President & CEO
Mark earned his international MBA from the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina. Mark has owned and operated his own businesses, and served in executive capacities in the U.S. and overseas. His diverse background includes two years of humanitarian work in Taiwan and Project Manager for a major manufacturing outsource company in Shanghai.
Candeo Co-Founder; Director of Education & Training
Mark Kastleman is an internationally acclaimed speaker, trainer and author. Mark works with leading brain scientists and psychologists in developing education and training programs used world-wide to help individuals overcome difficult-to-change behaviors.
Director of Coaching
For over 18 years, Holley Jeppson has been helping individuals and families overcome difficult-to-change behaviors. Holley began her career as an on-campus counselor for a leading residential treatment center for teens. In addition, Holley and her husband served as foster parents for over 100 troubled teens, helping them successfully transition back to their families and communities.
Director of Neuroscience and Learning Design
Derrick Hull holds a Master’s degree in Education Technology and a Master’s degree in Cognitive Neuroscience from Harvard University. Derrick’s passion is developing brain-science-based education and learning systems that bring about positive, lasting behavioral change.
Client Relations Director; Content Consultant
Vinny brings a unique and powerful perspective to Candeo. For many years he was a leading financial advisor, winning numerous industry awards, until his double life as a codeine and pornography addict became impossible to hide. After losing everything, and with the help of caring professionals, he found the recovery he’d been looking for all his life. Vinny was given a second chance.
Candeo Co-Founder; Director of Clinical Research
For over 30 years, Dr. Bernell Christensen has dedicated his professional life to the pursuit of his passion for helping individuals, couples, and families overcome difficult challenges and enjoy life more fully. Thousands have looked to Dr. Christensen’s uncommon wisdom, vast experience and remarkably effective solutions to turn their lives and relationships around.