I am a farm-town girl living by the ocean in Newport Beach, CA. My undergraduate in psychology from UCSB gave me a passion for the mind and its curiosities. Living a life-long active lifestyle has led me to investigate the wonders of the human body and its capabilities.
I've earned a Masters in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology from CSULB where I have converged my two interests. Through my academics I have seen the inherent connection of nutrition and exercise when discussing health and wellness. Along the road I have fostered an interest in how DNA implicates our potential for health and/or disease.
As an Integrative and Functional Nutrition practitioner, I aim to answer why a condition or symptoms may present themselves and not simply how to treat them. The underlying cause is key! Creating a therapeutic relationship between the practitioner and patient is an integral part in establishing a personalized lifestyle approach to health. Integrative health takes into account the whole person, including all aspects of lifestyle: mental, physical, social and spiritual.
Locally, I've worked in the arenas of physical therapy and Pilates as well as having served my community through children's agricultural camps and special needs programs for children and adults alike. I continue to promote nutritional education at local schools as the founding member of Santa Barbara Wellness Outreach.