The Health Nut
I wasn’t always a health nut. I consumed enough Coors Light and McDonald’s cheeseburgers (and fries, don’t forget the fries!) in college to clog miles and miles of arteries. And, it’s safe to say, there were a few post-college years, too, when I couldn’t have been described as a “lean, mean fighting machine” (OK, let’s get real – I doubt anyone would call me that now. I’m a lover…..) But growing up with a father who has a green thumb the size of Texas and being exposed to eating garden grown fresh fruits and vegetables definitely molded me into the fitness fanatic that I am today.
Now as a marketing professional in the fresh produce industry, my personal enthusiasm for health and fitness has collided with an industry that promotes the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables. Can you say “dream come true?”
I feel fortunate to have a career that provides an outlet for two of my passions. For me, a self-described “health nut”, creating campaigns and writing about companies and an industry that support and foster so much of what I’m about personally feels like a perfect match.
I’m a Southern boy at heart, so I still enjoy the occasional chicken fried steak or Mom’s bread pudding (comfort foods provide an incomparable boost to my mental “health”), but I have recently added newly discovered comfort foods to my menu as well. Now, fresh berries in yogurt with almonds or grilled veggies (any variety will do) with a mild, white fish, boost my body and brain on a regular basis – perfectly preparing me for my marketing, and all other, endeavors!