Meet Niki

Niki Quintero, B.S. Business Administration

Brains behind the marketing and Balanced Bites/21DSD/Build a Badass Business/Practical Paleo community

Hi! I'm Niki.

I'm the Marketing Communications Manager

What does that mean?

I lead all things marketing and community, while juggling a few of Diane's crazy projects on the side.

“Those who don't believe in magic will never find it”

– Roald Dahl


More about Niki

An avid fan of handwritten thank you notes, Niki also loves fresh flowers for any occasion, the ample use of emojis while texting, and she firmly believes (sugar free!) ketchup does not belong on the breakfast table.

After getting her B.S. in Business Administration from U.C. Berkeley, Niki spent a few years traveling and working before settling down in San Francisco. As an enthusiastic home cook, she had always focused on organic, whole, unprocessed foods, but it wasn't until early 2014 that she decided to give Paleo a whirl—her allergies had been acting up, her eczema was out of control, and she was riddled with constant sinus headaches. Something had to give.

Soon after progressing through the first four states of Paleo (what, no cheese?!) everything seemed to click—Energy! Mental clarity! She was shocked at how great she was feeling – her allergies and sinus headaches had essentially disappeared, and to this date she still can't remember the last time she was sick.

When she heard Diane was moving back to San Francisco, she knew she wanted to join the Balanced Bites team and be a part of so much more—a community of like-minded, health-focused folks, who are as passionate about this lifestyle as she is. She's so thrilled to be helping Diane bring even more Paleo awesomeness to you all.