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Experienced in Outpatient Settings as a Certified Diabetes Educator.
Bariatric & Weight Management
Work history in Bariatric and weight management settings through applications of exercise and medical nutrition therapy.
Nutrition Writer & Researcher
Published author, blogger and content provider for, magazines and online audiences.
M.S. Human Nutrition
Graduate Experience @ Washington State University
B.S. Exercise Phys & Metabolism
Undergraduate Studies @ Washington State University
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“Improved nutrition and tailored exercise are the most powerful tools we have available today to improve quality of life and reduce the burden of chronic disease"

 

 
 

2018

NARA Outpatient Clinic    Portland, OR    (CURRENT POSITION)

Registered Dietitian (part of the Diabetes team)

  • Conduct Diabetes education with AI/AN  and Non-Native Diabetic patients in clinic

  • Partner with other providers (M.D.'s, N.P.'s, R.N.'s, M.A.'s, etc.) for comprehensive triage care

  • Create educational materials for nutrition-related topics

  • Counsel patients in 1 on 1 appointments for improved management of various chronic conditions

  • Coordinate with clinic team members for overall NARA mission of providing education, physical and mental health services and substance abuse treatment that is culturally appropriate to all patients. 

Private Practice Registered Dietitian   Vancouver, WA     (CURRENT POSITION)

Certified & Licensed Dietitian for Washington and Oregon

  • Home health visits in community for disease and weight management

  • Consulting with businesses for product development and health promotion

  • Provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield, Premera & Lifewise Insurance

  • Create nutrition products for clients

  • Synthesize research for on-line audiences

 

RN Villa Care Center    Portland, OR

Bariatric and Longterm Care Dietitian

  • Counsel and guide morbid obese patients (BMI >50) through controlled weight loss program

  • Assist development of state-supported trial program for rehabilitation and weight loss

  • Provide Medical Nutrition Therapy to bariatric and long term care residents

  • Develop wholefood based interventions for health promotion

  • Deliver nutrition education to staff and residents

  • Partner with resident chef for bariatric and long term care nutritional needs

 

Real Dose Nutrition LLC    Aurora, CO

Nutrition and Exercise Specialist

  • Counsel customers for weight loss and various other goals with Motivational Interviewing based counseling

  • Coordinate group education sessions

  • Provide evidence based dietary and exercise related education and direction

  • Oversee all health coaching aspects of company

  • Create educational materials to assist lifestyle related changes

  • Manage team of health coaches

  • Conduct interviews for potential employees

  • Provide customer service for all aspects of company

 

CIGNA Onsite Health & Summithealth     Various Locations

Health Coach, Biometric Screener

  • Counsel for healthy lifestyle changes

  • Work collectively with a variety of staff (RN's, LPN's, Phlebotomists, etc.)

  • Conduct height/weight measurements

  • Take blood pressure and collect blood for cholesterol/glucose screening

  • Explain health related measures and guide proper intervention strategies for employees

 

Madigan Army Medical Center     Tacoma, WA

Student Dietitian - Clinical Internship

  • Conducted nutrition classes

  • Medical nutrition therapy

  • Nutrition support for patients

  • Counseled patients for various pathologies

  • Rotation sites: Intensive Care Unit, Nutrition Clinic, Medical Surgery and Dialysis

 

Washington State University      Spokane, WA

Director of Programming and Events

  • Manage student funded budget of $350,000

  • Work with vendors

  • Conduct interviews to hire staff

  • Direct, promote and implement various events and programs

  • Work with a team of staff to carry out yearly goals

  • Adjust efforts based on student feedback

 

Spokane Athletic Club    Spokane, WA

Manager, Personal Trainer, Front Desk Staff, Conditioning Room

  • Administrative duties

  • Personal train members

  • Supervise areas of employment within facility

  • Coordinate events for club members

  • Serve members food/drink

  • Maintain safe facility

  • Manage conditioning room

 

Legacy Good Samaritan Cardiac Rehab     Portland, OR

Cardiac Rehabilitation Clinical Intern

  • Orientate clients to cardiac rehab

  • Monitor physiological responses to exercise

  • Counsel patients on treatment of conditions and risk factors

  • ECG interpretation; Motivate patients for exercise

  • Conduct assessments on new program entries

  • Develop educational handouts

 

La Jolla Kids Fitness Camp     La Jolla, CA

Behavior Modification Instructor, Nutrition Teacher, Counselor

  • Assisted children and teens with large amounts of weight loss

  • Taught basic nutrition principles

  • Gave educational components to youth

  • Taught a variety of group exercise classes

  • Led personal training sessions

  • Conducted behavior modification activities

  • Helped participants have fun while losing weight and exercising

 

WSU Yoga Research       Spokane, WA

Laboratory Technician

  • Assisted with blood draws of breast cancer survivors

  • Used various laboratory equipment

  • Analyzed psychosocial factors related to immune response

  • Processed samples for biomarkers of stress and inflammation

  • Sample acquisition using flow cytometry

 

Global Fitness            Spokane, WA

Personal Trainer, Biggerst Winner Group Exercise Teacher

  • Personal trained clients

  • Assisted with "Biggerst Winner" weight loss program

  • Assisted in marketing efforts; Sales phone calls

  • Physical assessments of gym members

 

USDA Research      Spokane, WA

Data Collector

  • Teen Eating and Activity Mentoring in Schools

  • Obtain measurements on middle school participants: skinfolds; BMI; circumference; diet recall; physical activity tests; sleep assessment. 

 

Spokane Community College  Spokane, WA

Senator of Athletics, Library Resources and Student Services

  • Work with deans of colleges and other student government members to serve various student needs

  • Vote on budgetary items for clubs, academic areas and student organizations

 

Schweitzer Mountain Resort    Spokane, WA

College Representative

  • Advertise for Schweitzer events on college campuses to students

  • Increase sales of season passes

  • Host events to market Schweitzer Resort

 

ExRx.net   Kansas City, MO

Student Intern

  • Compile research for articles create online testing material for exercise textbooks

  • Work with James Griffing (Author and President of ExRx.net)

  • Assist in development of website

 

University Recreation         Pullman, WA

Cougar Quest Kids Sports Camp

  • Create and run sport activities for campers (6th-8th grade)

  • Lead campers through educational presentations and demonstrations on exercise, health and sports

 

Washington State University    Pullman, WA

University Recreation A.C.E. Certified Personal Trainer

  • Personal train clients

  • Develop health promoting messages for clientele

  • Create fitness games for members

 

City Fitness    Vancouver, WA

Wellness Coordinator Internship

  • Work closely with personal trainers, massage therapists, fitness coordinator and fitness specialist

  • Provide gym tours

  • Assist with wellness programs

  • Develop training for case scenarios

  • Developed ab strengthening program

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Education

Masters of Human Nutrition

Internship Sites:

                Medical Surgery                Community Nutrition                Food Service               Dialysis                Longterm Care

 

 

 

 

 

Bachelors of Exercise Physiology @ Metabolism

 

                Biochemistry & Metabolism                Nutrition                Exercise Prescription                Culinary Application

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