Hi, I'm Lee

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Hi and thanks for stopping by Fit Foodie Finds. My name is Lee Funke, and I am the founder of Fit Foodie Finds. I am so glad you’re here! I started Fit Foodie Finds back in 2011 when I was in undergrad at The University of Minnesota. Years later, Fit Foodie Finds has evolved into a small publishing company with an emphasis on promoting a healthy and balanced lifestyle through delicious and beautiful recipes, challenging workouts, travel, style, and body positivity.

My philosophy surrounding food and fitness is all about balance.

My philosophy surrounding food and fitness is all about balance. Overexercising and disordered eating is a thing of my past and today I strive to eat intuitively and move my body daily. I care about the food that goes into my body, but no foods are off limits! Yes, that includes cinnamon bears, donuts, and beer.
meet the team

about fit foodie

While FFF began as a one-woman show, it would not be what it is today without the support, creativity, and passion of the women who make up Team Fit Foodie. Let's meet the team!

Linley Ricther

Chief Recipe Developer and Community Manager

Linley is a 5′ nothing spitball of positive energy who joined Team Fit Foodie in the Spring of 2015. Lin and Lee are longtime friends and met on their first day of college in geology class. Linley has worked on the digital side of small businesses and nonprofits since 2011, where she specialized in social media community management. Lin is FFF’s resident recipe developer and styler, plans and coordinates events, and manages FFF's Facebook and Pinterest.

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Emily Ricther

Chief Operating Officer

Emily spent the first 10 years of her career in marketing and advertising roles and started side-hustling with Team Fit Foodie in Fall of 2015. She joined Team Fit Foodie full-time in the Spring of 2018. Lee and Emily became fast friends after college swooning over brand strategy and all things Wisconsin. And yes, Linley and Emily are sisters-in-law! Em manages FFF business operations as well as all things sponsorships and brand collaborations.

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Brooke Aho

Photographer of People

Brooke is a nurse by trade and people photographer by night. She loves all things beautiful especially red lips and Goldendoodles. Lee and Brooke met on Instagram (OH EM GEE) and then later in yoga class. Brooke is the photographer behind the lens when it comes to FFF workouts and lifestyle content!

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Linley's Hands

Hand Model

You might think it’s a little odd to have a pair of hands on Team Fit Foodie, but without these silky smooth hands, beautifully manicured cuticles, and gentle grip, Fit Foodie Finds food photographs would not be nearly as exquisite.

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favorite posts

from the heart

In my 28 years of life, I've gone through some stuff (just like everyone!), and I've used FFF to not only share delicious recipes, but also to talk about these tough things. Here are some of my fave posts from the heart.

6 Years Later

Living with Anxiety and Depression – Q&A

Advice for my 20 Year-Old Self

Everyone Has a Story to Tell

My Running Story + Why My Mindset About Running Needs to Change

How I Overcame Binge Eating

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