Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

“I am a non-diet eating disorder Registered Dietitian with a private practice in Monument, CO. I have a strong passion for eating disorder recovery work and am recovered from an eating disorder myself. I believe full recovery is possible and practice from a weight inclusive/Health At Every Size lense. My approach focuses on helping people find peace with food, trust in their bodies, and joy in movement.”

How long have you been volunteering with EDF?

“I believe I started volunteering with EDF right before the pandemic, so either the end of 2019 or early 2020. I led an in person group for a bit, and now facilitate online groups which I absolutely love!”

Why did you choose to volunteer at EDF?

“I really enjoy support groups and feel encouraged and hopeful by the end of groups, hearing how others can relate to one another and how they support each other on their recovery journeys. I also like having variety in my work, so group work is different from my usual 1:1 nutrition therapy.”

What are your top values and why?

“Authenticity– In order to have valuable relationships and trust in one another, being your true authentic self is very important to me.

Balance–I’ve struggled with this over time so I continue to work on finding balance in my life (work/life, relationships/time alone, activities/rest, etc.)

Compassion–It’s easy to be compassionate to others, but giving yourself compassion is much harder. This was key in healing my relationship with food, body, and movement.

Growth–I believe it’s important to always be growing and looking for opportunities for growth. You’re never done learning!”

What do you like to do on your free time?

“I love being outside in this beautiful state of Colorado with my husband and husky! Whether it’s skiing, snowshoeing, camping, hiking, or rock climbing- there’s always beauty to admire and memories to be made. Currently I’m growing a human, so that’s been taking a lot of my energy! Can’t wait to raise this little one as an intuitive eater and teach them all about the non-diet/HAES space!”