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I am a Functional wellness strategist, author, and chef with a focus on highly-creative, health-driven, and wildly flavorful food.
The intersection of food, science, technology, and innate wellness has always fascinated me. Raised in a family of inspired cooks and culinary entrepreneurs, the world of food became my home at an early age. The kitchen was quickly understood as a place of kinship, social agreement, and, for me, internal stability. No matter what was going on around me, this one room was my ultimate sanctuary.
As an adult, I learned about the power of nutrient therapy and lifestyle recalibration during my own hurdles with chronic stress and suboptimal health. Early on, I became a strong advocate for biochemical individuality (an individual's innate metabolic makeup and nutrient needs) and nutrigenomics (the way food interfaces with a person's genes) as I witnessed how impactful a highly-personalized approach to health can be.
I competed on Next Food Network Star and have been featured in James Beard Foundation's, JBF Notes. My contributions have been included on mindbodygreen, Shape.com, Prevention Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Edible Publications, Slow Food, as well as local SF Bay Area newspapers, magazines, television and radio stations. My first book, The Modern Salad, released in August 2016.
I hold a BA in Media Arts/Digital Media and a MS in Health and Nutrition Education.
In addition to wellness coaching, I am available for recipe/concept development, writing, workshops, RETREATS, speaking ENGAGEMENTs, and private events.
While based in the San Francisco Bay Area, projects and clients worldwide are of interest to me.