Meet Us

Valerie Baadh Garrett, RSMT, BFA

Valerie Baadh Garrett, RSMT, BFAis a movement coach and movement artist. She is also a teacher trainer, speaker, author, consultant, and a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist, working privately, with groups, and in video. She has been creating and teaching dynamic movement programs for various stages of life in a variety of professional and educational environments for over 40 years.  Her own dynamic movement and spirited presentation style makes her a popular and effective seminar presenter and mentor for educators, therapists and organizations.  Presently she is helping students and staff build connections through movement and nature at the innovative Meristem school near Sacramento, which includes a course to learn to assist in eldercare through Agile Aging. Her programs in Women’s Wellness are popular in California, China, and Taiwan.  In 2011 Valerie led four interactive workshops on New Sensory Activities throughout California, sponsored by California Assisted Living Association, with an emphasis on an expanded view of the sensory and movement  systems of all older adults, as well as wellness for caregivers.  For more …

Caroline Palmer, MSPT, OCS, CSCS

is a Physical Therapist who works to help safely sculpt our new agility activities with us. With her own active lifestyle, Caroline embodies wellness herself, and her seminars for caregivers are informative and fun. Ms. Palmer received her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology from California State University, Fresno. In order to achieve her goal of helping people in all aspects of their lives she then attended Boston University where she received her MS in Physical Therapy. Her passion is to help people improve their mobility and to enjoy life to its fullest, especially as we age. Ms. Palmer is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist.

Olivia Huff, CMP, SDP, CAA

Olivia Huff, CMP, SDP, CAAis a certified Agile Aging instructor, a massage therapist, and a Spacial Dynamics® practitioner working in the Sacramento, CA area. Olivia is a terrific movement and bodyworker. She is available for private movement assessments, Agile Aging sessions, or massage therapy as well as group classes. You can contact her directly at ohuff@dcn.org, at her website, or by phone at 916-668-0637.

Olivia is currently teaching a Monday evening Agile Aging class in Fair Oaks, CA

Molly Hughes, CAA

is a certified Agile Aging instructor and therapy dog healer, working in the Silicon Valley area. She  is currently teaching in our Brisbane, CA program, and in communities on the San Francisco Peninsula.

Additional Agile Aging practitioners-in-training are located in Massachusetts, New Mexico, and Florida.