There is SO much information on the internet about what, when, and how much to eat, it can be difficult to know what’s best for you! Nutrition doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, your body actually sends you signals all day regarding what you need! What if I told you, eating could be made simple by retapping into bodily cues, trusting yourself with food decisions, and unlearning diet myths? Intuitive Eating (By Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch) and Health at Every Size (R) are pillars of my work as a non-diet dietitian and could absolutely help in healing your relationship with food.
I’m a people person! I love meeting new people and bring people together. I’m an extrovert at heart and love spending time with friends at new restaurants or hosting dinner at home. My friends would probably mention my love for fashion, funky nail designs, my passion for travel, and bond with my puppy, Luna. I am an Enneagram 2w3, which means I love vulnerable conversations and helping others. On a typical Friday night, you can find me spending time with my fiancé, ordering in pizza, and going on a walk with Luna. Growing up, I spent almost a decade of my life playing volleyball, which initially ignited my love for nutrition.
I received a Bachelors of Science in Nutrition Sciences from Baylor University in 2014 and a Masters in Public Health (MPH) from The University of Texas School of Public Health in 2016. I am also a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian (CEDRD) on behalf of the International Associate of Eating Disorder Professionals. I have served as a board member for Houston Eating Disorder Specialists since 2019 and was recently nominated President Elect. I am also contracted with the Houston Ballet Academy where I provide education on sports nutrition, practical life skills, and cooking. Before opening my practice full time, I spent several years working at higher levels of care for eating disorder treatment.
You’re sick of food controlling your life and are ready to heal your relationship with food. You have tried everything, and nothing works! You feel uncertain about how to meet your nutritional needs. If you’re ready to eat socially without overthinking it and feel good about fueling your body, then I’m a good fit for you!
Food can bring people together, carry nostalgic memories, and offer a sense of comfort and joy. All foods have a place in our lives, but sometimes diet culture gets in the way of that and sets unrealistic standards about how we should look and what foods we should be eating. Honoring a definition of health without the constraint of weight and size and exploring the principles of intuitive eating are important parts of this journey. Together we can find a sustainable solution to eating which fits your needs.
I am a classic people person. I constantly find myself feeling a need to spend time with others. I receive energy from social encounters and am always excited to meet someone new. Some of my most pivotal years were spent as HSPVA as a vocalist and while singing makes me feel so alive I still remain fearful of singing in front of people I don’t know. We all have fears that we're constantly challenging, huh?
I received my Bachelors of Nutrition Sciences from the University of Houston, and I completed my Dietetic Internship with the University of Houston’s Distance Program.
You feel out of control around food, feel like you think about food and your body for a good part of the day, and/or want more freedom with food but don’t know where to start.
Food is so much more than fuel. It’s pleasure and connection and tradition and nostalgia. Food is experimentation and exploration. Food is both very personal and communal. Good food is homemade 5 cheese macaroni with toasted bread crumbs and Kraft mac-n-cheese straight from the box. Food is energy to let you do all those other important things in life.
During our work together, you'll probably hear me say "that reminds me of a song…” at least once and chances are, it's going to be an emo/pop-punk song. And I'm going to start signing it (my background is in acting and performing so I tend to ham it up at times.) I identify as both male and gay/queer. I'm a super open person who likes to have fun and joke around and not take things too seriously, but I can also put on my “stern dad” pants if needed. I strive to seek out inner/outer peace in my life and I have a strong desire and ability to help other people also attain this peace.
I both earned my Bachelors of Science in Human Nutrition and completed my dietetic internship through the University of Houston.
You don’t see yourself reflected in other providers, food has become a chore or an “enemy”, you’re trying to figure out how to be a “man” outside of societal rules of masculinity, and/or you’re ready to challenge distorted food beliefs and diet culture BS.