Ava was born in Denver, CO where she lived until she was 7, relocating to Minnesota with her mother. She spent the next ten years splitting time between Colorado and Minnesota, graduating high school in rural Minnesota. After she graduated she lived in Houston, TX and Seattle, WA before settling in Denver again where she currently resides with her family.

It wasn’t until the birth of her daughter, Scarlett, in August 2016 that she knew she wanted and needed to get serious about her health, mindset and wellness. Ava grew up with parents that struggled with food addiction and substance abuse and for the majority of her adolescence through her twenties, she followed suit. In January 2017 she made the commitment to herself to change her life forever and set out to lose 100 lbs. She began working with Krissy Cagney and Black Iron Nutrition February 2017, managing to lose 70 lbs in 2017 alone.

Her own transformation, inspirational coaching, desire to learn and passion for helping others led her to obtain her certification in nutrition through Precision Nutrition. She is now a personal chef, using her knowledge in nutrition to create balanced and customizable menus for her clients. 

Ava is a lover of food, cooking, music, reading, the outdoors, and philanthropy. An advocate for self love, it is important to Ava to raise her daughter in a way that promotes women’s empowerment, kindness, independency, and an appreciation for nature. 

Ava believes it is an honor and privilege to coach with Black Iron Nutrition. Her intention is to work with women and mothers to repair their relationships with food, themselves and their own mindset. 

Certifications / Experience

  • Precision Nutrition L1