Professional Experience and Continuing Education:
July 2009- Present Adjunct Instructor: Art Institute of Ohio, Cincinnati, Culinary Program, Mason, Ohio
May 1995-Present Owner and Operator: Kelko Consultants Inc. d.b.a. Able Weight and Wellness Services, Lebanon, OH
April 2002-2005 Program Director/Case Manager: Healthy, Happy and Fit Program, Wellness Center, Landen, OH
August 2002 Camp Fit
Director: Child Wellness Center Specialty Camp held at YMCA Camp Kern,
1994-May 1995 Affiliate: Dept of Zoology, Miami University, Oxford, OH
1987-May 1995 Assistant Professor: Dept of Physical Education, Health and Sports Studies, Miami University, Oxford, OH
1985-1987 Instructor: Dept of Human Nutrition and Food Service Management, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
1984-1987 Research Assistant: Dept of Human Nutrition and Food Service Management, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
1982-1984 Food Service Manager: Branched Oak Marina Inc., Raymond, NE
1987 Ph.D. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Lincoln, Nebraska, College of Animal Science. Major fields: Nutrition
Areas of concentration: Human Nutrition, Chemistry, Food Science and Technology
Dissertation: “Use of Calcium Supplements to Meet Human Calcium Requirements” (Chaired by Constance Kies).
1985 M.S. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Lincoln, Nebraska
Area of concentration: Human Nutrition, Chemistry, Food Science and Technology Thesis: “Effect
of Purified Amino Acids Arginine, Lysine and Tryptophan on Nutritional Status of Human Adults.
Effect on Blood Serum Lipid Levels” (Chaired by Constance Kies).
1984 B.S. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Lincoln, Nebraska, Major: Human Nutrition and Food Service Management.
My employment experiences are
concentrated in business, research and practice within the professional field
of Nutrition/Dietetics. Employment
experiences include team teaching small and large groups, management, research,
public speaking, private counseling, and community service positions.