About Our Team
Denise received her bachelor's degree in nutritional science from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo. She then pursued her credential in dietetics. During this time, she gained knowledge and experience while working at private clinics, hospitals, schools, fitness centers, and public health care agencies. She passed the National Boards Examination in 2006 qualifying her as a registered dietitian.
Denise’s passion for nutrition began at a young age as a competitive gymnast and nationally-rated Irish dancer. Her dedication to fueling her body properly helped optimize her performance which led her to want to educate others and assist them in reaching their fitness and nutritional goals.
Denise joined the Athletes’ Performance and Core Performance team in May of 2008. She focuses on educating athletes all over the world on proper nutrition for overall performance, recovery, and long-term health. She works with both individual athletes and Major League teams. She passed her Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) exam in July 2012.
Prior to this, Denise worked at The Life Balance Centre in Santa Barbara, Calif. She specialized in working with food intolerance and hormonal conditions such as adrenal stress, diabetes, thyroid imbalances, and their impact on an individual’s weight, energy levels, and overall quality of life. Denise is committed to working closely with each client to ensure proper nutrition for optimal performance while helping them to reach their personal fitness and nutritional goals.
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