You’re here to make a change, and I’m here to help guide you. Some nutrition approaches are extreme or change with the trends – unfortunately, unless medically necessary, these approaches don’t last. Here you’ll find a realistic approach that takes into account everything that comes with being you: stress, sleep habits, activity, previous dieting, family life…the list goes on and on. You won’t find any easy or quick fixes, but you will find science-based recommendations that don’t discount the cultural and psychological roles of food. My purpose is to empower you to make food choices in line with your goals, whether that’s training for your first marathon or ridding yourself of a dieting mentality.
As a dietitian I have worked in a variety of settings. I was the Nutrition Care Manager at Ingleside at Rock Creek under Morrison Senior Living. I was then fortunate to work with our veterans as the outpatient MOVE! Weight Management dietitian at the Veterans’ Affairs Medical Center in Washington, DC. There I provided one-on-one counseling and oversaw a 12-week group program. In 2013 I was selected as one of six dietitians nationwide for the inaugural Gatorade/Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitian Association (CPSDA) Sports Nutrition Immersion Program (SNIP), which I completed at the University of Michigan. Realizing I enjoyed the personalization and focus I could provide clients, I decided to start my own practice.
In addition to my private practice, I have also been the sports dietitian for the Washington Mystics and the NCAA athletes at George Washington University. I continue to work as an outpatient nutrition counselor and research dietitian at the Washington Center for Weight Management and Research. Prior to becoming a dietitian I was active duty Coast Guard, and I continue in the Reserves today.
My own athletic interests stem from a collegiate rowing and swimming career. Afterwards I shifted my focus to triathlons and open water swimming where I’ve raced everything from sprint to Ironman triathlon distance. But swimming will always be first in my heart!
As a speaker I have presented for the following organizations and/or settings:
What’s a CSSD?
A CSSD is a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietitics, a specialty credential offered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration. The CSSD credential indicates someone with specialized experience in sports nutrition, having completed a minimum 1500 hours specialty work and passing a national examination. To learn more about CSSDs read on here.
What’s a CSOWM?
A CSOWM is an Interdisciplinary Board Certified Specialist in Obesity and Weight Management, a specialty credential offered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Various medical providers may qualify for this credential, including psychologists, nurse practitioners, and dietitians. The CSOWM credential indicates someone with specialized experience and knowledge in the field of obesity and weight management, having completed a minimum 2000 hours specialty work and passing a national examination. To learn more about CSOWMs read on here.