I am a former Assistant Professor of Exercise Science at Georgia Gwinnett College and hold a PhD in Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise from Virginia Tech as well as a BS in Exercise, Sport, and Health Education from Radford University. As an ACE-certified Health Coach with both Monash Low-FODMAP and ISSN Sport Nutritionist certifications, I provide client-centered coaching and consulting telehealth services via Vitamin PhD Nutrition. Additionally, I provide 1-on-1 e-mail coaching with personalized nutrition recommendations through Renaissance Periodization.
As a board member of the Nutrition Coaching Global Mastermind, I collaborate with a selection of colleagues to guide discussions and change toward best practices in the online nutrition coaching industry. I believe in the importance of flexible dietary approaches in addition to regular, enjoyable physical activity and cognitive exercises as part of a sustainable lifestyle free from the chronic dieting mindset. When working with individuals experiencing gastric distress, I apply a practical, personalized, and evidence-based approach to modify diet and lifestyle factors which can contribute to improved digestive comfort.