I consider myself a science geek and a detective with a passion for changing the world. This comes together in my approach to nutrition and well-being, including the dynamic relationship people have with their environment and their food and expands to the political where I address food policies that make it more difficult for people to be nourished by the food they eat.
I have practiced at a Community Health Center, a pediatric practice and a family medicine practice. I have also worked extensively in Early Intervention with children under 3 with developmental needs. I have served on the Select Board of my hometown in Great Barrington, MA as well as on the Boards of two different youth advocacy organizations. My present association is with Greenagers, an organization dedicated to creating opportunities for youth to do environmental work and work on local farms. I am also co-chair of Great Barrington Trails and Greenways, a collaborative that works to connect people to environmental stewardship; I am working with some of the partners on a Hike With a Healer series.
I presently I have a private nutrition practice in Great Barrington, work at the Ultrawellness Center in Lenox, MA and consult at a residential community for people with mental health diagnoses. I also run group programs and teach for the Integrative and Functional Medicine Academy.
I earned my undergraduate degree in Nutrition and Food Science at Cornell University, and my Masters in Health Education at Russell Sage College.