About Me

I got started on my journey with the power of food when I was very young.  Growing up in my family, it was crucial that we drank enough water, ate balanced meals, and stayed active; I was taught to make wellness a priority with the goal of a long and disease-free life.  I owe a lot of my interest in health to my parents and my two older sisters.  All 5 of us have developed our careers around helping others get healthy naturally!

“The part can never be well unless the whole is well”  -Plato

My Background:

  • Currently a student of Chinese Medicine at Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture, pursuing my Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM) and my LAc (Licensed Acupuncturist)
  • 2012 graduate of Illinois State University with a Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science
  • Grew up in a gym (literally!) and worked as a personal trainer since 2008 and was a CF-L1 Certified CrossFit Trainer until 2017
  • Assisted clients of all ages with a steady nutrition plan based off their goals (weight loss, muscle gain, other health concerns…)
  • Competed in: Olympic Lifting, Powerlifting, CrossFit, 5Ks, and other local fitness competitions

What I Offer:

  • A personal approach to what you want, based on your system a whole, not just your current physical or mental state
  • My knowledge that has been growing since I read my first nutrition book in 2004.  I have personally experimented with numerous ways of eating (Zone, Primal, Paleo, Macro-counting, Low-FODMAP, dairy-free, gluten-free, Vegan, intermittent fasting, and others!) and researched nutrition and exercise on my own for 18+ years
  • Guidance involving:
    • food energetics (how food reacts with your present ‘symptoms’)
    • macronutrient counting for fat loss/ muscle massing
    • recommendations for natural wellness remedies
  • My drive to keep you healthy, happy, and thriving.  Everyone deserves an equal chance to feel full of life; my goal is to assist you through these changes and get you back to your roots, where happiness began.