ADDITIONAL TRAINING

In addition to graduation from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition* where I learned innovative coaching methods, practical lifestyle management techniques, meditation techniques and over 100 dietary theories – Ayurveda, gluten-free, Paleo, raw, vegan, macrobiotics, and everything in between, I have completed many other trainings listed under "About Me" and the following below: 

  • Motivational Interviewing, Basic & Advanced from University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, School of Medicine, Behavioral Health & Wellness Program
  • public health coursework through Portland State University and Arizona State University
  • continuing education in public health during 20 years of service in Oregon, Arizona, and Colorado.
  • Mental Health First Aid 
  • coached by Michael Tobin, World Champion Duathlete
  • Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University
  • Supervisor Academy coursework through Arizona Government University
  • Former competitive triathlete for 25 years, completing 6 ironman events and countless half iron distance events, including the World Championship in Hawaii and Half Ironman World Championship
  • Former ballerina at Alabama School of Fine Arts, performing with Alabama Ballet on tour

I studied with the world's top health and wellness experts including:

  • Mas Vidal, member of National Ayurvedic Medical Association, founder and director of Dancing Shiva Yoga & Ayurveda
  • Joshua Rosenthal, MScEd, founder and director of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition
  • Walter Willett, MD, DrPH, chair of nutrition at Harvard University
  • Andrew Weil, MD, director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine
  • Gabrielle Bernstein, bestselling author and life coach
  • Susan Blum, MD, MPH, assistant clinical professor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Mark Hyman, MD, founder of The UltraWellness Center
  • Geneen Roth, bestselling author and expert on emotional eating
  • David Wolfe, raw food leader and nutrition expert
  • Marion Nestle, PhD, MPH, professor at New York University’s Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health
  • Mark Bittman, food writer for The New York Times and bestselling author
  • Joel Fuhrman, MD, family physician and leading expert on nutritional healing

My education has equipped me with extensive, cutting-edge knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, meditation and prevention. With over 20 years in the health industry as a public health leader, a multi-sport athlete for over 30 years, work as a physical therapy aide, and as a former large animal veterinarian, I have the experience to help you balance a busy work life with your personal wellness. 

Drawing on my expertise, I work with my clients to help make lifestyle changes and choose health-promoting ways that produce real and lasting results. You will develop a deeper understanding of food and lifestyle choices that work best for you, improving your energy, balance, health, and happiness. Each session will leave you feeling inspired and motivated. We will talk about things beyond food and exercise, seeking to bring balance to important elements of your life such as love and relationships as well as career and money. I will personally and carefully guide you to make simple, small changes that transform your life.