Carla M. Davis,
Senior Administrative Assistant,
Equitable Gas Company, March 7, 2008
Back in 2002 when I first met Lauri, I was an overweight smoker who was content to be that way. I went to her first health seminar in search of the free pedometer that I knew I wouldn’t use. Not knowing what to expect, I have to say that I got much more.
Over the last 5 years Lauri became, for me and my co-workers, a source of knowledge about health matters. She not only taught us about the benefits of healthy living, but showed us through example how easy it was to incorporate better choices in our everyday lives. She became a “personal health expert” to me and a lot of other employees who were in search of answers and encouraged us based on our individual needs.
On a personal note, I feel as though she opened some doors to healthier living that were closed to me. I had never tried salmon before meeting her. I was uninterested in raw veggies and didn’t see the importance of cholesterol levels, mental health, taking vitamins…I decided to quit smoking last year and she was an invaluable source of encouragement for me, and I know of others who have benefited from her personal touch.
I consider her not only to be an expert in the field of nutrition and personal fitness, but also a friend. We miss her expertise, enthusiasm and encouragement dearly.
P.S. I have upgraded my pedometer and use it daily!