Jen Ohlson, Founder of IHT Beth Kirkpatrick, Director of Education
Jen Ohlson: Athlete, Sportscaster, Entrepreneur; Award Winning Author, "Every Town Needs a Trail"; Writer & Director of "Health Needs a Hero"; Creator of Award-Winning PE3 Innovative Course
Jen is the founder and President of Interactive Health Technologies, LLC and a highly regarded speaker who provides a powerful, inspirational call for health awareness, citizen and political leadership and involvement.
Jen built her career excelling at business strategy and long-range plan development and execution. She cultivated those management skills as an elite athlete, coach, television sports reporter, as a national award winning published author, public speaker and has created several award winning school and community based solutions that are revolutionizing physical education in the digital age.
After graduating from George Mason University, she began her own production company, which one of her shows became the highest-rated local sports show in the Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland areas. Additionally, Jen managed 7 different cable network efforts, later selling one of the programs to FOX. Jen took that experience coupled with her story-telling ability to some of the top television markets in the country as a sports reporter in Washington DC, Dallas and Austin. In 2007, The University of Texas contracted her to implement a comprehensive sales and marketing strategy to improve attendance, which she did successfully, while also hosting UT’s coaches show on-air.
On a personal note, she has run 35 marathons and 3 Ironman triathlons, including, finishing as the top female from Texas at the World Championship in Hawaii in 2001. Her successes personally and professionally can be attributed to her many years of competing in sports. To date she still holds the honor as the most lettered athlete in Colorado history, with 15 letters in 5 sports and multiple All-American and All-State honors. She was named the USA Today “Colorado Athlete of the Year” her senior year in high school which led her to a scholarship to GMU. Jen’s experience, character, integrity and vision direct her passion to facilitate health and wellness in families, their children and communities across the nation.
Beth Kirkpatrick : Motivator, PE and Health Teacher, Education Leader; Pioneer of Tech Assessment in Schools; Keynote Speaker at over 600 conventions, conferences, and events worldwide; Winner of NASPE Teacher of the Year Award
Beth is the Director of Education at Interactive Health Technologies. As one of the key architects of the technology movement in Physical Education for over thirty years, beth oversees IHT's impact, growth, and reach. Her experience and comprehensive understanding of heart rate monitor technology, along with her passion and vision, strengthens IHT's ability to become the gold standard in the education market.
Before joining IHT, Beth was the Director of Education for Polar Electro, Inc. for 18 years, where she was known nationwide and globally as the pioneer of heart rate monitor use in education. Under Beth's leadership and influence, she motivated her profession to move to the future with technology, while becoming one of the most sought-after keynote speakers in the industry, worldwide.
With 20 years of experience teaching health and PE, she has been nationally recognized for her renowned teaching methods and has been the recipient of numerous "Teacher of the Year" and leadership awards. Beth is also the developer of two model PE programs that have gained considerable attention worldwide.
"Beth Kirkpatrick was instrumental in meeting with our physical education staff and generating excitement about the use of heart rate data with all students as an objective way to measure overall fitness and student progress." - Matt Tullis, Marshalltown, Iowa
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