Cat embodies WELLNESS as a lifestyle.

With over 15+ years of experience in the wellness space, I believe that one’s health is dynamic and resilient. My approach is based on functional medicine principles that center on healing from a whole body perspective. Whether I'm creating a bodywork plan or a holistic coaching routine, I integrate solutions based on these pillars of wellness: mindfulness, movement, and nutrition.
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"A wonderful Realization will be the day you realize that you are unique in all the world. The world is an incredible, unfulfilled tapestry, and only you can fulfill that tiny space that is yours." -Leo Buscaglia

I've worked in a variety of settings, including luxury spa environments, fitness studios, and chiropractic offices. In 2015, I co-founded BackSpace Mobile massage, a San Francisco based in-home massage service. That experience expanded my vision of helping clients manage their pain by teaching them the benefits of proper self-care.

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I've always been curious about the body since being diagnosed with eczema since a little girl. I struggled in managing it my entire childhood and it wasn’t until my first food elimination diet, that I found that my extreme lactose intolerance triggered my eczema.

Fast forward to my years in becoming a mom, my son Devin was diagnosed with asthma at birth. I found through a holistic nutrition approach that Devin's dairy sensitivity exacerbated his asthmatic symptoms. Through elimination and using proper nutrition as medicine, Devin is a thriving 15 year old healthy boy today. Massage therapy was my first wellness love, but through Devin’s experience- education through Nutrition became my soul’s purpose.

in the deserts of Arizona, Cat is posing for a full-body portrait with her partner Jeff and her son Devin.

In 2019, I received my Nutrition certification from Bauman College in Berkeley, CA. It was here that I discovered the goal of my life’s work.. To be a catalyst for change. Educating others about creating sustainable healthy habits leads to happier lives.

In 2020, I joined the remarkable team at Kids Cooking for Life and provides healthy cooking classes in underserved communities. Besides teaching, I operate a wellness practice in my hometown of Vallejo, CA. I help clients gain a better understanding of nutrition, movement, and mindfulness techniques through 1:1 coaching, reset planning, and healthy cooking classes.

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I enjoys all kinds of movement activities like yoga, paddleboarding, and cold water plunging. My current love is creating new approaches to healthy recipes. I plan on having my next adventure center around healthy cooking and believing that “Healthy Food is GOOD FOOD”. Cat’s Kitchen will provide vegetable forward cuisine that supports local agriculture and sustainable food practices. Stay tuned:)

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  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, San Francisco State University / San Francisco, Ca
  • Massage Therapy Certification, National Holistic Institute CMT, CAMTC, California certified massage therapist, License #04619
  • Holistic Nutrition Consultant Program, Bauman College

Mission Statement

At Catalyst Wellness, we nourish the body and the mind. We integrate small, sustainable changes to reach long term wellness goals. Putting one’s self care first enriches the soul and leads to happier, healthier lives.

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Taking back 'you-time' and practicing self-awareness for positive perception.

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Getting out there and embracing what your body can do to encourage alignment.

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Ensuring that what you put in your body will give you the energy to feel good!

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