Marti has been an impassioned educator in the integrative health field for over 15 years. She brings a unique set of skills as a health-supportive chef, educator of Nutrition and Functional Medicine, and practitioner in mind-body therapies. Her CALM (Culinary and Lifestyle Medicine) approach to health and healing motivates people to make sustainable shifts in their health to prevent and treat chronic illness. She provides private and public cooking classes, one-on-one health counseling, corporate wellness lectures and workshops.
Her commitment to a healthy lifestyle stems from her years as a dancer where nutrition and physical conditioning were imperative to preventing injury. With an extensive background in cooking, nutrition, movement, and mind-body medicine, Marti believes in an individualized whole-person approach to health and healing.
Marti was a TEDx Cape May speaker in 2014 and has been a featured chef in the media on ABC Channel 7 Eyewitness News, Shape Magazine, News Channel 12 Connecticut, mindbodygreen.com, www.droz.com, and Cindy Uncorked.
Marti has a degree in Exercise Physiology and Dance from Skidmore College and a Master's degree from in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine from the University of Western States. She is a graduate of The Natural Gourmet Institute where she currently teaches in the public program. She is on faculty at Maryland University of Integrative Health, Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy, and The Center for Mind Body Medicine.
Marti, thank you so much! You have made a huge difference in [my son's] ability to eat on this plan, you have been creative and helpful and have taught him a lot about how to take care of himself and be nourished on such a limited diet. Your support has been a real gift to us this year!" Client with cancer
"Both my husband and I have been doing well. We both feel amazing and are really enjoying our new way of eating. We have been enjoying the recipes from your cookbook. There have been a few bumps in the road (namely my sweet tooth) but all in all it has been fairly good. We have also switched mostly to organic or grass fed chicken and beef which has been a bit of an adjustment for us but we feel better ad that is the most important. Since we started which has been just seven weeks I have lost 7.5lbs which is great and the best part is I feel better. David has also definitely noticed a difference too and I don't think he will ever go back to eating wheat. Thanks again so much for your help." Client from Canada
"Had dinner last night with my son and his friends and they just love working with you. I can not tell you how happy I am that they are doing this." Susan S.
"I find such calmness when I am with you in your kitchen, along with knowledge you bring peace and inspiration- it is an intangible quality you possess… " Karen M.
"I just wanted to thank you again for a very enjoyable and informative evening. Although cooking has never really interested me, I am now inspired, and can't wait to go grocery shopping this weekend so that I can try to replicate last evening's dinner. I have already found a few sessions that I plan to attend as I begin to phase into my retirement at the end of September. I definitely plan to spend time at [your kitchen] sampling all you have to offer. Thank you!" Coroporate client
Dear Marti, your wonderful cooking exceeded my expectations for healthy, nutritious, and very tasty food prepared with your usual lovely upbeat spirit. You are such a warm and welcome presence and we loved having you be part of our week. You were quite a gift to us in many ways and I'm so grateful we found you this winter to help us through Alan's treatments and then to make our family reunion so fabulous. I will miss seeing you but hope to get you over to cook some more. "Susan M."
"I so loved taking your class. You were so knowledgeable and caring in your presentation. It made me love cooking!" Student
"Awesome night...thank you for all your tips!!" Had so much fun, as well!! Kim S.
"Lots of fun last night and I learned a lot. I will be back for many more classes as I need more nourishment in my life." Ellen P.
“I don’t think I’ve thanked you recently for teaching me the importance breathing plays when exercising. It’s something I practice every day!! And, not just when I’m exercising either. I always think of you and our sessions together in NYC. I wanted to let you know the lasting influence you’ve had on my life. And, to let you know how grateful I am for it." Kathy Meyer, Chef, Holistic Health Counselor, Architect
“Marti is a person of great integrity and generous spirit. I think she is doing very powerful work, and I’ve seen remarkable, positive changes in my mood and physicality." Elliott Prag, Culinary Educator