I love raw spinach, all animals, warm cookies, exploring, freaking-out, and SMILING. Freaking-out usually tops the list.
I have dual degrees in Human BIOLOGY and Clinical NUTRITION.
I celebrate my BIRTHDAY for a month. And I eat lots of cake.
I’ve helped sport teams, corporations, and individuals with their nutrition and wellness for TWENTY-FIVE years.
I chat all about food love on PODCASTS, TV, radio, and at conferences.
I have lived in 6 states and visited 30 countries on 6 continents, but I call COLORADO home.
I’m an AUTHOR who reads everything and a REGISTERED DIETITIAN who eats everything.
I'm not short. I'm FUN-sized!
As a kid I loved...
Swimming like Jaws was going to attack me
Baking chocolate-chip cookies (knew the recipe by heart before I was ten)
Pretending the floor was hot lava
Young Adult Novel
Now I love...
Baking chocolate-chip cookies
Still pretending the floor is hot lava
What does an RD do?
I have to try every food on the planet. Even fried crickets. Oh wait. That may not be a rule. I just LOVE TO EAT.
And as a Registered Dietitian and Wellness Coach, my nutrition coaching focuses on what my clients need.
I believe there is NOT one way of eating that works for everyone. I have a good relationship with all foods, so I help my clients love eating, whether at HOME or OUT at an amazing restaurant, while still reaching their goals.
What did you STUDY at university?
Boys. Nachos. Laughing my butt off. Not necessarily in that order.
Sure! I began as a communication major, hoping to become an award-winning journalist, but my love of the amazing human body sent me on a Pre-Med path. I planned to be a pediatrician/ veterinarian/ marine biologist/ dietitian.
My love of FOOD won.
I graduated with a Biology degree from Trinity University, studied two more years at University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, and completed an internship and a day-long test before I was certified as a Registered Dietitian (RD).
What else do you LOVE?
My fearless husband, my two adventurous kids, my two bouncy dogs, and my two sweet horses!
I also love HIKING, running, yoga, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and getting lost on Jeep trails in the stunning, COLORADO mountains where we live.
And I LOVE exploring other playgrounds around the world. My highlights…
SKYDIVING over a volcano in Chile
swimming with ELEPHANTS in Thailand
GLACIER trekking in Patagonia
scuba diving with hammerhead SHARKS in Dominica
hiking with PENGUINS in Argentina
mountain BIKING in Zimbabwe
my passion and enthusiasm for LIFE drive me to help YOU find
a sustainable, healthy relationship with food and wellness so you can stay ACTIVE and ENGAGED IN your own life.”
Favorite thing in the whole wide world?
With a side of extra cheesy enchiladas.