Corporate Profiles

David & Bianca Lisonbee

David Lisonbee

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

David Lisonbee is an entrepreneur and savvy businessman who is constantly looking to the future. David's explorer spirit led 4Life to create a new category of immune system support-Transferceutical Science. He's led other companies to repeated fame and landed 4Life at 15th on Inc. magazine's fastest-growing privately-held company list. He was named one of Utah's Entrepreneurs of the year and he has secured a record list of patents. David was also awarded the I.N. Blokhina Award from the Russian Federation in honor of his commitment to Transfer Factor research, patents, and innovative production methods. David received his bachelor's and MBA degrees from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.

Bianca Lisonbee


Bianca Lisonbee is truly the heart of 4Life culture. She believes strongly in helping distributors achieve personal development through 4Life. Bianca brought more than 20 years of direct selling and nutritional supplement experience to 4Life. She is committed to involvement in philanthropic activities in her own community and throughout the world. Her insights, sense of humor, and desire to make a difference for good in the world make Bianca a favorite speaker at 4Life events. She received her bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.

Steve Tew


As 4Life President since 2004, Steve Tew gives distributors confidence that partnered with 4Life, they can accomplish anything they set their minds to achieve. Steve's personal confidence comes from decades of experience. Prior to joining 4Life several years ago, he worked in a number of financial and operational capacities at ShapeRite Concepts, Park City Group, and Mrs. Fields Cookies, as well as Price Waterhouse Coopers, where he worked as a Certified Public Accountant. He has a bachelor's degree in accounting from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah.

Mark Petersen

Vice President of Field Development

Mark Petersen oversees 4Life's markets in the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean. He has over 20 years of experience in legal, international development, and field development arenas, with many of those years working at 4Life in various capacities. Mark formerly served as vice president of international at both USANA and FranklinQuest (now FranklinCovey), and was instrumental in building several departments at NuSkin. Prior to joining 4Life, Mark served as senior vice president of international at ShapeRite Concepts. He holds a law degree from Brigham Young University and bachelor's degrees in history and English from the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado.

Jeff Kalinin

Senior Vice President, International

Jeff Kalinin oversees operations for Europe, Russia, and Latin America. He has 18 years of experience in the Information Technology arena and, prior to joining 4Life, held roles as IT director, data communications manager, and programmer. Jeff earned his bachelor's degree in computer science at San Diego State University in San Diego, California.

Steve Apple

Vice President, International

Steve Apple oversees 4Life operations in Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, India, and the Philippines. An individual with well-rounded business experience, Steve has 13 years of experience in every key department, including finance, marketing, sales, and international operations. His insight into the "big picture" helps Steve generate innovative and successful strategies for global expansion. Steve holds a bachelor's degree in psychology (with an emphasis in statistics) and an MBA.

Trent Tenney

Senior Vice President of Marketing

Trent Tenney's years of experience have taken him to several different facets of the marketing world. He began his career in sales and marketing at Zions First National Bank and Bank of America; he then left the banking industry to oversee the publication of more than 200 alternative and preventive health publications at Woodland Publishing, which led him to develop niche markets for health and direct sales publishing. Trent has a bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.

Calvin McCausland, Ph.D.

Chief Scientific Officer

Since 2002, Cal McCausland has overseen more than 10 clinical trials for 4Life Transfer Factor products. Cal's long and distinguished career track includes almost 40 years of experience in the health sciences. He helped develop more than 500 supplements and earned the Pokrovsky Award and the Kosigin Award from the Russian Federation. Along with Dr. Emma Oganova, Cal has been instrumental in opening the Russian market for 4Life products. He earned a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.

Emma Oganova, M.D., Ph.D.

President of Eurasia

Before joining 4Life, Emma Oganova was president of science and education for a direct selling company; she also organized and managed a non-profit organization that created a children's center in Armenia to provide medical and psychological help for victims of the 1988 Armenian earthquake. Emma developed an educational system for Russian physicians and distributors for food supplements, and has completed more than 20 clinical studies on the effectiveness of food supplements. She's received the Kosigin and Pokrovsky awards from the Russian Federation and was elected Academician of the Russian Academy of Medical and Technical Sciences. Emma holds a degree in internal medicine from the Stavropol State Medical Institute, and a degree in cardiology from the Armenian State Medical Institute.

Mark Ostler, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Although Mark Ostler has served in the roles of vice president, controller, and CPA for Mrs. Fields Cookies, SBI Group, and KPMG, he chose 4Life for the unbeatable combination of genuine people and an outstanding opportunity. Mark travels the globe for 4Life, ensuring efficiency and effectiveness throughout this worldwide company. In addition to his traveling, Mark keeps current with his professional affiliations with the AICPA and the UACPA. Mark holds bachelor's and master's degrees in accounting from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.

