I am a curious student of yoga, a nutrition consultant, and a writer. I am fascinated by how my actions can influence the world around me and the world inside of me, simultaneously.
Uniting with your own natural rhythm—your best self—is difficult in our modern day society, but it is not impossible. This is precisely why I created Urban Leaf. I am here to help.

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Lululemon Athletica (Pacific Place)—Gorgeous, high quality, athletic clothing
The I AM. Idea—Thoughtful, hand-woven yoga bags by women in Guatemala
Natural Fitness—Premium, sustainably sourced, non-toxic yoga props
Seek Retreat—Transformational yoga retreats in magical destinations


Full Body Systems, Andrea Nakayama (expected 2013)
Precision Nutrition Certification, Precision Nutrition (2013)
Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition, T. Colin Campbell Foundation (2012)
B.A. Economics, Spanish Minor, Miami University (2008)

Notable Yoga Instructor Training

Noah Maze. The Art of Sequencing & Backbends. Seattle, WA  (5/2014)
Jason Crandell. The Art of Yoga Sequencing, Yogaglo Courses (expected 2014)
Jason Crandell. Optimize Vinyasa Practices, Seattle, WA (2/2014)
Sianna Sherman. Heart Fire Activation, Seattle, WA (2/2014)
Richelle Ricard. Anatomical Study of the Spine, Seattle, WA (1/2013)
Christina Sell. Asana Junkies, Online Program (1/2013)
Kathryn Budig. Aim True Flow, San Diego Yoga Journal Conference (7/2012)
Seane Corn. Vinyasa Flow Workshop, Vancouver, BC (6/2012)
40-hr Sadie Nardini. Teacher Training via Kripalu (1/2012)
Baron Baptiste. Immersion Workshop, Estes Park, Colorado (9/2011)
Business of Yoga Workshop, Midwest Yoga Journal Conference (7/2011)
36-hr Level Two Instructor Training, CorePower Yoga (4/2011)
200-hr Power Vinyasa Instructor Certification RYT, CorePower Yoga (2/2011)

Professional Experience

Yoga Teacher Training Lead & Mentor at The Grinning Yogi (2014)
Nutrition Consultant, Blogger, Photographer at Juicebox (2013—Present)
Community Liasion, Blogger at The Grinning Yogi (2012—2013)
Brand Representative at Natural Fitness (2012—2013)
Assistant Manager at Tula Yoga Studio (2011—2012)
Senior Underwriter at Great American Insurance (2008—2011)
Founder of Individuals for Disordered Eating Awareness -IDEA- (2006—2008)