I am a wife, mother and a lover of my 4 legged beautiful girl! Hanging out with my husband, son and dog, is my favorite way to spend the day!
During the last five years practicing dietetics, I have been able to work with athletes as well as individuals struggling with medical diagnoses such as eating disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, diabetes, cancer, auto-immune diseases and weight management to name a few. I have gained knowledge and expertise in a wide range of nutritional needs. Recommending nutrition therapy based on individual needs is my priority with every single person that I serve.
Take a moment to read below and find out more about my journey...
I graduated from Texas State University, with a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Foods. My Dietetic Internship was through the University of Houston and I became a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. I am also a Certified Personal Trainer from the National Academy of Sports Medicine and a certified weight loss specialist. Professional experiences include interviews on SA Live, KSAT Evening News and the Rivard Report.
Ever since I was a little girl, I have always loved running and sports. It was not until my early 20’s that I truly realized how much joy I felt from running. I began with 5K races and worked up to the marathon distance. Once I had completed my first marathon, the Nike Women’s Marathon, triathlon racing became my next adventure. I had dreamed that the Ironman would be my first triathlon…thankfully, after my husband talked some sense into me, we decided to try out a sprint distance triathlon first. Of course we both loved triathlon and two years later we completed Ironman Texas. Training for races of varying distances has helped me understand how to change nutrition for myself as well as other athletes who I have provided nutrition education too.
I have had the pleasure of providing nutrition education to athletic groups and individuals. Athletic groups include Team Diabetes during the San Antonio Rock N’ Roll Marathon training, New Balance Ladies Night Out, Leukemia and Lymphoma - Team in Training, Two Run Zero, Alamo 180, Lululemon Run Club and Orange Theory. Athletes of all specialties have come to me for advice; individuals from middle school, high school, college and elite sports in football, soccer, tennis, cycling, cycle cross, MMA, triathlon, runners and gymnastics to name a few. I have personally learned how to balance health along with work, social and personal life and I love to educate others how to do the same. Balancing these things in a healthy manner is key in preventing illness during high levels of training.
My personal experience in nutrition and fitness allows me to educate and motivate others to better themselves in both areas of life. Whether you are a novice or avid athlete, I am qualified through education and experience to help you reach your goals.