Meet Cassandra Golden! Originally from Fort Myers, Fl & a graduate of USF, Cassandra is the Employee Wellness Dietitian at John’s Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. Cassandra is also the owner and creator of Nutrition Nibbles Consulting, LLC.
Living in St. Pete for the past 18 months, Cassandra has trouble narrowing down the reasons why she loves St. Pete. What drew Cassandra to the area was the city’s wellness influence. The downtown walk ability, bike trails, water activities, farmer’s market’s and presence of plant based restaurants is simply ubiquitous. Food tours, mural tours and festivals inundate the calendars of those who live here. On any given day, benches along Beach Drive are lined with people pausing to appreciate the sunrise and sunset. Cassandra has affectionately named St. Pete as a foodie’s paradise and a Dietitians dream!
Question: What inspired you or led you to your current career?
A: “Professor at USF, Cynthia Sass, inspired me to follow a career as a dietitian.”
Q: What is your favorite restaurant in DTSP, and what do you love there?
A: “I love Red Mesa Cantina. My favorite meal is the sweet potato taco & the tofu taco.”
Q: How long have you lived or worked in DTSP?
A: “I am relatively new to St. Pete. I moved to & started working in St. Pete in November 2017.”
Q: Who is the most interesting person you’ve met here in DTSP? Who would you like to see nominated as a Face of DTSP?
A: Lexi Perry. Lexi works at Pinellas Community Church. Lexi runs “Trusting the Process” which is a non-profit that provides Hygiene products & cloths.
Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would it be? And why?
A: “Italy & Greece because of the cuisine & culture.”
Q: What is your favorite movie OR what is the first movie you remember seeing in a theater?
A: “My favorite movie is “The Grinch” with Jim Carrey.”
Q: What advice would you give a crowd of people?
A: “Love wins all battles!”
Q: What is something on your bucket list?
A: “Kayaking at sunrise on the gulf shores. Seeing the sun rise while on the water gives me a sense of serenity.”
Q: What is your favorite music/ 3 bands you would like to see (dead or alive)?
A: “Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez & Lecrae are three bands I would like to see.”
Q: What current / former local business makes you the most nostalgic about DTSP?
A: “Black Crow Coffee.”
Q: Choosing anyone alive and a non-relative: with whom would you love to have lunch? Why? Where in DTSP would you have lunch?
A: “Evelyn Tribal, author of Eating-why? Evelyn started the intuitive eating mindset. I would like to have lunch with her at Karma Café.”
Q: What is your favorite thing or something unique about DTSP?
A: “All of the plant based restaurants.”
Q: Where do you see yourself in 5 or 10 years?
A: “Living in my dream home in St. Pete with my family.”
Q: (Even for friends or family), what is something interesting that most people don’t know about you?
A: “I can go entire hours or days without any noise or sound on. I really value my silence.”
Q: What 3 words or phrases come to mind when you think of the word HOME?
A: “Comfort, purposeful & quiet.”
Q: Who would you like to see nominated for this project, The Faces of DTSP?
A: “Meiko Seymour-Leadership St. Pete.”
Q: If you were cast into a major motion picture and had your choice of anyone to be your co-star, who would you choose?
A: “Michael Jordan (not the basketball player).”
Q: If you had a full time staff member that was fully paid for, who would you choose?
Chef, Housekeeper, Driver, Coach, Physical Fitness Trainer, or Nanny?
A: “House keeper.”