What I Do
Officially, I am a Registered and Licensed Dietitian, but a better job title might be Nutrition Counselor. My job is to help you meet your goals safely and in ways that make sense for your personal preferences and lifestyle. My mission is to help you make peace with food, stop being afraid to eat, and develop a confident and trusting relationship with food and your body. This involves busting nutrition myths, providing lots of nutrition education, and occasionally making fun of fad diets.
Above all, I serve as a tireless cheerleader and advocate for my patients and thrive on watching people make changes they once thought were impossible.
Education & Background
I have been a Registered & Licensed Dietitian since September 2012 after completing the Master of Clinical Nutrition program at UT Southwestern. During school, I volunteered and trained with Jessica Setnick, MS, RD/LD in her eating disorder private practice. Upon graduation, I worked part-time for an eating disorder treatment home while launching my own private practice. Additionally, I have provided nutrition consulting and worked as a contract dietitian for several substance abuse treatment facilities.
Prior to returning to school for dietetics, I worked for over a decade as a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor.
I am happily married and grateful to share life’s adventures with my goofy husband. We have two happy mutts and two neurotic old cats. I have been vegan since 2006, which helped spark my interest in and love of nutrition. I played roller derby for four years and have been on the rebound ever since with my running shoes and my bicycle. Sometimes I bake and sew.