I grew up in the coastal Alaskan town of Unalakleet and began to cross-country ski on the Bering Sea ice. Like a good ski trail, my journey to the Olympics had many twists and turns, ups and downs. My dream came true when I raced in the 2002 Winter Olympics and 2003 World Championships.
At age 43, I was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer. My cancer battle led to many questions about disease prevention. As part of my quest for answers, I became a Certified Holistic Nutritionist.
My new Olympic-size goals are to prevent my own cancer recurrence and share research, insights, and resources for healthy eating with others like you. It is wonderful news that our bodies have an incredible ability to self-regulate and self-repair when given the proper building blocks.
My husband and I have two children and we live in Rigby, Idaho. Beyond nutrition, it is my joy to introduce others to cross-country skiing and help experienced skiers improve their technique and efficiency. Cross-country skiing is a phenomenal way to embrace winter and improve health. I hope to see you on the trails!