I’m a 27 year old, Michigan-based Wellness Nutritionist, enthusiastic about teaching others how they can eat well to live well. Food and nutrition have been a source of joy for me for many years; from geeking out on nutrition science, to experimenting with new recipes, to eating all the yummy foods – I love it all.
In 2014 I began my dream career by adding two capital letters behind my name – R.D. My first experience working as Registered Dietitian began in the hospital setting practicing medical nutrition therapy. Although I loved the fast-paced clinical world, my heart strings were pulling me elsewhere. I knew I belonged working in an outpatient environment so I could help my clients achieve health every step of the way. In 2016 my prayers were answered and I was hired as the staff Nutritionist at a wellness center right in my hometown. Every day I have the pleasure of guiding others on how they can improve their health through personalized nutrition and lifestyle modifications. This became ever apparent to me when my own health took an unexpected turn with the diagnosis of an autoimmune disease – Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. For the first time in my life I experienced what it was like to be the patient. I refused to stand by and not play a role in helping my body heal. I refused to be or feel anything less than optimal – despite what I was being told. I wanted to experience peace and happiness with my body and show others it was possible too.
To further my understanding of the complex human body, I decided to become an Integrative and Functional Nutrition Certified Practitioner, and graduated from the
I no longer take any day for granted and cherish the health I work hard to maintain. I know there are many who struggle or have given up because their health has diminished so greatly. This is the fuel for what I do and the reason I’m thrilled you are here reading my words now. I hope that, at the very least, I have inspired you to refuse to be or feel anything less than optimal. I want you to experience how great your body is designed to feel. I want you to love your life again too, just as I have!