About Us

About Cathy

Cathy is a Registered Dietitian  and caring health coach who employs a whole body approach which is science and evidence-based, while keeping an eye out for new discoveries on the horizon. With a Masters in Nutrition, added certificates in specialty areas, seven years experience as a Registered Dietitian and many more as a nutritionist, and a passion to get her clients to their healthiest, she partners with her clients to help them lose weight and gain a new life.  

Certification Numbers
NPI # 1215239959
Dietetic Business License # 60110828 



  • Passed Board Exam for Registered Dietitians by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, 2009
  • Master of Science, Nutrition, Coordinated Program, Eastern Michigan University, 2007-2010 
  • Certified food sensitivity therapist (LEAP MRT® ), Oxford Biomedical, Inc., 2011
  • Certificate in Adult Weight Management, Commission on Dietetic Registration, 2011
  • B.S., Broadcast Journalism, Texas Christian University, 1984-1989 

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics, since 2005
  • Member, Nutrition Entrepreneurs Dietetic Practice Group, since 2010
  • Member, Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce, since 2012
  • Supporter, Dietitians for Professional Integrity, since 2015

Read Cathy's Story

Staff and Interns

J. Brad Hains

Part-Time Office Assistant & Facility Technician

(updated photo coming soon)

That smiling guy you sometimes see when you walk into the LNW waiting room is Brad, who wears multiple hats at Lighthouse Nutrition Wellness - enough to make anyone's head spin!  Talk about flexibility and versatility. Brad is indispensable as our occasional Front Desk Guy, Facility Technician Who Can Fix Anything/Technical Guru, Occasional Chef, and the one we go to if a computer is not working right, credit card machine is kaput, copier ink is out, or a kitchen appliance needs to be installed. If that's not enough, he also makes reminder calls, balances financial accounts, and does multiple other daily office tasks while Cathy tends to the business of assisting in her clients' health.  

Brad has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Northwood University and an Associate in Aviation Technology from the Community College of the Air Force, and Associate in Computer Information Management, also from Northwood University. Brad's passions are flying, engineering and inventing, research and development, and he is also interested in health and science in general ( a science magazine and health article junkie) and pianist/composer. He plans to publish his music compositions and become a pilot, so that he can one day fly with his dietitian wife around the country. He lately has been working at Bates Technical College as a Nursing Department Simulator Technician, so his weekly hours at LNW are very limited, but they are very helpful hours indeed!

Everyone who works at Lighthouse Nutrition and Wellness has been trained to understand and respect the privacy of our clients.

Intern 2017 - Jacqueline


We're happy to have Jacqueline Johnson of Iowa State University.

Intern 2017 - Summer


We're happy to have Summer Daugherty of  Eastern Michigan University.


Our Office Pals - Daisy & Kiwi

Our current fluffy friends at Lighthouse Nutrition & Wellness are two cute parakeet bungees, Daisy and Kiwi, two gals who like to hang out, oversee daily operations at our clinic, and get overly excited when clients are sitting across the room from them! If you are sensitive or allergic to these types of pets, please let us know and we will work with that.