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We are experienced health care professionals with extensive backgrounds in nutrition, fitness and wellness.

Kandi Alyousef- Garza
OwnerKandi Alyousef- Garza

Kandi is passionate about making an impact on her community through her work in healthcare. "Although I've had an influence on an indirect basis by advising employers on their wellness initiatives, I've always had a strong desire to impact people directly," Kandi says. "My partnership with Profile allows me to do just that, which is what excites me the most". With over three decades in the healthcare industry, Kandi is ardent about health and wellness. She has worked in different roles with Employee Benefits Consulting and Health Insurance Sales and is also a licensed broker, producer, and agent for Accident and Health in nine different states including, of course, Texas. Her enthusiasm for impacting the community isn't limited to healthcare. She has served as a board member for various organizations including Deaf Action Center and Prevent Blindness. She currently volunteers for the Salvation Army as well as her church, St. Andrew UMC, where her favorite event is the Prom Closet which gives young ladies the opportunity to select a dress and accessories at no cost. She is also a member of several professional groups such as the DFW Business Group on Health (DFWBGH), Worldwide Employee Benefits (WEB), and Southwest Benefits Association (SWBA). Kandi is a native Texan and has lived in the Plano area with her husband Eric and two children for 20 years. She enjoys playing golf and tennis and is an active member of Gleneagles Country Club.

RDN, LD - Profile CoachAmy
RDN, LD - Profile Coach

Hi, I’m Amy. Some of my best memories of growing up are gathering with family to experience life’s moments with home cooked food. I still enjoy keeping traditions alive by sharing meals together with family. My early interest in health and science soon became a natural connection with my love for food. I have enjoyed working in the field of nutrition for the last 20 years. My experience spans working with different age groups and diverse populations in areas of community non-profit, school foodservice and corporate wellness.

I graduated with a B.S. in Dietetics and Institutional Administration from Texas Woman’s University and completed my dietetic internship program at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas. As a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, I completed a Certification in Adult Weight Management which inspired me to focus more on this area. I previously served on the Governing Board of the Dallas Dietetic Alliance and the Executive Board of the Dallas Farmers Market friends.

I am a native Texan and live in the Plano area with my husband and daughter. I cherish my role as a mom, the best job and the most challenging job of being a parent. In my spare time I love to cook, travel, attend outdoor festivals and visit museums.

I would say the most rewarding thing about being a Registered Dietitian is educating others about the fundamentals of nutrition and building confidence in their abilities to make lasting behavior changes.

Erin, Profile CoachErin
Profile Coach

Hi, I am Erin! My three children and I recently made the Dallas area our new, and forever, home. I love the outdoors and have been getting to know the rural and metropolitan areas of our captivating city. Being a mother is the blessing of my lifetime and greatest joy. Aside from building a beautiful life with my kids, my lifelong hobbies will always be nutrition and art.

I’m an Arizona native, and earned a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from ASU (go Sun Devils!). This was the beginning of an exciting and rewarding career that has allowed me to experience many different sides of health and wellness. After college I began working in the nutrition therapy field in an inpatient facility for eating disorders, and later branched out to create a network of partnerships with physicians and healthcare professionals. My partnerships with these physicians and healthcare professionals allowed their patients to be directed to me for nutrition therapy and education. By doing so, I was able to help many individuals integrate nutrition into their primary care, creating healthier and more fulfilling lives.

Helping others is essential to my life, and I love what I do at Profile by Sanford!

Ryan, Profile CoachRyan
Profile Coach

Hi, I'm Ryan. I am originally from Minnesota, but now consider myself a Texan from being here for almost 7 years now. I love Dallas and consider it my home. My main hobbies are exercise, fishing and spending time with my two dogs.

Health and fitness is an essential part of my life. Born into a sports environment, I went on to be a top collegiate athlete in two sports. This is where my passion for health and fitness began. i then went on to get a Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology and became a certified Exercise Physiologist. My physiology degree has helped me to understand the functions of the human body in great detail.

I have been a health coach for over 6 years. This includes nutrition and exercise programming for a wide variety of individuals, such as weight loss and athletes, to those with medical conditions such as cancer and epilepsy. In my previous role I was the wellness director for the Epilepsy foundation of Texas. During my time there I was able to create and implement the Get FIT Texas wellness program for individuals with disabilities all throughout the state of Texas.

I am extremely happy and excited to be a part of the Profile team, it is my passion to help everyone live a happier and healthier life.

Amy, Profile CoachAmy
Profile Coach

I’m Amy, and my life is about family, faith, friends, fitness and food! I think food is a language that we all speak! Food is such a complicated answer to the question of “What’s for dinner?” Food changes our lives now and acts as an investment in our future quality of life. Healthy food choices help us reach our potential. Those choices can be healthy or toxic to our bodies, setting us up to reach success or encumbering us with distractions.

After graduating from Texas Christian University with a B.S. in Nutrition, I started as a dietitian in the clinical setting then moved into education through achieving my Masters in Education; all the while focusing on my two great passions of meeting others where they are and helping them positively move forward from there. The pace of progress looks different for everyone!

In the clinical setting as a registered dietitian, I counseled oncology, gastroenterology, pediatrics patients, as well as pregnant and nursing mothers. I have had the great joy of facilitating community nutrition classes through Frisco Family Services. My mission is to use what I have, to help others.

There is a beautiful science of food that involves chemistry, creativity and relationships; and I thoroughly enjoy all things science. I appreciate being able to wrestle with an idea to make it mine. I believe thinking deeply enhances our relationships. And I love to ask and think about good questions. Have you ever wondered why you keep doing the same things even when you think you want to do something else? So, what small thing can you start doing today that will move you toward a healthier lifestyle, that you can still do tomorrow?

Lily, Sales AssociateLily
Sales Associate

Hello, I’m Lily. I’m originally from the small town of Dandridge located in East TN. After graduating high school I moved to Lexington, KY to attend the University of Kentucky where I became a fourth generation UK student. During my time at UK I was a member of the UK dance team, Alpha Delta Pi, DanceBlue, and numerous other student/community organizations. While in school I interned in positions that gave me sales, marketing, PR, and social media management experience. I graduated in May 2018 Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s of Science in Public Relations and Business.

After graduation I moved to Dallas, TX as a training camp candidate for the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. I quickly fell in love with Dallas and everything Texas has to offer. I am so excited to call Dallas my new home and to now be a member of the Profile team.