Liz was born and raised in Patchogue, New York on the south shore of Long Island. She
grew up chasing her family’s chickens around the yard and eating sun-warmed tomatoes
from their small vegetable garden. She spent most of her free time in ballet class and
decided to pursue her love for food and being active as her career path.
Liz attended West Chester University of
Pennsylvania as a dual major in Nutrition and
Exercise Science. After graduating, she took a few months to travel around the United States and
worked for a bit as a viticulture research assistant.
It was very exciting news when she found out she was accepted into VCU Health System’s dietetic
internship program. During this time, she gained
the valuable nutrition knowledge necessary to
successfully pass her exam to become a
Registered Dietitian. She has fallen in love with
RVA and enjoys eating at the countless amazing
restaurants and taking weekend trips to the Blue Ridge Mountains during her spare time.
Liz currently works with Division 1 collegiate athletes and helps them find ways to fit balanced meals into their busy schedules. She provides team based talks and individual counseling sessions for
weight gain/loss, disordered eating, and hydration
timing for games. At home, she loves to experiment in
the kitchen and follows a mostly plant-based diet (minus a burger with some Virginia-grown beef every once and a while). She has spent
a great deal of time researching the importance of the gut microbiome and now makes her
own kombucha, lacto fermented vegetables and
sourdough bread; partially for the health benefits, but mostly for the fun of it.
Despite sharing her personal dietary approach, she
believes in setting goals tailored to YOU and does not
believe in pushing her own practices on anyone else.
She will not give you a perfect “diet” to follow, but will instead provide you with the tools you need to fuel your body with quality nutrients, find balance, and “treat
yoself” every once and a while.