Meet The Mavens
We are two women that have been there done that, are still doing it, and are passionate about helping you crush your goals!
We are moms, wives, food lovers, explorers, adventurers, advocates, and joy seekers.
We are in constant pursuit of wisdom, efficiency, success, improved mojo, and overall kick-assery.
The Mavens, AKA Emmy and Haley, have been long time buddies with different backgrounds and similar journeys. They both experienced their most profound health transformations with a metabolic reset and macro-nutrient tracking after years of trying literally everything else. Their own success led to their passion of helping others find a simple and attainable way to make goals reality which is why Macro Mavens was born. Add their passion to their combined backgrounds in healthcare, functional medicine, teaching, exercise instruction, countless certifications not to mention endless hours in the gym and kitchen and you get two women who knows what it takes and are relentless in the pursuit of helping you crush your goals. The bonus, we are just a lot of fun 😉.
Emmy, AKA Emmalee Higinbotham, is all about family, faith, fun, food, and adventure (no f word for that last one )! She is first and foremost the wife of a Ninja Farmer and mama to two daring and creative farm boys. In addition, she co-owns Higs Performance Academy (Parkour and Jiu Jitsu Gym), Higinbotham Farm Services and now Macro Mavens. Emmy has worked as a director in healthcare, specifically functional medicine for the last 20 years and is grateful for all the information and training she has been exposed to and absorbed over the years. She also holds certifications in Personal and Group Training.
Although, health and movement had always been an important part of her life, she never felt like her outcomes met her goals nor matched the efforts she was putting forth. After facing some of her own health battles, she was more determined than ever to increase her performance and decrease her body fat percentage. Being naturally hormonally balanced with low inflammation was her quest. It wasn’t until she experienced a metabolic reset and repair, through eating to a specific macro-nutrient composition, in a reverse/cut/maintenance process that she finally felt like she found the solution to maintaining lean body mass while still doing what she loves, eating! Up until this discovery, she would have to operate at a significant caloric deficit to get lean and then it wasn’t sustainable. This discovery in her own journey sparked a passion and she started helping friends and family in their own journeys while adding a macro-nutrient coaching certification to her list.
Emmy is determined to utilize her background, training, and personal experiences to help her clients experience the same successes. She is confident we can all be better spouses, parents, friends, and humans if we allow ourselves the opportunity to get balanced, feel good in our skin, and work together to crush goals! Life can be full and busy, but we all get to choose what we make a priority! She hopes you make your health and goals a priority and would be honored to partner with you to feel good, look good, and do good just like our motto says!
Haley “Maven” Maddox when not out adventuring with her family can usually be found pouring over travel blogs and books seeking out new places to explore and visit. Haley wears many different hats in her life. She is a wife to Tyler, a cinematographer, and a mom to Asa and Birkley, two teenagers that keep her on her toes.
Haley has been a teacher of non-English speaking children for 20+ years, and a fitness coach for over 5 years. Haley’s fitness journey started at a young age watching her parents run marathons and live healthy lifestyles. Even though exercise and general healthy living have always been an important aspect of Haley’s life (exercising 5-6 days a week for years, and eating “clean”), she has continually felt the need to try new techniques to reach her goals (KETO, Whole30, Paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, etc). Like many, no matter what she tried, she still couldn’t quite get to where she wanted to be physically while also maintaining a sustainable diet. So it was an easy “yes” when a friend invited her to try a new program called a reverse diet using a macronutrient approach. She had already tried all the things, what was one more? The difference this time was that it worked!!! Haley found success, and was able to crush her goals, feel and look the best that she has in years, not to mention she has the freedom to eat whatever foods she wants (one of her favorite things)! Who doesn’t want that?
Haley is extremely passionate about sharing her experience to help you reach your goals while on your journey!! Just like a friend next door, Haley is excited to help you feel good, look good, and do good! If she can do it, so can you!!!!!
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Emily Alden or the real-life Jessica Day (New Girl) is known for turning everything into a song and dancing all the time, no matter the location. Dancing is just one of her passions. She’s a dirt and dresses, sparring and shopping kind of gal. Emily is a mom of two precious little girls and wife to a first responder. When she’s not homeschooling her munchkins, she’s refinishing furniture or baking sourdough bread.
Emily has been a stay-at-home mom/homemaker for the past 8 years. Her passion for nutrition and fitness was only heightened after having children. Wanting them to have a good example and a healthy relationship with food. Having not been taught herself the importance of fitness and what foods fuel your body she was driven to research and study nutrition her whole life.
Emily’s health journey has not been easy. Having tried every “diet” out there only to go months and months (even years) without progress, she found herself frustrated, discouraged, and gaining weight. Following a macro plan has been a Godsend! For once her hard work hasn’t been in vain. She’s had great success by following a macro program. While she still has goals that she’s working to reach she has come a long way and is so proud of her journey.
Emily desires to help people realize that food isn’t the enemy. It’s possible to live a healthy lifestyle, reach your goals, and have fun without feeling like a prisoner to your “diet”. Having been there she looks forward to encouraging you and having fun through the process.
Chris Campbell, AKA the “Macro Maverick,” is a husband to Lori, and father of four beautiful girls; Norah, Amelia, Hannah, and Emma. He is a pastor at MTN Church in Medford Oregon, an avid CrossFit advocate and athlete. Chris also spearheads the Warrior Leadership Training at the church which involves training in the areas of Faith, Family, Fitness, and Finance.
Although he has always been active and interested in fitness, Chris has only more recently found the combo that best suits him. Watching what he eats with macro-counting and CrossFit. He is part of the CrossFit Ana community and is training to be a CrossFit L1 Coach.
Chris has implemented (not just tried) “Paleo, Whole 30, Keto, gluten-free” and other diets to get to the place he wanted to be physically and mentally. With each “diet,” new experiences were had, and new habits were formed…but Chris never saw a lifestyle that was sustainable and effective at getting him the desired results until he hired the Mavens, and the rest is history. Chris lost 30 pounds, increased muscle, shredded fat, and continues to increase performance in the gym.
Chris is by nature an encourager. After seeing the results of measuring what we put into our bodies in his own life, he has made it one of his life’s missions to help others achieve their fitness/wellness goals and believe that their ideal life is achievable and attainable… It just takes a plan, and a willingness to take that first step.