I am proud to introduce to you our highly qualified team.

We are so honored to have the following individuals working together to help you be the best you can be. I invite you to click each person’s individual page to read more about their specific specialties and credentials.



If my life journey has taught one thing, it is that the student may one day become the teacher. I have dedicated the last eighteen years of my life to seeking health solutions—first within my own family and later with clients in my private practice. I did not set out to become a nutritional counselor or an integrative practitioner. I followed a typical path: I went to college and became a banker then portfolio risk manager. But life had something else in store for me. My son’s illness at a young age forced me to start looking at lifestyle and nutrition. Once I got started, I could not stop. My analytical mind made connections and compelled me to continue studying. Years later my daughter became life-threateningly ill from misdiagnoses and poor medical care.

Naturopathic Doctor/Certified Nutrition Specialist

Carla Montrond-Correia

Carla is a Naturopathic Doctor that joined our team because she believes integrative care is the key to wellness. Growing up, Carla was constantly reminded that the greatest wealth is health. Through her years of education and clinical experience, she witnessed firsthand that nutrition is a huge component of health. She believes in Hippocrates’ wise words that food should be your medicine and medicine should be your food. Food choices either bring you closer to health or closer to disease. As a result, her passion is serving as a mentor in each person’s unique journey to their best health.

She is a Certified Nutrition Specialist, trained in nutrition, lifestyle counseling, biochemical individuality, mind-body wellness, botanical medicine, genomics, and stress management. In addition to her Naturopathic Degree, Carla has an extensive educational background including a Master of Science in Physiology & Complementary and Alternative Medicine from Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Saint Joseph. In her spare time, she loves painting, yoga, running, trying new recipes, and staying up to date with research. Carla has been fully trained by Teri on The Cochrane Method, deepening her knowledge of the way we look at the body in health and disease.

Biofield Healing Immersion™ Practitioner/Public Relations/Nutritional Associate

Julie Householder

Julie Householder is a Biofield Healing Immersion™ Practitioner trained by Debora Wayne, Founder of the Biofield Healing Institute®, and Life Mastery Consultant, certified by the Life Mastery Institute. Julie’s own personal experiences of chronic illnesses and trauma fueled her burning desire to seek new ways to heal physically, emotionally and spiritually. With the support of The Cochrane Method, Biofield Healing Immersion and life coaching, Julie’s life transformed. Her healing journey sparked her passion to help others do the same. It is her purpose and mission to support others in unlocking their true potential and living into their highest vision of health.  Julie is supporting our practice through the gift of Biofield Healing and as well as a Nutritional Associate.

Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner/Nutritional Associate


Ashley James has been a part of our practice for over 4 years and recently completed her education in integrative and functional nutrition with a focus in bio-individuality. She graduated from the Nutritional Therapy Association with the designation of Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner(FNTP). She also studied Women’s Nutrition at Huntington University of Health Sciences. Ashley is the first FNTP to be fully trained and certified in The Cochrane Method™.

After navigating her own health journey through our practice where she was one of our clients,  she stepped to the other side of the table as a Nutritional Associate. Over these 4 years Ashley has grown as a keen listener and intuitive practitioner. Her studies through the FNTP model further fortified her skill set. Ashley strives to provide a space of understanding and hope for clients, as she herself experienced not being heard or understood through her healing journey.

A goal of Ashley’s is to support peace and healing for those who were told it was not possible to heal. Ashley is passionate about skin health, children’s health, and hormonal health.

Executive Assistant/Project Manager/Nutritional Associate

Emily Jenkins

Emily’s passion for health and wellness started when she was a child eating cherry tomatoes straight off the vine. She has grown up with countless homemade meals that intertwined family time and nourishment. Food has always had an element of healing and wellbeing in her life. Emily wove her passions into her experiences as a student and now every day as part of the Wildatarian team. She graduated from James Madison University with a degree in Dietetics where she built the foundation for her aspirations in the nutrition field. As Teri’s executive assistant, Emily works diligently to support productive communication inside and outside of the office and makes sure nothing falls through the cracks. Emily also supports clients as a nutritional associate and loves to be a part of health journeys.

Office Manager

Julie Howard

Julie joined the practice in March 2019 after leaving a 22-year career in Operations at a large PR firm in DC.  With an opportunity to switch gears (and cut her commute time by 75 percent), she decided to work in an industry she’s passionate about with someone who’s at the top of her game in the field. Julie was a client of Teri’s in 2009 working through digestive issues that were quickly alleviated after adopting the gluten free, Wildatarian lifestyle she leads today. Julie warms the office with her contagious laugh and dedication to ensuring that each client is well supported by our team. She’s a firm believer that almost any ailment can be healed through food and education and learns from her coworkers and clients every day.

Inventory Manager/Front Office Associate

Mary Murray

Mary Murray graduated from James Madison University in 1985 and pursued a career in banking. After her third child was born, Mary was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease and started researching using nutrition as a way to be symptom free vs. taking pharmaceutical drugs. She has been symptom free for over 20 years after a complete diet change. Mary became a client of Teri’s and in 2013 started working as Teri’s office manager. Today she is in charge of inventory and other office duties when needed. Mary strongly believes in the work that Teri does and the power of the human body to heal given the right tools.