I love the beach. I love the ocean. It's my "happy place." I grew up in New York City and we spent our summers at the beach. And while I don't get there as often as I would like, I try to keep that calm in my life as best I can. (I do wish there was a way to bottle the ocean smell! Anyone remember that Seinfeld episode?)
My background and education include a Bachelor of Science in Consumer Economics from Cornell University, a Master of Science in Communication Theory from the University at Buffalo, and a Holistic Health Coaching Certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. I completed my advanced training at the School of Applied Functional Medicine which teaches, in-depth, about the root cause of disease and illness. This program has solidified my approach for how I work with clients - that each person is a unique individual requiring a personalized and thoroughly researched approach to not simply manage symptoms but to transform health. Currently, I participate in a weekly continuing education class with the Academy of Functional Wellness so that I can keep learning about the ever-changing world of health and nutrition.
I have also completed a CHIP (Complete Health Improvement Program) Facilitator Training that allows me to help people achieve their wellness goals through participation in an 18-week comprehensive health program. In addition, I have also participated in a plant-based cooking class run by the University of Rochester Program for Nutrition in Medicine and the New York Wine and Culinary Center in Canandaigua, N.Y.
I enjoy working with clients in a variety of settings - group and corporate workshops, one-on-one sessions, small detox programs, grocery store tours, cooking demonstrations, and more. You decide what works best for you, and then, together, we will create a program to help you reach your own health and wellness goals. And to help you find your own "happy place."