I have always been excited about and appreciative of all the wonderful facets of food for as long as I can remember, and fondly recall opening a restaurant at the age of nine years old! Although the restaurant was located inside my bedroom closet and my only customer was my younger sibling, I learned early that food was important and special.
My journey eventually led me to a career in the Hospitality industry. For 10 years I worked as a Director of Catering Sales with the largest hotel chain in the world; I worked closely with my clients to create amazing events featuring food that was both memorable and delectable. In total in my combined 15 years in the business, I catered to over 2,000 clients of which almost 600 were wedding couples.
Discovering a Passion for Nutrition
You might be wondering why the departure? Although I very much enjoyed my time in hospitality, one day I realized that I had accomplished all that I set out to do in my field. I wanted a change.
I’ve always loved food. Over the years friends and colleagues would seek out my advice since they knew how much I like to eat, and how much I love talking about it! I began expanding my personal interest in food to learn about the effects of nutrition, and from there it continued until one day I made the choice to leave corporate life and pursue what I realized was my passion.
Nutrition and Dietetic Technician, Registered
Starting a private practice as a Nutritionist seemed like an obvious choice for me because of my vast experience in the food and beverage industry and my culinary skills. I added an education that allows me to work directly with people to help them better themselves in a way that they have control over. I help them do so in a comfortable environment using proven nutrition solutions.
I earned a degree in Dietetics, and am a licensed Nutrition and Dietetic Technician, Registered (NDTR). I am also an active member of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and abide by a strict code of ethics. Continuing education in the field of Dietetics is also required by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).