An Interest in Preventative Health
I think all my life I have always been drawn towards helping others. I considered many career options throughout high school and college, and was thrilled to discover a preventative health Master’s program at Ball State University where I had just completed my 4 yr degree. They were only one of three universities nationwide at the time that were offering this type of cutting-edge program. Wellness Management spoke to me as it provided an intense 2 year curriculum that focused on business, nutrition, and all 6 aspects of personal wellness: Spiritual, Intellectual, Emotional, Physical, Financial, and Social. It was everything I hoped it would be and more! It taught me the principles that ground us and guide us to be the best that we can be. I gained further understanding of balancing priorities and soaking up the beauty of life that each day presents.
My career path first led me to the University of Findlay to help create their undergraduate Wellness Program and then on to Honda as a Health Promotion Specialist where I was able to provide preventative health programming for associates and their families. After being there for over five years, my husband Scott and I realized I needed a change in order to “walk my talk.” At that point we had just had our third child and I knew I needed to take a break from my career path and stay at home to help raise our growing family. It was the best decision we ever made. Over the next six years, God blessed us with two more children so our family was now complete with 3 boys and 2 girls: Trey, Haley, Kamryn, Christopher and Grant.
After several years at home, I was approached by Dr. Huffer to bring further nutrition education into his practice. Huffer Chiropractic lives and breathes education and Dr. Huffer wanted to ensure that as he and his doctors were providing the best chiropractic care; that the appropriate time was also given for nutrition education and lifestyle modification. God had blessed me again. How could this Village of 1500 people contain a business that embodied all of the principles that I had studied, embraced and lived to my best ability?
I have now been working in Nutrition at Huffer Chiropractic for the past eight years. I have been able to continue my education through attending countless nutritional seminars and workshops. In addition, I received my Nutritional Response Testing certification in 2015. The best part of my job is watching lives change as people heal and get better. Every day we see transformations occur at the office and every day I thank God for being able to witness those changes and assist in that healing in whatever way that I can.
My Family Now
Scott and I have now been married for 26 years and are enjoying watching the paths our children choose. We have two that have graduated from college, one still in college and our two youngest boys are in high school. In my spare time, I enjoy watching my husband coach basketball and my boys compete in all of their varied interests! In addition, I enjoy hiking, cooking, visiting with friends and family, and spending time with our grandson, LouisJ
I adopted a quote when I was in college and have embraced it throughout my career: “Wherever you are, Be There.” It is a simple reminder to be present in the moment, whatever that moment may be. With that being said, I promise that when you come to see me for nutrition, that all of my energy and focus will be on YOU. I will listen and understand the journey that has led you to this point and upon completion of your evaluation will give you recommendations that fit YOU. We only have this one body and this one life. It is my job to make sure that I help you reach your optimal potential!
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