Jackie is a Registered Dietitian with a bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of New Mexico. She completed her dietetic internship at the University of New Mexico and then moved to Colorado soon after she completed her internship in search of bigger adventures.
Jackie lives her life based on three things: food, fitness and fun. She is an avid mountain biker, snowboarder, runner, hiker, weight lifter and rock climber. She also enjoys team sports, especially softball, flag football and volleyball. When she isn’t spending time outside or being active, you can find her creating and cooking meals in the kitchen.
Growing up as a Special Forces Army Brat, Jackie’s life as a child and teenager always revolved around health. From family bike rides to team sports and home cooked meals around the dinner table, Jackie has always had a passion for nutrition and fitness. Strength and conditioning started for her at age 14, during varsity softball, and continued through her teenage years with the guidance of her father. Jackie’s first job was at a Gold’s Gym, and she became interested in having a career in fitness. But, like a lot of young adolescents, Jackie started engaging in disordered eating behaviors and developed a negative body image. Workouts and having the “perfect” body became an obsession. Fortunately, Jackie found a well balanced nutrition program that supported her health and body image goals while figuring out what she could do for a career in fitness.
Learning about the human body and how nutrition affects sport performance was enough for Jackie to know she wanted to pursue a career in sports nutrition. Jackie was able to look at her own behaviors from an educated perspective and with time, was able to help herself with optimal nutrition, while becoming comfortable in her own healthy body.