Crystal graduated from the University of Nebraska with dual Bachelor’s Degrees in Dietetics and Exercise Science and a Master’s Degree in Nutrition & Exercise. Crystal completed her Dietetic Internship at the University of Nebraska, where her thesis research involved the development, piloting, evaluation and implementation of an eating disorder risk assessment instrument for the athletic department. She has presented her research at the national level for the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics and recently had an article published in the Journal of Renal Nutrition focused on emerging eating disorder trends. Crystal is a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, specializing in the treatment of eating disorders and substance abuse in athletes. Crystal is the Sports Dietitian for the Nebraska Coaches Association and is endorsed by the National Organization of Coaches Association Directors as a Beyond the Game professional speaker. Locally, Crystal has served five years as a member of the Council on Practice for the Omaha Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics and is currently serving as the Chair of the Nebraska Board of Medical Nutrition Therapy. Nationally, Crystal serves as a member of the Sports Dietetics Examination Committee, the Sports Dietetics Practice Analysis Workgroup, and the Commission on Dietetic Registration Specialty Certification Panel. Crystal recently joined the Gatorade Sports Science Institute, where she will serve as a Sports Nutrition Consultant for professional sports.
Within Omni Inventive Care, Crystal worked exclusively with the Eating Disorder Program for nearly a decade, ultimately serving as the program director for more than five years. Crystal moved into a global director position in 2016, now serving as the Director of Nutrition, Exercise and Health Promotion. In this role, she guides the development and implementation of nutrition, exercise and wellness efforts for both staff and clients. Client populations of focus include eating disorders, foster care, home-based therapy, intensive family preservation, extended family homes, developmental disabilities, and family support. Crystal represents Omni Inventive Care on the Health Advisory Committee for Special Olympics Nebraska and recently established our first-ever Special Olympics Team, the Omni Olympians. Her experience also includes providing contracted nutrition therapy services for several substance abuse treatment programs for a decade.