Emily was born and raised in Reno, Nevada where she grew up skiing, snowboarding, and playing soccer. Growing up, Emily was a very picky eater. She wouldn’t eat meat or vegetables. And it wasn’t until college, when she started to workout quite a bit more, that she finally started to add them to her diet. She got into long distance running in college where she placed top 5 in her age group in the Rockin’ River Reno Marathon and Half Marathon several times. Emily was introduced to CrossFit in 2012 and fell in love with the variety of workouts and its ability to help her gain strength, coordination, and confidence.
Nutrition became a concern when Emily realized she was not getting the fuel she needed from protein bars and bananas. It was then that she started a Paleo style diet where she focused on eating real food. Her energy was back up, but a couple years later, health issues prevailed in numerous forms, from seizures and kidney stones, to non-stop bloating and GI discomfort. Eventually she had to have surgery for Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome.
Doctors thought she had Lupus and/or Hashimotos and wanted to put her on prescription drugs. She decided to take matters into her own hands and started working on her nutrition to become healthier. After learning and experimenting with numerous diets including Paleo, AIP, Keto and Flexible Dieting, she found what worked for her. Through this experience and completing her NTP certification, she realized that everyone has individual needs, and there is no one-fix for every person. Her passion lies in helping individuals better their health and happiness with food and lifestyle changes that are specific to their needs.
Emily lives with her husband and pup in Reno where she continues to do a variety of training including CrossFit, cycling, skiing, hiking, yoga, and running. She coaches CrossFit part-time at Double Edge Fitness and works out with her friends at Black Iron Gym. She spends her spare time baking, crafting, and studying nutrition. She focuses on maintaining a healthy lifestyle that involves balance, intuition, and self-love.
Emily runs our Black Iron Nutrition Restore program.
Certifications / Experience
Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP)
Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management