Envision Personalized Health

Meet Our Team

Wellness Team

Vickie Nickerson CPT HHC

Owner: Envision Personalized Health

A leader in her industry, Vickie has nearly 30 years' experience in the development of personal fitness and wellness programs for clients. Vickie works with clients of all fitness levels and health needs. Her passion for teaching makes her not only an excellent personal trainer and mentor to her clients, but also a mentor also to other health and fitness professionals wishing to improve their skills. College students and certified personal trainers and other alternative health professionals utilize Vickie's experience and expertise with hands on learning internships at Envision Personalized Health. Current studies are in Ayurveda Wellness Counselor & Institute of Integrative Nutrition .

Vickie is dedicated to establishing a high quality of standards for selecting only qualified and caring personal trainers, estheticians, massage therapist, and health care professionals for her Private Wellness Center.


Dr. Daniel Cordero

Functional Movement Specialist

Dr. Cordero is a native to San Diego. Growing up with a very active lifestyle, Daniel spent most of his youth being active and playing hockey. He eventually became a competitive roller hockey player and traveled throughout US and Canada. In his late teens, Daniel discovered weight lifting, and further developed his passion for fitness. He graduated from San Diego State University with a bachelor in Kinesiology, an emphasis in Health Fitness and Nutrition. Not only a chiropractor, Dr Cordro is also a certified personal trainer by NSCA, certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, by NSCA, level one Functional Movement Screen certified by Gray Cook, and Certified USA weightlifting coach. To this day, he still continues to play roller hockey, weight lift, and help others in their desire to active an active lifestyle.

With a background in sports, weight lifting, and chiropractic, Daniel is more of a movement / exercise physician. His style of treating injuries and pain is different than the majority of his peers.Dr. Cordero not only assesses the injury, he takes into account the whole body to find imbalances in anatomy and movement. He doesn't just treat the site of pain; he investigates the body’s movement capabilities along with imbalances, to find the cause of the pain. Once the compensations in muscles, joints, and movement patterns have been found, a program is then developed to restore optimal performance. Unlike most Chiropractic practitioners movement and exercise is a large portion of Dr. Cordero’s treatment plan. When you come in for a treatment, you can expect to work as well as have adjustments done.


Jarrod Ildesa LAc.

Licensed Acupuncturist
Massage Therapist
Reiki Practitioner

Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Jarrod received his undergraduate degree in Legal Studies from U.C. Berkeley. He has always been actively involved in sports and had an interest in alternative medicine. He first learned Transcendental Meditation in Berkeley when he was 15 and continues to practice today along with Qi Gong. After working in Silicon Valley, he moved to San Diego to pursue his Master's Degree in Oriental Medicine. He believes strongly that an integrated approach to health is the wisest choice. We are living in a Golden Age when we can benefit from the knowledge of both Eastern and Western cultures. He has worked in both five star spa settings and Integrated Health centers with MDs, PT's and Chiropractors. Along with Acupuncture and Bodywork, he often offers Eastern Nutrition advice. In his free time, he enjoys sports with his 9 year old son.

Os Aponte

Personal Trainer

Os Aponte is a highly regarded and successful personal trainer serving San Diegans since 2005. He began honing his craft at Results Fitness and Urban Body, guiding clients through various programs tailored specifically for their needs; modalities include body weight, kettlebells, strength & conditioning, neural reeducation and integration and conventional training. In 2008, Os earned his Russian Kettlebell Certified (RKC) credentials giving him more tools to serve his clients at Iron Core. He went on to gain his CK-FMS (Certified Kettlebell - Functional Movement Specialist) in 2008. Never complacent, Os expanded his repertoire with Z-Health, which incorporates the latest in neuroscience to optimize movement and has completed certifications in R and I Phase. Most recently he earned the gold standard of kettlebell training certifications becoming a StrongFirst instructor. His commitment to not just knowing but also practicing his preaching allows Os to identify what every client needs, to help them increase strength, flexibility, power, endurance and vitality, while incurring fewer injuries.


Julia Cook Julia Cook LMT

Massage Therapist 

As a graduate of Vitality Healing Arts, Julia is passionate about helping people not only relieve pain, but increase their vitality by becoming and healthy. She has been helping people move forward in their journey of health for nrealy 10 years now. Health, Fitness, and Well-being for her cleints is the plan. She has a particular pasion for helping people who struugle with health.

Mike Edwards

Intern Trainer
Group Exercise Leader

Mike has a passion for fitness and healthy living. Having once been extremely overweight, he knows how much work it takes to lose weight and burn fat. In his fitness journey he has dropped close to 60lbs and has lost 15% body fat. Upon seeing the results of his hard work, he decided to pursue a career to help others live healthy lifestyles. Mike has a background in boxing and MMA and runs several Spartan Races per year. He is excited to bring his experiences and enthusiasm to the team at Envision

Currently Mike is preparing for his certification exam with NASM - National Academy Of Sports Medicine, while mentoring under Dr. Daniel Cordero and Vickie Nickerson.

