We’re Neal and Cristin, and we’re new to the Montana University System Wellness Program.  We thought we should introduce ourselves before inundating you with all the fitness and nutrition information you can stand.  Our goal is to post practical and relevent nutrition, fitness, and health information at least weekly on this blog, so check back often, or even better–subscribe and you’ll get information sent right to your email.  If you need us on a more daily basis, you can check out @montanamoves and @montanameals on the Twitter.

So, about us…

Cristin Stokes is a Registered Dietitian and Licensed Nutritionist, originally from Bozeman.  Cristin earned her Bachelor’s degree in Food & Nutrition from Montana State University.  She then completed her dietetic internship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, in Boston, MA.  Cristin has worked as a Clinical Dietitian at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital, as well as a School Wellness Coach with Montana Team Nutrition.  Cristin enjoys hiking, skiing, reading, gardening, spending time with her husband and dog, and eating fresh vegetables.  Cristin is thrilled to be part of the MUS Wellness and Employee Benefits Team.

Neal Andrews is an Arkansas native but spent four years as a personal trainer in New York City before relocating to Montana.  In addition to training, Neal was a Master Instructor and Club-level Personal Training Manager for Equinox Fitness.  He holds a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science from the University of Arkansas.  As an undergraduate, Neal competed in Cross-Country and Track and Field for Arkansas State University, while earning a degree in English Secondary Education.  Neal enjoys most outdoor activities, especially running, cycling, hiking, skiing, climbing, and water-sports, so needless to say, he is excited to call Montana his new home.

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