Andrea is a registered licensed Dietitian. She graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics.
She is passionate about preventative healthcare and the functional model of healthcare focusing on the body as a symbiotic system vs individual systems, applying her knowledge of food and nutrition to further overall health in her patients.
Andrea came to Boise 4 years ago by way of Cheyenne, Wyoming where she worked as a clinical dietitian in the local hospital. As she counseled patients in the clinical setting it became clear that the impact was not long term as many hospital-bound patients are mainly focused on the “quick fix” vs long-term lifestyle changes for optimal health. After moving to Boise, she has been pursuing her passion in private practice dietetics. Her passions include celiac disease, IBS, SIBO, Crohn’s, Colitis and other subsets of IBD, gastroparesis, NAFLD, food allergies and sensitivities, women’s health/hormone health, weight management, T2DM, heart disease, and sports nutrition. Andrea enjoys solving complex digestive issues using a client-centered approach. She is both personable and practical when providing treatments and interventions for optimal health and wellness for her patients.
In 2019, Andrea was trained and certified in the FODMAP diet for Irritable Bowel Syndrome by Monash University. Currently, she is the only dietitian in the state of Idaho who has this certification. Additionally, she is certified as a personal trainer and Certified Sports Specific Trainer by the American Council of Exercise allowing for a unique wholistic approach to nutrition and overall health and well-being.
Andrea has a wonderful husband, amazing teenage twin daughters, a long-haired German Shepherd, and a chocolate lab. Andrea, born in Boulder, Colorado grew up in an environment fostering her love for all things outdoors. When Andrea is not working, you can find her hiking or running the trails in the Boise foothills, weightlifting or skiing and snowshoeing.