Chandin Francis

Certified Holistic Health Practitioner
Licensed Massage Therapist
Yoga Instructor
Reiki/Energy Worker

Chandin's Holistic approach to life began with surfing which lead her to teaching both surfing and stand up paddle board lessons with Surf Diva in La Jolla, Ca. Surfing opened the doors to yoga and Chandin realized quickly that this would be a practice that would be emmersed into the rest of her life. Her compassion for others and desire to help is what guided her to yoga teacher training. She completed 200 hr. certification from Core Power and 300 hr. certification with Cloud Nine Yoga, through that training she also completed Reiki Master Certification. Chandin has also completed training in Yoga Therapy from Prana Yoga Center in La Jolla . She opened her own yoga studio in June 2014 to 2016, giving new teachers and students a healing space. Unforseen circumstances caused her to close doors, but proplled her to go back to school to become a Holistic Health Practitioner and Massage Therapist. She completed the 1000 hr. program in Dec. 2017 at Healing Hands School of Holistic Healing and looks forward to continuing offering her services here at Envision Personalized Health.

Amongst her many passions and education she holds a BA in Advertising and loves to explore her creativity in design and marketing. She is passionate about living life to its fullest and being of service to others. She looks forward to helping and supporting others find their healing, passions, and their best state of mind.

Trisha Olson

California State Licensed Esthetician

Trisha's passion and excitement for skincare began years ago when she suffered from teenage acne and later from some scarring and sun damage. She wanted her skin to glow and keep a youthful look. After being a stay-at-home-mom for seven years and eventually deciding it was time to go back to work, earning her Esthetician License was the logical choice. Trisha believes that a daily home-care regimen with quality skincare products is very important. Additionally, monthly facials and, in some cases, enhanced and more aggressive procedures such as peels and micro-dermabrasion, will result in beautiful and more healthy skin. Waxing and eyelash extensions are other services Trisha provides to maximize your overall sense of beauty and well-being.

Mary Gioanetti

Yoga Instructor
Massage Therapist

Mary works full time as a massage therapist and Yoga Instructor. She is a great teacher because she's well rounded in so many different styles of teaching which can blend together in many ways. Mary likes to offer variety in my classes and keep things interesting by changing what her class practices and learns on a regular basis. Her teaching style is fun and creative and she is patient with those who need a little more time to learn.

Robert Pearson Jr.

Massage Therapist
Raga Energy Practitioner

How I became an energy Practitioner/Massage therapist

My career path of therapeutic healing massage was built upon a solid foundation of Raja yoga energy work. That work, combined with my commitment to the field of social services, has given me an avenue to emotional and physical well-being. This embodies: Advance circulatory and sports massage; Deep tissue manipulation; Shiatsu Massage and Anatomy. This knowledge base benefits both body workers and energy healers.

Although I don’t profess to heal anyone, most clients do feel immediate effect with relief from muscle tension and emotional stress. Stress is a debilitator of health and inner peace. And it is necessary we address this issue. In all of my work I envision total healing and wellness for all of my clients. My intention is to be an advocate for wellness, healing, and empowerment. I believe in the power of thought and in the support of the universe in all possible healing endeavors. Certified as a Raja Energy Practitioner along with my training as a massage therapist allows me to support and work with people from various backgrounds for physical and emotional support.

Background information
The concept of personal empowerment began to crystallize in my consciousness while employed by social services in San Diego, California. Working in social services for many years helped me understand people with various disabilities. In the process, I started to become aware of my own disabilities and short comings. So began my own journey to become whole and live an authentic and well balanced life. This process and understanding unfolded as I grasped that the empowerment of individuals was essential whether or not one is labeled disabled. We are all disabled if we cannot access our own power. I am an advocate for those who feel disenfranchised. I am an advocate for healing, transformation and empowerment.

This perspective has led me to energy work and healing including Raja yoga energy healing and the dynamic world of massage as a healing tool fulfilling the pursuit of personal empowerment and wellbeing.

I look forward to serving you Robert Pearson Jr.

Hannah Koester


Hannah is a 24-year-old degreed Nutritionist who recently graduated from San Diego State University’s Didactic Program in Dietetics. She is passionate about helping men and women find freedom with food, their bodies, and their health. Born and raised in the Midwest, Hannah’s interest in nutrition began at a young age when she was diagnosed with health issues of her own. When she was able to see the positive impact a healthy diet could have on her, she felt inspired to help others reach the same success and foster a healthy relationship with food and self-image. She became enamored with the study of the human body and foods ability to heal. When assessing a person’s physical and mental health, Hannah knows it’s important to get a whole body picture of her client's nutrition, exercise, and sleeping patterns in order to heal. Through her empathetic nature, love for food, and her educational background in nutrition, she is focused on providing client-centered counseling. She hopes that she can help people strengthen their relationship with food and bring back the simplicity of living a nutritious life.

Kelly Benyola


Kelly is a recent San Diego State University graduate, where she majored in the Food and Nutrition program, as well as held a minor in Counseling and Social Change. She is aspiring to work closely with people and help educate and support others with food and nutrition in relation to our bodies. Kelly has a history of working with various age populations, as well as a history of working in the wellness field as a yoga instructor. Kelly is an extremely motivated and passionate person who strives to provide her best for the people she work with . It's also her goal to work to alleviate the many misconceptions both surrounding eating, living, and nutrition, and hopefully spread more positive education in food and nutrition.