About

Certifications:

  • Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD)
  • Registered Dietitian
  • ServSafeⓇ certification
  • CPR/AED/ BLS
  • USAT (USA Triathlon) Level 1 Coach
  • ISAK Level 2 (International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry)

Memberships:

  • Academy of Nutrition and DieteticsCAND (California Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics): 2016 – Present
    • CAND (California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics): 2015 – Present
    • CAND (Colorado Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics): 2010 – 2016
    • SCDA (Southern Colorado Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics): 2010 – 2016
    • DIFM (Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine): 2009 – Present
    • Food and Culinary Professionals: 2012 – 2013
    • Nutrition Entrepreneurs: 2011 – 2012
  • SCAN (Sports, Cardiovascular, Wellness & Nutrition) and SD-USA (Sports Dietetics-USA): 2010 – Present
  • ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine): 2010 – 2018
  • CDSPA (Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietetics Association): 2011 – Present
  • PINES (Professionals in Nutrition, Exercise and Sport): 2010 – Present

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science – Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY
  • Master’s of Science: Sports Nutrition at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, CO

Employment:

  • EXOS/KBR, Tactical Performance Dietitian for MARSOC West, 2015 – Present
  • Trismarter Triathlon Coaching & Nutrition: Director of Nutrition
  • Colorado College: Adjunct Professor of Nutrition in Kinesiology Department
  • Pikes Peak Community College, Adjunct Professor of Nutrition
  • Eating Recovery Center, Colorado Springs
  • Consultant:
    • 2017: Presenter, Fueling for Cyclists; Medicine of Cycling Conference
    • 2015: CPSDA Presentation on Endurance & Fueling for IronmanTriathlons

Volunteer:

  • 2019 Medical Staff finish line San Diego Half Marathon
  • 2019 Medical Staff finish line Western States 100
  • SET Swim Team Nutrition Presentations
  • Tri Club of San Diego
  • Oceanside Multisport Group
  • CA Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics

Research:

Presented “Impact Loading and Nutrition in Cyclists: A Clinical Intervention Study to Enhance Bone Mass  during the Energy Balance thematic poster at the 60th American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting. The abstract was published in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Volume 45:5    Supplement 2012.  

Sports Biography:

Regina grew up swimming and running competitively and knew she’d compete in triathlons someday. She started swimming competitively in fifth grade, but fell in love with running in seventh grade and competed in track and cross country through high school and college. Bragging rights include several regional wins, placing top 20 in States, and winning the Class C Kinney Championships held in Van Cortlandt Park, NYC.  

Regina participated in her first sprint duathlon in 1998, placing first in her age group. She placed in her age group in each Sprint and Olympic triathlon she did thereafter in the NYC metro area.  Taking a break from triathlon, she turned to competitive cycling in 2000. She competed on local New York City bike teams as a Category 3 road cyclist, and raced all over New England with a focus on stage racing and criteriums. She also raced Cyclocross all over New Hampshire, Vermont, NY, NJ, and Connecticut, and competed in the National Championships on the East Coast (Maryland) and West Coast (California). She still has scars from multiple hematoma’s and bruises as reminders from hitting the pavement or falling down a ditch in cyclocross race.

In addition, she raced her custom fixed gear bike on the velodrome in Queens, NY and Trexlertown, PA.  Her favorite races were: Missing Out, Pursuit, and the Madison.  After racing non-stop for five years on her bike, Regina turned to long course triathlon. She competed in her first half and full Ironman in 2006, and has improved ever since. She competed in her third Ironman in Lake Placid in 2009. 

Regina took a break from racing long course triathlon to obtain her Master’s Degree in Sports Nutrition. Her passion for sports nutrition evolved during her time as a bike racer in which she was habitually overtrained and under recovered. In an effort to learn more about how food can fuel training, racing and recovery, she pursued her Masters Degree in Sports Nutrition. 

While living in Colorado, she trained all over Pikes Peak and became one of many 14k summit chasers. Training at elevations of 10000′, she was able to put her sports nutrition knowledge to the test. This included testing various carb fueling protocols, hydration protocols testing out sodium and carbohydrate concentrations, what foods/fuel to eat when, and how to plan intake of calories taking into consideration the variety of physiological changes that occur as a person ascends to higher elevations AND while pushing their heart rate.

She completed her thesis research on the effects of dietary intake and energy balance on elite cyclists and the subsequent impact on bone density. Regina’s primary nutrition interests are: hydration, ultra endurance training and racing (IM race plans), carbohydrate metabolism (fasted training), metabolic efficiency, energy balance, bone density, and the metabolic effects/changes one experiences from weight loss. 

As an athlete for most of her life, she knows how to make training a priority and incorporate it into a busy schedule. With a solid background in all three disciplines, Regina provides her clients with a well balanced and knowledgeable approach to triathlon training. She designs highly personalized workouts and assists her clients in improving each area of triathlon. Regina focuses on the whole athlete and the entire season combining innovative and steadfast methods of triathlon coaching. Regina feels it is imperative not only to be trained well but also to know how to fuel while training and racing.

Her goals are: to provide practical application of nutrition research combined with real-life proven results to her clients; empower weight loss clients with tools for behavior change and goal setting; debunk popular diet myths; and help clients weed through the overwhelming amount of nutrition and diet recommendations found in the media to determine the best eating plan for them.  

Since moving West, she has summited Mt. Whitney twice in 13 hours and enjoys the usual climbs of San Gorgonio, Mt. Baldy, White Mountain and the Eastern Sierra’s. When not working you can find her running the trails in the Grand Canyon, from South to North or any of the National Parks and Landmarks in Utah, Nevada and Arizona.