Thrive Nutrition RDN was founded in 2022 and built on the foundations of a love for evidence-based nutrition and a passion for helping people meet their health and wellness goals. We love bringing nutrition science into the kitchen with healthy food that’s simple and flavorful.

Amy Lawson RD, LDN, Owner

Amy Lawson is a registered dietitian and military spouse with a passion for all things nutrition, cooking and food. As a dietitian she takes a non-diet approach to food and centers her practice around food freedom. Amy has a Bachelor’s in Dietetics and a Bachelor’s in Human Nutrition from Kansas State University. She is currently in a Masters of Dietetics program at the University of Central Arkansas. In addition to her education in dietetics, she also has a Bachelor’s in Advertising and Marketing from the Fashion Institute of Technology where she interned at Elle Magazine. Prior to pursuing her passion for nutrition and becoming a dietitian, she worked as an advertising account manager for several years.

Amy, has lived in Italy and Germany, taken cooking classes in Paris and gets her cooking inspiration from her many travels. Amy, her husband, their three boys and their chocolate lab currently reside in Colorado Springs, CO.

Samantha Blandford PharmD, Consulting Pharmacist, Social Media Coordinator

Samantha is a community pharmacist with over 10 years pharmacy experience. She graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy in 2014 with a Doctorate in Pharmacy. Samantha currently works as a retail pharmacist serving the local community. Her tenure in pharmacy includes Pharmacist in charge of a Long-Term Care pharmacy in Jacksonville, FL as well as work in multiple retail pharmacies. 

Samantha is a military spouse who lives in central KY and keeps busy with her two young girls. She believes lifestyle changes work in conjunction with medication management. She is a fitness enthusiast with a passion for baking, exemplifying the eat well, be well, thrive motto!