DTC Mental Skills Team

Carrie Jackson Cheadle, MA, CMPC

Carrie Jackson Cheadle lives in Northern California and is a certified mental performance consultant and expert in strategies for optimal performance and resilience. Carrie is one of the foremost experts specializing in mental skills training for athletes and exercisers with diabetes. She is author of the book On Top of Your Game: Mental Skills to Maximize Your Athletic Performance and co-author of Rebound: Train Your Mind to Bounce Back Stronger from Sports Injuries, as well as the co-host of the podcast The Injured Athletes Club. Carrie has worked with athletes and performers of all ages and at every level, from recreational athletes to elite and professional athletes competing at national and international levels.

Carrie has been interviewed as an expert resource for articles that have appeared in publications such as The New York Times, HuffingtonPost, U.S. News & World Report, Outside Magazine, Shape Magazine, Men’s Fitness, Women’s Health, Runner’s World and Women’s Running Magazine. In addition to her consulting practice, she has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses in sport psychology and is currently an affiliate faculty member at Holy Names University in Oakland, California.

Carrie is energetic, fun, has a great sense of humor and employs a real-life approach to working on the mental aspects of sport and performance with the people she works with. Carrie has her own personal commitment to life-long fitness and when she isn’t working, you might find her running a trail or hitting the slopes on her snowboard.

Kristi Paguio, LMSW, CSOWM, CDCES

Kristi Paguio is a psychotherapist specializing in diabetes. She is also a board-certified specialist in weight management. Kristi obtained her master’s degree in clinical social work from Michigan State University in 2002. Kristi works for Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in the Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology. She has been working in the field of diabetes since 2007 including five years in pediatric endocrinology before she began developing and pioneering behavioral health services within an adult diabetes clinic in 2013. Kristi is privileged to have been able to work with people across the lifespan who face diabetes every day.

Kristi was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2000 and has had an interest in the mental and emotional aspects of diabetes since that time. She has been a camper twice at DTC and found camp to be a life-changing experience mentally, emotionally and physically. Kristi savors helping others who live with diabetes to thrive. She enjoys kayaking, yoga, biking and any dance routine workout with the Fitness Marshall. She also loves taking long walks with her pal Jarvis in his cat stroller.