Laura Farrell, RD

Associate Dietitian

Laura has been with KJN since early 2019, working with numerous athletes and active individuals to guide them through personalized 1-1 nutrition coaching. She has worked with clients of all ages and athletic backgrounds, helping them reach goals related to:

  • athletic injury recovery and prevention
  • nutrient timing and weight gain
  • optimizing energy and nutrient intake for physical performance
  • ensuring nutritional adequacy for vegan and vegetarian lifestyles
  • adequate nutrition for healthy menstrual function and pregnancy

When counseling, Laura uses a holistic approach, focusing not only on physical considerations, but also lifestyle and habits, mental health, and personal goals. She emphasizes that all foods can fit into a nourishing diet and empowers her clients to build a positive relationship with food as the foundation to obtaining a sustainable, healthy lifestyle.

Growing up an athlete, Laura learned early on that food either hindered or enhanced performance. This realization ignited her desire to become a performance dietitian, helping others fuel their bodies without forcing unnecessary restriction or relying excessively on supplements and products.

She has experience working in a variety of settings including acute care clinical, private practice, and collegiate sports nutrition. Laura has aided clients with a variety of disease states and implemented interventions to improve not only physical performance and health, but also mental health, by aiding in elimination of disordered eating habits. Helping other navigate false claims portrayed in the fitness and nutrition world, Laura will work with you to develop strategies that lead to a healthier, more confident, and more productive life – now and in the future.

You can follow Laura on Instagram for motivation and tips to fuel your active life. She’s also behind the scenes with many of the articles here on Kelly Jones Nutrition.

Education:
B.S. Nutrition & Dietetics: Cornell University
Dietetic Internship: Queens College
M.S. Nutrition & Exercise Sciences; in progress

Ellie Meyers, MS, RD, CPT

Consultant Dietitian

Ellie joined KJN as a registered dietitian and certified personal trainer, specializing in performance nutrition for athletes and active individuals of all ages. As an avid baker and pizza lover, Ellie believes that even the most elite of athletes can achieve their nutrition goals while enjoying their lives with family, friends and food!

Coming from a family of athletes and as a former collegiate athlete herself, Ellie is passionate about developing relationships with her clients to design effective and sustainable performance-based nutrition programs. This involves helping athletes develop practical fueling and hydration strategies to achieve long term performance goals with health in mind. From a young age, Ellie was raised to understand not only the importance of nutrition for fueling health and performance, but also of fostering a positive relationship with nutrition and movement for a good quality of life. For this reason, she approaches performance nutrition from a holistic and flexible perspective.

Ellie has experience working with both collegiate and professional athletes in 1-1 and team capacities, including sports such as hockey, baseball, soccer, basketball, wrestling and more. She also has experience working in a variety of settings, including clinical and private practice.

Education:
B.A Biology: Rutgers University
M.S Nutrition and Food Science: Montclair State University
Dietetic Internship: University of Delaware

Emily Recupero

Creative Associate

Emily is a freelance graphic designer who specializes in logo design, lettering, illustrations, social media graphics, gif creation, and broadcast video editing. She aspires to share her passions by connecting her creative work with socially responsible causes and companies, like Kelly Jones Nutrition.

As a college student, Emily realized her passion for graphic design while completing a summer digital media program. From there she honed her skills in digital graphics and began working for the University of Connecticut Athletic Department, designing social media ads, team logos, and animations for sports arenas. She also worked for the national restaurant group, Barteca where she illustrated and animated branded gifs for ‘bartaco’, which garnered over 13 million impressions on Instagram.

Growing up a competitive dancer and athlete, Emily quickly developed passions for both art and physical health. Due to her personal experiences with mental health, excessive exercise, and disordered eating, she advocates for awareness on these topics. Emily found her passion for wildlife conservation and environmental sustainability, which encouraged her to begin practicing a plant-based lifestyle. She realized this was also the best eating style for her both physically and mentally, and now encourages others to integrate plant-forward practices into their life.

Emily’s work is featured throughout the Kelly Jones Nutrition blog and social channels in a variety of ways as well as in broadcast and digital projects for national clients, such as food commodity boards and plant-forward food companies. Learn more about Emily’s work on her website.

Education:
B.S. Digital Marketing: University of Connecticut
Certificate of Digital Media & Motion Graphics: University of Connecticut, Connecticut Office of Film, Television, and Digital Media

Kate Evans

Nutrition Assistant

Kate is currently working towards her Master’s degree in Nutritional Sciences through the University of Washington’s Graduate Coordinated Program in Dietetics. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Business Economics at UCLA, where she was a member of the triathlon team, and has experience working in digital communications for a marketing start up as well as a global food company. After struggling with GI and autoimmune conditions as a college athlete and working in the field of nutrition communications in her early career, she was inspired to go back to school to earn her Registered Dietitian credentials.

Because of her personal experiences, Kate is passionate about supporting the unique needs of athletes and people with GI disorders. She strives to help people establish dietary patterns that enable them to feel their best while applying an evidence-based, weight-neutral approach.

When she’s not helping out with the content here at Kelly Jones Nutrition, Kate can usually be found swimming, biking, studying for her nutrition classes, or experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen.

Education:
B.A. Business Economics: University of California, Los Angeles
M.S. Nutritional Sciences; Anticipated Graduation August 2022: University of Washington Graduate Coordinated Program in Dietetics