I grew up on eastern Long Island, NY and have been a life-long horseperson. I spent 11 years as a 4-H member of the East End Equestrians, and consequently I am a strong advocate of horsemanship, proper horse care and animal welfare.
I received my Master of Science degree in Animal Science from Rutgers University in 2005, and earned my PhD in January, 2011 (Equine Exercise Physiology & Nutrition). My research focused on the effects of age and exercise training on endocrine control of the cortisol response and insulin resistance. Currently, I am the Senior Equine Nutrition Manager for Mars Horsecare/Buckeye Nutrition. I have previously worked as a nutritionist for Kent Nutrition Group/Blue Seal Feeds, Land O Lakes Purina Animal Nutrition and have consulted independently on equine nutrition, exercise physiology and equine product development. I am a past Board Member for the East End Livestock and Horseman’s Association (2006-2008, 2010-2016). I still reside on Long Island with my husband, Randy, and have one horse, a registered Appendix gelding named Please Be Quiet (a.k.a. ET) who I actively ride and compete in the equitation and hunter divisions.