This is the latest post in our “Meet the Board” series. Each Monday, we’ll feature one of our 2017-18 board members, not stopping until we run out of board members (in late January).
Christy Goff, MS, RDN, CD
President-Elect and Public Relations Co-Chair
As a dietitian nutritionist, I can certainly say that I love food—whether I’m eating, cooking, or growing it. I’m honored to be selected as president elect for the 2017-2018 year and during that time I hope to absorb the essence of leadership and forward thinking to get our association the recognition they deserve. I received my master’s and completed my internship at Bastyr University and loved their whole foods focus and environmental awareness (my other passion).
I’m currently working at Pacific Medical Centers as an employee wellness dietitian and community liaison for a team called the Living Well Alliance. I’m a cofounder of a Slow Food chapter in Kirkland called Slow Food Sunday which showcases different cultural cuisines & nutrition topics in bi-monthly events. When I’m not talking about food (and let’s be honest, it is our favorite topic as RDNs), I enjoy traveling, yoga, hiking/camping, and dabbling in the art of photography. And here’s more about me:
Favorite food: I call it Dietitian Dessert: Almond butter, blueberries with maple syrup on top. Maybe get fancy and sprinkle cinnamon on it.
Favorite form of physical activity: Yoga and dancing!
Favorite travel destination: National Parks (I have Glacier, Yellowstone and Grand Tetons on my immediate list!). I’m taking after my mom, who has visited many more than I have.
Favorite food city: The more I visit my sister in Washington, DC, the more foodie places we get to go and I’m loving it! There is such diversity in cuisines and all within blocks of each other. I also had some surprisingly good meals in Knoxville, TN where I lived for a year after college.
Favorite hobby: Photography – especially when I venture to the mountains, lakes or nature sites.
Something most people don’t know about me: I studied in Australia during college and got to hold a koala and eat kangaroo, my first time mountain biking was on Mt. Saint Helens (scary and hard!), and I did a month long Amtrak train trip across the country (from MA to Santa Fe, NM) which started with attending the 2010 winter Olympics in Whistler Canada (before I lived on the west coast!).