Meet the Sisters
We're Kim & Amy, the blood sisters behind this operation. You could say we had the idea for this business in 2006 but it would be more accurate to say it had us. Some people choose their work, but in our case, our work chose us.
While today you’ll find us sipping green smoothies for breakfast and brushing our teeth with baking soda, we weren’t always such health fanatics. Amy subsisted almost entirely on Kraft Dinner during her university years and Kim used to skip breakfast in favour of a cigarette. We also used hormonal birth control for almost ten years each, and spent a long time “managing” our periods with prescription painkillers. So, we know firsthand that old habits die hard (especially convenient ones)! But we also know how powerful it feels to be connected to your body and know you're doing your part to help the planet. Learning to manage our fertility without hormones, choosing body-safe products, and ditching ideas about what sex “should” look like in favour of what we actually enjoy… those are just a few of the changes we’ve made that have radically improved our health and happiness. Which is why we want to share them with you.
Amy is our resident fertility expert. She’s an education junkie who’s never happier than when she’s immersed in learning something new (seriously, she gets nearly orgasmic at the sight of binders and highlighters).
While many would stop at a degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Toronto, Amy went on to become certified as a Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner and a practitioner of the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy. She’s also completed the Access Intuition training with renowned channeller and Medical Intuitive Lori Wilson, as well as taken courses in therapeutic nutrition and supplements. And trust us, she won’t stop there (you should see her workshop “wishlist”). This unique background in traditional medicine and alternative health allows Amy to support her clients wherever they are on their journey.
After years of offering impromptu sex coaching to friends in elevators and grocery lines, talking about toys and lube has become natural to Kim. In fact, she was once told by a customer that she sells dildos like she's selling toothbrushes. Factual and to the point, Kim puts the most shy and conservative woman at ease and makes every woman feel like having a vibe in her bedside drawer is as normal as... well, having a toothbrush.
Kim's professionalism and ability to put women at ease has landed her as a guest on several TV shows (Cosmo TV, Bringing Sexy Back, and Sex Matters) but more importantly, it has enabled her to coach hundreds of women to confidently claim their desires and articulate their needs both inside and outside the bedroom.
A few other fun tidbits about the sisters. We’re Star Trek TNG fans - such big fans that as kids Kim was featured in the Toronto Star (in full uniform) when we attended a convention. We love to read and frequently our luggage includes more books than clothes. Few things make us happier than being in water, preferably naked. We each have two tattoos (we got our first ones together on a trip to Montreal). Though our hair may make you wonder about our familial connection, get us laughing and there is *no* doubt we’re sisters.
Stephanie is the video editor working behind the scenes of Red Tent Sisters TV. She recently moved abroad from her native Canada and is currently living in Busan, South Korea, teaching English and travelling as much as she can in her time off. Born and raised near Toronto, she attended McGill University for a degree in Psychology and Women’s Studies.
When she isn’t working with Kim and Amy, Stephanie fills her time with as many other creative pursuits as her schedule will allow. She writes a blog documenting her adventures and goals at LifeInLimbo. She also co-hosts a podcast about health, wellness, and eco-friendliness at GuineaPiggingGreen. She was introduced to the Sisters after becoming interested in their work and interviewing them for the podcast. Since then, she has helped them launch their Youtube channel Red Tent Sisters TV to bring their powerful wisdom and advice to a wider audience. She shares many of the same passions and beliefs as the sisters, and enjoys learning from them any chance she gets.
In her spare time, she loves to take photos, shoot videos, practice yoga and go to the beach. You can find out more about her at StephaniePellett.com.
Raeanne is the Holistic Nutrition Sister at Red Tent Sisters, providing support to women enrolled in RTS’s advanced birth control, fertility, & reproductive health programs. She currently resides in Ottawa but works with Red Tent Sisters’ clients around the world. Born and raised in P.E.I., she has a Bachelor of Business Administration and is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist.
Raeanne’s own health journey began out of a personal frustration and deep desire for change. Faced with weight and hormonal challenges, she instinctively knew food was the answer. By making little lifestyle modifications and better food choices, Raeanne began losing pounds and inches, and saw relief with regard to her hormonal symptoms. Inspired by the healing power of food, Raeanne enrolled in the Natural Nutrition program at the Canadian School for Natural Nutrition. During her time there she also registered for Red Tent Sisters’ Eco-Contraception program where she learned how to take control of her fertility and deepen her awareness of her body’s needs and rhythms. Following her graduation from CSNN, Raeanne completed an internship with Kim & Amy before being asked to join the team in an official capacity as Red Tent Sisters' Holistic Nutrition Sister. Raeanne’s work has assisted clients to see relief from a myriad of health symptoms, ranging from yeast infections to PMS, and has aided women in optimizing both their immediate and long-term fertility.
In her spare time, Raeanne enjoys further pursuing her education in nutrition, spending time with friends and family, and trying new recipes in the kitchen.
Hilary Scoffield is the Client Care Sister at Red Tent Sisters. Currently she is completing a double major in Psychology and Biology. Devoted to women's health, Hilary is a life-long learner. The mind/body connection fascinates her & she immerses herself in her studies daily.
Learning of the Justisse Method as a 16 year old, she successfully managed and eventually eliminated the painful periods that she had believed were going to plague her for the rest of her adult life. Through the method, she learned to listen to her body and hear what it was trying to tell her. Symptoms became stories and discomfort became lessons. As she tended to her health, her head & her heart, her symptoms began to dissolve away. This experience, coupled with her deep curiosity about how women's bodies are capable of healing themselves, has sparked a passion to help those who struggle as she once did. She dreams of a world where one day, every girl and teenager will be taught how to care for herself in a natural and holistic way.
Hilary is touched by the sisters' commitment and passion, coupled with their infectious laughter. When she's not working with them or studying the books, she enjoys forest bathing, an enticing read and playing her piano.