The Plant-Powered Community

Where healthy living is cool!

About Us

Who are we? The Lifestyle Team at Plant Powered Community is a team of health and lifestyle specialists consisting of Doctors, Nurses, Health Educators, Dietitians, Counselors, Exercise Trainers and good whole foods, plant-based Cooks.

We exist to open your eyes to the powerful healing qualities of a healthy lifestyle.  We will teach you how to provide your body with food that empowers it to heal itself. Through experience, you will learn to believe, gain confidence and skill in preparing simple, plant-based food you will enjoy. We will provide you tools and training, answer challenging questions, keeping you motivated and excited to...


Our Medical Advisors


          Dr. John Hagele


Dr. Hagele and his wife Lori have been married since 1991 and they are so proud of their two boys Matthew and Adam. Matthew is attending Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Adam is heading there soon. Dr. Hagele is committed to excellence in eye care, getting to know his patients, and practicing whole patient care. He and his wife, Lori, are both passionate about helping people heal using natural means, especially nutrition. He enjoys mountain biking, tennis, wood working, and charitable community involvement.


          Dr. Mark Brown



Dr. Mark Brown is a practicing dentist in Nevada City. Dr. Brown graduated from Loma Linda School of Dentistry. He has been interested in health for many years, especially nutrition. He enjoys playing the piano, hiking, traveling, and reading. He attends the Grass Valley Seventh-day Adventist church with his wife, Kristi, and three children. 


          Dr. Stephen Waterbrook 


Dr. Stephen Waterbrook is a 2004 graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine. As a general surgeon in Grass Valley, ​​ Dr. Waterbrook specializes in minimally invasive procedures, but performs all types of surgeries. Including colon cancer, breast cancer, skin cancer, hernia, gallbladder among many other surgeries. Dr. Waterbrook loves the variety that a general surgeon faces, and looks forward to what every day brings. Beyond these professional activities, Dr. Waterbrook has a passion to make “each work of healing an occasion for implanting divine principles in the mind and soul” -Ministry of Healing, p. 20. He is happily married to a beautiful nurse, Katie, and they have 2 children, a girl and a boy.


         Dr. Lystra Wilson-Celestine


Dr. Lystra Wilson-Celestine is an obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Grass Valley, CA and has been practicing for 16 years. She specializes in obstetrics & gynecology and is affiliated with Dignity Health. She practices with the philosophy that your body was created with many complex mechanisms for sustenance, repair and healing and if given the right conditions will do just that. She views her role as one who provides support through the various stages of life providing information, guidance and therapy as needed to achieve your health goals. 


                      Dr. Anabel Facemire


Dr. Anabel Facemire MD FACC, is board-certified in cardiology and nuclear cardiology. She completed her fellowship training in cardiovascular disease at Mount Sinai Medical Center’s Cardiology Division in New York City. Dr. Facemire counts heart failure, atrial fibrillation, preventive cardiology and women’s heart health among her clinical interests. She wants to be an active partner in her patient’s journey to better health. “Through early detection, treatment and rehabilitation, I want to empower my patients to achieve abundant and long lasting health”. Her treatment approach focuses on the latest evidence-based medicine, bolstered by teaching the benefits of nutrition, exercise, stress management and spiritual support.

Her husband, Fred, and children, Melody and Ethan, have personally benefitted from adopting a whole food plant-based lifestyle. They enjoy exploring nature and camping as a family.