REGISTERED DIETITIAN • CERTIFIED INTUITIVE EATING COUNSELOR • CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER
Since I started my dietetics career in 2018, my mission has always been to help and empower my clients overcome their most challenging obstacles to reaching their nutrition and health goals. My passion for educating others about nutrition while teaching them how to still enjoy the foods that they love drives me to be the best dietitian and counselor that I can possibly be.
My counseling philosophy is ingrained in the Intuitive Eating Principles--Rejecting the Diet Mentality, Honoring Your Hunger, Making Peace with Food, Respecting Your Body, and Honoring Your Health--and I approach exercise from body-neutral perspective that teaches clients how to heal their relationship with food and discover appreciation for their bodies. I preach and teach that ALL FOODS FIT and I help my clients find peace with eating and stop the cycle of yo-yo dieting.
I am a registered and certified dietitian in the state of Wisconsin with extensive experience studying and working with behavior change theory, motivational interviewing, and working in the research and development of nutrition education programs.
I am confident that I am fully equipped to help you make the necessary behavior changes and give you the tools you need to sustain these changes for life!
I graduated with my Bachelors of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from The University of Mississippi and completed my Masters degree in Nutrition at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN.
I am certified in Diabetes Prevention and I am also a certified nutrition coach through the Tony Stephan Nutrition Coach Certification Program, an organization recognized by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
I recently became a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor through The Original Intuitive Eating Pros Program, developed and lead by the co-authors of Intuitive Eating: Evelyn Tribole, MS, RD, CEDRD-S, and Elyse Resch, MS, RD, CEDRD-S, FAND.
I am a full-time associate professor in dietetics and I am passionate about education. I enjoyed teaching a graduate course on Motivational Interviewing in Nutrition and Fitness and focusing on weight-neutral concepts.
I was recently elected to the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as Treasurer-elect for 2023-2024.
When I am not working or pouring myself into clients, you'll find me in the kitchen cooking, hiking outdoors, or reading the latest thriller novel. I also enjoy developing recipes in my free time. My messy test kitchen is my happy place! Check out my recipes.
I believe that nutrition and exercise go hand-in-hand, and the mind-body connection is necessary to reach optimal wellness and feel good in your own skin.
I am a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
It is rewarding for me to coach clients through their journey to better health and witness them making significant changes in their lives. I am thrilled to work virtually with clients and guide them from a body-neutral perspective to reach their fitness goals, and guide them to healthier, happier lives. I focus on a less-extreme approach than body positivity; I want you to get your body moving and ultimately feel great. My goal is for you to be kinder to yourself and acknowledge the incredible things your body can do!