Rocky Mountains, Colorado
About True Life Alliance
True Life Alliance was born of the friendship and shared passion of Randy James, MD and Kevin Miller. With a shared passion for inspiring people to better health and wellness so they can live lives free to walk out their individual callings, Randy and Kevin joined forces to bring Functional Medicine and incentivized health care to America.
True Life Alliance was created from a desire to make a true dent in American "health care".
"We both have big families and businesses to run, and our wives have their own careers as well. We have every reason to be 'too busy' and not spend the time and energy investing in our health and our families. But we do. We work hard to organize our lives to buy and cook natural whole foods - every day. Our kids take dinner leftovers to school. We spend more than most on the best foods. We recognize the value and necessity of exercise and strive to create that culture in our families. We put a premium on sleep and protect our rhythm of life. Then the question dawned on us - why are we paying the same premiums for our health care insurance as those who pay less attention to working on their own health?"
Kevin and Randy live and work in Woodland Park, CO, a high mountain town in the Rockies and the headquarters of True Life Alliance. They work in adjoining offices, strive to enjoy short sunshine lunches on the deck; and their kids are best friends. Randy can do more pull-ups and has a lower body fat percentage. Kevin can run faster and has healthier telomeres. Both are training for their True Life.
KEVIN MILLER, CEO & CO-FOUNDER
Kevin has had two careers: the first as a professional cyclist, and the second as a personal and business development professional. He would say he is primarily a writer and business developer, but his muse is - and has always been - striving to inspire people to live out a higher potential. He is often labeled a "serial entrepreneur." Kevin sees True Life Alliance as a culmination of all he cares about and believes in.
Kevin joined Randy in the True Life Medicine clinic to create a membership practice so Randy could dive deep with patients who wanted to treat root cause health issues instead of managing symptoms.
Unlike Randy, Kevin has not one iota of "formal" education beyond high school. His business education came from his upbringing, leaders like Zig Ziglar, and the school of trial and error. He holds an Honorary Doctorate in Functional Medicine (he just printed it off the internet) from working five days a week with Randy for the past three years.
Kevin has nine children and a grandson. He lives 9,200 feet above sea level in Pikes Peak National Forest, in a 4,800 square foot house made of straw bales that he and his family built. Big joys are beach vacations with his wife, being with his family at home, trail running, mountain biking, and cooking. His personal food pyramid has a foundation of strong, rich coffee, some natural foods thrown in the middle, and topped off with dry, red wine. And...chocolate.
RANDOLPH JAMES, MD, PRESIDENT & CO_FOUNDER
Randy earned his Bachelor’s degree in History and Foreign Service from Baylor University, and his Master’s in German Language and Literature through Middlebury College. Deciding he didn’t want to be a history professor after all, Randy went on to earn his MD from the University of Kansas in 1998.
After completing his Internship and Family Practice Residency at Womack Army Medical Center, Randy served his country and the military community with 9 years of active duty in the USAF. During this time, he was a "regular" doctor, treating patients in the traditional western manner. It did not take him long to realize his dad was right – managing illness once it had set in was not the best approach to manage and maintain health.
Dr. James completed his board certification with the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) and went on to establish True Life Medicine (TLM), a Functional Medicine clinic nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Today, he and his team serve patients from around the country as they work together to inspire and reward wellness efforts.
Randy lives atop a hill overlooking Woodland Park, CO and Pikes Peak with his wife and three sons.
His wife, Marcie, is a registered nurse who is passionate about serving young women and men who find themselves in unexpected situations involving pregnancy or sexually transmitted infections. She serves them by providing limited OB ultrasound and STI testing and treatment. Most of all, she listens and cares, showing young people that they matter and are worth her time and effort.
The James family is very active and sports-focused. Marcie coaches soccer, and all three boys play soccer and basketball. Randy is an avid runner and an Ultimate Frisbee player. When not working or playing, you will find him devouring books, from medicine to business to faith and fiction. He shares the same food pyramid as Kevin!
BRENDA DUNAGAN, COO
Brenda has had the opportunity to work in the diverse fields of education, technology, environmental services, manufacturing, and agriculture – and to experience business from just about every angle for over 35 years. She has been part of business startups, and was chosen to serve on the wind-down team of a Fortune 200 company. These combined experiences brought a great deal of insight into business practices – "the good, the bad, and the ugly" so to speak – and have served as a real-life business education platform.
