Meet Our Team

Meet the Team Behind the Kuma Shake

We’re a family owned business operating out of Rockaway Beach, New York. As a U.S. business we care about offering premium quality ketogenic health foods that are ethically sourced, good for our customers and good for the environment.

We designed and tested the Kuma Shake formula after lots of trial and error based on sound science and biology. We believe in science backed formulas that taste good in the real world.

To Your Health!

Ilene Kapelner 

I'm Ilene Kapelner, MA, RD, CDE. I have 30 years of clinical experience specializing in diabetes and weight loss.

Adam Kapelner

I'm Adam Kapelner, PhD in Applied Statistics from Wharton Business School and a published author in the ketogenic diet in the medical literature (pdf).​ I am a Professor of Mathematics at Queens College, City University of New York. I've been on a 1:1 KD for five years! 

Marla Kapelner

I'm Marla Kapelner, OTR/L, MS in  health promotion and exercise science. I'm certified through the American Council on Exercise and the National Academy of Sports Medicine. 
The Kuma Shake™️ is made with love in Rockaway Beach, NY