I work with people as individuals, with their own unique bodies, personal health concerns, fears, and frustrations, to create a path towards greater health and wellness.
After decades of clinical nutrition experience, I understand how health concerns like diabetes, heart disease, digestive issues, fatigue, weight, and chronic pain can change and challenge a person’s life, as well as how frustrating it can be to find a way of living and eating that is both healthy and sustainable. I’m thrilled when my clients gain more control over their health challenges and start feeling better, because they suddenly have a lot more time and energy to devote to living!
My approach is gentle and integrative, as I take the time to listen, get to know my clients, and find sustainable solutions that truly work for them. My training and professional experience include a Master’s Degree in Nutrition from Bastyr University, the renowned school of Naturopathic Medicine, Acupuncture and Nutrition; decades of work in community, outpatient diabetes education and cardiac rehab nutrition programs; plus training as a Mind Body Eating Coach with the Institute for Eating Psychology. I’ve also spent countless hours in residential kitchens as a personal chef and currently host Yavapai Regional Medical Center’s Your Healthy Kitchen video cooking and community nutrition education program.
I use my experience as a Registered Dietician, Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist, Culinary Instructor, and Mind Body Eating Coach to help people with diabetes, cardiovascular disease, chronic pain, fatigue, digestive issues, and lifelong dieting struggles find their unique road to greater health and wellness.
I also bring my love of teaching, cooking, and helping people along their road to greater health and wellness to every class and client session. My clients are, and always have been, my greatest inspiration!