Brenda's duties have ranged from operations, project management, accounting, HR, legal, administration, and technology to supporting the executives and Board of two Fortune 200 companies to managing a $2.5 million corporate travel program. Her work also included creative projects such as speech writing, design of marketing and communications materials, planning programs and events for small groups up to thousands, and even designing a state-of-the-art fitness center. This experience, combined with a degree in secondary education, has provided an interesting diversity that has prepared her for the work she does today.
As CEO of Dunagan and Associates LLC, Brenda manages the operations of meaningful businesses whose owners serve a purpose greater than themselves.
JAMES LAING, CFO
James’ primary business background for the past 20 years is the lending industry, with core skills in finance, compliance, and regulations. He works with Founders Mortgage Inc, a residential and light commercial mortgage lender. James is an integral part of True Life Alliance as we brace ourselves to disrupt health care. He comes to True Life Alliance after being a patient of Dr. Randy James at True Life Medicine, where he experienced a significant life change with total body care. James was diagnosed several years ago with Celiac Disease and has had struggles with his health ever since.
Dr. Randy James was able to treat James through his Functional Medicine approach with great results. James lost over 55 pounds with lifestyle changes such as specific dietary changes, including supplements, changes to the way he exercises, and changes in rest and relaxation. James is excited to help take this approach to the masses via incentive-based, medical cost sharing, where when we save, you save. The financial incentives are a great aspect, but the larger impact is feeling better and having better health, which leads to a more productive and enjoyable life. These are truly lifestyle changes available for anyone seeking to improve their health and their lives for the better. No one will ever have perfect health, but we can all improve to have our best health now. James and his wife along with their six children live high up in the Rocky Mountains. They enjoy many activities together as a family: hiking, fishing, golfing, swimming, sports, traveling, church activities,
and playing games at home.
ELIZA MILLER, DIRECTOR CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE
Eliza is part of our customer service team and represents the upcoming generation who are just leaving home, and in need of affordable, practical healthcare. She is a customer service enthusiast and health and wellness advocate. Her training ground? Being the fourth child of co-founder Kevin Miller's nine children. She grew up learning wellness, business and caring for others. Currently pursuing her own path in the holistic wellness realm, her focus is plant-based nutrition in the name of health, compassion, and environmental sustainability. Her passions include hiking, mountains, cats, weight training, Christmas, backpacking, music, and peanut butter. A few of her future goals are to see as much of the world as possible while learning new ways to cook delicious, gourmet, plant based food (maybe alongside a few cats). She has a deep drive to spread knowledge among her generation of issues regarding health, cruelty, & environmental stability in order to create a more conscious, educated, and loving future. She is here to help grow True Life Alliance into the leader in Reward Health.
When it comes to your health and medical concerns, trust is paramount. You want unwavering confidence in the foundation and infrastructure of any company you would choose. True Life Alliance has brought together proven providers and industry leaders to formulate a team worthy of your trust. We know the fear that surrounds the potential of having expensive health concerns. Because your trust is so paramount, we have made it the number one priority in our business to earn and keep that trust.
We have brought together a team of established and trusted companies to create the dynamic opportunity you now have before you. Our partners share our deep concerns about the catastrophic rise in the costs of chronic illness and disease in America, and they have established businesses built on providing a solution to the problem instead of cashing in on managing the symptoms.
Each company showcased below was intimately vetted for their proven history of excellence, solid credibility, and corporate vision.
The Institute For Functional Medicine
The premier international academic body for clinical licensure in Functional Medicine.
Medical Cost Sharing
Established in 2014, Sedera is a pioneer and industry leader in Medical Cost Sharing. After seeing over 30 years of proven viability in the religious sector, they are the first company to bring the proven sharing model mainstream.
Sedera provides Medical Cost Sharing to over 260 American companies (employer groups only) in 45 states, encompassing thousands of members. As a paid member of True Life Alliance an individual can feel confident to join a large, established Community.
Ortho Molecular Products
One of the top five professional grade supplement manufacturers and a true champion of Functional Medicine.
Apex Management Group
Their slogan says it well, “Providing benefits solutions for those seeking to neutralize the volatile healthcare marketplace.”
As we innovate new solutions, Apex has invested heavily to join us in our quest to provide an industry-leading product. Our partnership offers the first general public Medical Cost Sharing product that is HSA qualifying.
One of the most influential organizations in personal development over the past three decades, reported to have influenced over 250 million people worldwide.
True Life Alliance co-founder, Kevin Miller, is host of the top business podcast, The Ziglar Show. Healthy living is far more about personal change than mere knowledge, and harnessing behavioral psychology is vital to the mission of True Life Alliance.