My Background

The world of nutrition science is developing at rapid rates and the proof of nutritional therapy is finally being acknowledged by the larger medical community, thanks to the Cleveland Clinic and Institute for Functional Medicine. Due to these developments, some insurance companies are now covering nutritional therapy sessions with no copay or deductible applied. If your PPO isn’t that progressive, don’t worry. My commitment is to serve women and moms who are living on a single income by means of more affordable group sessions like retreats and classes.

I have a certificate in functional nutrition and my membership/board certification with the National Association for Nutrition Professionals qualifies me to work as a nutritionist. I’ve been trained to use an ancestrally-informed model that looks for and addresses the deficiency related root causes of health problems rather than treating symptoms with drugs that cause more deficiencies. I have applied this model to my own health needs when my immune system and my hormones got out of balance in my early forties. For the clients I have worked with, we have addressed nutritional deficiencies that led to things like hypothyroid disorder, overweight, pre-diabetes and mental health conditions.

For those who wish to have private nutrition counseling, I prefer to do initial meetings with a client in her home so we can talk about her food habits in the context of the kitchen and pantry. I am happy to do follow up meetings in the home or workplace, in a coffee shop, in my office, or by zoom meeting.

Please click here for current specials on private sessions for individuals and groups.

Many of my initial contacts will come through wellness retreats that I lead, in woodsy areas all over NW Oregon. Click here for descriptions and a registration form for my upcoming retreats.


More about my personal life?

I live in the wine-country village of Carlton, Oregon which is an hour SW of Portland. I’ve been a social worker for most of my adult life, working with foster and adoptive kids. I still work part time as a trainer and supporter of volunteers who work with foster kids. I married for the first time when I was nearly 40 and I have two step sons and I adopted my young adult daughter before I met my husband.

What drew me to study functional nutrition were my own and my daughter’s needs, and the lack of solutions coming from the mainstream medical community, around hormonal health.

Feel free to use the contact form listed under the menu above, or if you don’t like forms, you can reach me at my secure email: