Wondering who is behind Thrive & Dine? Meet the three women who met while completing their Integrative Nutrition Certification and, through a shared interest in organic food and healthy living, became friends. They have experienced first hand how food can transform health and have helped others grow in wellness, too.  Get to know them a little better, below.

 Kelly, Carla and Linda

Kelly, Carla and Linda


Kelly Poole

Kelly Poole knows first-hand the effect a rushed, grab-and-go diet can have on your health. Prior to her career in health and nutrition, she was a corporate executive in the homebuilding industry for 25 years. With a very busy schedule, and inconsistent eating habits, she suffered on-going migraine headaches, a digestive disorder and bronchitis. When her father was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, she took a long hard look at herself and decided to make some lifestyle and diet changes. She made a commitment to follow her real passion to help herself, her family and others achieve great health and wellness. Her digestive issues have improved dramatically, no more migraines or bronchitis and her focus, energy and clarity have returned. Kelly was trained at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and obtained her certification as an Integrative Health Coach.  She is loving life with her husband, daughter and their sweet goldendoodle, Rosie.  She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cooking, the outdoors, walking, biking, swimming and cherishes her time at the gym. 


Carla Matthews

Carla Matthews was motivated to change her family's health after her daughter was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease in 2008. She completed her integrative health coach training through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and became a Culinary Nutrition Expert through the Academy of Culinary Nutrition. Making the change from processed, packaged, convenience foods to real, whole foods was a gradual process that has not just improved her daughter’s health, but the rest of her family’s as well.  Weight loss, lower cholesterol levels, more energy, better focus and restful sleep were just a few of the transformations her family noticed. She continues to learn as much as possible about the power of real food to heal and nourish us.  She is crazy for Pilates, enjoys photography, traveling, and loves to spend time in the kitchen creating (and eating!) delicious recipes that help fight inflammation and support a thriving body. 


Linda Baird 

Linda Baird has an undeniable passion for health and nutrition and how the two are interrelated.  She is a Registered Dental Hygienist, Integrative Health Coach and a former sugar junkie.  In her search to lose weight she discovered the power of real food not just for her weight but also on how it helped her headaches, mood, clarity and overall wellness.  In 2016 she completed the International Nutritional Leadership program with Dr. Axe and is currently finishing a Nutrition Culinary program.  She and her husband have a second home in Italy where they share a love for traditional food, culture and sustainable healthy agriculture.   She is blessed with five sisters, three kids and a red headed golden retriever named Emma.