Hey there! We are Ashley and Samantha, Registered Dietitians (RD) and the founders of Fad Free. As two busy moms with over 15 years of corporate and clinical experience, we created Fad Free to help you find and maintain a healthy food plan to fit your lifestyle. Together, we hold a certification in Adult Weight Management, a Masters of Science in Nutrition Education, and are knowledgeable in food allergies and diet restrictions.

As stay at home moms for the past several years, we bonded over the lack of basic nutrition resources.  If you are looking for a food plan to fit your lifestyle, not a lifestyle to fit your food plan, the “Fad Free” team is for you!

Born and raised in Minnetonka, Minnesota, my passion for health and nutrition started when I turned 8 years old and asked for a food dehydrator for my birthday. That was the beginning of a lifetime love of health and nutrition. I graduated from the University of Arizona, Tucson with a BS in Nutritional Sciences Dietetics and received a Master of Science from Rosalind Franklin University. I have 10 years of corporate nutrition experience which includes working with WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) and providing my nutrition expertise for General Mills cereals and Yoplait yogurt. I live in Minnetonka, MN with my husband and two daughters, and our Goldendoodle Sunny. My favorite things in life are gardening, sunny days, and creating fresh and healthy meals for my family to enjoy. I have a passion for developing long-term lifestyle habits, helping clients rediscover the joy of eating-no deprivation required!

Born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa my bedtime snacks consisted of white bread and butter.  It was not until college and the “Freshman 15” that I realized the importance of nutrition. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, with a BS in Dietetics.  I have 7 years of clinical nutrition experience which includes writing for multiple professional publications, speaking engagements and real life practical experience. I live in Minnetonka, MN with my husband and two sons. Many days you can catch me at the gym, or on an elliptical even before the sun comes up. I have a passion for helping people find nutritious food to fit their lifestyle and I believe food is fuel.