My Training

I graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition where I learned innovative coaching methods, practical lifestyle management techniques, and over 100 dietary theories; everything from Ayurveda, gluten-free, and Paleo, to raw, vegan, and macrobiotics, and everything in between.

I studied with the world's top health and wellness experts including: 

  • Joshua Rosenthal, MScEd, founder and director of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition
  • Deepak Chopra, MD World Leader in Mind-Body Medicine, Director of Education at The Chopra Center, Bestselling Author
  • David Katz, MD, MPH, Authority on Preventive Medicine and Weight Management, Director of the Yale Prevention Research Center
  • Walter Willett, MD, DrPH, Chair of the Department of Nutrition at Harvard’s School of Public Health and Bestselling Author
  • Andrew Weil, MD, Bestselling Author and Expert on Integrative Medicine and Mind-Body Interactions
  • Gabrielle Bernstein, Motivational Speaker, Life Coach, Bestselling Author
  • Susan Blum, MD, MPH, Functional Medicine Doctor, Founder of Blum Center for Health
  • Mark Hyman, MD, Founder and Medical Director of The UltraWellness Center, Bestselling Author
  • Geneen Roth, Pioneer of Emotional Eating and Empowerment, Bestselling Author
  • David Wolfe, recognized Expert and Bestselling Author on Superfoods and Raw Nutrition
  • Marion Nestle, PhD, MPH, Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health at New York University
  • Mark Bittman, New York Times Columnist, Bestselling Author

My education has equipped me with extensive, cutting-edge knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and prevention. Drawing on my expertise, I work with clients like you to help make lifestyle changes and choose health-promoting ways that produce real and lasting results. You will develop a deeper understanding of food and lifestyle choices that work best for you, improving your energy, balance, health, and happiness.

Each session will leave you feeling inspired and motivated. We will talk about things beyond food, seeking to bring balance to important elements of your life such as love and relationship as well as career and money. I will personally and carefully guide you to make simple, small changes that transform your life.


As a coach, I put the power back in YOUR hands.  

Learn more about my training and my unique approach to health coaching.

Are you curious about how health coaching can help you? Let’s talk. Schedule an initial consultation with me today.

I received my training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where I studied a variety of dietary theories and practical lifestyle coaching methods. With my knowledge, we co-create completely personalized actions based on your goals to move you toward your ideal vision of health within your unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and resources. 

I inspire, support and encourage women to transform their health & well-being to create a vibrancy of mind, body, and spirit.  I specialize in supporting women who need to make health-related changes to their lifestyle.  

I have 3 years of personal experience in the implementation of an anti-Inflammatory diet and/or Paleo lifestyle.  I have seen the astounding personal health benefits of incorporating these dietary changes into my life. 

I believe in the power of personal growth and transformation that can be achieved through coaching.  Coaching has helped me make the transition from a 30+ year postal career to creating a life to love.

I'd love to coach and support you in becoming the best possible version of yourself!  Take action now to become the author of your life!

My careers, education, experience, CEU's and training:

1979-1983 - Medical Technology, KSC/MPCC
1983 - 2014 USPS
1985 - 2014 Postmaster
1993 - Associate of Arts, Business Management/Microcomputers, CCC, Grand Island
2011 - Jin Shin Jyutsu Self Help, Scottsdale, AZ

2012 - Diploma Professional Massage Therapy, UCHA, Omaha
While at UCHA I learned the following modalities:  Comfort Touch, Reflexology, Reiki, Healing Touch.  I also received training in the following massage treatments:  Sports, Cancer, Prenatal, Infant, Chair, Pediatric.  

2012 - Practitioner Certificate Jin Shin Jyutsu, Scottsdale, AZ
2012 - Licensed Massage Therapist National Exam, FSTMB
2012 - Structural Integration, Myofascial Meridians, Kinesis, Loveland, CO.
2012 - John Barnes Myofascial Release, Minneapolis, MN
2013 - Myofascial Release & Pelvic Rebalancing, Reiger, Omaha, NE
2013 - Deep Tissue, imassage, Omaha, NE
2014 - Jin Shin Jyutsu Living the Art, Tuscon, AZ
2014 - Qigong: Transform Muscles, Tendons, Energy & Spirit, Ken Cohen, Boulder, CO
2014- 2015 - Certificate Health Coach, Institute for Integrative Nutrition
2014 - IIN Conference, Dr Andrew Weil, Dr William Davis, NYC
2014 - Creating a Career that Matters, Marianne Williamson
2015 - How to Be FREE! Getting What You Want in Every Area of Your Life, Handel Group
2015 - Pulse Reading, JSJ, Broshi, Boulder, CO
2015 - Reiki 1st & 2nd degree, Cyndi Smith, Lexington, NE
2015 - Reiki Master Level, Grace Alvarez Sesma, Nederland, CO
2015 - Energy of the Chakras, Bushnell, Kearney, NE
2015 - Access the Bars, Amy Williams, Ogallala, NE
2015 - Ethics, UCHA, Omaha NE
2015 - Ethics, Amy Williams, Lincoln NE
2015 - B-School, Marie Forleo 
2015 - The Copy Cure, Marie Forleo
2015 - Power of Awareness/Mindfulness, Tara Brach/Jack Kornfield
2015 - Spirit Junkies MasterClass, Gabrielle Bernstein
2015 - Ageless Goddess, Dr. Christiane Northrup
2015 - Aphrodite, Marianne Williamson
2015 - Yoga Teacher Training, Shanti Yoga, Jody Augustyn, Loup City, NE
2015 - RYT200 Certification, Yoga Alliance
2016 - Began 1 year training program with Functional Medicine Coaching Academy 

In the summer of 2014 my mom, granddaughters and I collaborated on a project to write and illustrate a book for our youngest granddaughter.

Books are available for sale at Patty's massage studio. Price $8.00

Our book is also available on amazon at the following link: Click here
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