Our vision is to empower athletes of all disciplines to get the most out of their potential while promoting a healthy lifestyle.

Let's face it, most people still think of farmer's markets and 1960's hippies when they hear "natural nutrition". We know. And when it comes to sports and performance products, "natural" is often regarded with some serious skepticism. But not long ago, when someone mentioned electric cars, images of boring body styles, made for commuters and suburban parents came to mind. Now that has changed, hasn't it? Super fast, powerful, high-tech, jaw-drop worthy, and futuristic looking cars come to mind when mentioning electric. It took re-imagining and innovation to change not only the product itself but also the public's perception of what it is and can be moving forward. That's exactly what we think is possible in the world of sports nutrition.

When Tammo, co-founder of MODe, started working with a cycling coach and nutritionist in 2014, he had a similar epiphany. His coach had encouraged him to move away from synthetic supplements, and instead use fresh, natural foods to fuel his workouts, races, and recovery.

But after a few weeks of putting endless hours into nutrional planning, shopping, prepping, and kitchen cleaning sessions, it became obvious that it was not maintainable. It would be difficult for him to get the performance-oriented nutrition he needed while also maintaining the rest of his work, family, and training requirements.

Eating healthy is simple; eating healthy for sports performance is not. The latter requires an understanding of physiology, biochemical processes, and how to leverage nutrition to target performance goals. And with 12 hours a week in the saddle, there simply was not time to think about all of that. After numerous conversations with Nikki, now co-founder, that idea ultimately turned into MODe in December, 2015.

PUSH YOUR LIMITS-- OVER AND OVER

Tammo Walter

CEO & Co-Founder

Originally from Germany, Tammo adventurously moved to the US in 2004. He has worked as Creative Director in prestigious advertising agencies in New York, Detroit, Chicago, and Philadelphia. Tammo was introduced to cycling several years ago and immediately became addicted to the competitive aspects of the sport. His drive to improve his own performance led to the orginal idea for MODe-- to provide all natural sports nutrition to busy athletes. Capitalizing on his extensive brand and marketing experience, Tammo leads the MODe team as our CEO and creative mastermind. You'll catch him on the road bike each morning testing his own limits.

I'M NO IRONMAN BUT I'M FINDING MY OWN FIT MODE.

Nikki Halbur

COO & Co-Founder

Nikki is a busy mom of two and an energetic entrepreneur who has spent most of her career in supply chain management. In 2009, Nikki launched a wildly successful alcoholic beverage company that was named one of Entrepreneur's 100 Most Brilliant Companies in the Food and Beverage industry and #1 on the Fast 50 Spirit Brands by Tasting Panel Magazines. Today, Nikki leads the MODe team as Chief Operating Officer. She is currently pursuing her Master's degree, co-founded a nonprofit to financially assist cancer patients and, if there is any time left, can be found in the ballroom practicing her favorite latin rumba.

Train hard. Eat well. Have fun!

Beau Clark

VP of Sales

A lifelong of adventure sports aficionado, Beau began racing BMX bikes and competing in skateboarding contests as a child growing up in California and Hawaii. He took his first Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class with Relson Gracie in 1988 and continued training and competing until reaching the ADCC World Championships in 2003. These days you can find Beau on a mountain bike shredding trails or on the mat grappling with UFC Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic. 

Beau has spent his career in the wine and spirits industry selling into large retail chains and strategic accounts, and now heads up MODe's kick-butt sales team.

THE GREATEST WEALTH IS HEALTH.

Bim Dema-ala

FOOD SCIENTIST

With over 23 years experience in R&D and manufacturing of dietary supplements and functional foods, Bim brings both a wealth of knowledge and her incredible palate to the MODe team. Bim has spent hours analyzing research studies and has carefully selected the perfect ingredients for our products. She also knows how to make veggies taste really, really good! While Bim has been published and holds various patents in bioavailability, she still says her greatest accomplishments to date are her amazing children.

ARE YOU DRIVEN TO WIN OR AFRAID OF LOSING

Aasha Marler

SR. MARKETING AND CONTENT MGR.

Aasha recently graduated with her MBA from University of New Mexico where she also competed in collegiate track and field.  She recently relocated to the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista to earn her spot on the 2020 Olympic Team competing in Triple Jump and Long Jump.  Aasha is sharing her journey via our blog and developing amazing content for MODe fans and athletes. Keep an eye out and watch Aasha kick butt on her road to Tokyo. 

HARD WORK BEATS TALENT EVERY DAY.

Jared Countess

STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH

Jared's childhood heroes were He-Man, Arnold, and Stallone, but he would say he looked more like Fat Albert. In an effort to match his inner self to his outer body, Jared joined the U.S. Marine Corps, but it wasn't until 2011 that he found his purpose in the fitness industry. As a Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach and Fitness Nutrition Specialist, Jared has dedicated his life to understanding the intricate workings of the human body and how it not only functions but succeeds under the stressful conditions we endure. Jared inspires his clients (and his MODe teammates) to accomplish physcial challenges we once thought impossible.

“Excellence is not a singular act but a habit. You are what you do repeatedly.” – Shaquille O’Neal

Dan Adickes

Fulfillment Manager

Born and raised in Alaska, Dan is no stranger to adventure. He recently moved to California, where he found a second home in Orange County. His love of sports has inspired him to pursue an athletic lifestyle and you'll most likely catch him in a quick pickup game of soccer or basketball with his friends. Dan is an avid sports fan, cheering on professional teams in the NFL, NBA, and La Liga soccer. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Soka University of America and now manages all MODe customer orders. In short, Dan is our "right hand man". Btw, he also speaks fluent Russian and Spanish, so be sure to say "Zdravstvuj" or "Hola" next time you see him!

 

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