I have had a lifelong passion for living a healthy and active lifestyle beginning as a teenager when a member of the swimming and tennis team. From those experience’s I became a lifelong mover, eating a clean diet with a deep philosophy on being proactive with my health that allows me to explore the great outdoors today by cyclo-touring, hiking, backpacking and kayaking with my husband and huskies!
A healthy active lifestyle is contagious as I believe in quality years of life and have a strong desire to help others be their best health and well-being within their own lives! After experiencing the challenges, fears and sense of loneliness that comes with surviving such a massive operation and recovery as the “Whipple Procedure” I became a certified Health and Wellness Coach with the desire to specialize in folks who have specific chronic conditions and illnesses including post-surgical patients minimizing physical, emotional and psychological symptoms that people experience throughout life but specifically in these uncertain and vulnerable times. I provide a safe, positive atmosphere with ample amount of support and encouragement and will listen to you and your stories’ in a non- judgmental environment encouraging self-acceptance and self-respect while challenging you to reach higher at the right moment as you implement your wellness plans. By focusing on your strengths, values and desires combined with the glass is always half full in my mind, we will capture your ability to prioritize your needs and celebrate your successes through a holistic approach that includes diet, exercise and behavior changes that are important to you.
My educational background includes a BS in Physical Education K-12 / Adult Fitness from Metropolitan State University of Denver and a MA in Pedagogy, from the University of Northern Colorado. I have since earned several national certifications including an ACSM –Exercise Physiologist, Exercise is Medicine Level II credential, am a certified Health and Wellness Coach and Sports Nutritionist for Health professionals and currently obtaining a culinary certification for a plant based diet! I have had several previous opportunities to work with diverse populations in the arena of Silver Sneakers, Arthritis, Spinning and Water Aerobics/Exercise and welcome the opportunity to work with you.