Meet Our Team
I’m Mandy. The free-spirited, soulful, big dreamer, co-founder of the group. After 20 years in Corporate Management, I said goodbye to the suits and devoted my days to growing businesses with Kirk Curry. Our passion is Healthy Kids Inc. We built HKI to help families “incorporate” work, kids, and healthy eating (because we were struggling terribly with it too). A few years later we launched Start A Garden and most recently Project Healthy Kids. Project Healthy Kids is the non profit sector of our work that helps communities and schools with cooking, gardening and nutrition education. In 2016, we also launched Business Uplifted. I see firsthand the effects that our companies have on our stress, our moods, and our health. The bleed of our work life carries over into every facet of our personal life so through Business Uplifted we work to create better work environments for employees.
I love to speak, train, and solve problems that get in the way of us being the best possible version of ourselves that we can be. Life to me is about inspiring others. It’s about learning and growing as a person and constantly challenging the status quo - helping others to see life through a different lens. I don’t believe we are all destined for a shorter, unhealthy, life and through HKI we hope to help to make life a little easier and inspire a new generation of health.
I'm Kirk. The tech and video guru for Healthy Kids Inc. My career started out with 13 years in environmental consulting. I enjoy all things science and solving problems. About five years ago, I left corporate to work full time on Healthy Kids Inc with Mandy Curry where I became a self taught videographer, photographer, web developer, and problem solver.
Mandy and I launched our second business about 3 years ago called Start A Garden where we teamed up and created an online tool that made gardening easy for teachers and families (and I became a Master Gardener along the way).
By day (and late night) I oversee the Healthy Kids Inc. site, but as soon as the kids get home from school, I get to be a Dad, coach, and teacher of all-things-science to my two boys that I just can’t seem to get enough of.
Joe committed himself to the culinary arts at an early age. Enrolling in culinary education while still in high school, he began to acquire the formal training needed to develop the talent for cooking, and was selected to compete in culinary competition at the world renowned hotel, The Greenbrier. After completing high school, the decision to further his culinary education led him to Mountwest, and his passion for cooking only grew deeper. In 2009, Joe worked alongside celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver on his Emmy award winning television series, “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution.” After the show wrapped, and at the young age of 21, Joe was given the position as chef at the kitchen Chef Oliver established in downtown Huntington, where he remained until 2011. Joe continues to work in the culinary field and also with Healthy Kids Inc., and Project Healthy Kids.
Sarah Sturgill is a Registered Dietitian who graduated from Marshall University with both her Bachelor’s and Master’s in Dietetics. She spent 3 years as a Families and Health Agent for the West Virginia University Extension Service. Sarah is also a certified specialist in child and adolescent weight management. She is a skilled instructor who has created and led the Community Weight Loss Program, a free weight management program in Putnam County, West Virginia. In her spare time, she is a competitive ultramarathon runner and a member of the WV Mountain Trail Runners and the WVU Obesity and Health Team.