Meet The Team

Diane Sanfilippo

Boss Lady

Diane Sanfilippo is an entrepreneur, author and podcaster. She is the owner and founder of Balanced Bites and the New York Times bestselling author of Practical Paleo, Keto Quick Start, The 21-Day Sugar Detox, The 21-Day Sugar Detox Cookbook and, co-author of Mediterranean Paleo Cooking. In 2016 Diane released an updated and expanded second edition of her runaway hit Practical Paleo which has sold over half a million copies and spent a total of 97 weeks on the New York Times bestsellers list.

Through Balanced Bites Meals & Spices, five books, multiple nutrition programs and three podcasts, Diane helps people make meaningful changes to live their best life, whether it’s by gaining the confidence to start a business or address health issues by eating nutrient dense food. 

She is a Certified Nutrition Consultant and creator of the popular blog and top-rated podcast, the Balanced Bites Podcast, which ran for eight years and spanned 400 episodes on a range of nutrition and health topics. Currently, she co-hosts the weekly business and entrepreneurship podcast, Driven, and regularly hosts educational workshops and webinars on related topics.

Diane holds a bachelor's degree from Syracuse University, a Holistic Nutrition Consultant Certification from Bauman College in Berkeley, CA, a CHEK Institute Holistic Lifestyle Coach Certification, and a Poliquin BioSignature Modulation Certification. Diane lives in San Francisco with her husband, Scott, and two fur kids.

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Niki Quintero

Marketing Communications Manager

Niki leads all things marketing and community, deepening engagement within our BB community.

Niki loves fresh flowers for any occasion, the ample use of emojis while texting, and firmly believes ketchup does not belong on the breakfast table.

With over 15 years of marketing & communications experience, Niki is also an enthusiastic home cook with a passion for organic, whole, unprocessed food, and loves that her job here at Balanced Bites allows her to combine both passions.

In addition to managing the Balanced Bites Instagram & Facebook accounts, she also creates the BB Insiders weekly emails, & works closely with Diane to create new recipes for, cookbooks, & Balanced Bites Meals.

Moriah Smith

Brand & Production Manager

Moriah is the resident designer, the one responsible for bringing all of Diane's visions to life. She's the brains behind our websites, graphics, shareables, printables, online programs, and 21DSD social media... essentially all the things you *see*!

In addition to managing the look of Diane's brands, she plans and coordinates all of the marketing and tasks around Diane's program launches (such as the Balanced Bites Master Class and the 21DSD Coaches Program)!

Moriah received a BS in Journalism and Mass Communications and a MA in graphic design from Iowa State University. After graduation, she continued to expand her experience in both print and web design, working with a wide range of clients. Recently, Moriah completed her certification to be a Nutritional Therapy Consultant, and is now a Certified 21-Day Sugar Detox Coach!

During college, Moriah struggled to balance her lifestyle with eating wholesome foods on a college budget.  After graduation, she began exploring different healthy ideals and stumbled upon Diane’s social media on Facebook and Instagram. Growing up, Moriah was raised on a primarily vegetarian diet. Since graduating college, she has focused on eating as much organic and unprocessed food as possible, frequenting local farmer’s markets in Castle Rock, Colorado. After cutting out the processed food she used to crave, Moriah has noticed clearer skin, more energy, and  feels physically and emotionally better. The fog she felt in college has since lifted! Now, she spends as much time as she possibly can exploring the mountains with her huskies, Sasha and Stella, and her fiancé, Paul.

Moriah is so excited to be a part of the Balanced Bites team and to work in a field that she is passionate about. She looks forward to helping Diane teach others how to lead healthier lives!

April LeMaster

Balanced Bites Social Media Coordinator

April is the one who you'll connect with most often through our social channels. If you need help or recommendations on spice blends, meals, snacks, or more, April is your gal.

Outside of her work with Diane and team, she has raised 3 sons, is a Master in Taekwondo, and volunteers for K-9 Angels Rescue Houston while living her best life watching sunsets from her house on the lake.

When Diane asks, “what light’s you up?” It’s a no brainer for April- her passion for dog rescue. Rescuing dogs from her local shelter, fostering puppies (over 200 have passed through her house!), and educating the public on the importance of spaying and neutering.

April loves being a part of Diane’s team because she can work with people who share the same passion to help others to live a healthy lifestyle. Everyone on Team Diane is positive and encouraging, they are more like family.