Brett Pedersen is an assistant principal for Dexter Community Schools and an adjunct instructor at Eastern Michigan University. He holds a B.S. in Physical Education, M.S. in Health Education, and is currently pursuing a post-graduate certificate in Educational Leadership from Eastern Michigan University. He is the former V.P. of Health Education for the Michigan Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. To promote healthy living he teaches group fitness classes and runs wellness programs for local schools and businesses pro bono. In addition to instruction, he writes health and wellness articles for both the Northville Patch and Dexter Patch. Determined to advocate to an even larger audience, he also runs a free website to promote healthy living called Symbol of Strength Life.