Meet Vanessa


I am the salmon who has been upstream, who has swum against the current, and can help you on your course to navigate autoimmune disorders, chronic disease, weight loss, and aging gracefully.

As a registered nurse who is passionate about helping people become healthier and happier, it really pains my heart to see people suffering needlessly. I have had my own difficult health journey so I know how hard it is to live a productive, joyous life when struggling with disease and health issues. Nursing is my second career; my first career was raising six children and helping my husband run his business. I have immensely enjoyed all of it. Recently I became certified as a health coach in order to better help people with their health goals.

My own health struggles have also prepared me to help others. In 2007, I was diagnosed with celiac disease, which is an autoimmune disease. I had been feeling like I was slowly dying. During that time I had chronic, severe abdominal pain; foggy brain; skin issues; horrible memory; depression; and 52 other physical complaints. I know, because I wrote them down one day and counted them.

Additionally, my enthrallment with health has laid the ground for my career path. For as long as I can remember I have had a fascination with the human body. In high school, physiology was by far my favorite class. As a young mom, I read medical and health books for fun and to try to keep my family healthy. I loved the stuff! So it was only natural that when I got near the end of raising my six wonderful children to go back to school and become a registered nurse. It is a career that is very rewarding, challenging, and a great fit for me. However, I couldn’t just stop there, thus the recent health coaching certification.

I love life and fill my time with working as an RN part time, cooking, writing blog posts, hiking, reading, playing the guitar and keeping up with my ever growing family. And of course all things health: books, magazines, podcasts, seminars, etc!

Better health is just around the bend. I know from experience that there are so many things you can do to reclaim your health and vitality. Check out my blog posts. Explore the programs that I am offering.

Contact me if you want to explore working together on your health needs.