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.

"Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships."
- Michael Jordan

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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