After completion of her M.S. degree at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Marianne worked as a Family Practice PA for almost 30 years. As she observed that patients on multiple medications were not thriving with their lost quality of life, it became clear that disease was easier to prevent than to treat. She became passionate about teaching her patients about a lifestyle that would promote healthy living and healthy aging based upon optimal nutrition. Marianne also embarked on public speaking about nutrition in the hopes of reaching more bodies who just needed more nutrition. She shared this focus on nutrition also with the PA students she was training as she was a member of the clinical faculty at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Marianne continues today to share her passion about nutrition because even though she is a retired PA Emeritus, she is known as the produce pusher and she will never stop sharing the gift of optimal health through nutrition.