We have a fantastic team of nutrition consultants serving the Puget Sound region. Some of our nutrition experts provide consultation for community events, business wellness programs and meal plan audits for facilities. Here are introductions to a portion of our RDN team:
Taelin Lanier is an upbeat Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist native to the Pacific Northwest. She motivates clients in reclaiming their fullest lives by supporting change in healthy thinking, nutritious eating and sustainable living. Taelin works with a variety of acute and chronic health conditions and has a special place in her heart for patients with diabetes. With her “all foods can fit” philosophy, Taelin’s approach is free of regimented diets and food judgement. Taelin will work with you using sound research-based approaches, while keeping your experiences, values, and budget in the forefront of your plan. Outside of the office, Taelin enjoys training her German Shepard, paddle boarding, and learning Latin ballroom dance.
*Taelin is currently not accepting new clients.*
Kelsy Baker is a registered dietitian nutritionist who incorporates functional medicine into her practice. She believes optimal wellness is achieved by creating custom treatment plans according to each patient’s unique profile. Kelsy’s clients learn how to make educated and sustainable health decisions through individualized counseling, group sessions, and cooking demonstrations. Her interests include gut health, maternal nutrition, meal planning, and using nutrition as a tool to manage chronic disease. When the sun is shining, you will find her outside fishing, swimming, or hiking trails with her family. On rainy days, she’ll be tucked inside with an oat milk latte.
*Kelsy is currently not accepting new clients.*
Katie Taylor is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who provides individualized care structured with evidence-based nutrition therapies. Katie earned a Master of Science degree in Nutrition from the local Bastyr University and practices using a holistic approach. She considers personal preferences when working collaboratively with clients to build customized nutrition plans that promote optimal health. In her leisure time, Kaite enjoys expanding her culinary skills by exploring new recipes. She loves to be outdoors in the Pacific Northwest and can often be found on a kayak, bike, or pair of hiking boots.
Ebony White brings a wealth of experience to our team as a second career Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. She has a heart for nutrition during the pediatric/school age years and is especially interested in nutrition education. She is involved in advocacy and promoting policy that helps to create a sustainable, local food system that strengthens food security, food justice and food sovereignty. Ebony studied Nutrition and Dietetics at Seattle Pacific University. She is passionate about increasing diversity within the profession of dietetics. Ebony is currently serving as coordinator for the National Organization of Blacks in Nutrition and Dietetics (NOBIDAN) Dr. Jennings Exam Group and has previously served on the Board of the Greater Seattle Dietetics Association. Ebony is a Pacific Northwest Native who enjoys live music, comedy and spending quality time with her family. On any given weekend you can find her at a museum soaking up all of the history/art she can.
Colleen Drosdeck is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who utilizes an individualized approach to help her clients reach their health related goals. She treats each individual with empathy, enthusiasm, and an open-mind. With her guidance, clients can achieve long-term success by implementing sustainable dietary and lifestyle changes. Colleen will help you identify and overcome barriers while capitalizing on your strengths. She works with clients in person and via telehealth, and has experience in the areas of medically supervised weight loss, general weight management, cardiovascular health, diabetes, vegetarian diets, and elimination diets. In addition, she has a passion for incorporating aspects of integrative and functional nutrition into her practice. For fun, Colleen and her family spend their weekends skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, paddle boarding and camping.
*Colleen is currently not accepting new clients.*
Megan Ellison is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist. In addition to these specialties, Megan has a particular interest in gut health, with additional training in conditions such as IBS and SIBO. She enjoys helping people make positive and realistic nutrition and lifestyle changes in order to enhance their health and quality of life. As the founder of Sound Dietitians, Megan loves supporting and celebrating her dietitian colleagues through providing various consulting opportunities across the Puget Sound region. One of Megan’s passions is in mentoring the next generation of nutrition professionals and the SD team happily hosts many dietetic interns each year. Megan is an adjunct instructor at Seattle Pacific University and the coordinator for the SPU Dietetic Internship. For exercise, Megan prefers dance and yoga and for relaxation she plays piano and guitar.