Meet The Team

Hi, I’m Rhyan {rye-ann}!

A vegan dietitian, nutrition writer, and two-time author. Rhyan founded Phoenix Vegan Dietitian in 2018. Here, she turns plant-based newbies into thriving and healthy plant-based people.

With years of experience, a sprinkle of positive vibes, and a passion for creating a better world, one delicious bite at a time, She is your go-to gal for all things vegan nutrition.

As a media-savvy veggie queen, she has been on the pages of Women’s Health, Well+Good, Shape, and local TV. Providing nutrition education for people all over the United States and beyond.

Quick Links For My Work

Nutrition Writing

Written Media

Broadcast Media


Georgia Southern University Dietetic Internship

Arizona State University Bachelor of Science, Dietetics

Certificates of Training

Vegetarian Nutrition
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 2018

Registered Dietitian
Commission on Dietetic Registration 2018

How We Got Here (Rhyan’s Version)

Once upon a time, I was an exclusive hamburger and french fries girlie, eating them daily. But I felt constantly sluggish, and extra pounds kept piling on. Oopsie!

Then, my life took an exciting turn after watching Cowspiracy and realizing I had gained the freshman 15…plus some. I decided to transform, not just for me but also for the planet.

As a newbie to the vegan lifestyle, I felt overwhelmed by the unfamiliar foods and recipes. So naturally, my diet consisted mainly of potatoes and veggies – with some occasional meals at local plant-based restaurants thrown in there for good measure.

Little did I know that this approach was not reaching its full potential. After completing three years of my nutrition degree and furthering my education in plant-based nutrition, it became clear how bad my eating habits had been (did someone say ‘woefully’?).

I went from eating nutrient-lacking meals to embracing the vibrant world of good-tasting and healthy vegan food. I discovered that veganism can be a breeze if you know what you’re doing.

My approach to teaching vegan nutrition is to make it easy, simple, and fun. As a vegan dietitian, I took my struggles with eating vegan and my years of experience working with others to create a nutrition program to help others tackle their health concerns with plant-based eating without much hassle.

Don’t let anything stand between you and your dreams: if I can overcome my lifelong love of burgers and fries, you can surely do whatever is holding you back!
Ready to eat more plants? Check out my nutrition coaching options.

With Healthy Vibes,
Rhyan RDN

Hi, I’m Leonard!

The furry morale booster! Leonard is not just your average canine; he’s our resident taste tester with a nose for quality and a palate for perfection. When it comes to cooking a long, Leonard takes his role very seriously, sampling every safe ingredient and providing invaluable feedback with every tail wag.

But don’t let his cuddly demeanor fool you; Leonard is also a seasoned professional in office meetings. While he may not contribute much in terms of PowerPoint presentations, his enthusiastic tail wags and occasional barks of approval serve as a constant reminder that every meeting is better with a furry friend by your side.

Licks and Love,