I am a Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist and Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, freelance writer and blogger who got hooked on the idea of writing my own cookbook after I helped coordinate, organize, write and edit a cookbook to commemorate my church’s 60th Anniversary celebration in 2017.
I hold a Master of Arts Degree in Communication Studies from the University of Rhode Island and have over 22 years of experience working in corporate communications, academia, freelance writing and blogging. I was employed as a Communications Specialist and college professor for 10 years before making the switch to focus solely on freelance writing and blogging in 2010, when I began my first blog, Deep Thought Thursdays. I have taught classes in communication both online and in-person and have appeared on television as a platelet and blood donor spokesperson for the Rhode Island Blood Center. My work has been featured on Moms Into Fitness and The Barre Blog.
In 2016, I was diagnosed with Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease and Raynaud’s Disease, both of which changed my nutritional focus to one that incorporates a diary-free, gluten-free and sugar-free diet. Since I began my battle with autoimmune disease, I have been developing my own recipes for autoimmune friendly-baked goods and desserts as a way to control my symptoms and to complement my medication.
In 2021, I started my website, The Barre Library, as a way to share low-impact exercise with others. In addition, the site features methods, recipes and ideas to support others as they curate their own mindful and balanced lifestyles.