What drives me

My own health journey has seen its ups & downs. I understand how stress is a detriment to health. And the joy generated by an amazing pilates workout or wholesome home-cooked meal! I'm passionate about health & advocacy and know my purpose in life is to share this passion with others. You'll find in me a caring partner in health.

I'm a Type A who values the mental health benefits of a nutritious diet, exercise, quality sleep and mindfulness. And SLOWING DOWN :D! Over the years I've learned to juggle a demanding career, care for a child with special needs, and be a loving partner, mom & friend. I also know how to set a meaningful goal, create a strategic plan to accomplish the goal, and meet or beat that plan! I was turned towards Pilates and health coaching by a strong motivation to help others experience the joys of a life led healthy.


  • Masters of Public Health from UC Berkeley

  • Masters of Business Administration from UC Berkeley

  • BASI Pilates Instructor (Completed comprehensive teacher training, examinations and 500 practice hours in mat + all apparatus. Teach at my Orinda Home Studio and The Town Athletics)

  • National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC)

  • Certified Health Coach (ACE-HC)

  • Certified Personal Trainer (ACE-CPT)

  • Certified Fitness Instructor (ACE-GFI)

  • Certified Behavior Change Specialist (ACE-BC)

  • Completion of Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) training with Drs. Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer

  • Completion of nutrition-based culinary program, including healthy cooking techniques

  • Grad & post-grad coursework in nutrition, food systems, and health behavior change

  • Lifelong athlete, including coaching mentorship and completion of over 10 marathons and half marathons

  • Extensive therapeutic area experience in oncology, GI / liver disease, autoimmune disorders, rare disease, genetic conditions, pediatric to elderly populations

  • 20 year career in Healthcare (much of it spent goal setting & developing communications & resources for patients, caregivers, and physicians!)

  • Executive leadership roles at leading biotechs, with extensive strategic planning & mentoring experience

  • Board non-profit experience including rare disease advocacy & community health clinics

Work with me

I would be honored to be your coach, motivator and accountability partner. Book a Pilates Session or Complimentary Coaching Discovery Session with me!