I earned my degree in Culinary Arts A.A.S. in 2000 where I learned different styles and ethnic cuisines. I started my career in corporate companies and continued my corner in hotels and sports arenas and stadiums as an Executive Chef.
In 2012 I received my certification as a Holistic Health Practitioner at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. By 2013 I decided to further my education by becoming a Certified Personal Trainer to combine this new path with my culinary expertise and love for fitness.
During my training, I studied over 100 dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques, and innovative coaching methods with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts. My teachers included Dr. Andrew Weil, Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine; Dr. Deepak Chopra, leader in the field of mind-body medicine; Dr. David Katz, Director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center; Dr. Walter Willett, Chair of Nutrition at Harvard University; Geneen Roth, bestselling author and expert on emotional eating; and many other leading researchers and nutrition authorities.
My education has equipped me with extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and preventive health. Drawing on these skills and my knowledge of different dietary theories, I work with clients to help them make lifestyle changes that produce real and lasting results.