Erin, Director

My name is Erin Brown. I am the mother of three kids (ages 6, 4, and 1) and wife to an amazing husband. I am a Columbia, Missouri native. I attended the University of Missouri where I received my Bachelor's in Education, then went on to get a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction. I taught math at Oakland Junior High for 8 years until the birth of my son. Since my son’s birth, I have been a work-at-home mom, doing a combination of daycare & part-time teaching for a homeschool group. In 2014, my life changed dramatically after the birth of my daughter. Molly’s delivery was easy compared to my son’s. I left the hospital feeling wonderful, but within 12 hours of being discharged, my body took a terrifying turn. The next six months were the scariest and the hardest of my life. I didn’t know it was possible to feel so bad physically and mentally. I sought doctors' help. I was hospitalized for four days and discharged with no explanation for my symptoms. I spent most days feeling physically ill and depressed. Many nights I couldn’t sleep and I experienced some form of a panic attack that would last 4-5 hours. I was put on meds for anxiety and depression, yet I continued to get worse. Finally I saw the late Dr. William Trumbower. After hearing my story and running a few tests, Dr. Trumbower put his arm around me and said,  “You are going to be okay.”  Dr. Trumbower told me I needed to eat a strict paleo diet, gave me a few supplements to take, and encouraged me to decrease my exposure to harmful toxins. This was the beginning of getting well and feeling like myself again. Since seeing Dr. Trumbower, I have become fascinated with identifying root causes for illnesses and learning to give our bodies what they need to thrive.  I now spend my spare time reading about health and wellness, cooking for my family, and blogging with my friends at Our Healing Kitchens.  I am so excited to bring the CoMo Wellness Conference to Columbia for the fourth year!

"As with all things in life, nothing great is accomplished alone and the CoMo Wellness Conference is no different.  It is the knowledge, sacrifice, support, and steadfastness of these three women that make the conference possible.  They give me the strength to continue when things are difficult and the inspiration to believe that radical change is possible".   Erin


Lila: Christian wife, mother to three kids, Registered Nurse, co-founder of the CoMo Wellness Conference, writer for Our Healing Kitchens.  


Tracey: homeschooling mom to three young kids, organizer of the CoMo Wellness Conference, writer for Our Healing Kitchens