• University of Nebraska-Lincoln, MS Interdepartmental Nutrition and Food Science (2011)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Dietetic Internship (2007)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, BS Nutritional Science (Pre-med, 2001)
  • Southeast Community College, Certification in Microcomputers (1999)
  • Computer Skills:  Point Click Care, EPIC, ESHA Food Processor/Genesis, Resident Diet System, Dietary e-Kardex, Quickbooks. Able to easily switch to other EMR’s and dietary programs.


  • Serve Safe Certified (4593932) & Certified Food Manager, MN  (FM42589)
  • Licensed: MN (2694), TX (DT84699), PA (DN006186), ND (1151), OH (08698), FL (ND9330), IL(164007657)
  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (977220), Member Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Successfully completed the American Dietetic Association’s Certificate of Training in Menu Labeling
  • Successfully completed the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Certificate of Training in Food Allergies


  • Food Manager Magazine’s Best New Community Wellness Initiative Award (2011)
  • CDC’s Communities Putting Prevention to Work Grant Contract – La Crosse, WI (2009)
  • Elinor Kerry Entrepreneur Award – University of Nebraska – Lincoln (2002)
  • Honors Convocation – Superior Scholar University of Nebraska – Lincoln (2001)
  • Product innovation recognition by: The Food Network, Taste of Home Magazine, Country Business Magazine, Gift and Decorative Accessories
  • Best New Product Awards – Nebraska Food Industry Association