Currently, I live in Chattanooga, Tennessee with my husband (Scott), my two daughters (Allison, 18, and Lauren, 16,), and Zac, our persnickety Springer Spaniel. My food journey started, however, on my family’s farm outside Dalton, Georgia (yes, Carpet Capital of the World). I’m a proud graduate of The University of Georgia (GO DAWGS) where I majored in Dietetics and Institutional Management.
For 10 years, I practiced as a Registered Dietitian with specialties in pediatrics and enteral/parenteral nutrition support. My love for nutrition also took me into the corporate world as a manager, educator, marketer, and a field trainer, but my career path became a little more circuitous with the birth of my girls. When they went to preschool, so did I!
I served as the Director of Admissions and Public Relations for an Independent Episcopal School where, once again, FOOD became another mission. Our school was the first in the area to partner with Whole Foods for our lunch service and also the first to have an organic garden that served as a “nature’s classroom”. When the girls moved on to middle/high, so did I!
I spread my wings as a Strategic Planning and Marketing Consultant which has ignited many new passions for me including the role of TECHNOLOGY…shout out to my first consulting client, TechTown. I am fascinated with all things INTERWEB, so I decided to marry my forever passions (food/nutrition/travel) with my new passion, technology. Hence, The Foodie Edit was born!