I have always wanted to help others achieve optimal health and decided nutrition education was the place I could make the most impact. In my freshman year of college, I wrote a research paper on those suffering from eating disorders, and that led me to decide to include that as one of my areas of specialty. Food has the power to impact us on many levels and using food as medicine is the ultimate healing.
As a former competitive dancer and current runner and lover of living an active lifestyle, I know the health impact of fueling for performance and preventing eating disorders. I want to empower and educate people to establish a healthier lifestyle while also nourishing mind, body and emotions. I believe for exercise and eating healthfully to have a lasting impact, it must be enjoyable.
I earned my Bachelors of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics at St. Louis University in 2002 and went on to post-graduate work at St. Louis University’s Supervised Dietetic Internship and began my career as a registered dietitian and certified personal trainer in St. Louis. For 14 years I enjoyed educating clients one-on-one to achieve their health goals, specializing in sports nutrition, eating disorders, weight management, and gut health. I passed the board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics exam in 2014 to enhance my skills for nutrition education for athletes.
I believe food is our most powerful tool for prevention and healing.
In my free time, I enjoy hiking and fishing with my husband, running the trails or relaxing in the sun with a good book. With family still in my hometown of St. Louis, I also enjoy frequent visits to stay connected with them.