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Expert in Food Trends, Food Marketing, Recipe Development (esp. Healthy Foods, Innovative Foods, Alternative Foods, Natural Food Additives)

Expert ID: 733285 Texas, USA

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Expert has extensive expertise in the design and development of a wide variety of recipes, most notably recipes geared towards the maintenance of healthy lifestyles. She has broad knowledge and experience in the conceptualization, design and testing of gluten-free, grain-free, Paleo, and vegan (i.e., egg-free and dairy-free) recipes, as well as a variety of healthy snack foods. Her background as a sociologist, combined with her work in the food and fitness industries, also provides her with unique insights of healthy food trends and healthy food and recipe development.

Through her freelance work and 20+ cookbooks, she has designed an extensive number of recipes for Bob's Red Mill (gluten-free grains, coconut flour, and chickpea/garbanzo bean flour), multiple protein powder companies (both whey and plant protein), and major fitness and health magazines, including Dr. Oz's The Good Life, Runner's World, Women's Fitness, Men's Fitness, Health, Trail Running, and Clean Eating.

Expert is an expert in the field of fitness design and instruction for lifelong health. She has more than 20 years as an instructor and personal trainer and holds multiple certifications through the American Council on Exercise and Stott Pilates. She has taught and trained in a wide variety of settings, including universities, spas and private gyms. She is also an endurance athlete who competes in long-distance running and triathlon events.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Shreveport, Louisiana - Bossier City, Louisiana - Tyler, Texas - Longview, Texas

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2005 Degree: PhD Subject: Sociology (areas of concentration: health, food, culture); minor in Journalism Institution: Indiana University
Year: 2000 Degree: MA Subject: Sociology Institution: Indiana University
Year: 1992 Degree: BA Subject: Sociology Institution: Bryn Mawr College

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2003 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Food Writer / Cookbook Author / Recipe Developer Department: Responsibilities: Write more than 20+ cookbooks, several of which are bestsellers. Responsibilities include conceptual development of each book, recipe development and testing, as well as all of the interior copy for each book.
Years: 2003 to 2008 Employer: Indiana University Title: Professor Department: Department of Continuing Education Responsibilities: Design and teach 300-level undergraduate correspondence courses in sociology.
Years: 1998 to 2005 Employer: Indiana University Title: Instructor/Professor Department: Sociology Responsibilities: Design and teach undergraduate sociology courses (100, 200 and 300 level).

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