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Creation of
RD Boot Camp

When you were a preschooler, were you able to repeat back nursery rhymes or sing short refrains from children’s songs? Kari Sharp, founder of RD Boot Camp, had difficulty doing both. It wasn’t until she was tested, did her family realize she had an auditory memory problem. She had excellent concentration power, but only when she was interested in what she was learning.

Flash-forward through two bachelor’s degrees and a master’s degree to the time she had to study for the Registered Dietitian Exam. The only review course she could find online consisted of lectures and lists of facts. BORING! Being a creative person, she conceived and developed a new concept in review courses and named it RD Boot Camp. Just like a gym’s fitness class, she included various methods to tone up your skills. And, she incorporated interesting, real-life situational videos to keep you engaged and to make those necessary-to-learn facts more memorable.

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One Mission

RD Boot Camp’s mission is to provide varied, comprehensive, and up-to-date resources to help you pass the RD exam with confidence.

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One Team

A team of professionals were gathered from various disciplines, including nutrition, medicine, education, and marketing to develop up-to-date lessons typically found on the RD exam.

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Many Learning Styles

We’ve been in your shoes so we know what it takes to study for the RD exam. Whatever your learning style, we have a review method to match your needs.

Meet Our Team

Meet the team of professionals who developed RD Boot Camp to help you prepare and pass the Registered Dietitian exam with confidence.

Kari Sharp

Kari Sharp, MS, RD
FOUNDER

Kari Sharp, MS, RD started RD Boot Camp with one mission: to help you pass the RD exam on the first try. She has a thriving private practice in Hermosa Beach, CA, aimed at helping children, families, and adults change their nutritional path. Raising children with various GI conditions, picky eating issues, weight concerns, and autism, Kari has not only studied nutrition but lived it.

Kari holds a Master of Science degree in Nutrition and Food Systems and has a background in culinary arts, nutrition program coordination, nutrition education, and as a health and wellness activist. With a college degree in graphic design, Kari pairs her nutritional knowledge with her design background to create an exciting new way for you to learn!

Charles J. Weiss, M.D.
Medical Consultant

Charles Weiss, M.D. brings 45 years of experience in Internal Medicine to ensure RD Boot Camp stays current with the latest medical research and procedures. In addition to private practice, Dr. Weiss served as a clinical assistant professor at Florida State University College of Medicine. As an Air Force physician, he assisted the V.I.P.s at Kennedy Space Center during the Apollo launches. Dr. Weiss has spent his career advocating and enjoying healthy eating and regular exercise. Since his retirement, Dr. Weiss gives back to the community by volunteering as a doctor in a medical clinic for indigent patients.
Charles J. Weiss
Sarah Whitehead

Sarah Whitehead, MS RD ACSM-CPT
Content Writer

Sarah Whitehead, MS RD ACSM-CPT is a registered dietitian and personal trainer with an emphasis in sports and performance nutrition. She is passionate about community wellness and nutrition education, focused on counseling individuals to help improve both their diets and activity levels. Sarah holds a MS in Nutrition and Physical Performance from Saint Louis University. In her spare time, she enjoys working out, writing stories, and experimenting in the kitchen.

Lindsay Schwartz, RD
Content Writer

Lindsay Schwartz, RD is a culinary trained dietitian who is passionate about nutrition education. Lindsay provides nutrition counseling based out of Des Moines, Iowa, helping adults make health behavior changes to improve their wellbeing. Lindsay holds degrees in culinary arts, food science, and clinical dietetics from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI. She has extensive experience teaching cooking classes, providing nutrition care, and leading study groups. In her free time, Lindsay is an avid fiction reader and enjoys playing strategic board games and playing with her cat Piglet.

Lindsay Schwartz
Kaitlyn Deguzman

Kaitlyn Deguzman,
Content Designer

Kaitlyn Deguzman holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation and Interactive Design from East Carolina University. With a background in animation and visual design, Kaitlyn is always striving to learn and grow with endless creative energy. Combining her passion for art and science, she is eager to design engaging, eye-catching visuals to help others succeed in passing their RD Exam. In her spare time, Kaitlyn enjoys drawing, cooking, and traveling. 

