Board of Directors

Earric Lee

Earric Lee

Earric is currently based in the Montreal Heart Institute. Formerly he was an exercise medicine researcher working for the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. He has been involved in scientific research for ten years and has spent the last eight years understanding the applied physiological aspects of sauna bathing. Prior to pursuing an academic career, he was a competitive athlete and worked extensively with professional athletes and a variety of clinical populations as a physical conditioning coach and therapist. Some of the countries he has worked for include Australia, China, India, Finland, Singapore and the USA.

BSc in Exercise and Sports Science (Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia)
 
MSc in Biology of Physical Activity (University of Jyväskylä)
 
PhD in Exercise Medicine, majoring in heat therapy and sauna bathing (University of Jyväskylä)
 
Postdoctoral Researcher focusing on cardiac rehabilitation and heat therapy (Centre Epic, Montreal Heart Institute)
 
Lecturer for bachelors and masters degree level courses in topics such as the philosophy of science, the rigors of scientific application, and cardiovascular physiology.
 
2018: Presentation titled “Combined effects of exercise and sauna”, International Exercise Congress (Helsinki, Finland)
 
2022: Presentation titled “Sauna and cardiovascular physiology”, Keynote speaker at the Häme University of Applied Sciences Wellbeing Week (Hämeenliina, Finland)
 
2022: Presentation titled “The Finnish sauna as a positive stress inducer”, Keynote speaker at World Sauna Forum (Muurame, Finland)
 
2022: Presentation titled “The effect of regular sauna bathing in conjunction with exercise on cardiovascular function”, Keynote speaker at International Sauna Congress (Stuttgart, Germany)
 
2023: Presentation titled “Sauna and cardiovascular function”, Keynote speaker at the Swedish National Sauna Day (Kukkolaforsen, Sweden)
 
2024: Expert discussion panel at the British sauna summit (London, UK)
 
2024: Presentation titled “Heat therapy: What do we know from the experimental evidence?”, Keynote speaker at the World Sauna Forum (Jyväskylä, Finland)
 
2017: Finnish Foundation for Cardiovascular Research (14,000 euros)
 
2019: Finnish Cultural Foundation (SKR) (24,000 euros)
 
2023: Fonds de Recherche du Quebec (FRQS) postdoctoral fellowship (80,000 CAD)

Jon Sabes

Jon Sabes

Jon Sabes is the entrepreneurial Founder and CEO of FOXO BioScience whose chief aim is to lead the discovery, development, and integration of molecular biomarkers into the global longevity insurance markets. The same technology transforming healthcare into precision diagnostic and therapeutic medicine offers a step-change opportunity to modernize the global longevity markets with better underwriting, risk classification, and consumer health outcomes.

Prior to leading FOXO, Jon Sabes founded and led GWG Holdings, Inc. from a start-up to a NASDAQ listed company with over $1.2B in assets. Jon is a passionate health enthusiast, participating in numerous ultra-distance triathlons, trail runs, open water swimming, and biking – as well as keeping a regular sauna and cold plunge therapy as part of his training routine.

Molecular biology is the foundation of life, and Jon is focused on increasing our understanding of gene expression in order to leave a lasting positive impact on human health and wellness.

Harvey Martin, MA

Harvey Martin
Harvey Martin is the founder of The MindStrong Project & Host of The MindStrong Project Podcast which collects information from the worlds top performers. He specializes in mindset and breath-work training with players in the MLB, NHL and NFL. He has consulted at every level of College Athletics (Div. I,II,III, JUCO) and is also currently a Milwaukee Brewers Scout. Harvey has conducted numerous seminars with business organizations, athletic teams and athletes across the world optimizing human performance. 

Glenn Auerbach

Glenn Auerbach

Glenn Auerbach has been a sauna evangelist for over 30 years.  In 2008 he started www.saunatimes.com, as a source for sauna building and sauna culture.  In 2016, he created Sauna Talk, the podcast about sauna and most often recorded on the sauna bench.  Glenn wrote “Sauna Build, From Start to Finnish” which includes step by step instructions for building a sauna.  He has built many saunas and has helped many hundreds build their own saunas. He is an advisor at Lamppa Manufacturing, Vice President, 612 Sauna Society, and has been the Upper Midwest Territory Manager for a division of a global food company for the past 20 years