My educational background includes a Bachelors degree in microbiology from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and a Masters degree in nutrition from Colorado State University. A growing relationship with God is the core of my life every day. The college years are rewarding, exciting, and also very challenging! As a dietitian, the goal of my practice is to achieve optimal body function through nutrition education, application, and accountability in manageable, measurable steps. I will meet you wherever you are in regard to your relationship with food. There is no such thing as "hopeless"! In addition to Calvin College, I also work in private practice at Comprehensive Treatment for Eating Disorders (CTED). My specialties include eating disorders and sports nutrition. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my husband and three children. Being active is also a fun part of my life.