A few more interesting tidbits:
For eight years each, I was a contributing editor for Woman’s Day and fitness columnist for Allure and was even a contributing health editor for TheBeet.com
before it closed its operations. Currently, I’m a contributing writer for VegNews
My work — features in Dr. Oz the Good Life, Prevention, O the Oprah Magazine and Oxygen – has won four Media Orthopaedic Reporting Excellence Awards from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
My career-related travels have allowed me to do some pretty cool things like … skydive from 15,000 feet over the Swiss Alps, complete two 10Ks on the same day on two different continents (Australia and North America – thanks, Nike!), tandem paraglide off the top of Rendezvous Mountain in Jackson Hole, harvest grapes at a vineyard in Italy, swim with penguins and sea lions in the wild in the Galapagos, hike into Machu Picchu, do yoga on the world’s largest observation wheel in Las Vegas, drive a real race car solo on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and cruise to places like Russia, Estonia, Norway, Portugal, Alaska, and the Danube and Rhine Rivers.
I’ve been a panelist, speaker, even a judge for various organizations and events, including the Public Relations Society of America; American Spa Magazine’s Women in Wellness Awards; the National Publicity Summit; and the Global Wellness Summit.
I’ve also been honored to be a guest on many talk shows and podcasts (I love talking about veganism and healthy living!). Examples include:
- Vegan Pulse (watch here)
- Fat to Fit Wellness (watch here)
- SHEVega Talks (listen here)
- Longevity Power Summit (watch here)
- Talk Vegan (listen here)
- United Intentions’ Good Intentions show (watch here)
- Just Ask David radio show (listen here)
- Dr. Fitness and the Fat Guy (listen here)
- Delicious Living Magazine’s webinars (watch here)
- WebMD’s Health Now podcast (listen here)
Two of the stand-outs, though? Being a guest on Chef AJ Live’s show, which aired in March 2021 (watch here) and Victoria Moran’s Main Street Vegan podcast (listen here).
And a fun fact: I was a finalist in PETA’s Sexiest Vegan Over 50 contest in 2019. Although I didn’t snag the win, I was honored to have been selected a finalist in this international contest — besides, it was a great way to own turning 50!