● To enhance the knowledge and understanding about food, nutrition and lifestyle cultures
that positively impact one’s health.
● To connect nutrition professionals from around the world to people in need of their
services and create sustainable nutritionist-to-person matches that
will enhance the health and well-being of individuals.
● To grow as a news/media wellness portal that focuses on delivering the following:
○ Youtube channel presenting a DIY Kitchen Apothecary for body.
○ Podcast of interviews with various dietitians form around the world.
○ Blog of various travel or wellness related topics, categorized by location.
○ Global Dietitian Directory of dietitians and licensed nutritionists based on location and
● To help individuals by means of:
○ 1:1 nutrition counseling via tele-health focusing on women’s health and
○ E3 Program. Go around the world to discover food and nutrition
culture and explore how epigenetics, ecology and eating play a role in your
reproductive health and well-being (to be launched 2021).
Kelly grew up in a small town in central Maine. In 2004 she moved to Germany to be an Au Pair
and was in awe of the difference in food culture and lifestyle. It was this pivotal point in her life
that guided her towards a career path in health and wellness. Upon her return to the states she
pursued a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Southern Maine.
The move to The Big Apple
In 2009 she made the move to the The Big Apple where she earned a Master’s Degree in
Clínical Nutrition & Dietetics and completed her dietetic internship, both through New York
University. While the classroom instruction was profoundly beneficial it was the experience in
the hospital, food service kitchens and community that helped to expand her knowledge to a
new level. Working alongside a mentor who is a leader in the “nutripreneur” movement she was
provided with a glimpse of the different avenues in which she could take her skills and
knowledge beyond its traditional hospital grounds.
Her work so far
She has worked in various neighborhoods in NYC in areas such as employee wellness,
HIV/AIDS nutrition care, gestational diabetes and prenatal nutrition and teaching Pilates. She was
introduced to tele-health in 2014 and working as an independent contractor focusing on
women’s health, sports/fitness nutrition, weight management and general well-being. In 2016
she was recruited to the United Arab Emirates for work and moved there in January 2017. After
completing 3 years between Abu Dhabi and Dubai as a manager, consultant and Pilates Teacher she returned back to NYC in December 2019. Kelly enjoys volunteer work and has volunteered at various locations including soup kitchens in her home state of Maine and her current home in NYC, cacao farming in the hill tribes of Mindanao, refugee support in Paris, and teaching Pilates at Dubai Foundation for Women and Children in the UAE.
Kelly’s approach to working with clients includes evidence-based research outcomes combined
with common sense and a sense of humor. Research has shown a rise in anxiety and
depression, which may overlap to one’s food choices and general confusion about what to eat.
She built Indigenous Nutritionist® with this in mind and utilizes technology to enable her to
reach people around the globe with her message.
Kelly completed her full apparatus Pilates training, which involved bridging to Classical Pilates,
while based in Dubai. In total she has 18 years of Pilates experience. She hopes to inspire and
help others to learn and do this mind-body method of exercise. Kelly is working on a reproductive health program set to launch in 2021, which will be a combination of creativity and sciences into one educational program with a personalized component built in for those who join. Recently Kelly has taken a short-term urgent position as a clinical acute care dietitian on Roosevelt Island due to the shortage of health care professionals in NYC during the pandemic. She continues to build her brand from the ground up, taking the “Slow Food,” approach of allowing the time for it to be grown organically in order to feed you the best content she can create.