I was named 2012 Entrepreneur of the Year by the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) for my work with my company, NOURISH Evolution. Through NOURISH Evolution and my flagship program, Cook the Seasons, I inspire and equip people to make a lasting shift from processed food to real food in real life. In 2014, I launched Building Authentic Brands, an online program geared towards helping emerging entrepreneurs get their authentic brand defined, designed and online in just six weeks.
I have consulted for a decade and a half on branding, messaging and social strategy for companies like Earthbound Farm, Bonterra Organic Vineyards, Hotel Healdsburg/h2, Clos du Bois, Rosemount Estate and Spectrum Organic Products.
I am also a widely published food writer for magazines like Cooking Light, Better Homes & Gardens and Eating Well, and appear frequently on local and national television, and as a guest chef and speaker at cooking schools, corporations and spas.
I am past Chair of the Food Writers and Editors Section of the International Association of Culinary Professionals and have served as Communication Chair of the Sonoma County North chapter of Slow Food.
I have an MBA from University of Florida, a BA in Communication from Tulane University, and have studied at the Sorbonne in Paris and the Culinary Institute of America Greystone in Napa Valley. I lived in New York, New Orleans, Paris, Greece, Costa Rica and San Francisco before putting down roots in Healdsburg, CA with my husband, Christopher, and daughter, Noemi.