Laurie Osier, RD, CDE Laurie Osier, RD, CDE, graduated with "highest distinction" from Colorado State University with a BS in Human Nutrition and Dietetics and a minor in Human Development and Family Studies. She completed her post-graduate internship at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA.
Laurie provides inpatient and outpatient nutrition and diabetes consultations at AVH. Her career in the valley has included moderating numerous weight management and healthy eating groups, teaching nutrition classes at Colorado Mountain College, and consulting to a variety of healthcare institutions, agencies, and private practices. She has a specialty credential as a Certified Diabetes Educator and was co-developer of the Diabetes Education Center at AVH. She is certified in adult weight management.
Laurie works with a broad range of client needs including weight management, wellness, digestive disorders, cardiovascular health, and diabetes. Her passion is helping patients improve their health with nutrition in a supportive, coaching environment. She believes in meeting people where they are and helping them take realistic steps toward their long-term goals. Her ongoing professional development centers on new discoveries in the science of nutrition and methods for helping people move through the change process and establish new habits.
Kristy Bates, RD Kristy Bates, RDN, received her BS in Dietetics from Michigan State University. After graduation she traveled throughout Europe before moving to Colorado for the mountain lifestyle. During this time, she focused mostly on her culinary skills while volunteering with Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters program to educate and empower low-income families to cook nutritious meals on a budget. These experiences inspired Kristy to pursue a post-graduate dietetic internship in Pittsburgh, Penn.
After completing her internship, Kristy worked as a clinical dietitian and director of nutrition in Denver for two years, but missed mountain life. After another stint traveling in Europe, she landed a cooking job at a five-star restaurant in her dream town, Aspen. She wanted to look to the next step in her career and was thrilled to see the Director of Nutrition position posted at Aspen Valley Hospital (AVH).
As AVH’s Director of Nutrition, Kristy is pleased to be able to combine her passion for medical nutrition therapy with culinary arts and management. She enjoys working with fellow dietitians, Sandy Holmes and Laurie Osier, in the clinical realm along with her talented team in the kitchen. She strives to revolutionize what is “hospital food” with her passion for recipe development and knowledge of nutritional pathophysiology. The Castle Creek Café is known for offering affordable, nutritious meals not only to patients and staff, but also to locals who tout it as being the “best kept secret in town.”
Lauren Mitchell, MS, RDN
Lauren received her BS from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville in Dietetics and her MS from the University of Kentucky in Nutritional Science with an emphasis in Sports Nutrition and Wellness. She completed her Dietetic Internship Supervised Practice from Georgia Southern University.
Lauren has experience in medical nutrition therapy for a variety of diseases and conditions. She has worked with a variety of patients from weight management, enhanced performance through sports nutrition, cardiovascular, oncology and improved wellbeing through nutritional intake. Lauren has experience providing nutrition education on various topics as she was a previous Adjunct Instructor at Front Range Community College.
Lauren is passionate about improving patient’s health and wellbeing through nutritional intake. She is an avid marathoner and ultra-athlete who can help others enhance their sports performance through nutritional intake. Lauren offers inpatient and outpatient services at AVH and strives to provide community nutrition through events such as Dietitian Demos. She meets with a variety of individuals with unique conditions and goals and can provide nutrition coaching support and lifestyle modifications to improve health and wellbeing.