Associate, Registered Dietitian; IOC Diploma Sport Nutrition (Class 2018)
I first became interested in nutrition because of sport and I have been involved in athletics as long as I can remember. I represented Canada in Racquetball on the international stage at tournaments as far away as Bolivia, and played in numerous pro tournaments reaching a top 50 rank. Over the past few years I have also played competitive Ultimate Frisbee. My experience in elite athletics has given me insight into the challenges involved in competing at the top, and I have been able to pass on my professional and personal knowledge with National team athletes in both Hong Kong and Canada.
Following graduation from St. Francis Xavier University, in Nova Scotia, I worked in private clinics as a dietitian in Hong Kong and Shanghai for 3 years. My time in China allowed me to work with a wide range of people, and on any day could find myself consulting with English, French, or Chinese speaking clients. This international experience was not without its challenges, but gave me a good understanding of how difficult it can be to adapt to a new environment. I was able to learn from my surroundings, develop an appreciation of different views and priorities around health globally, and the importance of balancing taste and nutrition when it comes to choosing the food we eat.
I am currently working towards the International Olympic Committee's Diploma in Sports Nutrition (Class of 2018). I have supported clients with sport nutrition ranging from National team athletes to active teens and the weekend warrior.
There is no "one size fits all" when it comes to nutrition. From athletes to business executives, whether you are trying to increase productivity at the office, reach your peak performance on the field, or just want to feel your best, I can help to find the best nutritional approach to meet your individual needs.