Born and raised in central Illinois, Kelly spent over 20 years working in local hospitals, as an admissions representative, a phlebotomist, and an emergency room unit coordinator. She knew nothing outside of a conventional medicine paradigm; however, after she was diagnosed with a neuro-muscular autoimmune disease and then her son’s subsequent diagnosis of autism, Kelly began delving into alternative methods of treatment, and so began her journey into holistic medicine. She realized that a diagnosis is not what defines a person, that each individual should be looked at as a whole, and treatments needed to be individualized according to said person. Her passion of reading and researching ultimately led to major lifestyle changes which would result in not only her own complete recovery, but that of her son.
With this knowledge in hand, Kelly felt that she could potentially help others, so she changed her college major, and went on to receive her degree in Complementary and Alternative Medicine in 2015 from the American College of Healthcare Sciences, in Portland, Oregon. Since then, she has been enrolled at Arizona State University’s Nutrition Communication program, is studying for her certified personal trainer license through NFPT, and is now a functional medicine certified health coach, having graduated in August 2018 from the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy.
Kelly understands and values the major role that lifestyle changes play in the recovery of one’s health. Stress management, individualized nutrition, and exercise are always the primary factors that need to be addressed when working with clients and assisting them in their journey back to health. Kelly will work right alongside you every step of the way, helping you to overcome any hurdles or obstacles that might halt your progress.