I received my training as a Health Coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition’s cutting-edge Health Coach Training Program.
During my training, I studied over 100 dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques, and innovative coaching methods with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts. My teachers included Dr. Andrew Weil, Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine; Dr. Deepak Chopra, leader in the field of mind-body medicine; Dr. David Katz, Director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center; Dr. Walter Willett, Chair of Nutrition at Harvard University; Geneen Roth, bestselling author and expert on emotional eating; and many other leading researchers and nutrition authorities.
My education has equipped me with extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and preventive health. Drawing on these skills and my knowledge of different dietary theories, I work with clients to help them make lifestyle changes that produce real and lasting results.
I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Art and my Master’s Degree in Elementary Education, both from the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia. I have spent the last seven years teaching 3rd and 4th grade in Fairfax County, Virginia. During my years of teaching, I was nominated for the Outstanding First Year Teacher Award. I have served as Lead Mentor for five of my years of teaching, where I facilitated mentoring relationships for new teachers and helped them gain confidence as they learned to adjust to the demanding field of education.
My years of teaching experience, coupled with my leading Health Coach training, my accreditation by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, and my personal life experience, enable me to help you create a completely personalized “roadmap to health” that suits your unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and goals.