I am a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach, Nutritional Therapist and Kinesiologist, certified through the Nutritional Therapy Association and the American College of Sports Medicine. My additional training as a Raw Food Chef and Personal Trainer help me to support the success of my clients.
I am trained to use the Institute for Functional Medicine nutrition plans and support clients in making lifestyle changes to accelerate healing.
I use many tools to help clients optimize overall health and physical performance. As needed, I may suggest lab tests that will give us direction as we move forward. My practice base includes medically referred clients, self-referred clients and athletes of all levels.
For twelve years as Education and Training Manager I set the corporate training course for Technogym USA, an international fitness and biomedical company. I am an accomplished trainer and writer, contributing to books and fitness publications.
In January 2021 I resigned from my position as the Washington State Health Promotion Specialist for Optum Healthcare to focus on my work as a Functional Medicine Coach.
Other stages in my professional career include research on Exercise and Aging at the University of Washington, teaching anatomy and physiology, managing corporate wellness programs, developing wellness software and managing a clinical practice.
I work now as a Health Coach, Nutrition Coach and Personal Trainer. I ride my bicycle and explore the back roads wherever I am.