Hope is a Community Health Graduate from Northern Illinois University with an emphasis in nutrition. She interned as a Wellness Coordinator with Catholic Charities where she was responsible for designing and implementing wellness seminars for Senior Citizens. She also has worked one-on-one with individuals as a Fitness and Nutrition Consultant and has developed youth exercise programs with the YMCA.
Hope has spent the last 8 years employed as a Director of Health and Wellness for Niemann Foods/County Market. She is responsible for educating shoppers on healthy eating, quick and healthy meal ideas, cooking tips and overall wellbeing. She helps shoppers identify healthier options throughout the grocery store aisles; is responsible for developing healthy in-store brochures; creates healthy recipes and tips for ads and a healthy living blog; and conducts health and wellness related store tours.
In 2015 Hope was named one of Progressive Grocer’s Top Women in Grocery. She has appeared on local news stations, radio, newspapers and other publications throughout Illinois. She is very involved in local communities working with major employers, schools and government bodies. Hope resides near Springfield, Illinois with her husband and two daughters. Her passion is health and wellness and she believes in an “all foods fit” philosophy. She is also very passionate about children’s’ health and creating a healthy future generation.