Where it all began
I have always known I wanted to make an impact on this world, but didn’t know how until I found my passion in nutrition and fitness. This all began in high school when I started running cross country. As I began to develop as a runner, I realized that the food I ate affected how I felt on and off the trails. As I began to take control of my nutrition and fitness, my image of myself changed. I felt empowered and accomplished things that I never could have imagined. I began to be proud of who I was and that seemed to seep into every area of my life. At that time I realized the positive impact I could have on this world was helping others take control of their health by adapting healthy lifestyle habits.
My educational journey began at the University of Portland, where I ran Division I Track. I transferred to Montana State University where I graduated with my degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. I then headed to Spokane, Washington to complete my Master’s Degree in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology at Washington State University. Through this program, I spent over 1200 hours with various populations gaining experience and knowledge. These hours were spent at St. Lukes Rehabilitation Facility, WIC (Women, Infants and Children), Meals on Wheels, Rockwood Sports Performance, and Team Blaze. I worked with a wide variety of people varying in ages, needs, and at various places on their journey to health. This preparation allowed me to pursue my licensure as a Registered Dietitian. My journey has provided me with a large toolbox of knowledge and experiences to pursue my passion of working 1-on-1 with individuals to help them create lasting lifestyle changes.
My own health journey
As I work with people to improve their lifestyle habits, I am continually working on mine as well. I am an ACSM Personal Trainer which allows me to work with people to achieve their fitness goals through personal and group training. I help with the Girls Distance Track Team at Ferris High School. In between all of this, my husband, Kevin and I enjoy running, biking and swimming as well as gaining strength in Crossfit. We also love to cook and bake and eat, and are constantly exploring new recipes and better ways to fuel ourselves.
I want to help you
We have recognized what fuels us and I want to help you recognize what fuels you. I realize that you may not share the same passion for nutrition and fitness, so I want to meet you where you are to find nourishment in all areas of life.