A note from our CEO:

As a former teacher and current school district Wellness Coordinator, I created Steeping Wellness out of a passion to infuse wellness throughout districts in the state of Wisconsin. The whole idea of Steeping Wellness is just that: to slowly infuse wellness opportunities for your staff in order to help balance the lives of those served, including students. I invite you to learn more about our amazing team (below) and contact us to help you improve the lives of those around you.

In Health & Happiness,
Kalise Horst

Our Team

Kalise Horst, CWP
Chief Executive Officer & Wellness Adviser

Kalise Horst has been a Health and Physical Educator for over ten years.  She currently serves as the Wellness Coordinator for the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District, a role she began five years ago, in addition to teaching. She carries the title of a Certified Wellness Practitioner from the National Wellness Institute and is also a Faculty Member of the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA). In 2019, she was named the Wisconsin Health & Physical Education Association’s (WHPE) Advocate of the Year. Kalise serves as a trainer for the DPI Active Schools Core 4+ program and has been lucky enough to train staff members in over 30 school districts around the state. These trainings encompass how to increase wellness opportunities for staff, students and families. She has been honored to serve on the Wisconsin Health and Physical Education Board as the Middle School Vice President and chairs the Advocacy committee.  

Kalise loves bringing her experience as a teacher, her goal-oriented leadership skills and her ability to advocate for wellness to continue to positively impact environments. Her enthusiasm and energy is motivating. She is passionate about empowering staff, students and families to live their healthiest lives by providing knowledge and opportunities.

“If I were to describe Kalise in three words, they would be: Refreshing. Invigorating. Enlightening.”

Keith Bakken

CEO, Wisconsin Health and Physical Education

“My first interaction with Kalise was on my first day at GCMS. Every contact I have with her has been like the first, full of enthusiasm for whatever she is up to and done so with a sense of pride and professionalism.  I am proud to say I worked alongside Kalise, who does whatever it takes to help students, staff and families become better people in our community.”

Bill Deno

Former Principal, Glacier Creek Middle School, Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District

Pam Klein
Director of Education & Corporate Programming

Pam Klein has worked to improve the health and well-being of her students, their families, district staff and community members for over two decades. As a Health and Physical Educator primarily serving the Deerfield School District, Pam’s ultimate goal has been to educate, support and empower everyone she works with to live healthier, more fulfilling lives. Her charismatic presence, positive energy and creative educational practice have resulted in invitations to speak at local and state conferences, workshops and conventions. Pam’s areas of expertise include self-care and wellness, student, family and community active schools and creating improved work-life balance.   

Pam is a wellness enthusiast whose passion and ability to persistently problem solve brings her ‘out of the box’ and forward thinking mindset to every opportunity. People appreciate her honest and ‘real’ approach to health and fitness goals. Pam believes that if we take care of ourselves, we can live our best lives and inspire others along the way.   

“Pam is persistent, resourceful, and a strong advocate for the health and wellness of others.  She sees challenges as an opportunity to grow and inspire those around her.”
Rebekah Johnson

Department Chair, Carthage College

Aly Lynch
Director of Marketing & Operations
Aly Lynch brings over ten years of marketing experience, as well as many years in law firm management, to her role as Steeping Wellness’ Director of Marketing and Operations. Aly helps improve our productivity with her organization, process improvement, and technology skills. She takes care of things behind-the-scenes so Kalise and Pam can focus on our Steeping Wellness clients.


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