Meet Our Team

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Nicole Hodson, NC is a Nutrition Consultant graduate of Bauman College, and the Executive Director of the NANP. After healing herself and her husband from several chronic health conditions through whole foods nutrition, Nicole left the managed "healthcare" industry to pursue a career where she could affect more positive change. She has been with the NANP since 2007. Her passion for the industry is infectious, and she has made it her life's mission to promote whole foods nutrition and those who teach it, in every way possible.

Nicole is wholly dedicated to putting holistic nutrition professionals to work, and to protecting their right to practice. Nicole is grateful to have found a career where she can meld her fifteen years of experience in the managed care arena with her education and enthusiasm for the holistic approach to health and wellness. She is a freelance nutrition writer, and dedicated 'foodie' who loves living in the Salinas Valley, also known as "the salad bowl."


Randi Dixon brings more than 30 years of experience from established organizations including the Sacramento Board of REALTORS®, California Association for Advanced Transportation Systems and the California Redevelopment Association. She also has extensive experience in meeting planning that has taken her on professional travels near and far. Randi manages NANP's Annual Conference & Expo, as well as certifications offered by the Holistic Nutrition Credentialing Board, the credentialing arm of the NANP.

Andrea Grandson is a Nutritional Therapist and graduate of the College of Naturopathic Medicine in the UK. She also has a strong background in business administration and began her service at NANP on the executive board as Secretary in 2011 where she served a three-year term.

Andrea has recently joined the NANP staff team on a part-time basis as the Communications Coordinator where she plans to continue utilizing her administration and communication skills.

In private practice Andrea runs The Nutrition Helpline; an online service proving personalized nutrition programs; and consumer events that bridge the gap between consumer and practitioner.
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Brad Linberg is a graphic and digital designer with 20 years experience. A decade ago, a mysterious illness pushed him to change his diet and lifestyle. After seeing positive results, he became passionate about helping others use nutrition to heal their bodies. This led to receiving a Masters of Science in Holistic Nutrition from Hawthorn University in 2015. Since then, he’s combined his two areas of expertise to design branding and websites for health professionals. When he’s offline, you’ll find him in his Nashville kitchen cooking with his wife and new son.

Brad joined the NANP team in 2017 and is excited to be a part of this community.


Shannon Montoya, NC has been on the NANP staff since 2010, and currently works as the Educational Programs Assistant, where she uses her education & experience to perform in-depth reviews of educational programs, seminars and continuing education submissions that wish to meet NANP's educational standards. Shannon is also the host of "The Scoop" NANP's monthly educational webinar, providing advanced and specialized Nutrition Education.

Shannon lives and teaches on her small rural farm in Northern California where she teaches humane & sustainable farming practices, which includes livestock and a bountiful garden & orchard. She is self employed, working with groups & individuals focusing on lifestyle nutrition, that work includes the importance of stress management, food sensitivities, growing & preparing allergy free cuisine, and traditional food preservation & storage.

Shannon is a Graduate of Bauman College's Nutrition Consultant program, and is currently working on her Bachelor's degree in Clinical Social Work

Danielle Roeszler is NANP's Member Relations Assistant. She has been with us since 2015. Dani has an Associate's degree in General Science from American River College and is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management at Colorado State University. Danielle handles any member related inquires or needs as well as assists in the re-credentialing duties of the Holistic Nutrition Credentialing Board, the credentialing arm of the NANP.


Kimberly Sweet is currently finishing up an MS in Holistic Nutrition from Hawthorn University to be completed in 2017. She has a background in Speech Language Pathology working with Language Learning Disabilities. Her nutritional focus is on research and diet management for those with LPR (Laryngeal Pharyngeal Reflux) and its contributing factors in airway damage. In addition, she is working on research to develop individualized diet plans and therapy protocols for those with Ulcerative Colitis. Her future plans are to move on to her Doctorate in Holistic Nutrition with a specialty in Integrative and Functional Medicine. Kim would like to work with doctors, nurses, and nutritionists with aspects of training and research to the causes of tracheal stenosis as it relates to diet and possible unknown autoimmune causes. In her free time, she likes to cook, exercise, and read anything about nutrition and diets!

As a Development Coordinator for the NANP, Kim's role is to develop relationships with our schools, sponsors, and affiliates as well as to reach out to new potential partners. Her goal with the NANP is make it grow exponentially through increased membership. It would not be an overstatement in today's world to say that everyone should have his/her own personal nutritionist!