The Team

Robyn Hughes, ND

Dr. Robyn Hughes is a naturopathic physician, or ND, with a special interest in natural foot health and sports medicine. After completing medical school at the National College of Natural Medicine, now known as the National University of Natural Medicine, Dr. Robyn trained extensively with renowned sports podiatrist and natural foot care specialist, Dr. Ray McClanahan. Dr. Robyn is a co-founder of Natural Footgear, a founding member of the Natural Foot Health Institute, a freelance health writer, and a regular speaker at foot care teaching events. Dr. Robyn lives in Asheville, North Carolina, where she’s an avid road cyclist, trail runner, and yoga student.

Marty Hughes, DC

Dr. Marty Hughes is a chiropractic physician, or DC. He received his doctoral degree from Western States Chiropractic College, now known as the University of Western States. Dr. Marty has worked as a freelance writer for, for whom he contributed over 2,200 health-and-fitness articles. He is a co-founder of Natural Footgear, a founding member of the Natural Foot Health Institute, and an ardent supporter of natural foot care approaches. He is also a novelist. Dr. Marty enjoys road cycling, trail running, hiking, canoeing, and cross-country skiing, as well as exploring the mountains of Western North Carolina.

Paul Cooper

Paul Cooper is a digital marketing professional who lives and works in Manchester, England. He studied Business Administration at Nottingham Trent University and went on to achieve Chartered Marketer status with the Chartered Institute of Marketing. He has worked in digital marketing and ecommerce for more than 12 years. Paul enjoys running, climbing, and road cycling in his free time. He is also a Formula One fanatic and alongside his love of travel, has attended Grands Prix in five different countries.

Andrew Potter

Andrew Potter has a Master's of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Nevada, Reno. After a decade-long excursion out west, Andrew has recently moved back to the Asheville, NC, area. He's worked as a copyeditor and freelance writer for the past eight years. When he's not writing and editing for work, you'll usually find him reading, working on short stories, running, hiking, or rock climbing. He began adopting noninvasive treatment methods after dealing with nagging, sports-related injuries throughout college and is a crusader for natural foot health.

Alyssa Phillips

Alyssa Phillips is a graphic designer and the owner of Amp'd Designs in Asheville, North Carolina. Alyssa grew up in Buffalo, New York, and studied Communications Design at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. She held positions at several NYC design studios, including rolls with Atlantic Records and as an Art Director at a print company, before relocating to the mountains. Alyssa is now heavily involved in Asheville's design community, and is the founding Vice President of Asheville's AIGA chapter, a network for professional designers. Outside of design, Alyssa enjoys running, hiking, cooking & baking, and discovering new music.