Meet Our Dietitians
Andrea Kendrick, RD, LDN
Andrea Kendrick, owner of Andrea Kendrick, RD, LLC and Associates, is a registered dietitian (RD) licensed in the state of Tennessee.
A graduate of the University of Tennessee, Andrea has a Bachelor of Science in Education – major: exercise science (2006) and Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology – major: nutrition (2009). She completed her dietetic internship completed through University of Nevada Las Vegas (2010). Andrea loves bringing her knowledge of physical activity and nutrition together to help clients/patients reach their nutrition goals through sound evidenced based nutrition and lifestyle strategies. Andrea believes in food-as-medicine as part of your treatment and prevention of disease. In her private practice Andrea has worked with a variety of clients/patients on their nutrition goals - she has worked with one-on-one client/patients, sports teams, employee wellness programs, and direct physician referrals.
Payton Walker, RD, LDN, MS, MBA
Payton is a Knoxville, Tennessee-based registered dietitian nutritionist. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master of Business Administration from Bryan College as well as a Master of Science from Indiana State University. Her experience includes clinical dietetics in the hospital setting, working with a variety of patients including diabetes, kidney disease, heart health, weight management and more. Additionally, she has experience in community nutrition creating and teaching nutrition lessons to children, college students, and adults. Payton is passionate about the relationship between physical and mental health and is an ambassador for creating awareness of the need for self-care, something we commonly neglect in today's culture.
Payton always knew she wanted to make a difference, to help people. Her compassion was the driving factor that led me to choose psychology for an undergraduate degree. Over the course of her studies, she fell in love with the human mind, how it works and what influences people to become who we are today. She also unexpectedly discovered a new passion for nutrition during college. After seeing the impact that proper nutrition had on the way she felt and performed volleyball, she realized she had found a way to truly help people practically. With the realization that we all eat every day and should not eat to survive, but instead to thrive, Payton had determined her course. She went on to earn her M.S. in Business Administration from Bryan College and M.S. in Dietetics from Indiana State University. Her desire is to see people become motivated and equipped to live out their full healthy potential, no matter what challenges they face.
Katelyn M. Bianconi, MS, RD, LDN
A native of Norman, Oklahoma, Katelyn earned her bachelor’s degree from Ouachita Baptist University, just outside of Little Rock, Arkansas, and her master’s degree from Louisiana Tech University. She worked as an ambulatory care dietitian at the Overton Brooks VA Medical Center in Shreveport, Louisiana, before moving to Knoxville in 2015 and working as Gastrointestinal Associates’ first full-time registered dietitian for 3 years.
Katelyn and her husband Jesse recently welcomed a son, Owen, into the world and she is now a full-time mommy.
Katelyn is registered with the Commission on Dietetic Registration and holds licensure as a dietitian with the state of Tennessee. She loves working with patients seeking to lose weight and adopting a healthy lifestyle. She is an expert in diet and diabetes management and also has expertise in working with clients with GI issues such as celiac disease, IBS and IBD.