From a young age, I sought out a broad range of professional experience, working in London’s high-end restaurants, in the haute couture business in Paris and the film industry in Vancouver, Canada. But having children brought me back to my heart’s true calling: Wellness.
Wellness has always played an integral role in my life. Raised by hippie parents in Vancouver, who always strove to offer healthy meals to us kids, I was very conscious when I started my own family in the early 1990s that I wanted the same for them. I began to research nutrition in what little spare time I had and when my girls were old enough, I devoted myself fully to my studies.
In 1993, I achieved certification as a BCRPA certified fitness trainer and worked for three years at the Fitness Group in one of the most health-trend-setting neighbourhoods in Vancouver, Canada.
I went on to Whole Foods as a buyer, and then an assistant team leader. While pursuing my formal education, I worked as a consultant and broker in the natural food and vitamin industry. In 2013, after two years of study at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition in Vancouver, I graduated as a Registered Orthomolecular Holistic Nutritionist and am currently serving clients across North American and the UK.
I continuously update my skills and keep aware of the latest research. I am fortunate to have a highly respected and trusted professional team that I closely network with to compliment any issue that may reach beyond my scope, such as: advanced fitness training, massage, acupuncture, naturopathy, physiotherapy and hypnotherapy.
My most recent and exciting adventure has brought me to sports – I am currently working with Olympic athletes, helping them to achieve their peak performance. In 2015, I worked with the Canadian Men’s Field Hockey team as their nutritionist and wellness coach, accompanying them to Buenos Aires, where they competed in the World League Round 3, qualifying for the 2016 Summer Olympics. In January 2016, I toured Cape Town, South Africa, as a holistic nutrition chef and educator with the team.