A little background information first – I’m a Registered and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Personal Trainer with 7+ years in the health and fitness industry. I am a food lover, nature admirer, kitty lover, and nutrition advocate for all. But most importantly, an RDN who is passionate about helping people build a healthy relationship with food, and themselves.
Continuing on with my history- Before I became an RDN, I trained at a variety of local gyms where I had the pleasure of learning from some of the best (and worst) in the industry. Being active in sports and recreational actives all my life, I developed a passion for helping people move and fuel their bodies to feel and perform their best. Though I’ve certainly had my own food struggles throughout my life, I’ve learned ways to overcome these obstacles from an intuitive, and compassionate place. Working in the health and fitness industry has exposed me to the devastating effects of chronic dieting and/or under-fueling, especially in athletes. As an RDN who has experienced the many negative effects of dieting, I have made it my mission to help you break free of diet rules by restoring trust back in your body, and food choices.
More about my education- While studying for my Bachelor of Health Science Degree at Cleveland State University, I worked as a trainer and group fitness instructor. After completing my undergraduate degree, I received a Master of Science in Clinical Dietetics and Nutrition from Kent State University, where I became involved in professional academics, community outreach, and research. During this time, I also published a Master’s Thesis called, ‘Knowledge, Perception, and Use of the Ketogenic Diet In College Students at a Midwestern University,’ where various metabolic processes are explored and FAD-diet health concerns are addressed. In conjunction with my own research, I worked in the microbiology department studying the effects of diet manipulation on rat metabolism (cool stuff, right?). You now have full permission to call me a nerd (and I’m totally cool with it). Soon after graduation, I completed my Dietetic Internship with Be Well Solutions where I developed a deeper love for individualized nutrition and wellness coaching. Soon after passing the Dietitian Licensure Exam, I followed my calling and opened my private practice.
And here we are! Now that you know more about my history, it’s time to talk about what I can do for you today.