Meet the Team

Nurturing the Connection works as an inspired team to provide a holistic blend of therapeutic coaching guidance, somatic practices, and healthful movement techniques to provide enrichment and support in nurturing the connection within yourself and/or with your partner.  Meet the collaborators who make Nurturing the Connection possible!

Catherine Scantlin

Catherine is a licensed therapist, revered relationship coach and yoga teacher. She brings 15 years of experience to empowering individuals and couples to grow physically, mentally, and emotionally.  Her strength, grace, and fiery personality keep her client’s coming back for more of her unique blend of inspiration, encouragement, and comfort.

Sarah Cook

Sarah has been teaching pilates for 20 years. Although classically trained, Sarah has worked in contemporary settings and her studies have allowed her to enjoy the integration of many disciplines into her repertoire. Being a mother to three (plus two) energetic boys is her greatest life's work and she is grateful and proud to be able to support her family, with her partner Davidson, by doing what she loves every day. She continues to find inspiration in the study of the human form; the anatomy of its physical structure, the awareness of the mind, and the ability to simultaneously affect them both. Sarah believes in the importance of mobility; the strength of stability; and the power of joy. She works on the premise that habits are the rituals that structure our lives; and through honest reflection and repeated practice, truly anything can be achieved.

Meshai Olivares

Meshai is dually licensed and certified in both Trauma Therapy and Sex Therapy.  She believes in the power of living as one’s authentic self, and the freedom that comes from changing perspectives. She loves putting the puzzle pieces together of a couple's sexual energy and aiding them in positive and explorative movement.

Dr. Juan Michelle Martin

Dr. Martin has been practicing as a physical therapist for over 13 years, since graduating from New York Institute of Technology. Over the years she has worked primarily in orthopedics with a women's health and pediatric focus, working with youth and adult athletes and utilizing her personal experience as a collegiate and national level volleyball player. Dr. Martin has gone on to specializing solely in pelvic health after recognizing that there was a significant lack of information for patients suffering with dysfunction related to the bladder, bowels and sex. Currently she owns a private practice where she primarily sees clients virtually and a few in-person at her office in Duluth, GA. When not working with patients, she enjoys coaching volleyball, which she has done for almost 20 years or spending time with her family. 

Davidson Reid

Mr. Reid has been teaching pilates and movement for over 30 years.  His career began in New York City in 1987 where he attended the School of American Ballet and performed with The Joffrey Ballet.  As a much sought after senior instructor and teacher trainer, he has certified thousands of pilates instructors worldwide.  He is a board certified Structural Integrator under the tutelage of Thomas Myers.   He owns a studio in Atlanta, GA where he blends pilates, Red Cord, Structural Integration, and Kettle Bell into an exquisitely unique experience for his clients.  When he isn't in the studio he enjoys woodworking and time with the people he loves. 

Dr. Matt Underwood

Dr. Matt Underwood PT, OCS was born and raised in Atlanta and is excited to be working in his own private practice in the Chamblee area. Matt earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Georgia State University (GSU) in 2014 and he was awarded the Outstanding Alumnus Award for his volunteer work with the Physical Therapy Department at GSU. Matt is also a Mercer University School of Physical Therapy Orthopedic Residency Graduate and a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist. He lectures at Mercer University, Brenau University, and GSU on various orthopedic and pain science topics. Matt also loves community outreach where he can provide his services to the underprivileged population and also educate patients and clients on strategies for increasing overall vitality, health and wellness.

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