Working for Powerbar, I’ve met many professional and world-class athletes. I then started my own software company, Visual Veggies Software.
I have a bachelor's degree in Nutrition and Dietetics and a master's degree in Sports Nutrition and Exercise Science from Marywood. After obtaining my master’s degree, I found a career that was the perfect fit…working for PowerBar!
In my position, I’ve had the opportunity to speak with many athletes, novice and veteran, and teach them the proper recommendations in sports nutrition to help reach their fitness goals. Over the past eight years, I’ve been fortunate to have met many talented professional and world-class athletes, including Josh Cox (Olympic marathoner), Brandi Chastain (World Cup soccer champ), Peter Reid (three time Ironman World Champion), and Meb Keflezighi (Olympic silver medalist marathoner and 2014 Boston Marathon winner, pictured with Ryan). I’ve attended several marathon expos, including the Boston Marathon, Chicago Marathon, and New York City Marathon and have participated on expert panels with some of the above mentioned athletes.
In 2005, I started my own software company, Visual Veggies Software. I created the company to develop software study materials for other nutrition students preparing for their national registration exams. The software is used or recommended by over 80 nutrition departments at various colleges and universities throughout the nation.