Lisa obtained her Bachelor’s in Nutrition and Dietetics from the Metropolitan State University of Denver and her Master’s in Sports Nutrition from the University of Colorado. She attended Virginia Tech for her dietetic internship.
Lisa knew she wanted- to work in healthcare from a young age. She started working as a certified nursing assistant in high school. The natural progression was to attend nursing school, however, after her first clinical rotation, she realized that was not the right discipline. Lisa then became a massage therapist and worked in chiropractic clinics and spa’s for 11 years. While taking an introduction to nutrition course Lisa knew she had found her calling in the healthcare industry! Lisa initially had an interest in working with eating disorders during graduate school while she was shadowing a private practice eating disorder dietitian. Upon receiving credentials an a RD she started working at the Eating Recovery Center (or just with patients struggling with ED?) and continued to pursue this population as her preferred population to help.
Lisa makes every attempt to pet all dogs that cross her path! (Obviously with owner approval first ) She has two boxer rescues of her own, Ginger and Graham. Lisa also loves plants of any kind and is consistently accumulating more. She enjoys gardening in the summer and prefers to support local farmers as much as possible.