Photo by Melissa Donald 

I worked 23 years in the health and fitness industry as a registered dietitian and personal trainer. Recently, I have left the fitness industry professionally and currently work part time so that I have more time to focus on my family and other pursuits. I love helping others understand how to improve their health and achieve positive change in their bodies and I continue to do this by example through my participation in physique competitions, as well as by providing nutrition and fitness guidance to those closest to me.

I’m motivated mainly by results that I see and feel each day from a fit lifestyle. Also, after completing my first six physique competitions on my own, I did seek out a training group and joined a group of remarkable women aptly named “Knockout Curves” that trains to compete in physique competitions.

The impact of both healthy and unhealthy choices throughout my life completely convinced me of its importance to the quality of life. It’s true that there are no guarantees in this life, but how we live day to day matters.