We have a fantastic team of nutrition contractors serving the Puget Sound region. Some of our nutrition experts provide consultation for community events and wellness programs while others focus on nutrition counseling in primary care clinics. Here are introductions to a few of our RDN team:
Leah Swanson is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist born and raised in Seattle. She is passionate about nutrition communications and providing accurate nutrition information in this complex world of health and nutrition. You can find Leah behind the scenes of the Sound Dietitians blog and Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook accounts. She has a special interest in gut-health, IBS, and the low FODMAP diet. In her free time, she loves to create new recipes, blog, try new restaurants, and practice yoga.
Taelin Lanier is an upbeat Registered Dietitian Nutritionist 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.
Location: Puyallup and Tacoma
Anna Crouch is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist based in Snohomish County. Throughout her time as a Dietitian, she has gained most of her experience in the areas of behavioral health nutrition, inpatient clinical nutrition, malnutrition, prenatal nutrition, childhood nutrition, weight management, diabetes and community nutrition. She is also passionate about Intuitive Eating, chronic dieting, disordered eating mentalities, and promoting a balanced eating style to manage chronic disease, without unnecessary restriction. Anna views food as nourishment and something to be enjoyed—not something to control, restrict or avoid. Outside of work, Anna enjoys spending leisurely time with friends and her son Braxton and husband Justin.
Location: Monroe and Mukilteo
Amanda Lungren is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with experience in family nutrition, diabetes management, weight management, exercise science, behavioral health nutrition and more. She enjoys guiding clients in finding a realistic and sustainable way to nourish their bodies without restrictive food rules. Amanda helps clients from a variety of backgrounds achieve their nutrition goals, keeping in mind personal values, food culture and accessibility. She enjoys meeting new people and building connections through counseling and community events. She loves life in the Pacific Northwest and often spends weekends outdoors with her family or inside with a hot cup of coffee and a good book or podcast.
Location: Mukilteo and Anacortes
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.
Location: Edmonds & Monroe
Megan Ellison is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Certified Specialist in Obesity & Weight Management and a Certified Diabetes Educator. She enjoys helping people make positive and realistic nutrition and lifestyle changes in order to enhance their health and quality of life. As the owner 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. For exercise, Megan prefers dance and yoga and for relaxation she plays piano.