Happy to meet you!
I have been a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist for more than fifteen years. I completed my Bachelor of Science in Nutrition with a Dietetics emphasis at Carson-Newman University. I immediately headed off to the University of Tennessee for a Master of Science in Nutrition Science, with a concentration in Public Health Nutrition. I also completed my Dietetic Internship while working on my MS.
It was during my undergrad years, that I discovered nutrition support and fell in love. Nutrition support is providing nutrition care beyond normal food intake. I worked with people with advanced medical and nutrition needs. Most of whom were being cared for in the intensive care unit.
I loved my patients and their families, but life has a funny way of turning out right? Through a crazy turn of events, we found ourselves living in southern California.
I accepted an offer to join the faculty of the University of Southern California (USC), and was quickly welcomed into the Trojan Family. I taught both graduate and undergraduate nutrition courses in the Davis School of Gerontology and Keck School of Medicine.
I can say, unequivocally, USC is the best role in nutrition I have ever held, but once again...life takes many twists and turns.
My husband and I had dreamed of retiring Charleston, SC. It is our favorite city in the world. Then an opportunity arose for us to make the move decades sooner than we had hoped so how could we say no?
As we settled into our new home, I decided to open a private practice. I am finally able to walk alongside my clients, at an individualized pace, and help each achieve long-term success. This was a luxury not afforded to me when I worked with hospitalized patients.
I am so happy to have you here and promise to make this site a place of science-based information, real world applications, and hopefully a little fun.