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Background & Education

Foundational Experience to the Present Moment

Bachelor of Science in Dietetics, Class of 2008

  • An academic focus in Food & Nutrition, Exercise Science, Public Health, & Nursing

  • University of Cincinnati - Cincinnati, Ohio

Nutritionist, May, 2008 to Present

Graduate Program, Human Nutrition Dietetic Internship, Class of 2009

  • The Ohio State University - Columbus, Ohio


Registered Dietitian (RD), August, 2009 to May, 2020 *Voluntarily Retired Credential*

  • Passed a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration


Licensed Dietitian (LD), August, 2009 to June, 2021 *Voluntarily Retired Credential*

Certificate of Training in Childhood & Adolescent Weight Management, November, 2011

  • The Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics, Commission on Dietetic Registration - Daytona, FL


Yoga Alliance 200-hour Experienced-Registered Hatha Yoga Teacher, Class of 2012

  • Registered Yoga School - Orlando, Florida

Certified Health Coach (CHC) Professional Training Program, September, 2012 to July, 2013

  • State University of New York at Purchase, Institute for Integrative Nutrition

  • Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner (BCHHP) 


Personal Chef & Shopper, September, 2013 to June, 2018 *Voluntarily Retired*

  • Serviced the Columbus, Ohio Metropolitan Area 


Organic Farmer, March, 2016 to June, 2018 *Voluntarily Retired*

  • Serviced Personal Chef Clients & Community

Yoga, Meditation & Neuroscience 13-hour Course, November 30th to December 2nd, 2018

  • Registered Yoga School, Asheville Yoga Center - Asheville, North Carolina


ServSafe Certified for Hospitality Management, Ohio Food Handler, July, 2019 to July, 2022

Essentials of Tai Chi and Qigong 12-hour On-Demand Course, April through May, 2020

  • International Master Tai Chi Instructor: David-Dorian Ross, B.A.


Yoga Alliance 500-hour Advanced Studies Yoga Teacher Training, December 28th, 2020 to July 26th, 2021

  • Registered Yoga School, Asheville Yoga Center - Asheville, North Carolina

  • Completed courses:

    1. Anatomy

    2. Ayurveda (complimentary & alternative medicine for self-healing & self-realization)

    3. Bhagavad Gita (ethics + moral philosophy & moral psychology)

    4. The Moon Path (yoga for the feminine life cycle taught from a kundalini yogic perspective)

    5. Marma (Ayurvedic pressure points, self-guided acupressure massage, aroma therapy, & yogic practices to improve the flow of energy within the body) 

    6. Mindful Flow, Meridians, & The Five Elements (mudras, mantras, breathwork, kundalini yoga, Ayurvedic + Chinese philosophy, & guided massage for self-care)

    7. Therapeutic Ball Rolling (guided massage for self-care to release tension, improve mobility, ease chronic pain, and to live better in the body)

    8. Subtle Body Anatomy - Chakras, Meridians, & Marmani (profound energy points and pathways)

    9. Yoga Nidra Intensive (proper training from India)

    10. Yin Yoga (targeting our connective tissues for the deepest stretch)

    11. Kids Yoga

    12. American Red Cross, Adult, Child and Baby: First Aid/CPR/AED Certified, July 11th, 2021 to July 11th, 2023 

    13. The Opinionated Psoas Muscle & Our Dynamic Core (anatomy, imbalances, aches & pain syndromes, back & hip issues, psoas-focused movement to build strength & facilitate a release)

    14. Karma Yoga (selfless service)

    15. Student Teaching 

    16. Pranayama (a state where quiet, even, smooth, and continuous breath creates a bridge from the external to the internal being), Mudra (a gesture, state of mind expressed through the body, a non-verbal form of communication), & Bandhas (supports one in arriving at their center, the layer of bliss and delight)


Yoga Alliance Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher 500 (E-RYT 500), December 21st, 2021 to Present

  • Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP)

American Red Cross, Adult, Child and Baby: First Aid/CPR/AED Recertification, July 9th, 2023 to July 9th, 2025

Inner Engineering Transformative 28-Hour Program, December 20th, 2023 to January 14th, 2024 

  • Isha Yoga Center | Isha Institute of Inner-Sciences

  • Completed Steps:

    1. ​Mechanics of Life

    2. The Only Bondage

    3. To Live and To Live Totally

    4. You Are Not What You Think

    5. Mind - The Miracle

    6. Creating What You Want

    7. Transmission of Shambhavi Mahamudra Kriya

Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) Half Day SeminarMarch 23rd, 2024 

  • Lavelle Studio, Athens, Ohio

  • TCTSY Practice; Trauma Theory; Attachment Theory; Neuroscience & Interoceptive Theory; Complex Trauma; Domains of Impairment for Children of Complex Trauma; Key Elements of TCTSY Methodology; and an Overview of Studies on TCTSY

  • Received foundational education to ensure current scope of practice is more trauma-informed.

To learn more about my background please view the following two pages:

Nutritionist + CHC + BCHHP

E-RYT 500

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