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.
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.
Eloise was born and raised in Saratoga Springs, NY and received her Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics, Nutrition and Food Science from the University of Vermont. She completed her RD internship through the Sage Colleges with a focus in health coaching, mental health, and content creation. With her Food-As-Medicine approach paired with a background in psychology, Eloise loves helping clients understand and harness the power of the diet to optimize not only their fitness but also their energy levels, mood and cognition, and sleep quality. In her spare time Eloise enjoys cooking and creating new recipes, seeking adventure with her beloved German shepherd, and practicing yoga.
I grew up in Easton, Pennsylvania and completed my undergraduate degree and Dietetic Internship at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). I am continuing my education online through IUP to finish my Master’s degree in Nutrition Science. My passion for nutrition stems from being a younger sister of a former Division I-AA running back. I grew up following sports, specifically football which enhanced my interest in sports nutrition. My love for fitness since my teen years also contributed to my interest in studying nutrition. I spent a few of my college years sharing my excitement for fitness by teaching Group Fitness classes. I enjoy a mixture of HIIT workouts and strength training! In today’s world many individuals are looking for a quick fix, but achieving a well-balanced healthy lifestyle takes time. I believe in developing long-term healthy habits that will support your individualized nutrition needs. When I am not talking about nutrition or working out in the gym, you can find me watching my boyfriend coaching a football game, on an outdoor adventure or cooking in the kitchen!