Meet the Team

Every successful individual knows that his or her achievement depends on a community of persons working together.

Elijah Carter – Physical Therapist and Energy Practitioner

Elijah Carter PTElijah Carter, the founder of The Evolving Practitioner, currently lives on the Island of Hawai’i, where he practices and teaches a very unique combination of integrating objectivity with intuition to affect optimal health and well-being. His journey has been one of constant evolution.

Soon after graduating from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in 1980 with his degree in Physical Therapy, Elijah opened a private practice. Having a passion for providing the highest quality patient care and possessing innovative management skills led to a successful career and 3 clinic locations. His willingness to explore the unknown brought him to the cutting edge of his profession where he established the first Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) for Physical Therapists in the nation. In addition to managing his clinics and treating patients, Elijah has taught workshops throughout the US, Mexico, and Europe. Read further


Deborah Davis – Program Director

1As Program Director for The Evolving Practitioner, Deborah Davis uses her many talents and gifts to manage multiple creative projects. From her home base on the eastern coast of the Island of Hawai’i she draws on her years of experience in operations, events, and project management to make her an invaluable asset to The Evolving Practitioner Team. During our retreats participants will discover her unique capacity for optimizing experiences while coordinating individual needs and logistics with Aloha.

Deborah’s exposure to the concepts of The Evolving Practitioner was first experienced as a patient. Seeking a practitioner to address physical symptoms, Elijah’s teachings and treatments enabled her to realize the importance of addressing the subtle realms to influence the body. Deborah experienced not only her body positively responding, but also her overall well-being improved, as if by magic. As Elijah’s vision of teaching came to fruition, it was a natural fit to utilize Deborah’s skills to manage the logistics and the marketing for his programs. She is excited to be assisting him in presenting his teachings to practitioners in the health and wellness fields.

For more info on Deborah, you can view her resume HERE.

Laura Dawn – Whole Foods Chef and Educator

Laura-DawnwebLaura Dawn is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN) and author of “Unhooked: A Holistic Approach to Ending Your Struggle with Food” and “Mindful Eating for Dummies.”

She is a whole foods chef, mindful eating mentor and an avid organic gardener on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Laura is a dynamic workshop presenter and speaker who inspires others in dropping their struggle with food and weight. She helps people reconnect to the Sacredness of food, their inner body wisdom, and reach optimal health by transitioning to a Real Foods Lifestyle. Laura has a passion for inspiring others to develop a healthy relationship to food, their bodies and Mother Earth.

Laura is flanked by her husband, Noah Dawn. Together they offer many styles of cuisine ranging from Hawaiian to Asian to raw food, with the intention of creating delicious, healthy and memorable eating experiences.

To find out more, visit HAPPY AND RAW.


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