“In order to be truly successful, you must first fall in love with your work.”
This is a quote that I have always believed in and have applied to my own life. I moved to Phoenix from Cincinnati, Ohio in 1998 with a BS in Secondary Education, and a focus on Communication and Language Arts, along with a thematic sequence in Biophysical Health Across the Lifespan. After teaching 8th grade Language Arts in Phoenix for three years, I left and pursued my true passion in holistic health and nutrition with my Master’s degree in Holistic Nutrition from Clayton College of Natural Health. In 2002, I developed Personal Touch Nutrition, LLC, and started to work with clients as a Holistic Health Consultant.
My experience in sports and athletics runs deep, but I always knew that how I fueled my activities was key to avoiding injury and being at the top of my game. I played varsity tennis in high school and worked as a tennis instructor at an elite racket club in Cincinnati during college.
I also picked up boxing and competed in one philanthropic boxing tournament for my sorority. In 1997, I became a Johnny G. Spinning Certified instructor and taught Spin classes for 17 yrs in over 7 different gyms and studios. I instructed numerous high-level competitive athletes, cyclists, Ironman triathletes, along with fitness-enthusiasts. I’ve personally been lifting weights in a gym since I was 15 yrs old and believe strength training to be one of the most important factors in health and longevity.
I love working with people from all walks of health and fitness in order to help them achieve their health goals, whether it be performance or improving the quality of their lives. Diving deep into nutrition is a key way to really move the needle for people. I absolutely love what I do and how I help others.
I am currently married with 2 awesome kids (8yr & 4yr) who are also active and involved in several different activities. I’m a constant learner and want my kids to always be curious as well.
One can’t be a great thinker if he/she isn’t first curious. We eat whole foods, and I make sure there is a lot of color on the dinner table each night. Although food is just one spoke on the wheel of health, it is a critical one!