Eighty Twenty

I am a registered dietitian and an ACSM Health and Fitness Specialist. 
I currently work as a personal trainer and group fitness class instructor at The Club on Rouse, a small personal health club located in Bozeman, MT.  I am also employed by Bozeman Deaconess Hospital as an outpatient clinical dietitian.  I get to work with patients and develop programs for the Bozeman Deaconess Cancer Center, the Cancer Support Community, Community Health Partners, the Bozeman Deaconess Diabetes Center, and Montana State University Athletics (Go Bobcats!).

I hold a Master's degree in Exercise and Nutrition Sciences from Montana State University.  I completed a dietetic internship at Cal Poly University in Pomona, CA, where I had opportunities to work at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in clinical nutrition, the Orange County Department of Public Health, as well as at UCLA's Acosta Athletic Training Center.

I believe that eating healthy does NOT have to be a full time job.  However, the daily choices that we make will affect our health.  It's all about BALANCE!  If we eat healthy 80% of the time, then for the remaining 20%, we can eat foods that may not be all that good for us.

My life is so blessed. My husband, Kevin, is my number one supporter.  We live with our two dogs, Moose and Friday, our new baby girl Vonn, and we LOVE our life.  We live in Bozeman, MT with hundreds of fantastic running and hiking trails and three ski hills within one hour of our house.  The winter is survivable (thanks to our ability to enjoy outdoor activity) and the summers are world-class.

What I'm Eating Now......

You may have noticed that I've been AWOL a bit. ...more

Healthified Super Bowl Line-Up

The big game is coming up! What will you be serving? ...more

80--- Chimichurri Sauce

Have you made...more

20--- Pumpkin Russian Cream

I don't know about you but my love for pumpkin desserts doesn't end with Thanksgiving.This recipe is a new twist on my classic Russian Cream. ...more

80--- Basic Beet Bisque

Either you love 'um, or you don't. If you love 'um you've got to try this.Beets are loaded with fiber, manganese, folate, potassium, magnesium, and iron, along with other antioxidants found only in beets (betalains). ...more

80--- Feta and Chive Mashed Cauliflower


80--- The Fall Chop

Chopped salads are so appealing. ...more

80--- Favorite Fall Breakfasts

Gradually declining temps have you turning...more

Healthier Pumpkin Recipes

I know it's on your mind....more

80--- Superfood Trail Mix

Wednesday, August 31st is National Trail Mix Day! This is a holiday that I can truly celebrate. Trail mix is a great way to get a good mix of macros to fuel your...more