Meet the A Dash of Dana Nutrition Team



I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and have been in the nutrition world, professionally, for 5 years.

Nutrition has a special place in my heart and has impacted me on a personal level as a female athlete. From a young age, I committed to understanding the power of nutrition on health, longevity, and performance.


A little about my academic background...because you do want to be sure you are receiving your information from qualified resources in this field! I received by Bachelors of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics with minors in gerontology and sports nutrition from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs in 2015. I completed my national board exam to become a RD/RDN in 2016. During my time as a clinical dietitian, I went on to get my Masters of Science in Nutrition and Human Performance from Logan University in 2019.

As of August 2022, I received my level 1certification as metabolic efficient training specialist (METS I). Metabolic efficiency is a process of improving the body's ability to utilize energy stores more efficiently through nutrition and exercise. You can learn more about this here


In my free time, I love spending time with my boyfriend and biggest life supporter, Corey, and our dog, Nala. I am a runner at heart and recently took up triathlon, which I have developed a deep passion for. I also enjoy resistance/ weight training, cooking, hiking, and being on the water in any form (kayak, paddle board, boat, swimming).

My philosophy in nutrition goes far beyond the food you put into your body. We want to understand how food affects you, how it makes you feel, and what is does for you. Nutrition is all about supporting the complex systems that make up your body and listening to what your body needs so you can take on all that you ask your body to achieve.

So, let's fuel your body so you can LEVEL UP your performance in sport and your daily life!

Hello! I am Dana Eshelman, MS, RDN, METS I // Owner. 

Hello! I am Tasha Trudeau, RD. 


I am the Strategic Assistant at A Dash of Dana. I help operations run smoothly and keep Dana organized. You will see me on social media platforms, emails, and really all over! 

I am a New England native and received my Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Massachusetts.


I completed her Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition and dietetic internship from Rutgers University.


Most recently, I have become a Registered Dietitian through the Commission of Dietetic Registration. I am also completing a sports nutrition fellowship to enhance my eduction in sports nutrition and performance.


In my free time, I enjoy cooking and all outdoor activities!

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Hello! I am Erin Kloster.



I am the Creator here at A Dash of Dana. I handle some of the social media and content creation behind the scenes.


You may have seen me on the A Dash of Dana Performance Nutrition Facebook. You will also see me in groups, emails, and blogs!


I am Colorado native and a lover of all things health and wellness!


I am currently a student at Colorado State University studying Food Science & Human Nutrition. My goal is to one day be a registered dietitian and help people establish healthy eating habits that are attainable and suitable to each person's lifestyle.