Professional Highlights

Professional Highlights

Founder /CEO of Eating-4-Energy (1997-Present)
Founder /CEO of VO2 The Max Training Company (1993-1997)
Founder /CEO of Housewear Haute Fitness Clothing (1994-1997)

Nutrition Certifications

  • Certified Sports Nutritionist (ISSN) *will renew spring 2016
  • Certified Nutritionist (Natural Healing Institute)
  • Certified Homeopathy Level 1-3: (Homeopathy N.O.W.-Shelly McQuarter)
  • Certified Optimal Aging (Mira Costa College 2014)

Fitness Certifications

  • Certified Exercise Science & Fitness Instruction (U.C.S.D. La Jolla) 1994
  • ACE - AAFA: Certified Personal Trainer / Group Exercise Instructor (1994-2006)
  • AAFA: National exam proctor for personal training and group exercise exams (1994-2010)
  • ACE: CEU Provider for Original Body B.A.R. class (1997-2000)
  • ACSM: Member Present

Food Safety Certifications:

  • National Food Safety Manager’s Certification (Serve Safe) 2008-present
  • Certified Educator & Proctor for Serve Safe Certification -2016-present
  • HACCP / Global Food Safety Training and certification scheduled for 11-2016
  • Safe at the Plate 2008


  • The Chopra Center: Dr. Terry Shirvani- Ayruvedic Science and Health Practices (1996)
  • Tri-City Hospital: Dietary Department: 1,000 hour  rotation (1997)
  • Janis Davidson M.S. R.D. Private Practice Internship “Enzymes” 1,000 hours (1997)
  • Sandy Segien R.D.: Internship at Las Villas Del Norte Skilled Facility. Focus, medical charting & documentation for plans of care (POC), under Title 22 Guidelines (1998-2000).

Special Research Projects

  • Orange County Fire Authority: Recruited by OCFA to research and develop correct hydration parameters to help offset dehydration in fire fighters during on site firefighting (2008)
  • Chopra Center: Recruited for the position of Research Assistant to be part of the formulation team that reviewed relevant research to support F.D.A. Structure Function Claims for the Chopra line of dietary supplements (2008)
  • Price Pottenger Nutrition Foundation: Recruited by the director to fact check and review the nutrition video series produced by the foundation and presented by David Getoff. Provided research to support any statements made within the videos.

Media Work --Interviews –Ms. Fitness Competitions

  • SHAPE Magazine Fitness Model: Body B.A.R. (1996-1997)
  • Décor n’ Style Magazine: Body B.A.R. (1997)
  • SELF Magazine: Interview “How to eat like a Celebrity.” (2005)
  • MORE Magazine: Interview: “Secrets of Spa Weight Loss.”(2005)
  • Oxygen Magazine: Interview: “Healing Grains for Health and Weight Loss.” (2006)
  • Healing Lifestyles & Retreats Magazine: Interview-“Healing Grains” (2007)
  • Karma Relaxation Spa: FOX 5 News -Spokesperson for film segment (2010)
  • KPBS Documentary: “Weight Loss” segment with Dr. Mark Stengler NMD (2011)

Ms. Fitness Competitor-California

  • Fitness Inland Empire 2nd Place-April 1995
  • Fitness Competition 4th Place-Venice Beach, CA June-1995
  • Fitness Competition 1st Place Corona, CA.-1996
  • National Ms. Fitness U.S.A. Competitor Buena Park, CA.-1996

Public Speaking

  • U.C.S.D. La Jolla, CA: “Panel of Experts” –Asked to be part of a panel of experts for undergraduate students who were allied health & science majors ( 2010)
  • U.C.San Marcos, CA. “Sports Nutrition: How to Improve Performance through correct Hydration & Nutrition.” **Topic was presented to the Track & Field Team at the request of running Coach Steve Scott (2011).

*Additional public venues for elementary schools and natural product stores and organizations available upon request.

Professional Member Organizations

  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
  • Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)
  • American Society of Nutrition (ASN)
  • Center for Nutrition Advocacy (CNA)