The Temple Team is a hand-selected cadre of writers dedicated to living epically and putting the ‘POW’ back into Power Ritual. As the driving force behind this digital community, they help you achieve mind and body balance through fitness tips, nutrition hacks, and mindfulness advice. Each team member brings their own expertise to the table, but they’re all pulling together to make success inevitable for The Temple’s kick ass community of High Achievers. Together we’re serving up heaping portions of knowledge to empower and inspire.
Want to get to know the team that’s got your back? Check out the bios below:
Operational Excellence ManagerNanning is the co founder of The Temple. Prior to The Temple Nanning founded the IT sourcing company True Legends. With sport his focus over the last years have been on long distance running, where he went from being a total beginner 8 years ago to running 6 marathons in e.g. New York, Paris and Amsterdam. In Barcelona he recently ran his personal record with a time of 2 hours and 58 minutes. In order to be able to run a sub 3 hour and call himself a top 1 % runner he combined years of study in; nutrition, training, and recovery. Nanning continues to think out of the box to challenge the ordinary!+31627465946Amsterdam, The NetherlandsBusiness DevelopmentOperationsMarketing & CommunicationsHIITeCommerce ExpertKotaro Miyazawa is a freelance Web Designer and Developer for the eCommerce platform Shopify. His work focuses on aesthetics, SEO, and conversion - helping startups and small businesses succeed. While working over 10 years in a design agency, he had the privilege to work with renowned companies such as Honda, Body Shop, Quicksilver, and Nike Japan. He likes to meditate and is a yogaholic. He tries to make people laugh at his corny jokes (which he thinks it's funny).Toronto, CanadaeCommerce Design and BuildGraphic DesignYogaJokesNutrition ExpertMonica is a nutritionist who loves to cook. Her mission is to show people that healthy food is far from boring. She lives according to the 80/20 principle. 80% of the time healthy and active and 20% loosen up and relax. Is co-owner of an event venue, so organizing is her second nature. Loves her family yoga, winetasting and the beach.Amsterdam, The NetherlandsFamilyFoodYogaEventsSocial Media ManagerEdit is our connection to the exotic East; she calls Shanghai her home for over 10 years. She has a Masters Degree in business and marketing and manages her own creative agency. Edit has a huge flair for sports; she regularly runs, swims and enjoys team sports such as HIIT, and Eastern martial arts trainings. She firmly believes that balance is achieved when body and mind work together in harmony.Edit writes about nutrition, health and how peak performance and a healthy body can be achieved and maintained through the mix of Western and Eastern habits.Shanghai, ChinaBusiness StrategyMarketing and Social MediaBalance and healthCross FitStrategy ConsultantEtienne's background is in technology and sales and he has experience in working for various companies like Ajax FC, Hays, and Accenture. He has a broad understanding in cloud technology, and a strong interest in sport and lifestyle companies, which he loves to use in order to assist with The Temple growth. Next to his work he likes to run in the weekend, read non-fiction books, travel to new countries and visit football matches.Amstelveen, The NetherlandsRunningCloud TechnologyTravelFootballGraphic designer and illustratorSheryl is a graphic designer by profession and is currently treading the freelance journey. She's a wanderer and wonderer who tries to compile every experience and realization on her tiny blog as she believes that it is meant to be shared with people.PhilipinesGraphic DesignIllustratorYogaHumorMindfulness BloggerEveline found a new passion in triathlons three years ago. Being a keen amateur, she now participates in sprint and olympic distances and loves the energy it brings. Working as a financial consultant for one of the Big Four, Eveline knows what it is like to combine a challenging job with a healthy lifestyle. She is currently immersing herself in mindfulness - to find out what it is all about - and puts her experiences on paper.AmsterdamMindfulnessHealthy LifestyleBeingTriathlonsSenior Web DeveloperA Senior Web Developer working with a UAE based Web Development Company since 6 years. My passion is to create beautiful, mobile friendly websites.United Arabic EmiratesWeb DeveloperPassionateCricketerRunningBusiness Developement ManagerAlain Buffing is the co-founder of The Temple. Prior to The Temple, Alain founded the NGO: Tuk Tuk Cartel and worked as a consultant at Salesforce and HubSpot. He began his career at HealthCity, a fitness club in Amsterdam and has also experience working as a Bartender, Travel Consultant, Blogger, and PR Specialist. His sport performance are not to impressive, except for finishing two half marathons. On a personal note, he enjoys traveling to new countries (95+ to date), reading books, watching Ajax, CrossFit, and drinking organic green tea.+353838812300Berlin, GermanyBusiness DevelopmentInbound MarketingSalesSoccerRowing & Psychology BloggerPeer Rietveld has been a rowing contestant on the highest level in the Netherlands and became first in the Dutch man 8 rowing competition (see photo). In addition he has studied phsycology and may answer your queations within his broad range of professional sport experiences and perspectives of live.Amsterdam, The NetherlandsRowingPower TrainingPsychologyRowingEvents ManagerVivian is the creative engine behind the distinctive events we organise in name of The Temple. Shake & Tea Tastings, Bootcamps in the park or a team registration for an obstacle run, she got it all. For many years Vivian has experience in oranising and facilitating events for the greater crowd. Feel free to join one of our events on The Temple Event Page.Amsterdam, The NetherlandsEventsCommunity ManagementCreativityRunningGraphic designer and illustratorLilla is a graphic designer and illustrator who very well understands the importance of a healthy lifestyle. When she’s not busy doing design magic, she likes to cook, do yoga, run, or just curl up with a good book and her golden retriever Dexter.U.K.DesignIllustrationRunningYogaVoice Over artistHolly is a Voice Over artist who lives in the greater Seattle area. With over ten years of audio editing experience, she has released an album and a few singles through a small label in Seattle. Currently, her focus has moved towards producing HQ voice-overs through utilizing her audio production skills. On the side she enjoys creative projects like producing guided meditations, ambient music and singing.Seattle, USAVoice OverAudioProductionMeditationContent WriterDobi is a freelance content writer for over 6 years, with a special interest in health, fitness, and nutrition topics. Her interest in languages led her to graduate Business English and Spanish, but during her studies, she has already discovered a newfound passion for writing. Combining her love of health and nutrition with her creative way with words has turned her focus toward trying to succeed as a writer. She's experienced in SEO writing, editing and proofreading, and marketing content writing. In her personal life, Dobi loves animals, enjoys traveling, nature, a good book, and living each day to the fullest.+38978305960Kavadarci, MacedoniaContent WritingEditing and ProofreadingSEO WritingBoxingCopywriter/Content WriterBrenda Taulbee has always been a writer at heart, but didn't pursue it as a career until an ACL injury ended her international rugby dreams. An athlete from her very first step, she's held a lifelong fascination with health, fitness, and nutrition. As copywriter for The Temple, she's discovered the perfect outlet for both her professional skill and personal passion. She currently live in San Diego, California with her ornery cat, Murphy's Law. There, Brenda has discovered the joy and pain of HIIT workouts on the sandy beachSan Diego, California, USAContent WritingEditing/ProofingIdea GenerationResearch