Laura loves playing a role in the multidisciplinary approach to healthcare. Her passion is to make the science of nutrition and behavior change easy to understand and applicable to daily life for her patients. She is a second career Registered Dietitian, having left the glamorous life of a corporate finance analyst (aka spreadsheet guru) to pursue nutrition. She wanted to make sure her career helped others, was fulfilling, and also kept her focused on her own health daily. Laura empowers her patients to approach food like a budget, encouraging a general balanced and healthy diet that doesn’t eliminate any specific food groups. She teaches them to be mindful and intentional about having their favorite foods in moderation, much like they were spending a savings account on the items that matter most to them.
Originally from Denton, Texas, she just moved back to the Fort Worth area after living in Houston for nearly five years. Laura earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Texas, a second bachelor’s degree from Texas Woman’s University, and a Masters in Clinical Nutrition from the University of Alabama. She completed a Dietetic Internship at Baylor University Medical Center. Laura was honored with the Texas Recognized Young Dietitian award in 2016.
Laura is completely obsessed with dogs, especially shiba inus. She loves to read and watch live music, particularly in the pop punk genre. Her cooking skills have admittedly been getting worse the older that she gets. She enjoys cycling—both trail riding on her hybrid trek bike, and indoor cycling on her keiser spin bike. Most of all, she likes to lie around like a sloth and watch videos of people slipping, tripping, and running into things. I have a very dry and sarcastic sense of humor.