Asa M. Santiago
Director of Marketing & Sales
He who did this website
When Asa was 22, he had realized that his health was plummeting, and that the direction he was going in at the time wasn't leading anywhere good.
He had suffered from pre-diabetes, clinical depression, chronic anxiety, psoriasis, early hair loss, and significant joint pain. Through his own research, he felt that the only way to heal these problems was to think outside of the box. He changed the way he ate, got away from technology (for the most part), has read an epidemiological study a day since 2015, and practices breath work, being present, and deep meditation. He then cast aside his whole identity as a city slicker, dancer, marketer, and salesman, to go off and live in the wild through the support of Travis Johnson. Sounds kind of funny right? Well, it doesn't stop there...
Prior to meeting Travis, Asa tried to make his own comedy series that was basically The Office, but at the gym. He wrote it all out, started his own studio, designed an entire Indiegogo campaign, casted the actors & actresses, brought on the necessary crew, and negotiated a film date with a local gym. Unfortunately, Asa lost some of his crucial actors due to major events in their lives, and decided to table the project for another time. This led to his redirection to pursue health in the wild before certifying as a Wilderness First Responder, Survival Guide, and Functional Nutritionist.
Asa has since founded Gut Goals LLC where he conducts health consulting with a focus on microbes, heavy metals, and xenobiotics. He primarily utilizes lifestyle practices and functional nutrition to achieve longstanding results for his clients.
Asa also runs our Primal Healing Program, and often appears at our classes to offer nutritional knowledge when it comes to surviving in the wild.
He also apparently likes to write about himself in third person