My passion is to help both food producers and consumers move from thinking in parts to thinking in whole systems. With this life-giving shift, my clients regenerate land, nourish health, boost quality of life, and improve the impact that their choices have on the environment.
I have an eclectic career history with expertise in the following disciplines:
Regenerative Soil Health Educator and Agriculture Consultant with 8 years’ experience helping farmers and ranchers plan their operations to improve ecosystem function, productivity, profitability, and produce nutrient-dense food. In this role, I have worked as Regenerative Ranching Partner for Grassroots Carbon, as a Sustainable Agriculture Specialist for the National Center of Appropriate Technology, and as a Ranch Hand for Betsy Ross Grass-fed Beef/Sustainable Growth Texas.
Certified Herbalist and Nutritionist with 25 years’ experience working as a nutritionist in functional medicine doctor’s offices helping thousands of people with metabolic syndrome, autoimmune disorders, autism, and leaky gut heal themselves with lifestyle changes, food, herbs, and supplements.
Author of the Healthy Weight Eating Program and Cookbook, which has helped hundreds of clients balance their weight and enjoy life while doing it.
Chef, Caterer, and Culinary Instructor with 14 years’ experience running my business, Foundation Culinary, specializing in using food as medicine, healthy interior Mexican food, and processing and cooking wild game.
A Captivating Speaker and Writer who loves to talk or write about any and all of the topics above.
What sets me apart from other “experts”?
I have real-world experience in every aspect of the farm-to-table process, as well as holistic and allopathic health care. At the young age of 16, I was deeply influenced by my father’s early death from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, caused by his exposure to agent orange while serving in Vietnam. My father’s tragic passing:
• Exposed me to the pitfalls we encounter under allopathic health care.
• Taught me that quality of life quickly diminishes when we think in parts instead of the whole.
• Turned me on to the healing power of regenerative agriculture, food, and herbs.
• Entrenched in me an awareness of the devastation that environmental pollutants inflict on our bodies.
• Focused my attention on integrating holistic practices throughout every facet of my life to live happily and healthfully.
I know that I am not the only one with such a story. So many people have come to me seeking to find their own unique way of feeling whole in their body, mind, and environment. I’m here to help you do that by teaching you to think holistically so that we may embody the ecology of human, animal, and land health as ONE, and live a more resilient life!
Please reach out if you would like to:
• Book me as a speaker for your next event or podcast
• Secure my services to begin or continue your journey toward optimum resilience
• Hire me for writing or curriculum development projects.
Degrees & Certifications
Bachelors of Science in Agriculture - Texas State University, San Marcos, TX 2018
Certified Nutritionist - American Health Science University, Aurora, CO 2003
Certified Herbalist - Rocky Mountain Center of Botanical Studies, Boulder, CO 1998
Ecological Outcome Verification Monitor - Savory Global Land-to-Market Program
Foundations of Holistic Management - Savory Global
CREATE Regenerative Land Management Program - Integrity Soils Masterclass Program led by Nicole Masters