DIAITA Core Team


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 paddleboard.


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 you dare).

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.