Peak Brain is like a gym for your brain helping you overcome cognitive challenges and meet your peak performance goals.  Our training protocols include Quantitative EEG “brain mapping” assessments, neurofeedback training, heart rate variability biofeedback, and mindfulness meditation.  Consider Dr. Andrew Hill and his team of EEG technicians and mindfulness facilitators your personal brain coaches!

We offer alternative interventions for: focus, attention, creativity, traumatic stress, mood, sleep, migraines, hyperactivity, rumination, impulsivity, perseveration, seizures, alcohol recovery, test preparation, concussions, and traumatic brain injuries.

You can train with us in one of three ways – at one of our branch locations; our concierge program, where we come to your home or office (available in select cities); or remotely with our supervised neurofeedback package.

We offer free phone and in-person consultations to discuss how we can help you meet your brain performance goals!

Our Team

Andrew Hill, PhD

Founding Director and Lead Neurotherapist.

Dr. Hill is one of the top peak performance coaches in the country. He holds a Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience from UCLA’s Department of Psychology and continues to do research on attention and cognition. Research methodology includes EEG, QEEG, and ERP.  He has been practicing neurofeedback since 2003.

In addition to founding Peak Brain Institute, Dr. Hill is host of the Head First Podcast with Dr. Hill, Lead Neuroscientist at truBrain, and lectures at UCLA, teaching courses in psychology, neuroscience, and gerontology.

Have questions?  Send Dr. Hill a message via our contact page, or check out his many podcast and media appearances.

Derek Peacock

Director of Operations

Derek oversees and directs the business and operational aspects of Peak Brain, including strategy, business development, marketing, client services, finance, accounting, and the production of the Head First podcast.

Derek earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance and Business Economics from the University of Notre Dame and a Juris Doctorate from Southwestern University School of Law. He is very passionate about nutrition and optimal human performance. Outside of the office, he enjoys Ashtanga yoga, open water swimming, cycling, and competing in triathlons.

Derek Peacock

Director of Operations

Jessica Tolentino

Neurofeedback Coordinator – Los Angeles

Jessica is the Neurofeedback Coordinator at Peak Brain, managing EEG and Neurofeedback services, research, and staff. She has both clinical and research experience with EEG and Neurofeedback, as well as research experience in the field of addiction.

Jessica graduated from UCLA in 2016 with a B.S. in Psychobiology.

Jessica Tolentino

Neurofeedback Coordinator – Los Angeles

Jon Lomeli

Neurofeedback Coordinator – St. Louis

Jon Lomeli is the Neurofeedback Coordinator for Peak Brain services in St. Louis. He has clinical experience with EEG and Neurofeedback, and has been working under Dr. Hill for a little over a year.

Jon received his B.A. in Psychology from UCLA in 2016.

Jon Lomeli

Neurofeedback Coordinator – St. Louis

Andrei Narez

Senior EEG Technician

Andrei is the Senior EEG Technician for the Orange County division of Peak Brain. He has clinical experience with EEG and Neurofeedback, working directly under Dr. Andrew Hill for over 3 years.

Andrei graduated from California State University Long Beach with a B.A. in Psychology.

Andrei Narez

Senior EEG Technician – Newport Beach

Ian Hoge

Mindfulness Coordinator

Ian leads group mindfulness classes at Peak Brain and provides one on one mindfulness training for youth, adults and families.  Ian received his Masters in clinical psychology from Antioch University and is also a graduate of the Inner Kids Mindfulness program, and Mindful Schools curriculum training.

Ian is the Director of the Mindfulness Program at The Stephen Wise Elementary School, a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern, and is a certified yoga instructor at Corepower Yoga.

Ian Hoge

Mindfulness Coordinator

Samantha Snowden

Mindfulness Facilitator

Samantha leads group classes for adults and children here at Peak Brain.  She is also available for one on one mindfulness training for youth, adults and families. She recently developed and delivered three school-based mindfulness programs at Wish Charter School, Wise School and UCLA Lab School.

She attained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UCLA and her Master’s Degree in Clinical and Educational Psychology from Columbia University.  Samantha completed a Certificate in Mindfulness Facilitation from the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) where she has worked with families and youth as a mindfulness teacher on the UCLA campus. She holds training certificates from Susan Kaiser Greenland’s Inner Kids Program as well as the Mindful Schools Curriculum Program.

Samantha Snowden

Mindfulness Facilitator

Michael Stroud

Mindfulness Facilitator

Michael is available at Peak Brain for one on one mindfulness and therapy sessions.  He is certified to teach Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) by UCSD Medical School, and has trained with cognitive psychologist and MBCT co-creator Zindel Segal. He also teaches mindfulness at InsightLA and Torrance Hospital and is currently seeing patients as a Marriage and Family Therapy Intern under Ellen Ledley.

Michael has meditated since the 1970s and has trained in TM, Zen, Ch’an and Jewish meditation.  He completed InsightLA’s professional practicum in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, trained with MBSR creator Jon Kabat-Zinn and completed the University of Washington training to teach Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention for addiction.

Michael Stroud

Mindfulness Facilitator

John Kneedler

Mindfulness Facilitator

John leads group classes for adults and children here at Peak Brain.  He is also available for one on one mindfulness training for youth, adults and families.

John received his BA in psychology from Duke University and his Certification in Mindfulness Facilitation from UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center. John has also been trained in the Mindful Schools curriculum and works with grade school and university students and athletes providing mindfulness education.

John Kneedler

Mindfulness Facilitator

Technicians
Veasna Khay

Los Angeles

Casey Richards

Los Angeles

Janani Prasad

Los Angeles

Bryan Kift

Newport Beach and Los Angeles

Plus our student interns!  Interested in interning at Peak Brain?  We’re always accepting applications for our upcoming internship classes.  If you’re interested in EEG research, the clinical practice of neurofeedback, software development, content production, business development, or marketing, send an email to Jessica@PeakBrainLA.com.