Training & Education
I am a certified Integrative Nutrition Coach
I studied with the world's top health and wellness experts including:
Joshua Rosenthal, founder and director of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition
Deepak Chopra, MD leader in the field of mind-body medicine
David Katz, MD, MPH, director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center
Walter Willett, MD, DrPH, chair of nutrition at Harvard Universit
Andrew Weil, MD, director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine
Gabrielle Bernstein, bestselling author and life coach
Susan Blum, MD, MPH, assistant clinical professor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Mark Hyman, MD, founder of The UltraWellness Center
Geneen Roth, bestselling author and expert on emotional eating
David Wolfe, raw food leader and nutrition expert
Marion Nestle, PhD, MPH, professor at New York University’s Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health
Mark Bittman, food writer for The New York Times and bestselling author
Joel Fuhrman, MD, family physician and leading expert on nutritional healing
Through my education and training, I guide clients into a deeper understanding of food and healthy lifestyle choices that fuel a balanced and fulfilling life.
B.S in Business Administration, Azusa Pacific
Whether it was learned in college or ingrained in my first-born nature, organization & leadership are firmly established within my wheelhouse. I am grateful to have learned about these traits at an institution that values servant-heartedness and compassion. A business is only as great as the value it provides. And likewise, leadership is only truly leadership if those led are valued and served with love.
Masters of Divinity, Azusa Pacific Seminary
My worldview is constantly expanding as I grow and learn. I am trained in biblical studies, theology, & ministry, but not merely for information or a fancy title. Life is meant to be satisfying and full of joy, peace, & hope. What I have learned and am learning to put in practice in my own life has the potential to guide indivduals and whole communities into satisfaction and balance with the One who created everything.
Integrative Nutrition Health Coach
I graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition where I learned innovative coaching methods, practical lifestyle management techniques, and over 100 dietary theories – Ayurveda, gluten-free, Paleo, raw, vegan, macrobiotics, and everything in between.
My education has equipped me with extensive, cutting-edge knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and prevention.
From NFL football to aerospace engineering, I've got years of experience to draw upon.
M.S. & B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
I am currently employed as a Life Support Systems Engineer at SpaceX in Hawthorne, CA
NCAA & NFL
Here are some career highlights:
I hold the career record for most starts (48 consecutive) at the University of Illinois, where I played Center.
I started for the 2007 Illinois team that played in the Rose Bowl.
During that time, I also earned 2-time First Team Academic All-American honors, since not many football players get straight A's in engineering too.
I had the rare opportunity to play for the San Diego Chargers for a year and a half, on the practice squad.
Through my experience, I help clients create a personalized nutrition plan that suits their needs.
While I was fortunate to play for such a long time, the accumulated wear and tear on my body forced me to learn to take care of myself. My NFL career ended the season following a major back surgery, when I just didn't come back strong enough. I played one season in the AFL before retiring, mainly because I was in pain.
After retiring, I had residual pain in my back and joints. Running hurt, lifting was becoming less appealing, forcing me to scale back on the physical training I loved.
In 2014 I began on a personalized nutrition regiment that has changed all of that. Through intentional recovery and personalized nutrition, I can honestly say that I have more energy, I sleep better at night, and my pain is nearly eliminated.
believe that our own bodies give us the feedback we need to guide us into health. We were made to heal ourselves, and given the right nutrition and circumstances, our bodies will do so. I am confident that quality, personailzed nutrition will help my clients overcome health obstacles in and live their best life.