Sonia Vieregge Kennedy, MS, RD, LDN is a Registered Dietitian with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Hospitality Management from East Carolina University and a Master of Science Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. Sonia has over 18 years of experience in many areas of health care. Her experience includesworking as a clinical dietitian in hospitals, teaching at universities, and serving as a health educator for a medically based fitness center. Sonia also has vast experience working to promote work-site wellness.

Since starting Nutrition in Motion in 2010, Sonia has found her true calling. In an out-patient setting, she gets to follow along with her clients and takes pride in knowing people are benefiting from the counseling she provides.

When Sonia is not at work, you can find her paddle boarding, boating, kayaking, at boot camp classes or out for a jog.  She also enjoys spending time with her family, including her 3 dogs: Skyler, Austin and Ringo.

Samantha Ferguson, MS, RDN, LDN is a Registered Dietitian with a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from SUNY Oneonta and a Master of Science Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. Samantha completed most of her internship in the clinical setting educating clients on diabetes management and lifestyle changes related to heart disease. Samantha began her career in the public health setting where she provided education and counseling to young children mothers.

As a dietitian, Samantha finds the most joy working in an outpatient setting. Being able to create relationships and follow along with her clients’ journey are what she finds most rewarding. Samantha’s passion in the nutrition world is to teach clients how to be healthy while finding balance with all the finer things in life.

When Samantha is not at work, you can find her reading a book in her hammock, listening to a podcast, or hanging out at a local brewery. She also enjoys walking her dog named Cabbage and exploring new cities.

Deidra Wood, MS, RDN, LDN is a Registered Dietitian with a passion for providing nutrition counseling for overall health and wellness. She graduated from East Carolina University in North Carolina with a Bachelor’s degree in 2012 and a Master’s in 2016–both in Nutrition Science. Deidra has worked in a variety of medical-based settings including low income family counseling, eating disorders, weight management, and gastrointestinal disorders. Her versatile background has allowed her the experience to provide nutrition therapy tailored to each individual’s health needs. 

With the understanding that eating is a lifelong experience, it became a personal endeavor to provide knowledge and facilitate individuals’ discovery of how to make changes toward their healthiest food-related lifestyle. A process that encompasses identifying dietary habits, teaching nutrition education, and creating dietary recommendations that utilize the meal plan and exchange system approach to healthy eating.

 Deidra is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is a registered, licensed practicing dietitian in the state of North Carolina through the Commission on Dietetic Registration. In her spare time, she enjoys practicing yoga, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

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