Discover Wellness

Discover Wellness

Meet The Team

Hailey Brooks
Registered Dietitian

I got my undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois. I actually started as a biology major because I was always fascinated by the physiology of the body in all of my extracurricular classes were science classes. However, during my sophomore year of college, I started looking into what job I would get when I got out of school and found dietetics. I had never even heard of the occupation before but it seemed perfect for me and I switched majors immediately. Then I proceeded to complete my Master’s degree in clinical nutrition and my dietetic internship at the same time at the University of Wisconsin/UWHealth. From this experience, I learned that I do not enjoy working in the hospital setting because I never had the means to help anyone. I only had about 15 minutes that I could spend per patient, I had to follow specific protocols, and most of my time was actually spent just documenting interactions with patients rather than actually with the patients. That is why I am now working in functional wellness where I have the time and resources to actually help people make changes to their health.

Hailey Brooks
Registered Dietitian

I got my undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois. I actually started as a biology major because I was always fascinated by the physiology of the body in all of my extracurricular classes were science classes. However, during my sophomore year of college, I started looking into what job I would get when I got out of school and found dietetics. I had never even heard of the occupation before but it seemed perfect for me and I switched majors immediately. Then I proceeded to complete my Master’s degree in clinical nutrition and my dietetic internship at the same time at the University of Wisconsin/UWHealth. From this experience, I learned that I do not enjoy working in the hospital setting because I never had the means to help anyone. I only had about 15 minutes that I could spend per patient, I had to follow specific protocols, and most of my time was actually spent just documenting interactions with patients rather than actually with the patients. That is why I am now working in functional wellness where I have the time and resources to actually help people make changes to their health.

Meet the Founders - Dale and Catherine Southerland

Discover Wellness was a dream of mine for many years. It started in 1985 when my mom got diagnosed with cancer (she was only 45 years old). I watched her go through all the conventional methods like radiation, chemotherapy, drugs, and endless doctor visits. All of that to succumb to her cancer in 6 weeks. This put me on the path to learn and find a better way for people to stay healthy and not have to go through the pain and suffering my mother and our family went through. After obtaining my doctorate in chiropractic in 1995, Discover Wellness was born in Pearland, Texas in 1996.  To better serve my community and patients I continued by education with post graduate studies in immunology, endocrinology and functional medicine. I spent 19 years helping my community live a more healthy lifestyle before I sold Discover Wellness to another functional medicine practitioner in 2015 to pursue by love of educating practioners in the benefits of Functional Wellness. I am the owner of a consulting company that travels all over the country teaching hundreds of doctors how to help their patients using Functional medicine. I moved to Colorado Springs with my wife in March 2021 and decided that Colorado Springs was an ideal place to start another Discover Wellness and help the people of Colorado Springs to be as healthy as possible. In my spare time I am an avid outdoorsman and love being close to nature, love to read and put a high priority on learning everyday about how to help people live life to the fullest. 

My wife, Catherine, has been a major pillar in the success of our functional wellness program. She has a bachelor’s in biology and dietetics. She also has post graduate studies in blood chemistry, functional medicine and endocrinology. The two of us collaborated with numerous other practitioners to make the systematic approach used in our clinics for our functional wellness programs.  She is the backbone of the operations, systems, and training you find in our clinic, she continues that work in our consulting company training the staff in all the clinics on systems, blood work analysis, and operations. In her spare time she loves to paint, read and do anything with our 2 kids.