My Story

“Give a man a fish and he eats for a day, teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime.” Lao Tzu

I am a wife, daughter, sister, aunt, therapeutic personal chef, former health food store owner, skier, biker, cooking coach and ‘to be published’ cookbook author.

I grew up on a ranch in Wyoming with garden fresh vegetables, wild meat, honey from our honey bees, fresh, raw cow’s milk and eggs. In first grade I received a mini cooking oven for Christmas and I’ve been cooking and loving it ever since. For a time after college, I’ve lived and worked abroad. This allowed me to extensively travel around the world and learn so much.

From these experiences, I’ve learned a great deal about other cultures and foods. For the last 25 years, I’ve explored my passion for natural health. I’ve studied health, food and every diet from Fruitarian to Macrobiotic to Paleo, including many cleanses and detox diets. When I was a health food store owner, we added a raw food and juice bar specializing in 3-10 day juice cleanses. At the food and juice bar, I discovered that my passion for healthy cooking could become my dream job. When everything lined up, I became a successful therapeutic personal chef.

Now I am taking it one step further. People need more than a chef to feel empowered and take control of their health. They need to learn how to support their families with a strong health foundation. Cooking For Your Life is my coaching program that is the culmination of past experiences that are tried, true, tested and fundamental to the way I find it is necessary to live well and change people’s lives for the better.

I love what I do…and even had the best green shake while I wrote this!

– Kara