Who We Are

Who We Are


Audrey von Lepel is a physician who has lived and practiced Internal Medicine in Vermont for over 23 years. Her interest in nutrition began immediately after her graduation from medical school when she worked with along with another physician doing research on the effect of nutrition on metabolic disease. Her interest in treating disease through nutrition was ignited by her passion for cooking. Her patients have inspired her to pursue further education in integrated medicine and mind body medicine. In addition to her medical practice, Audrey cares for injured and orphaned wildlife  and holds a permit with the State of Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife. She and John live together in Fairfax,Vermont.


John Schraven is employed by Shoup Evers & Green, a Burlington Vermont law firm, for over 28 years. A mediator, negotiator and storyteller, John has been a featured speaker for businesses and associations throughout northern Vermont, including the Vermont Trial Lawyers Association, the New England Crisis Negotiators Association, the Vermont Hospital Association, University of Vermont Healthcare, Chittenden Bank and many others.  John’s life took a new direction when he began exercising and eating whole foods.


John and Audrey are accomplished four season hikers.They are equally at home snowshoeing in the Green mountains in January, foraging for wild edibles or walking the dirt roads of northern Vermont. Their combined passion for cooking,creating whole food recipes and educating the community about nutrition lead them to participate in a five day “Food As Medicine” seminar, taught by some of the nations leading experts.

Recognizing that nutrition is only part of the health equation, John and Audrey are pursuing certification in mind body medicine through the Center for Mind Body Medicine in Washington, DC.

They offer seminars to groups and corporations.

For information regarding mediation or negotiation classes, contact John by visiting his mediation website or by visiting Shoup Evers & Green’s website.


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