 

Sheila Weiss, MS
Creative Director

Sheila Weiss has been a marketing consultant for more than 30 years. As the creative director at several advertising/public relations firms, Sheila developed many national award-winning campaigns for a range of clients from school districts to healthcare professionals. One of the programs she created is in a college textbook as an exemplary example of an innovative community relations plan. Sheila has worked as an educator, program developer, and seminar leader. She has a B.A in English/Communication and Education from Michigan State University and a master’s degree in Education and the area of creativity from Northwestern University.
Sheila Weiss

Meet Our Team

Meet the team of professionals who developed RD Boot Camp to help you prepare and pass the Registered Dietitian exam with confidence.

Kari Sharp, MS, RD
FOUNDER

Kari Sharp, MS, RD started RD Bootcamp with one mission: to help you pass the RD exam on the first try. She has a thriving private practice in Hermosa Beach, CA, aimed at helping children, families, and adults change their nutritional path. Raising children with various GI conditions, picky eating issues, weight concerns, and autism, Kari has not only studied nutrition but lived it.

Kari holds a Master of Science degree in Nutrition and Food Systems and has a background in culinary arts, nutrition program coordination, nutrition education, and as a health and wellness activist. With a college degree in graphic design, Kari pairs her nutritional knowledge with her design background to create an exciting new way for you to learn!

Charles J. Weiss, M.D.
Medical Consultant

Charles Weiss, M.D. brings 45 years of experience in Internal Medicine to ensure RD Bootcamp stays current with the latest medical research and procedures. In addition to private practice, Dr. Weiss served as a clinical assistant professor at Florida State University College of Medicine. As an Air Force physician, he assisted the V.I.P.s at Kennedy Space Center during the Apollo launches. Dr. Weiss has spent his career advocating and enjoying healthy eating and regular exercise. Since his retirement, Dr. Weiss gives back to the community by volunteering as a doctor in a medical clinic for indigent patients.

SARAH WHITEHEADMS RD ACSM-CPT
CONTENT WRITER

Sarah Whitehead, MS RD ACSM-CPT is a registered dietitian and personal trainer with an emphasis in sports and performance nutrition. She is passionate about community wellness and nutrition education, focused on counseling individuals to help improve both their diets and activity levels. Sarah holds a MS in Nutrition and Physical Performance from Saint Louis University. In her spare time, she enjoys working out, writing stories, and experimenting in the kitchen.

Lindsay Schwartz, RD
Content Writer

Lindsay Schwartz, RD is a culinary trained dietitian who is passionate about nutrition education. Lindsay provides nutrition counseling based out of Des Moines, Iowa, helping adults make health behavior changes to improve their wellbeing. Lindsay holds degrees in culinary arts, food science, and clinical dietetics from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI. She has extensive experience teaching cooking classes, providing nutrition care, and leading study groups. In her free time, Lindsay is an avid fiction reader and enjoys playing strategic board games and playing with her cat Piglet.

KAITLYN DEGUZMAN,
CONTENT DESIGNER

Kaitlyn Deguzman holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation and Interactive Design from East Carolina University. With a background in animation and visual design, Kaitlyn is always striving to learn and grow with endless creative energy. Combining her passion for art and science, she is eager to design engaging, eye-catching visuals to help others succeed in passing their RD Exam. In her spare time, Kaitlyn enjoys drawing, cooking, and traveling. 

Sheila Weiss, MS
Creative Director

Sheila Weiss has been a marketing consultant for more than 30 years. As the creative director at several advertising/public relations firms, Sheila developed many national award-winning campaigns for a range of clients from school districts to healthcare professionals. One of the programs she created is in a college textbook as an exemplary example of an innovative community relations plan. Sheila has worked as an educator, program developer, and seminar leader. She has a B.A in English/Communication and Education from Michigan State University and a master’s degree in Education and the area of creativity from Northwestern University.