Meet The NS Team

Meet the NS Team

We’re a women-led small business and we’re so proud of the work we do to help nourish the lives of people around the world. Meet our team and learn their favorites: food, what they like to do for self-care, and favorite book!

McKel Hill Kooienga, MS, RDN, LDN

Founder and CEO

Indian Food — gardening and being in nature — The Power Of Now

Executive Team



Japanese food — cooking — The Food Lab

“From someone who was raised in a self-sustaining environment in the country of Asheville, NC until I was 14, I learned first-hand the deep connection with food. With over 15 years in thoughtfully leading large teams in the hospitality industry, I know supporting your team is key (and having fun along the way). I run the day to day operations of the company and support McKel’s vision by keeping us on track and sailing towards our North Star.”


Content Manager

Coconut Ice Cream — Reading a Good Book on the Beach — Anatomy of the Spirit

“After being a fan of Nutrition Stripped for years, I’m so happy to now be part of the team and contribute to the mission of making healthy habits easy for everyone to achieve. I’ve seen this first hand throughout my career in journalism and content marketing that content has the power to change people’s lives. Nutrition Stripped has already made an impact on so many lives, and I’m excited to help evolve the content and program development to make that impact even greater.”

Erica Carneglia, MS, RD, LDN

Wellness Manager & Lead Coach

Homemade pasta — lavender candle and a face mask — The Great Gatsby

“I have devoted my life to the pursuit of health and wellness and love empowering others to make lifelong changes that will allow them to do the same. Nutrition is a part of all of our lives, I’m here to make sure it’s a positive one!”@nutritionstrippederica

Media Team


Graphic Designer

Sushi — online shopping — You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero
“I love to help like-minded creatives bring their passions to life through graphic design, and I am so happy to be a part of the Nutrition Stripped team! I work with the team across many platforms to display all of McKel’s beautiful photographs and recipes. Having started my design career in fashion, it has been a wonderful experience furthering my skills in the health wellness industry.”



Chips and queso — making food with friends — Anything by C.S. Lewis
“I have been creating photos and videos full-time for 3 years now and I couldn’t be luckier to do what I love and for clients that I admire. Living in Nashville has opened up so many doors for me and my mentors along the way have taught me how to live a balanced life — keeping the important things important at the end of the day.”


Web Project Manager

Pizza — My couch and any kind of sports — Do Podcasts count? — work and website
“Serial entrepreneur who’s hustled his entire life. Now helping create amazing digital experiences for global brands.”


Video Editor

Homemade sourdough bread — watching 80’s movies — Ready Player One — work and website
“Helping brands tell compelling and engaging stories through motion and design.”

Editorial Contributors

Rachael Link, MS, RD

Nutrition Editorial Contributor

burrito bowl — yoga – The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami

“I’m passionate about plant-based nutrition and the huge impact that diet can have on nearly every aspect of health. I started my career working as a dietitian at a veteran’s hospital and stumbled upon a passion for writing. Now, I have the opportunity to share with readers just how easy it can be to take control of your health, simply by switching up what you’re putting on your plate.”

Lindsay Malone, MS, RD

Nutrition Editorial Contributor

Fresh salsa with as much cilantro as humanly possible — Taking a long run — Mind over Medicine by Dr. Lissa Rankin
“I’m a firm believer in the power of nourishing food, exercise, and restoration. We are all one good meal, workout, and night’s sleep away from a better version of ourselves! I’m excited to share my passion for wellness and 10 years of experience as a Dietitian with the Nutrition Stripped community.”


CCO (Chief Cuddle Officer)

“People are really here for me, right? I’m the oldest employee of Nutrition Stripped and I have the best job! I get to walk to the office or we work from home recipe testing which means I’m always getting treats — vegetables are my favorite though! We don’t need science to tell us how calm animals make our humans feel, so it’s cuddle time all the time. Life is good!” — @hiimlunathesamoyed


Looking to work with our team? When we have open opportunities available, they will be listed on this page.