Nutritionist & Natural Foods Chef
Shelly Rose is the founder of Pure Roots Nutrition, a company dedicated to educating outdoor adventurers and active humans about nutritious and delicious food.
After earning a Nutrition and Culinary Arts degree from leading natural health institute Bastyr University, she attended Quillisascut’s Sustainable Kitchen Farm Culinary School, completed an internship at Seattle’s FareStart, and volunteered with PCC Natural Markets, The Root Connection Farm, and Shalom Farms.
She has worked in medical practices alongside Naturopathic Doctors specializing in food sensitivities, chronic conditions, and incorporating meal plans and culinary skills into patient care plans.
Shelly believes with her whole heart that fresh, local, organic, whole food is one of the best medicines for leading a vibrant life now and preventing disease down the road. And that slowing down to savor and play in nature is equally as important as what’s on your plate – as Edward Abbey perfectly states, “Wilderness is not a luxury, but a necessity of the human spirit.”
When Shelly is not teaching, you will find her doing star jumps, making homemade pizza with two awesome kids or playing outside with her better half, kayaking, hiking, or running trails. She’s also happiest with a warm drink in hand, reading a good book, catching up on the latest nutrition research, or napping in a hammock.