For as long as I can remember, I have been an athlete. As a young child, I grew up running with my dad down the country roads of South Central Pennsylvania. A hobby transitioned to a passion, as I achieved many state medals and school records in middle and high school. I ran cross country and track and field on full scholarship for both the University of Richmond and Metropolitan State University. Post collegiately, longing for mountains and a change of pace, I moved to Colorado and never looked back. In 2012, I attempted to qualify for the Olympic Trials in the marathon but was just shy of the qualifying time. My current athletic pursuits include: trail and mountain running/racing, cycling, and ski mountaineering. In my free time, I also lead the Maroon Belles, a women’s trail running group in the valley, and race direct the Aspen Valley Marathon and Half Marathon.
Nutrition is a key piece of health and performance that many people overlook, even though food is deeply engrained in our lives. My passion for nutrition grew as I realized the overwhelming amount of misinformation that is given to the public on a daily basis. In 2013, I went back to school to obtain my B.S in Human Nutrition from Metropolitan State University and most recently completed my practicum hours of my Dietetic Internship with the University of Northern Colorado.
I strive to dig deeper with clients by critically analyzing nutrition status, simplifying evidence based nutrition information, and restructuring lifestyle habits to work towards their health goals. I use current evidence based medical nutrition therapy practices that integrate Eastern and Western nutrition principles to guide my recommendations. My specialties include: sports and performance nutrition, digestive issues, integrative nutrition, and weight management. I look forward to helping people unlock their missing piece to optimal health!