Tara DelloIacono Thies is the owner of Summit Nutrition Strategy. A Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and food industry pioneer bringing nutrition principles together with business and program development.

She is the food, beverage, and outdoor industry’s most trusted performance nutrition advisor for product development, brand strategy, marketing, communications, and education .

She has been advising companies and educating active-lifestyle audiences for over twenty years. Her work includes championing development teams in the creation of foods based on the nutrition principles that are fad-proof and sustainable in the ever-shifting nutrition and health landscape.

Her eighteen years of experience building, growing and leading the nutrition department at Clif Bar & Company lead her to launch her own business. Her desire to prioritize outdoor activity and amplify her influence on the development of foods and programs that support peak outdoor experiences grew out of her work with some of the worlds greatest athletes such as Scott Jurek, Andrew East, Katerina Nash, Caroline Gleich, Jeremy Jones, Alex Honold, and Stephanie Howe, to name a few!

Today she works independently with food and outdoor companies such as The North Face, Sugar Bowl Ski Team, and CLIF creating educational nutrition content, nutritious foods, and stoke for being active outdoors

An award-winning branded content creator, Tara uses her gift of attuning with a variety of influential audiences such as investors, retailers, celebrities, and athletes to make scientific principles of nutrition accessible as a brand asset in elevating trust.

Lisa Novak, Director of Sports Marketing at Clif Bar & Company

An endurance athlete, mountain lover, mother of two wild boys,  and adventurer, she strives for a wildly active lifestyle invigorated with nutritious foods and positive eating behaviors that align with her philosophy of Eating With Purpose