A group of energetic, health conscious and charismatic individuals who live courageously and are on a mission for a sound community and planet.
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JOIN OUR TRIBE

We welcome you to apply to become a part of the Nii Tribe. As a Tribe member you will be given an allowance of Nii Bars and marketing materials in exchange for promotion of our products and encouraging people to live the Nii life.

Your mission will be:

Participate
Advise our team about local events that align with Nii.
Share
your passion for Nii Bars via word of mouth and social media, Tagging “@NIIFOODS” in all of your posts.
Inspire
those around you to make positive lifestyle choices through your passion for healthy living.
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MEET THE TRIBE

ALBERTO CARMAGNANI
ALBERTO CARMAGNANI

Photographer & Engineer

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An Italian gem! Alberto’s full time job is as an engineer but this Genoan is also an extremely talented photographer. Nature and traveling are his best friends. As he says: “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer”. You can see Alberto’s photographs all over our website. Check out his portfolio here.

Lee Koch
Lee Koch

Musician and Family Lover

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Call it Folk. Call it Blues or Americana. Call it what you choose. People that see Lee’s live show try to explain their natural attraction to his performance. It’s a kind of electricity. You believe what he’s singing. His energy is captivating and refreshing. His performances are known to lift up, shake down, and send you off with a new voice in your head http://leekochmusic.com/

Amelia Brodka
Amelia Brodka

Professional Skateboarder

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As a Professional Skater it makes sense that Amelia’s favorite place is the vert ramp. However, when she’s not working on her latest trick, Amelia pours her heart and time into her foundation, EXPOSURE Skate. Since its inception, EXPOSURE’s mission is to expand its message of female empowerment by raising money for survivors of domestic violence.

Brian Farber
Brian Farber

Professional Soccer Player

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Known for being one of the fastest players on the field, it’s fitting that this professional soccer player’s happy place is on the pitch with fresh cut grass. He lives and breathes the sport, from playing to founding his very own academy, Next Level Footballers, where he has a chance to be a positive influence on the next generation of players.

Taylor Witt
Taylor Witt

Tennis Player & Coach

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This Southern Californian tennis player is constantly pursuing to improve himself and others that surround him. He is an enthusiast, a fair player and always has a big smile on his face no matter what circumstances life throws his way. If you don’t see Taylor on a tennis court competing or teaching kids how to play, you will probably spot him climbing half a dome in Yosemite National Park.

Chris Burnett
Chris Burnett

Triathlete/Duathlete

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Chris is an avid triathlete with a sense of adventure from his desire to go into space to his dream job of being a Formula 1 Race car driver. He believes if he’s not smiling, then he’s not doing it right and that the adventures and races are nothing without loved ones to share them with.

Michelle Lovette
Michelle Lovette

Nutritionist and Rock Climber

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A true outdoor enthusiast with a heart for people. Michelle’s aim is to live her life to the fullest and to inspire others to do the same. Her zest for life carries into her profession as a nutritionist and fitness coach. Whether defying gravity with rock climbing and acroyoga, chasing summits and playing in the ocean, you can always find Michelle adventuring.

Jason Karavidas
Jason Karavidas

Triathlete/Duathlete

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This all around athlete competes in triathlons and duathlons, but if given an opportunity to choose his dream job, it would be a professional baseball player for the Angels. When not training for his next event, he is dedicated to his work with the Challenged Athletes Foundation, family, Striker (dog) and possibly working on his hidden talent of baking cinnamon rolls.

Wilfredo Benitez
Wilfredo Benitez

Runner/Blogger

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An “ambitious doer” is one way you could describe Will. A teacher by profession and a plant-based, long-distance runner is his passion. He is keen on spreading healthy eating habits for families and individuals through his blog Eat, Run, and Done. When he’s not in the classroom or blogging, you’ll probably find him training for his next race.

Neal Mims
Neal Mims

Professional Skateboarder/Owner Neal Mims Skate Academy

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Neal has spent over 30 years dedicated to skateboarding and over half of those skating professionally. Today you can find him doing his dream job as the founder of his skate academy, where he has the opportunity to give back to the youth in the sport. He describes himself as a fun-loving, active, spiritual-minded being on this crazy experience called life.

Stephane Roch
Stephane Roch

Professional Mountain Biker

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Stephane started at a young age and he quickly fell in love with mountain biking, eventually working his way up the ranks to become a Cat 1(expert) racer. As a member or our community, he organizes rides for Breast cancer awareness and Monarch Schools. As a former Boy Scout, he helps younger generations to be more active outdoors and local troops with clinics.

McKenna-Faith
McKenna-Faith

Country Singer

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A country music singer/songwriter and Nashville Recording Artist. She tours internationally, has shared the stage with country’s biggest names, and was the #1 Selling Independent Female Country Artist on iTunes in 2014.

When she’s not on the road, you can find her spending quality time with family & friends, hiking or giving back to the community – either on USO Tours, or partnering with companies like Love Your Melon to help raise money to end cancer. Check her great work here.

Brittany Filips
Brittany Filips

Yoga Teacher

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Brittany teaches yoga classes with styles varying from a classic studio setting to festivals such as The Joshua Tree Music Festival. Her mission is to help individuals increase their mental, physical and emotional health. She is currently working on leading retreats for teens to be apart of their evolving community. When Brittany isn’t teaching yoga she is connecting to nature through activities such as hiking, surfing, and rock climbing. 

Tony & Jaime Purinton
Tony & Jaime Purinton

Hike It Off Clothing Co-Founders

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Tony & Jaime Purinton founded Hike It Off Clothing in 2014 after Jaime sustained a traumatic hiking injury. They quickly learned that your perspective changes when you are forced to be still and unable to do the things you love. After two surgeries, a prognosis of a year of recovery, and an uncertain outcome, the thought of never being able to hike again was a real fear. Despite this being a painful obstacle, Jaime and Tony knew the universe, in its tricky little way, created an opportunity for them through this misadventure. While Jaime was in recovery, Hike It Off Clothing was born.

Since then, Tony & Jaime live the life they want, hiking and backpacking as much as possible and getting others out into the wild. They advocate “hiking off” all the stresses of life and letting nature fill those spaces back up, so you can come back after a hike re-charged. They’re so happy to be aligned with NII Foods and understand how important eating whole, nutritious foods are, for not only the energy to get them up the mountains, but for their bodies and minds as well.