WHO WE ARE
At MEALS THAT TRANSFORM, we use fundamental and practical aspects of traditional (Eastern) and modern (Western) approaches to nutrition. We help individuals awaken and honor the process of transformation in their mind, body, being, and life. Through innovative and personalized nutritional guidance, as well as energy, dedication, and commitment, we teach our clients how to effectively implement real-life changes in how they eat, how they move, and how they feel.
We will evolve the future of nutrition, movement, body awareness, and lifestyle by encouraging, cultivating, and promoting the consumption of healthful foods and meaningful movement and by creating a balanced lifestyle. Our clients learn how to use and share this important, life-changing information with their friends, family, and community. They become empowered to be the change they want first and then to reach out and touch the lives of others.
MEALS THAT TRANSFORM is committed to the idea that if we stand up and speak up for what we know to be true, that ripple effect will dramatically improve health and wellness in our communities and throughout the world.
MEET THE TEAM
Director of Nutrition and Lifestyle, Founder, and Ultimate Transformation Guru
Angela Martindale is the president of Utah-based MEALS THAT TRANSFORM, producer of the 16-week Ultimate Transformation lifestyle series, and creator of CHIYOGAFLOW. She is a graduate of the School of Integrative Nutrition in New York City and a world-renowned expert in exercise science, kinesiology, and biomechanics. Angela has garnered an impressive 16,000 clients and more than 54,000 clinical hours, making her a highly respected and in-demand nutritionist and fitness expert.
After working for many years as a celebrity fitness trainer and nutritionist to some of Hollywood’s most elite A-list actors and actresses, Olympic athletes, and renowned business moguls, Angela now shares her expertise with nutrition, fitness, and lifestyle clients both locally and nationwide. A native Utahn, she has been voted Salt Lake City’s #1 Trainer and Best Wellness Coach. She serves more than 70,000 fresh, organic, GMO, and gluten-free custom meals annually to clients through her nutrition services company, MEALS THAT TRANSFORM. She currently contributes lifestyle and wellness content to The Active Times, The Good Men Project, SharpHeels, and Everyday Power Blog. She also appears regularly as a guest expert on ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC affiliate stations, as well as Park City TV, to offer insightful and educational nutrition and wellness tips for individuals, families, companies, and community groups.
Director of TRANSFORM Culinary Team
Melissa McKell has worked in the hospitality industry for 15 years and has been a professional chef since 2009. She received her associate degree in culinary arts from Utah Valley University and is passionate about learning, serving others, and creating delicious, interesting, and nutritious cuisine that contributes to the overall sustainability and wellbeing of people and our planet. Melissa truly enjoys putting a healthy twist on some of those “not-so-healthy” comfort foods, and she finds joy and satisfaction in knowing that she can make a difference in someone's life with the gift of healthy cooking.
Outside the kitchen, Melissa loves being in nature with her partner—they especially enjoy camping, rock climbing, mountain biking, and backpacking in the Uintas. She also loves yoga, traveling and gardening. She grows her own vegetable garden every year, harvests her own food, and creates her own fresh and healthy versions of all types of regional cuisines. Fun fact: her all-time favorite breakfast is Huevos Rancheros.
Director of Operations
Stacy is a self-professed foodie and nature lover. She has spent more than16 years in the hospitality industry and takes extreme pride in what she does. She graduated from Mesa College with a degree in nutrition and worked at the world-renowned Catamaran Resort and Spa where she created the position of Nutrition Director. In that role, she coached fellow employees about the importance of a healthy diet, revamped the employee cafeteria, and worked with the executive chef and his team to create healthy dishes. She also created walking clubs across the company’s sister properties to promote health and wellness.
Team TRANSFORM is lucky to have Stacy as our Director of Operations and a member of the culinary team, where her knowledge and experience are highly valued. She takes our clients' feedback to improve their overall journey on the path to life-changing health and wellness. In her free time, she enjoys running, biking, hiking, and cooking as well as spending time with her husband and son. She'll also jump at any opportunity to go camping.
Christian Xaver Kubak
Christian Xaver Kubak was raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. He began his culinary career at Utah Valley University’s Culinary Arts Program and graduated with an associate degree. At the same time, he took on his first food and beverage position as a steward—the fancy term for dishwasher. He later became a line cook, a banquet preparation cook, an off-site caterer, and a eventually sous chef for the Metropolitan Restaurant. He has also worked in hotel food and beverage management, is a certified ServSafe proctor and examiner, and recently earned the American Culinary Federation title of Certified Executive Chef.
When he’s not absorbed in the culinary world, Christian is a self-admitted nerd. He loves to draw—he’s working on a graphic novel/comic book— and has been an avid video gamer ever since his father brought home the Atari System in 1986. He also loves the outdoors and is just as protective of his snowboard as he is of his kitchen knives. Christian says his parents have been his wisest, kindest teachers, and he spends much of his time with them and with his two cats, Yami and Kage.
Leah Klein comes to Team TRANSFORM with a wealth of knowledge about and a passion for wellness. She graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in strategic communication and has worked as a cook and nutrition educator for people with specific dietary needs. She also has extensive experience in customer service, logistics, and as a brand ambassador.
Leah is passionate about flying and is currently working toward her private pilot certification. She also loves yoga and is a 200-hour teacher. When she's not working, you're likely to find her enjoying all of the outdoor activities Utah has to offer — snowboarding, cycling, mountain biking, and hiking the Wasatch with her dogs Mr. Dog and Holmes.
Client And Nutrition Relations
Carly Chouinard is a certified health coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and holds a degree in psychology. Over more than a decade in the field of nutrition, she has provided personalized guidance and counsel for individuals and has led workshops and courses. Carly’s primary focus is helping others reach their best and highest selves through informed and conscious choices. She does not believe in diets, quick recipes, or fads — rather, she supports life changes that are sustainable over time. She is especially gifted in customizing foods unique to each individual.
Carly is an avid exerciser, food lover, snowboarder, and mother of two talented and compassionate daughters. She is passionate about music and books as well as learning about and researching the latest in nutritional health and ancient and traditional body and spirit philosophies. Carly has volunteered her time at CSAs (community supported agriculture) in Wyoming, New York, and Utah and enjoys planting and harvesting her own foods.