Dr Jeff Leighton is the Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Stronger Faster Healthier®. Jeff is a professional pharmacologist, applying biochemistry, pharmacology, molecular biology, and functional genomics to the design of products that improve health. Jeff has discovered and developed many drugs for the pharmaceutical industry, where he served as Principal Scientist or V.P. of Pharmacology. He has also founded and served as CEO, CSO or Board member of numerous biotechnology companies.
Jeff believes that the best medicine is preventative medicine. In recent years, he has been designing and developing all natural products that give a positive benefit to general wellness. He believes that scientific rigor should be applied to the design all natural products. He leads in the application of Evidence Based Medicine to natural products and is conducting open label clinical trials to assess the value of these products in fitness and wellness.
Before his scientific accomplishments Jeff skipped high school and began his first career as a dancer with the New York Ballet. Dancing at this level demanded he be in top physical form. After college, he was commissioned as an Officer in USAF and served as Combat Commander for Flight and Missile Operations. He participated in Colonel Coppers 5 BX initial program and remains an advocate of running and basic exercise movements to stay fit.
Throughout his scientist career he enjoyed playing with the Metro League Soccer and remained close to dance. Now as a senior adult, Jeff enjoys running and working out with an increasing emphasis of CrossFit exercises.
Patricia completed her undergraduate studies at Boston University in 2000, with a major in Economics and a minor in Business Administration. She then moved to NYC and held various positions within the Fashion Industry. In 2006, she left her position as National Sales Manager of Ben Sherman and moved to Switzerland to combine her passions (sports & nutrition) with her career while enjoying the Alps on foot, bike or board.
She graduated from Business School Lausanne (MBA) in 2008. Her management thesis focused on the development and expansion of Maine Natural Health® (the parent company of SFH® . While completing her MBA, and after, she consulted for various sporting goods companies gaining international experience. In 2009, she returned to the US and moved to Los Angeles. This transition led to her current position at Maine Natural Health® where she has global responsibility for all distribution channels and is responsible for launching the Sports / Fitness division - SFH®
From a young age, playing soccer at a competitive level, her love of sports was ingrained in her and she continues to look to challenge herself running marathons, on the mountain or most recently achieving new goals at CrossFit. The opportunity to stay close to sports while helping others with proper nutrition is the perfect blend for
Matt, a former Media Advertising Director, has recast his focus towards a life changing investment in Health and Nutrition. He is a graduate of American University in Washington, DC, Valley Forge Military Academy in PA, and The Institute of Culinary Education in New York City. Matt’s discipline, business acumen and lifelong passion for nutrition and fitness education form the building blocks for his commitment to SFH®
A dedicated CrossFit athlete & competitor, Matt has earned his CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Endurance and Crossfit Nutrition certifications. These accreditations, coupled with his professional experience and educational background provide a springboard for the SFH® position on Stronger, Faster and Healthier living!