Holistic Health & Wellness Counselor / Certified CBD Coach / Creative Director / Co-Founder
My wellness journey began while training as an Olympic-level gymnast. I realized at age 12 that what you put into your body directly affects what you get out of it.
Studying in the early ‘90s under Kevin Mazeika, Men’s US Olympic Coach, I honed my self-discipline, mental clarity and determination as I refined my athletic skills, allowing me to win and place in state, regional and national championships as I laid the foundation for a healthy life.
After retiring from competition, I spent a decade in advertising working for Fortune 500 companies as an art director. With backstage access to some of the largest names in the packaged foods industry, I was able to get an inside glimpse into how our food is really made: Scientists in state-of-the-art laboratories in lieu of chefs in kitchens, chemicals and beakers instead of natural, fresh ingredients. Horrified to think these mostly artificial products were now the staple of the modern diet, I began planning the next stage in my career—attending the Institute for Integrated Nutrition.
As a Integrative Nutrition Health Coach I learned to guide, mentor and empower fellow humans by providing ongoing support and guidance while setting goals and make sustainable changes that improve health and happiness.
Here at Behance Wellness I am dedicated to helping you establish and embrace your individualistic road map to health through mindful nutrition and holistic health coaching. Together, we will find what works best for you in the areas of diet, lifestyle, and exercise in a way that saves your time, money, and confusion.
RN / BSN / Certified Holistic Health & Wellness Coach / Co-Founder
I’ve been a nurse for 19 years, working in various capacities including the hospital, Medical Aesthetics and a corporate National Educator. I have spent my life worrying about body image, juggling jobs with motherhood, and learning the hard way how to control finances. With a family history of obesity, tough pregnancies gaining 70 pounds and the stress of getting fit while being a mom with contradictory food beliefs, my mind and body was living in chaos.
My turning point came after spending 8 years dealing with a high-stress job that required me to be on the road eating bad foods. My days were filled with caffeine, sugar and stress. I was always bloated, had dry skin and was aging faster than normal. I was tired of suffering from gut issues, weight gain and living in constant disarray. At the end of the day I couldn’t focus on my family life.
I finally realized the impact of my lifestyle and how it was effecting my entire body. I knew I had to make changes, which led me to The Institute for Integrative Nutrition to begin my journey to become a holistic health coach. Though I studied four years in Nursing school, I only had one class on nutrition. Now I have learned over 100 dietary theories and the fact that we truly are what we eat. I have learned meditation, money management, how to be balanced and reduce stress from the worlds top health and wellness experts and I am excited to share this knowledge with you.
As an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach I can help bring awareness to your struggles and guide you through your own transformation. I will be your mentor in dealing with weight, stress, finances, motherhood, and work force placement while choosing the right foods, living a joyful life all improving your overall wellness.