Shelby is a writer, nutritional specialist, physical trainer, interior decorator, gardener, gamer and outdoor enthusiast. She has authored more than 5,000 published articles on the aforementioned areas of expertise and is always adding to her repertoire. Though she's often busy, Shelby keeps a careful balance between her hobbies and her writing career. Each of her many irons in the fire gives her new topics to research and write about for her clients.
Over the years, Shelby has accumulated certifications as a nutritional specialist, a physical trainer and a creative writer. At age 15, Shelby pursued her certification as a nutritional specialist and physical trainer. The field was her first true love and she still makes time to train clients in between writing gigs.
In addition to becoming a physical trainer at age 15, Shelby also graduated high school the same year and enrolled at AIO to pursue a BA in interior design. She was halfway through her BA in a year but she decided to stop pursuing it due to the negative projected career outlook in the field. Despite walking away from her BA in Interior Design, Shelby's love for the profession persists and she delights at opportunities to write about it.
At age 17, Shelby discovered her love for writing when she won a poetry competition through careful contemplation of proper prose. She quickly began writing for local newspapers about current events, health and political issues. She was soon working for SF Gate, AZ Central and other big-name online publishers. As her love for writing evolved, she developed an equal love for SEO and social media marketing. She implements this expertise in almost every article she writes to this day and jumps at any SEO- or social media-specific assignment opportunity.
Present day, at age 24, Shelby is studying to become a certified yoga instructor, resume writer and SEO Specialist. She currently works with several ghost writing clients that rely on her knowledge of recent nutrition studies and current events.
When Shelby is not writing or working with a client in nutrition and physical training, she can be found exploring Colorado's mountains, working as a landscaping designer, dog sitting, or furthering the book that she hopes to publish by early 2016.
As a woman with many irons in the fire, Shelby is a writer of several specialties. She prefers to write about nutrition and physical training, as these are the areas she holds certifications in. However, she also enjoys employing her knowledge of interior design, landscaping, marketing and recreational activities.
In addition to specializing in favored subjects, Shelby also specializes in search engine optimization and social media management. She has a knack for helping her clients define, retain and grow their audience, regardless of subject matter.
Touching back on the topic of health, Shelby particularly excels in writing about gluten-free, Paleo, primal and other specialized diets. She avidly follows the latest scientific research on nutrition and is intrigued by the findings on these popular topics.
Outside of writing, physical training, interior design and other subjects on which Shelby is educated, she enjoys cooking, photography, outdoor activities and gaming. Her average off-day involves yoga, HIIT, hiking, video games and time in the kitchen. Though she is not yet a certified chef, cooking is close to her heart – she enjoys inventing or honing recipes to delight friends and family.
Shelby is also an animal enthusiast. She was raised with horses, dogs, rabbits and other livestock. As (yet another) one of her side-jobs, Shelby enjoys dog sitting, dog training and horse training. She loves writing about animals almost as much as she enjoys working with them.
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