More about me...

I have been a registered dietitian for over 20 years, and I am always fascinated by the body's response to various foods and nutrients. This is an exciting time to be in the field of nutrition because of the connections we're seeing among genomics, biochemistry, and functional components of foods. On this page, you'll find details about my work and educational background.

Education:

Post-grad work: Integrative & Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy (IFMNT)

Master of Public Health (MPH) - University of Massachusetts Amherst

Certified LEAP Therapist (CLT)

Dietetic Internship - Brook Army Medical Center, San Antonio

BS in Nutrition and Food Science - Auburn University 

Abbreviated Work Experience:

University of Massachusetts Amherst - Online Instructor

San Antonio Metropolitan Health District 

Austin State Hospital

U.S. Army (multiple locations) - Dietitian

Memberships & Associations:

Institute for Functional Medicine

Society for Nutrition Education & Behavior

Dietitians for Professional Integrity

Dietetic License - State of Texas

Dietetic Registration - Commission on Dietetic Registration

Why I do this work:

Well, I've been on that road of sickness, depression, fatigue, gut issues, brain fog, and more, so when patients come to me with multiple symptoms having tried everything to find a solution...I understand. Experiencing those health challenges was part of my journey, and I embrace it because it gives me an idea of what you're going through. 

I love helping people feel better! Many times, the symptoms we experience are our body's protective mechanisms. If we support the underlying problems, the body is pretty good at fixing itself. Let's get to work so you can feel well enough to utilize your God-given gifts and talents to make this world a better place!