Hello, my name is Audra! I hold a B.S. from Western Oregon University in Speech Communications with a minor in Health and Fitness.
I hold a MScN degree from National University of Natural Medicine with a strong focus on medical nutrition therapy, herbal medicine and holistic healing.
My experience includes a clinical nutrition rotation at NUNM and a nutrition internship working with special needs clients in a group home setting. I was also fortunate to travel to Thailand and study herbal cooking and organic farming.
I am a certified group fitness instructor. Although currently on hiatus, I have taught Group Groove, Hip Hop Hustle, PiYo, Turbokick and Insanity.
Additionally, my primary career, prior to nutrition, was as a police and fire dispatcher and emergency medical call taker, and I still work there part time. I have been fortunate during my time in emergency services to instruct Tactical Combat Casualty Care and First Aid/CPR to our police officers.
I have a beautiful daughter who experiences multiple special needs, including a feeding tube. I have been using a whole food, organic, blenderized diet for her since 2007... I joke I was doing this before is was cool! I have also worked diligently to wean her from pharmaceuticals and replace them with natural options whenever possible.
The medical journey I have been on with her has offered me a multitude of experiential knowledge in medical care and conditions and ultimately is what brings me to you today!
In my free time I love experimenting in the kitchen, hiking, wine tasting, stand up comedy, dancing, traveling, exploring other cultures, herbalism, hanging out with my kiddo, family and friends and volunteering at the women's crisis center and with special needs children.
I look forward to meeting you!