Shanea Harpe has partnered with her husband, Dr. Marshal Harpe, to bring Trout Lake Clinic to the heart of our town. Shanea grew up on a small farm in Amboy, Washington alongside Marshal. In 1994, Shanea, her five siblings, and parents, Jim and Charlotte Lambert unanimously relocated their family home to beautiful Trout Lake on Sunnyside Road. Trout Lake was home to our hearts immediately.
Shanea had previously trained and served in Youth With A Mission in North America and Europe before graduating from George Fox University with a B.A. in International Studies. After making Trout Lake home, she joined her sister, Megan Pearson, for a year in Mexico, caretaking in a children’s home in Tepic, Nayarit. After a season back in Trout Lake, working in Trout Lake School, doing mailings for local businesses, and volunteering with Jonah Ministries, now Camp Jonah, Shanea accepted a Family Teacher position in a boys’ home in Boys Town, Nebraska. She rejoined her family in Trout Lake for Y2K, giving opportunity for Marshal to find Shanea at home here in the new year. They had a Trout Lake wedding in June, and Shanea embarked wholeheartedly into the life of military medicine with Marshal.
Shanea gave birth to two treasured children, Gabe and Lydia, two years apart. Raising children and desiring to feel well through chronic non-acute personal health challenges brought a growing awareness of the impact of diet and modern food choices on the body’s ability to maintain health or heal from illnesses quickly. Shanea’s father, intrigued with the title, brought home a first edition Nourishing Traditions Cookbook in the 1990s, and then Jordan Rubin’s best seller, Maker’s Diet, followed, both very influential in Shanea’s growing and insatiable quest for food wisdom. Shanea had always been fascinated with human biology, physiology, and health sciences, studying them as electives throughout her education. She liked to keep abreast of her husband’s medical journals and researched continually medical diagnoses, alternative therapies, and nutrition for natural healing on the growing information highway of the Internet. Finally she met her first Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and knew she had found her passion for merging modern science with traditional food wisdom. She graduated and received certification as a NTP with the Nutritional Therapy Association in June 2010.
The following year, Shanea was privileged to attend the first GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) practitioner certification course in Seattle, WA with Dr. Natasha Campbell McBride.
Shanea maintained her voracious appetite for research and learning, keeping her NTP certification current, as she continued to consult family, friends, and clients from her home.
It is Shanea’s great honor to partner and support her husband in his practice of medicine and in so doing, serve the Trout Lake community with Truthful Nutrition. Her greatest desire is to impart truth and support our fearfully and wonderfully made human bodies with the nourishment for which they are designed.