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Jan 2005Present

Owner / Piano Teacher

Piano by Valerie


Jan 2012Present


University of Alabama


Ultra-Marathon Competitor
Mohawk-Hudson River Marathon - Finisher 2011 Rosaryville Veteran's Day 50k - Finisher 2011 JFK 50-Mile - Registered (November 2012)


I am currently a Senior at The University of Alabama pursuing a degree in Food and Nutrition with the goal of becoming a Registered Dietitian.  Teaching others how to fuel their bodies successfully in order to achieve a healthy body weight or better results as an athlete is my passion.  I seek a position that will utilize my unique qualities and skills in an exciting opportunity where growth and continued education is a priority. 

When I am not studying, I operate my own piano studio, where I have students from the ages of four to sixty-five.  Working with a wide range of age-groups and learning styles has helped me develop the ability to meet people on an individual basis and build trusting relationship with each student.  I love working with people one-on-one and helping them learn more about themselves and ultimately teach them how to reach their goals.



As I reach my goal of a degree in Food and Nutrition, I seek a dietetics internship that will allow me to gain the knowledge of practices and procedures essential to becoming a successful Registered Dietician.


When I am not teaching or studying, I love to hike, fish, hunt and camp with my husband of 12 years, Jeff, and our two energetic Border Collies, Maddie and Sasha.  I tend my own organic garden, where I harvest potatoes, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, onions, beets, Swiss chard, lettuce, peppers, herbs and cucumbers.  What I do not pass on to the neighbors I put up in canning jars for the winter ahead.  Cooking, reading and long distance running are some of my favorite things to do!



Maryland Dietetics Association


American Dietetics Assocation


Academy of Nutrition and Dietics