DRUMS ALIVE was founded by Carrie Ekins, who in her own moment of adversity, aimed to make a difference in the lives of people and society through empowering individuals to find the passion to embody a positive and healthy lifestyle. She also is the founder and creator of DRUMS ALIVE and co-founder of Academic Beats. Carrie has a Master's degree in Physical Education and Dance with emphasis in Sports Medicine from Brigham Young University and is a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Chemnitz, Germany. Carrie is known for her creative and unique approach to total fitness while staying committed to her "whole mind, whole body" philosophy and designed her programs with the specific goal of meeting the needs of any and all participants, regardless of fitness level, age or ability. Carrie wants to share her energy, passion and experience with all who desire to tap into their limitless potential and improve their brain and body fitness in a very unique, euphoric and exciting way. She believes that teaching the “how” and “why” will allow individuals to better understand what they are being asked and be more likely to appreciate the experience of how this research-based program helps to better educate, inspire and empower. Dorie Phillips, MT-BC provides music therapy and music enrichment services through her private practice, Music Jamboree, LLC. Becoming a Drums Alive® Master Trainer has allowed Dorie to combine her love for music, drumming and dance to promote health and wellness and dynamically encourage positive change – One beat at a time!