Danny Lee

Chief Operations Officer

With a resume that includes companies such as Mrs. Fields, Merrill Lynch, Arthur Anderson, and, and experience as a financial and corporate controller, Danny Lee was perfectly suited to oversee daily operations at 4Life. Danny works closely with international product registration, distributor services, distribution, purchasing, and manufacturing. Danny holds bachelor's degrees in Finance and Accounting from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Nolan Buttars, CPA

Vice President of Finance

In his position as Vice President of Finance, Nolan Buttars ensures that 4Life offices around the world have their finances in order. He's been involved in the finance world for close to 30 years, with 10 of those years dedicated to the direct selling industry. Before joining 4Life, Nolan held positions as CFO and controller for a direct selling company and CPA firm. At 4Life, he implemented accounting software that has significantly streamlined company operations. Nolan received his bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.

Deann Carter

Vice President of Accounting

As Vice President of Accounting for 4Life, Deann Carter supervises our international accounting functions. She works closely with 4Life offices around the world. And with more than 15 years' experience as a financial controller, Deann's the perfect person for the job. She holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah.

Hema Heimuli

Vice President of Organizational Development and Design

Hema Heimuli is passionate about making sure our worldwide company structure fits in perfectly with the executives' vision for the future. His past experience in both direct selling and organizational development, helping streamline organizations such as Harman Music Group and Nu Skin International, makes him a great fit for his role at 4Life. Hema holds a bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University, in Provo, Utah.

Darrell Ieremia

Vice President, International

As vice president over 4Life's markets in Europe and Latin America, Darrell Ieremia brings over a decade of experience of growing global markets in both Latin America and Southeast Asia. At 4Life, he trains local staff and distributor leaders, evaluates current processes for improvement, implements 4Life's global vision in the markets he oversees, and works to understand how local customs, culture, and competition will play a role in future sales and marketing strategies. Darrell holds a bachelor's degree in Anthropology from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.

Calvin Jolley

Vice President of Strategic Development

Calvin Jolley is responsible for 4Life corporate and global field communications, public and distributor relations, international press protocols, conversion campaigns, and execution strategies. He's been with the company since 2005 as Director of Strategic Development. Since that time, Calvin has worked to streamline international communications and marketplace development for 4Life offices throughout the world. Calvin has over a decade of experience in this field and is a member of the Direct Selling Association (DSA) Communications Committee. He received his bachelor's degree in English literature from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Alan Michaelis

Vice President, International

Alan Michaelis is responsible for 4Life's markets in Japan, South Korea, Australia, and New Zealand. Alan's 20 years of experience has taken him to all regions of the direct selling world-distributor support, business services, executive development-giving him extensive insight into successful company-distributor relationships. His career includes time spent at companies such as NuSkin, Big Planet, and ShapeRite Concepts. Alan holds a bachelor's degree in Business Management from Brigham Young University and a master's in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.

Jaime Pierce

Vice President of Distributor Services

Jaime Pierce has been with 4Life for over a decade, and in that time, she has held various positions in the Distributor Services, Operations, and Informational Technology departments. In her role as Vice President of Distributor Services, Jaime provides vision, direction, and leadership to ensure that both company and department objectives are being met. Because her highest priority is providing superior customer service for 4Life distributors and customers, Jaime continually works to improve processes and methods within her department.

Kathryn Price

Vice President of Legal Affairs

Kathryn Price has over 20 years of experience in the legal and nutritional supplement industries, making her well-suited to manage legal affairs for a growing worldwide company such as 4Life. As Vice President of Legal Affairs, Kathryn is a vital liaison between 4Life executives, distributors, and specialized outside counsel. Her day-to-day responsibilities include FDA and FTC regulatory compliance, personnel management, litigation/arbitration management, monitoring of worldwide trademarks and patents, and distributor compliance and discipline. Kathryn holds a bachelor's degree in English Literature from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Jeremy Taeoalii

Vice President of Information Technology

Jeremy Taeoalii began his 4Life career in the call center, and then moved to the warehouse where he worked his way up to supervisor. Later he switched gears and became the supervisor, and then the manager, for the distribution center. In 2001, Jeremy switched gears once more and moved into the IT Department, where he now serves as Vice President.

Norman Taylor

Vice President of Operations

Norman Taylor manages the day-to-day operations at 4Life for product manufacturing, distribution, shipping, warehousing, and product registration. He has 30 years of operations experience, including being a CEO of a small sales and manufacturing company. Norman also spent time at companies such as Tradimex Equipment and Supply, Inc., Daw Technologies, Novell, WordPerfect, and SoftCopy.


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