Q: What led you to work in your particular field of medicine?
Answer: Nutrition was always something that I had an interest in on a personal basis. I currently am a very active individual and I played multiple sports in school and I played collegiate tennis. I recognized that good nutrition was vital to participate in sports and in my everyday life. Food can be medicinal, and I hope to empower people through education to make healthy lifestyle changes with the meal plan and physical activity/exercise every day.
Q: What drew you to begin practicing in the Franklin County area?
Answer: I came to this area shortly after graduating from college to begin my career as a clinical dietitian at Menno Haven. My clinical experience there helped to shape me to be the clinical dietitian that I am today.
Q: What would you say is a common misconception about your particular field of medicine?
Answer: It is very important to get nutrition advice/recommendations from a reputable source (i.e. Registered Dietitian/Certified Diabetes Educator). There is so much information provided by the internet and by word of mouth that it can get very confusing to determine what information is relevant and what is not. There is no quick fix with health, you must work hard every day to keep yourself healthy and well.
Q: What are you most looking forward to about working in Franklin County?
Answer: I enjoy working with my patients each day. I hope to encourage them to take care of themselves every day and to know that we will support them in any way possible.
Q: What hobbies or interests do you enjoy outside of your career?
Answer: I enjoy going to the gym, spending time with my husband and family, going to the beach, gardening, reading, and cooking.