DIAITA Team

NURSE CARE COACH

Isa Down, RN-BSN, has been working with people towards positive change for over a decade. She has worked with all ages, from birth to death, helping others achieve health goals both big and small. She received her bachelor’s in nursing as a second degree from the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, and has worked in critical care and family practice as an RN over the past four years. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Nursing Practice, with the aim of working as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Isa spent much of her childhood in British Columbia, and was first introduced to Colorado when she attended high school in Boulder. She has called Boulder County her home permanently since 2007. She is raising her son here, and, having convinced most of her family to move to this beautiful area as well, intends to be here for many years to come. She loves the community here, and is humbled to be able to give back in any way to this place she calls home.

Isa’s philosophy around healthcare is simple: treat the whole human, and meet them where they are. It is her intention both in this program and in her ongoing healthcare practice, to recognize and embrace the individual stories we all bring to the table—the stories that make each health goal and hurdle so unique. She is so excited for this opportunity to work together towards a healthier you, and all the positives that this can bring to your life.

NUTRITIONIST

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 16-year-old twins attend Fairview High School and her 21-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.

Sports Medicine/Applied Functional Science

Coach Carrie is a 10x National Champion, Former Captain of Team USA, Coach of US Youth & Junior 2015 World Championships. Carrie served proudly in the US Army attached to the 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 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.

Mindfulness Therapist

Elizabeth Driscoll is a psychotherapist in private practice working in the Denver/Boulder area and consults online. She received her MA in Contemplative Psychotherapy from Naropa University and has worked as a psychotherapist, treatment team leader, 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, and has facilitated the 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.