finish. His wife then signed him up for a marathon, and the rest is history. He dominates endurance events and has completed many back-to-back Ironman distance races. (This consists of a 2.4 mile swim, 112-mile bike, and a 26.2 mile run!) James also somehow finds time to raise awareness and money for causes close to his heart, such as the Quiet Way, bringing clean water to people in Africa. He is a personal trainer and a very inspirational role model for discovering the greatness within.
Favorite Oil: Thieves® Essential Oil
“Young Living is more than just an oil company to me. Young Living is an amazing, life altering road to one’s true vitality.”
Former NFL and CFL player, Stevie Baggs, Jr., is passionate about elevating all aspects of his life and the lives of others with Young Living products. A three-time All-American during his college football career, he is known not only for his athletic gifts but also for his philanthropy and mentorship off the field. Stevie is the president of the Creating Empowerment through Autonomy Foundation, a motivational speaker, and a Young Living member who considers NingXia Nitro and essential oils a powerful way to affect change.
"Each sled dog paw takes over 3 million steps on the Iditarod Race. I like Melaleuca Alternifolia applied to their feet daily to keep them in good shape. Thieves is my favorite. I like the Thieves Hard Lozenges and the oil applied to my parka ruff where I can enjoy the scent all winter."
Mitch Seavey moved with his family to Alaska in 1963 and began mushing with his father that same year. Mitch’s father ran the very first Iditarod in 1973 and was a founder of Alaska’s Last Great Race. Mitch competed in his first Iditarod in 1982 at the age of 22, then turned his attention to raising four sons with his wife, Janine. In 1995 Mitch returned to the Iditarod, becoming the first and only living musher in 75 years to complete the entire Iditarod trail from Seward to Nome. He has competed in every Iditarod since.
Mitch has worked hard to be an innovator in every aspect of the sport, and he is one of the most competitive mushers on the trail. Mitch won the Iditarod in 2004, was the winner of the All Alaska Sweepstakes in 2008, and became the Iditarod’s oldest musher ever to win at the age of 53 in 2013. At the 2017 Iditarod, Mitch not only broke his own record of oldest winning musher when he finished in first place at the age of 57, but he also broke the world record by finishing the race eight hours faster than the previous record holder.
Dr. Lindsey Elmore is a natural at taking complicated science matters and making them simple. Originally trained as a chemist and then a clinical pharmacist, she now crafts memorable, relatable science stories about products she loves, especially Young Living products! She obtained her undergraduate degree in chemistry from the University of Alabama Birmingham and a doctorate in pharmacy from the University of California San Francisco. Dr. Elmore is also a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist.
Prior to joining our group of Brand Ambassadors, Dr. Elmore served as Director of Education for Young Living and gained an in-depth knowledge of Young Living’s essential oils and supplements, speaking about natural products, healthy eating, and integrative therapies on five continents.
"Young Living changed our lives, our dogs’ lives, and the lives of those around us. There's nothing like applying essential oils to my dogs; they accept the oils for what they are and the power they contain."
JR Anderson is a native Minnesotan who has dedicated more than 25 years to the sport of performance canines. Through research, training, and competitive sled dog racing, JR has developed a keen knowledge of a dog’s ability to perform at accelerated levels. Nutritional, mental, and emotional balance are critical to maintaining peak performance of all canines, according to JR. He is a top competitor at the International Pedigree Stage Stop sled dog race and past champion of the Copper Dog 150.
When they’re not training dogs, JR and his wife, Anna, raise the youngest dog trainers in their family: their children Sara and Eli. Young Living's essential oils are a cornerstone to JR's lifestyle and his dog team.