Jackson Carter was the first openly gay contestant the The Biggest Loser and placed third on season 14. His journey to health and wellness began when he was 328 lbs and had lost hope of ever losing the weight. Bullied for most of his life, Jackson became a people pleaser and spent his days tirelessly working for the approval of others. All that changed when he became a contestant on The Biggest Loser and lost an astonishing 138 lbs. He found the confidence in himself that he never thought could be found and is now using his experience on the ranch to help improve the lives of others. He is currently the full-time personal trainer for a Planet Fitness Gym in his hometown of Ogden, UT. He tours the county talking about his struggles with bullying, coming out, and losing the weight and how he learned how to be truly happy no matter what life throws his way.
Matt "The Beard" Bischoff was a cast member on Survivor Caramoan Fans vs. Favorites. Born and raised in Cincinnati, OH, Matt lost his dad to cancer at the age of 14. Matt used that tragic experience to make the most out of his life and it taught him not to be afraid to go after the things he wants in life.
To help Matt through the rough times in life he always leaned on BMX and music.
Matt's love for BMX landed him some sponsors and eventually led Matt to starting his own BMX brand, Failure Bikes. Matt currently manages both the Failure Bikes and Snafu BMX brands and travels to different BMX events, promoting the brands. He also hosts the Dew Tour Live Webcast BMX events.
His love for music led to Matt hosting and producing a music video show in Cincinnati called Urban Discipline from 1992-1998.
It was a weekly show that featured local and national bands as well as action sports. Currently Matt is the singer of the Cincinnati hard rock band Moonbow that just released their debut record "The End of Time" There is never a dull moment in Matt's life. He attends beard competitions that raise money for charity all across the USA. He has also judged several of the events. He received 3rd place in the Freestyle category at the National Beard & Moustache Championships in 2011.
Matt also helps out his wife with www.radlikedad.com, an online store that sells BMX clothing and other cool stuff for babies and kids.
Matt has a huge heart and his family is the most important thing in his life. He has been married for 13 years to his wife Tessa and is the proud Daddy to 2 little boys.
Being on Survivor was an amazing experience and a dream come true for Matt. The best part of the whole experience is being able to continue to give back to various charities. Each week at his Survivor viewing parties, Matt was able to donate the money raised local charities of his choice. Using his experience to make a positive impact in the lives of others has been the best part of Survivor.
Matt is excited about being a part of Reality Rally this year!
The arrival of Executive Chef, Rich Mancini, solidifies an already strong food service staff at White Pines. Anchored by his commitment to quality, freshness, and culinary excellence, Chef Rich empowers White Pines to presents a level of dining that ranks on par with the area's top restaurants and banquet halls.
Over two decades of experience are brought to White Pines with the addition of Chef Rich. With a background that ranges from chef to restaurateur, he has created delicious cuisines in various country clubs, high profile restaurants ranging from Ditka's, Hugo's Frog Bar, and the world famous Gibson's Steakhouse, to his own Café Clemenza. His well established reputation in the culinary world combined with the strong relationships he commands with industry vendors will enable the finest of foods to be offered by White Pines.
Always seeking to grow in his art is what drives Chef Rich to continually challenge himself. He put himself to the ultimate test on Anne Burrell's, 'Chef Wanted' last July, and won!
Jennifer Young is a high school English teacher from Stone Mountain, GA. She loves a good book, a good nap, and a good laugh. When she's not teaching she's giving her all to her family. When racing around with her brother Justin for the 19th season of The Amazing Race she realized that there is nothing more important than clear communication.
Since the show she has returned to school to pursue her Ph.D. in Educational Policy Studies so that she can be a part of the powerful change that our educational system needs. It hasn't been all work and no play however. She still enjoys a good swim and cuddling with her cute kitty cat, Fancy.
Nick Uhas was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. He has travelled the world in 79 days, became a professional rollerblader at the age of 19 and graduated as a Biology major at The Ohio State University. Nick currently resides in Los Angeles California where he works as a producer, host and actor.