AC is originally from Charlotte, NC and got her Bachelor’s degree in both psychology and Spanish at UNC Chapel Hill. She worked in community mental health before going back for her Master’s in Nutrition at Meredith College in Raleigh, NC. AC fell in love with sports nutrition while working with the dietitians at Notre Dame University during her intern year. She feels passionately about using balanced nutrition to support a balanced life, and enjoys helping people use food as a tool to bust through plateaus and hit their goals! Addie is always down to try a new workout and absolutely loves to cook and try new foods. She can make lots of fancy dishes, but her favorite food is anything that resembles PB&J.
Rachel is an energetic dietitian with a passion for weight lifting, long distance running and acting. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics from the University of Florida (Go Gators!) and attended Virginia Tech for her Dietetic Internship. Rachel has been running half and full marathons since her senior year in high school after competing as a gymnast for twelve years. Nutrition and sports have always been a large part of her life and she is very excited to help members reach their dream exercise and nutrition goals. Nutrition counseling will focus on lifestyle habits for long-term results and health, as well as, a focus on whole foods and listening to your body’s needs! When Rachel is not at the gym, you can find her following her passion for acting and improv or relaxing in the sun.
Emily has been a practicing Dietitian for 6 years and received her bachelors at Kent State University and completed her internship in Pittsburgh, PA with a focus in entrepreneurship. Shortly afterwards, she discovered the art of mindfulness and how it transformed her clients struggles with food. Emily decided to dive into learning about the mind-body connection and became a Certified Yoga Teacher. Through teaching yoga she became extremely interested in nutrition for fitness. She is an obsessive hiker and has hiked all over the world such as Iceland, Azores Islands, and the French Alps to name a few. Learning how to fuel the body properly when training and completing these rigorous hikes has helped her reach new heights. Emily’s philosophy with clients is to optimize health by meeting each individual where they are and creating a plan that is specific to their needs. Using an integrative and functional approach and incorporating more whole, plant-based foods, she helps clients unleash their body’s full potential. When not at VIDA you can find Emily practicing her photography, hanging with friends, or daydreaming about her next travel adventure.
Amanda grew up in Chicago before spending a few years in New York receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry. After discovering her passion for nutrition and wellness, she went on to complete her Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics from Benedictine University. Amanda currently has taken on a passion for running marathons after growing up as a water animal, competing as a Division 1 level swimmer during her undergrad. Being a fitness fanatic, she also is a certified Personal trainer and spent several years working as a Spinning Instructor. Amanda is a true believer in being mindful about what we are eating and allowing food to be a source of both enjoyment and energy. When she is not at VIDA talking about food, you can find Amanda cooking in the kitchen or finding a new outdoor adventure!
Kelsey is originally from the greater Philadelphia area and joins us after spending several years studying and living in Boston where she received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Nutritional Science at Boston University. As a result of spending her teens and early adult life running competitively, she developed a passion for using nutrition to fuel performance. She is most enthusiastic about helping clients navigate today’s overwhelming food environment and creating sustainable habits in order to reach goals. While baking is Kelsey’s favorite pastime, she also enjoys running, going to museums and concerts, and hunting down the best doughnuts in town.