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ANI HUDGENS

SURVIVOR, ENTREPRENEUR

Ani Hudgens is a vivacious 50 years young OVERCOMER! She is described by friends and family as selfless, virtuous, creative, nurturing, strong, and devoted. She is an accomplished Triathlete, 5K, and Half Marathon runner. She is no stranger in the world of pageantry proving her talents since 1999 as a certified judge, coach/mentor and competitor winning numerous State, National and International titles, inspiring women of all ages and size to make a difference in the lives of others and their communities through pageantry. In 2010 she retired from a 25 year career as a Human Resources professional after a horrific auto accident. Ani suffered numerous debilitating injuries, the most serious a Traumatic Brain Injury resulting in seizures, PTSD, profound hearing loss, and multiple health challenges she continues to fight every day. She is a Nationally Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician, Founder & President of The Miss Buckle-Up Princess Foundation – a non-profit educational program teaching children and their families the importance of car seat, booster seat and seatbelt safety nationwide. Ani’s journey since 2010 has strengthened her passion for reaching optimal wellness and led her to becoming a Certified Naturopathic Wellness Coach in 2017. She is now the CEO of Elite Health & Wellness – Naturopathic Solutions for Better Living & Living Longer. She’s achieved professional and personal success as an entrepreneur, public speaker and author always trusting “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens” while relentlessly striving to triumph over ongoing anxiety, depression, self-image, domestic violence, divorce(s), alcoholic spouse, and agnostic pressure within her own family.