FRCF Nutrition Coach
I’m a native Texan who grew up in Houston playing soccer and field hockey. Looking to escape the heat and humidity, I attended University of Colorado-Boulder for my undergrad where I earned B.A. in Anthropology. I followed my passion for food to Cook Street Cooking School in Denver and received my Professional Food and Wine Certification in 2007. After graduating, I worked as a chef in Denver and a regular customer there introduced me to CrossFit. I joined FRCF in August of 2008.
I came to CrossFit in the worst shape of my life. FRCF gave me a new strength, both physically and mentally, but more importantly, a new community with incredible people. I was introduced to the Paleo Diet and found that focusing on real food while ditching the grains, sugar, and processed foods made me feel great. My energy remained consistent throughout the day, my sleep improved, I found relief from digestive issues, my skin cleared up, and my body composition improved. This transformation sparked my interest in nutrition and I became a Certified Nutrition Consultant through Bauman College in Boulder. I graduated in December 2011 with my Certification and opened Primal Nutrition by Karen, a nutrition consulting business. I specialize in the Paleo/Primal lifestyle and enjoy helping clients reach their individual health goals through proper nutrition.