Our Providers

Amy Goldsmith RDN, LDN

Amy Goldsmith founded Kindred Nutrition in 2010. She became a dietitian in 1999 and although she has worked with many realms of Medical Nutrition Therapy, specializes in Eating Disorders, Sports Nutrition, and Practice Management. 

Amy focuses on meeting all her clients where they currently are and focusing on education, re-framing the mind, and using food as fuel for your brain and body. She believes there is a strong connection between the gut and brain and focuses on both with all clients. In addition, as a sports nutritionist and dietitian, Amy assists with getting the client to peak performance by incorporating optimal nutrition before, during training, race time, and recovery. Amy also enjoys speaking to many teams in the community such as FOX Swim Club, MAC Swim Club, Hood College Athletics, Mount Saint Mary's Athletic Teams, Odin Crossfit, and more.

Amy has been featured in multiple media outlets and works directly with Frederick County Schools, Montgomery County Schools, Run Farther and Faster, The Frederick Steeplechasers, Odin Crossfit, Anytime Fitness, Multiple Swim Clubs & Division 1 Collegiate Athletes throughout the United States.

Amy is routinely quoted in the Frederick News Post, has been quoted in SHAPE Magazine and My Fitness Pal forums, and written articles for Frederick Child's Magazine. She has been interviewed live through Frederick Advice Givers and WUSA-TV.

In 2018 Amy was elected as the Consumer Protection Coordinator Board Member with the Maryland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  This role allows her to continue to be an advocate for smart consumers.
 
In her spare time Amy enjoys spending time with her husband, two children, and Portuguese Water Dog and Crossfitting, hiking, cooking, and relaxing by the pool. 
Amy has lived in the state of Maryland for over 15 years.  She moved to Frederick, MD in 2009 and fell in love with the community. She is very active with many groups, within the schools, surrounding gyms, rec sports teams and more.  In addition to designing corporate nutrition challenges, Amy believes in empowering the community as they become smart consumers. She enjoys speaking to the public on a variety of topics to include Sports Nutrition and Perfromance, The Mind and Gut connection, Instilling Positive Body Image and Self Esteem and more. Do you have a topic you are interested in? Amy would love to work with you!
Email Amy to request info on speaking engagements!

Dietitians

Rebecca Ridenour RDN, LDN

Rebecca has been a dietitian since 2010.  Becca works with our BRAVE clients, specializing in Eating Disorders as well as our Digestive Health, Women's Health and Autoimmune and Sports Nutrition clients.  Becca leads our BRAVE ED Support Groups, and works to create and implement additional concierge programs to support our clients to get to end goals.   Becca specializes in meeting clients where they are, educating on proper fueling, and collaborating with team members to provide support and recovery.  

Becca also specializes in Renal Nutrition and collaborates with Frederick's nephrologists to provide nutrition counseling for clients with Stage 3 and Stage 4 Renal Failure.

In Becca's spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and two boys, Crossfitting, and enjoying lake activities.

Dawn Croft RDN, LDN

Dawn has been a dietitian since 2002. She has a large range of experience in outpatient and inpatient nutrition and is specialized and trained on the use of a low FODMAP diet for Irritable Bowel Syndrome at Monash University, an evidence based approach for Gastrointestinal Disease. 

In addition to her specialization in FODMAP and passion for Digestive Health Dawn works with Eating Disorders, and Autoimmune disorders. Dawn is passionate about lifelong eating behavior with a realistic approach.

In her spare time Dawn is busy with her husband and two daughters either on the lax field, working with her trainer, or getting settled in her new home.

Therapy

Kim Coppola LCSW (Therapist) 

Kim joins our team bringing 8 years of experience in child life, outpatient counseling, and group work.  Kim fosters an emotionally safe environment for children, adolescents, and adults while establishing a therapeutic alliance with her clients. Kim works from a strength based perspective with a goal of improving overall health and well being. We look forward to collaborating with Kim to treat our clients and promote recovery for our Eating Disorder clients as well as any of our Women's Health, Digestive Health, and Sports Nutrition clients. 

Kim holds a Masters Degree from the University of Pennsylvania. When Kim is not in the office she enjoys spending time with her husband,daughter, and new born son, being physically fit and challenging herself with Crossfit.