Noel’s passion for nutrition began while working as a Certified Nursing Assistant at a local community hospital in Southern Maryland. Originally, Noel was set on the path of becoming a Registered Nurse. After witnessing firsthand the effects that poor diet and lifestyle habits have on disease progression, Noel was motivated to become part of the solution and enrolled in Appalachian State’s dietetic program. Go ‘Neers! Before joining Culina, Noel worked as an inpatient dietitian at a community hospital in NC. This experience helped expand Noel’s skills and knowledge to tackle a wide variety of disease states.
Patient-centered, supportive, and realistic. Noel understands that improving health & wellbeing is a journey & is always ready to celebrate victories, no matter how small, with her patients along the way!
In her spare time, Noel is hanging out with her husband (Zach) and three dogs (Nala, Zorro, and Athena), diving into a new romance novel, going to Taylor Swift dance parties, and planning her next vacation. Noel strives to live life to the fullest & appreciate every day.
Masters of Science in Nutrition from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC
Appalachian State University + Rowan Medical Center in Salisbury, NC
Training & Certification:
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist, Certified Nutrition Support Clinician, ASPEN Member