I have over 15 years of experience helping people lose body fat, get healthy, and perform at their best. My education includes both a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Nutrition, and I am a registered and licensed dietitian with a board certification in sports nutrition. A RRCA Running Coach certification and ACSM Exercise Physiologist round out my credentials.
As a busy mom, wife and business owner, I have learned how to make a healthy lifestyle work in the real world. I am thrilled to get to share my love for healthy eating, performance nutrition, exercising and enjoying life, which is truly a dream come true!
Matt’s passion for fitness stems from his active lifestyle. Matt has participated in many different fitness related events- 100 mile cycling races, half and full marathons, sprint triathlons, and an Iron Man 70.3. Applied and practical movement is a great indicator of overall fitness ability, and his goal is to help people attain similar results.
Matt’s future goals in fitness include an Iron Man, an Ultra Marathon, and other endurance events. His primary goal is to balance strength ability with endurance ability throughout the training processes.
I love to explore all varieties of movement and fitness, and over the years it's been anything from triathlons to obstacle races to power lifting, and currently CrossFit.
I've come to absolutely love heavy lifting and utilize it as the foundation of my own fitness, but there's also nothing I love more than a good, hard conditioning session to kick my butt in gear. I thrive off of physical challenges, conquering myself mentally and learning to control and own my mind and body a little more every day.
Fitness and wellness is my passion. my lifestyle, and my privilege, and an outlet for my drive and competitive nature. But more importantly, it's the gift I'm blessed to be able to pass along to everyone I have the joy of training.
In 2003, I came to Missouri to attend Evangel University, where I learned many lessons on and off the football field. After graduating, I spent the next 8 years training athletes to be the best they can be. I also spent many hours helping hard-working everyday citizens reach fitness goals that they never knew where possible for them.
I have so much passion for helping people on their journey to a healthier life! Nothing is easy, but together I know we can make it happen. I am very excited to be a part of the great staff at AYB, where it will be an amazing community!
My main interest is nutrition and wellness. I started my career as an outpatient community dietitian at St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Missouri. I enjoyed working with diabetes patients, and I was thrilled to take my next position as the Pediatric Diabetes Dietitian at the University of Missouri. This gave me the unique opportunity to work closely with families to help them through the lifestyle changes that diabetes presents.
I went on to work in wellness and nutrition at Forsyth Medical Center in North Carolina. There I organized and taught diabetes classes and provided nutrition counseling for a variety of health issues. I also worked with a team to develop an employee wellness program. Throughout my career as a dietitian, I have enjoyed helping people optimize their nutrition for their particular health concerns.
I then went on to pursue my dream of becoming a Registered Dietitian by completing my Dietetic Internship at Saint Louis University along with my Master of Science degree in Dietetics with an emphasis in Nutrition and Physical Performance.
I’m excited I can contribute to such a wonderful team at Achieving Your Best,and very much look forward to helping athletes reach their full potential through nutrition in my hometown of Springfield, Mo. 😊