Job: Nutritionist, Personal Trainer, Self Defense Instructor

Favorite foods: Peanut butter filled pretzels and straight peanut butter.

Favorite activity outside of work: Martial arts, more specifically HapKiDo.

Wildest dream: To create healthy retreats in Hawaii, from my vacation house.

Nutrition education is important because: Every bite you take is a life or death decision.

What I love about Integrative Nutrition: I was intrigued by all of the expert guest speakers—many of whom I felt like I knew, having read their books. I also love the community, the message, the movement. After IIN, I had the confidence and ability to counsel clients in nutrition and add it to my practice. 

About My Practice

My specialty: Weight loss. I love feeling like a detective, uncovering client's true imbalances and the causes of them.

The top three results my clients get from working with me are: Achieving their perfect weight, a fit body and a healthy mind. My clients feel stronger, through my fitness and nutrition coaching. This is empowering.

My favorite juicy question to ask my clients is: Why do you think you have this particular issue?

What I love about what I do: I love the success stories! I get emails, calls and testimonials from clients about how much stronger, leaner, healthier and happier they are.

How I am making a difference in my community: Empowering women through bootcamps and self-defense workshops. I also volunteer at homeless shelters for women and teach them self-defense.

My greatest success so far: I created the nutrition program and physically trained a focus group for the UFC Personal Trainer video game. The results—in just eight weeks—were amazing!

In the future, I see myself: I’d like to give transformational weekend workshops in front of hundreds of people at a time. I want to educate and empower people to get healthy, and prevent and cure diseases.

The message I want to get out: Empowerment. Everyone can make small changes in their life right now. Don't try to change. Just do it.

My favorite inspirational quote: "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." — Eleanor Roosevelt

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