Our goal at Paleo Plan is to make eating and living Paleo as easy and affordable as possible for you. For that reason, we’ve created a weekly meal plan subscription service and a couple of ebooks to help make eating Paleo easier for you. And to make exercising and getting fit simple and affordable, we created PaleoFit.
Paleo Plan is run by Jason Glaspey and Neely Quinn, who each have very different talents and abilities, and it’s significantly supported by friends and family. Primarily, Jason and Neely work together to provide the resources and content for the site and together they manage a fantastic team. Max Shippee manages the PaleoFit end of Paleo Plan, as our Fitness Guru, and you’ll find his posts in the blog about fitness alongside Neely’s posts on nutrition. Molly Pearl manages all the recipes, their modifications, and the meal planning. She’s a big part of why every meal you make from here turns out fantastic.
- Neely Quinn, Nutrition Therapist
- Max Shippee, Fitness Guru and CrossFit 1440 Owner
- Jason Glaspey, Founder of Paleo Plan
- Molly Pearl, Recipe & Meal Plan Creator
Neely Quinn, Nutrition Therapist
I am a Certified Integrative Clinical Nutrition Therapist living in Boulder, Colorado. My role at Paleo Plan involves overseeing our meal plan, blogging, writing our ebooks, seeing clients as a Personal Paleo Coach, and answering readers’ and members’ questions. I love my job, and I truly believe that eating Paleo allows most people to thrive. I started eating Paleo in 2009 after I realized my body didn’t tolerate grains or legumes very well, and it was the best dietary choice I’ve ever made (and I have experimented a LOT).
In my practice as a Paleo coach, I see a lot of people who struggle to make it through their everyday lives because they’re too sick and too tired. I also help a lot of people who are already eating Paleo, but they want to improve their athletic performance or lose those last 5-20 pounds. Either way, witnessing them change their diets and improve their health is incredibly rewarding for me. I’m a no-nonsense kind of girl, and I generally cut to the heart of the matter, whether it’s in my writing or in my sessions with clients. I like to see people get better as quickly as possible because I know what it’s like to feel awful.
I graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a double major in psychology and zoology, planning to be a primatologist like Jane Goodall, but after I graduated, I got sick. Parasites, bacterial infections, asthma, constant dizziness, temporary blindness in one eye, and terrible digestive problems were among my many symptoms. I also needed to lose a few pounds and struggled with some serious body image issues. After a couple years of unsuccessfully going the conventional medical route, out of desperation I finally came to nutrition. I changed my diet, and when my symptoms started improving, I realized the profound impact that food has on our health.
In 2007, I received my nutrition certificate from Seven Bowls School of Nutrition, Nourishment and Healing (back when it was a 3-year, masters level, comprehensive nutrition school), where I deepened my understanding of nutrition, nutritional anthropology, herbalism, Traditional Chinese Medicine, the psychology of eating, and functional medicine, among other things. My mission is to tell as many people as I can how important their food choices are.
I moved to Colorado from Wisconsin in 2001 because of the opportunities I have here for rock climbing, indoors and outdoors. I take my sport (sometimes too) seriously, as I know many of you do. As an athlete, I know what it is to train hard and fuel all that hard work with a Paleo diet. I’ve climbed up to 5.13c (sport) because of my efforts and I hope to one day climb 5.14.
In the summer, you’ll often find me living out of a van or tent with my husband and dog in Rifle Mountain Park, one of the best climbing areas in the country. I also hike in the foothills of Boulder most days with my dog, and I love playing Scrabble and watching ridiculous reality TV shows…
If you have questions, please be sure to search the site using the “search” box at the top right to see if I’ve answered your questions in the blog or resources.
I grew up in a very small town in northern Maine, minutes from the Canadian border. Growing up in the woods, and being the son of a dance teacher, I’ve been physically active my entire life. I’ve experimented with everything from body building to endurance training, before finding CrossFit and its performance-based approach to lifelong fitness.
Before finding a fit with the Paleo approach to nutrition, I’d tried numerous nutritional practices, including raw food, veganism, and Atkins.
At my gym, CrossFit 1440, I’ve helped people add inches to their vertical leap, and take inches off their waistlines. We’ve even had a few people at the gym who’ve lost over 100 pounds, and a few more lose more than 30. We’ve got some really strong & fast men & women sweating together at our little space. It’s a wonderfully miserable time. I have Level 1, Kids, and Mobility Certifications from CrossFit.
I’m an eclectic kind of guy. I’ve hiked to the top of volcanos in Indonesia, and cycled from Las Vegas to Austin, Texas. I’ve skied the slopes on the East Coast, and been dragged behind a boat in the summer. I’ve driven a snowmobile to school, and a dirt bike to work. I’ve always been the guy who’s had to work hard for my fitness, but I always feel like I’ve been balanced about it. I might be the guy ordering something weird at the restaurant, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to turn down a tequila shot. I believe we should be fit, so we can live life more fully, awesomeness all around.
I like the geeky things in life, including Legos, lasers, and computer operating systems named after cats. And I’m currently in the middle of performing a multiple year sleep-deprivation experiment known as “parenthood”.
Jason Glaspey, Founder
I came to Paleo after starting CrossFit in 2008. Our coach was advocating a Paleo/Zone combination, and it opened my eyes to a whole new way of eating. After a while, my wife and I decided to try pure Paleo, and it just seemed right. The more we read and learned we believed in its principals. However, we also realized how much work it was to pull off. I’m the kind of person who is terribly impulsive, so I make terrible decisions if I haven’t planned ahead for success… especially with food. We also were buying a ton of food and throwing away a significant amount due to improper planning.
Because I’ve formed my professional career helping people make websites and build their businesses online, I immediately planned a resource to help people just like myself. To give them a way to succeed in Paleo by outlining everything they needed to do and eat in order to be prepared while minimizing waste and planning. Paleo Plan was born and I’ve been thrilled to run it ever since.
When I’m not in front of my computer, which is often, I’m hopefully mountain biking in Whistler’s amazing bike park. Or if it’s winter, watching a movie or snowboarding or reading. But there’s a pretty good chance I’m in front of a computer :/
Paleo Plan Contributors
Molly Pearl, Recipe & Meal Plan Creator
Molly Pearl began to appreciate whole, fresh, organic foods at a young age. Raised in rural Maiden Rock, Wisconsin, a few gravel roads off of the Mississippi river, she learned to plant, harvest, cook and preserve. Molly later took many culinary classes while she earned an undergraduate degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management. Molly worked in a downtown Minneapolis restaurant with a James Beard Award winning chef before venturing out to Portland, OR. There, she changed career direction and is now owner and licensed massage therapist at Molly Pearl Co. in northeast Portland. Molly enjoys cooking for herself and friends, running, Bikrim yoga, has an affinity for puns, is on a first name basis with the butcher at her local New Seasons store and has been known to burn many meals while recklessly kitchen dancing to early Madonna.
Paleo Plan is also proud to be Made in Portland.