I am a registered dietitian who loves coffee and donuts and regularly eats her fruits and veggies. Travel is a big part of my life, and I have been lucky to sail all over the world with my family and friends, experiencing many different countries. Trying to tell you my favorite place is nearly impossible since I have been impacted by the culture, food, and people of so many of the places I have been fortunate to visit.
I find peace and get energized when I can be outside, whether taking a bike ride, hiking, or wandering around the lovely southern California city I get to call home. I am fortunate to live in an area with both mountains and beaches close by, so I always have a place to adventure and find calm. I like to experiment in the kitchen, typically with baking, taking recipes and adapting them to my preferences, cravings, or mood at the moment.
My passion for nutrition and dietetics came to me later in life. After many years of working as a nanny and then at a local mental health nonprofit, I took the deep dive to go back to school and become a registered dietitian. I am grateful for all I have learned, all the people I have met, and all the experiences I have had along the way that have led me to where I am now. I have worked in both clinical and community settings, but my passion lies in working with people one on one and in group support. Being able to provide sound, research based (non-dramatic!) nutrition information to people has brought me an immense amount of joy and given my life a great deal of meaning.