DIAITA Core Team
NURSE CARE COACH
Dana is a Registered Nurse and completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing
in 2009 from the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs. She is certified
in Medical-Surgical Nursing and has spent the last 10 years caring for
patients in the hospital. Over the course of that time, she has become
deeply passionate about preventing disease and disability. That passion
inspired her to earn a Certificate in Nutrition from Tufts University
in 2016 and to become a Board Certified Nurse Coach in 2017.
Dana’s coaching philosophy is centered on building a trusting relationship
with her clients and the belief that each client is their own best expert.
Her commitment is to deeply listen and support each person in discovering
what will truly work for them. Dana loves to empower her coaching clients
to achieve lasting lifestyle change by encouraging realistic goals and
small, steady steps. Dana lives in Lafayette with her husband Mike, son
Owen and Australian Shepard Ralphie. She loves to golf, ski, hike and
Conner Middelmann is a nutritionist specializing in the Mediterranean diet.
She is the owner of Modern Mediterranean, a Boulder-based business that
provides nutrition coaching and cooking nutrition.
Conner works part-time at the Colorado Center for Medical Excellence in
Denver, an internal medicine practice where she supports patients dealing
with metabolic imbalances (e.g., (pre)diabetes, hypertension, unhealthy
blood lipids, NAFLD, obesity, etc). As a vast body of science shows, the
Mediterranean diet promotes metabolic health.
Conner also works with a lot of people affected by cancer. A 18-year cancer
survivor herself, Conner has written a book, Zest for Life: The Mediterranean
Anti-Cancer Diet, and teaches monthly nutrition classes at the BCH/Rocky
Mountains Cancer Center in Boulder.
Conner was born in Germany, raised in Belgium, studied in the UK and lived
in the south-west of France for 11 years before arriving in Boulder in
2012. Her 17-year-old twins attend Fairview High School and her 22-year-old
son is a Senior at CU Boulder, and because the whole family loves the
Boulder lifestyle, Conner has decided to settle here. Conner believes
food -- and life -- should be enjoyed, not endured. The Mediterranean
diet isn't a "diet," but a lifestyle. It's delicious,
nutritious, life-affirming and uncomplicated. Let her help you adopt and
maintain this way of eating for the rest of your life.
Coach Carrie is a 10-time National Boxing Champion, Former Captain of Team
USA Boxing, and Coach of US Youth and Junior 2015 World Boxing Championships.
Carrie served proudly in the US Army attached to the World Class Athlete
Program (WCAP) Boxing Program.
She has a degree in Sports Medicine, is a Fellow of Applied Functional
Science, and a Massage Therapist. Carrie is also a Certified Strength
& Conditioning Specialist.
Carrie is the Owner and Operator of The Corner Boxing Club, in Boulder,
where she can be found working with people, young and old. She specializes
in Functional Training, Sports Conditioning, Strength & Resistance
Training, Rehab & Return to Sport, and Bulgarian Bags (ask her if
Carrie’s philosophy is built on being a part of a community. The
Corner Boxing Club is built on the same philosophy. It is a place where
people come together to have fun and sharpen their skills. She uses this
philosophy and skill to help each person build self-confidence and push
past their limits.
Elizabeth Driscoll is a psychotherapist in private practice working in
the Denver/Boulder area and consults online. She received her Master of
Arts Degree in Contemplative Psychotherapy from Naropa University and
has worked as a psychotherapist, treatment team leader, Dialectical Behavior
Therapy (DBT) instructor, group facilitator, and outreach worker in various
agencies and mental health organizations.
Elizabeth’s professional associations include being faculty of the
International Center for Mental Health & Human Rights. In this organization
she has completed the Contemplative Based Trauma & Resiliency Training
I (CBTRT), and has facilitated CBTRT programming locally and abroad.
She is the Four Corners Group Psychotherapy Director of Membership and
is adjunct faculty for the Masters of Contemplative Psychotherapy &
Buddhist Psychology at Naropa University.