All photography provided by Erica Gannett Photography.

I’m a health coach and author based in Stamford, Connecticut. Whether in the kitchen or at my office, I use my passions for people and numbers to build creative and holistic solutions for my clients. I believe that all successful personal and business ventures should combine a structured, strategic foundation with a strong emphasis on personal connection and nourishment.

I earned my degree in mathematics from Vanderbilt University in 2007 and worked in human capital consulting for over six years. After my years as an actuary and consultant in financial services, I received my certificate as a holistic health coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2013 and began my SoooPaleo blog to share my culinary adventures with friends and family.

After 28 years of cooking experience as a motivated apprentice shadowing my mom in the kitchen, I graduated from food enthusiast to chef, exploring dozens of farmers markets in the Northeast, experimenting with new recipes, and becoming deeply connected to the ingredients in my dishes and the effect my cooking has on others. 

I coach clients on everything from weight loss to confidence to time management and organizational skills. I create very practical, structured solutions with a strong foundation based on trust and relationships to help my clients achieve a holistic sense of wellness combining mental, emotional, and physical health.


Ali was an excellent health coach. She was professional, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. She presented information and charted my progress in a very organized manner. She instinctively knew when to intervene and when to let me make my own decisions. I felt like I had someone in my corner at all times, and I truly believe I could not have been nearly as successful without her help.
— Lauri, age 61, Rye Brook, NY

I found comfort confiding in Ali with personal struggles despite having an incredible family and great friends. I never felt judged or pressured; she simply offered to listen at first. Upon talking about various situations with her, she would always have unbiased, well-thought-out advice. I have found her ability to carefully think through challenges to be unmatched by anyone else I know. Ali is also a great motivator; she is energetic, full of life and ready to conquer the world, and only encouraged me to do the same! Ali has been someone I can always count on for an honest opinion; it’s not always what I “want” to hear, but it is certainly what I often “need” to hear!
— Melinda, age 26, South Berwick, ME