A little bit about me
My hometown is Worthington, MN, a community very similar to Austin. I attended South Dakota State University where I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics with a minor in Health Education. I completed my dietetic internship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. My husband and I really enjoy living in Austin. In our free time, we like watching and playing sports, cooking, traveling, watching movies, and spending time with our family and friends.
Why do I do the work I do?
My passion for food and nutrition started from a young age. I remember helping my mom in the kitchen, always wanting to stir and chop whenever I could. I have always been a little bit of a “health nut”, but
when my dad underwent heart surgery when I was a freshman in high school, it was him meeting with a dietitian that was my “lightbulb” moment. I was so intrigued that I could combine my love of food with
my passion for health. The rest is history!
How can community members engage with my services?
No two insurance companies have the exact same policy so it is important to know your specific coverage for nutrition services before scheduling an appointment. I recommend contacting your insurance provider and asking for coverage details for medical nutrition therapy. It is also helpful to ask if a referral is required. If so, contact your primary care provider to make the referral. From there, a member of our scheduling team will contact you to set up your individual appointment! Also, feel free to contact me directly or stop by the patient education library for general questions.
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