Meet Our Nutritionists

Edward Ferkel

edEdward Ferkel is a graduate of Marywood University with a BS in Nutrition and Dietetics, and is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). He joined the U.S. Army in 2006 and completed his active duty tour with the 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii in 2010. Edward was deployed in 2007 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and returned home in 2009. In 2013, Edward graduated the Scranton University ROTC program and was named Distinguished Military Honor Graduate. He continues to serve the country in the U.S. Army Reserves as an Engineering officer. While serving in the military, he found a profound passion for nutrition and fitness. Edward recently received his personal training certification from the American Council on Exercise. His goal is to continue developing the nutrition program at Vive and help people improve their nutritional and physical lifestyle.


Laura Sickler

lauraLaura Sickler has been in the fitness industry working as a fitness instructor for over 10 years. Laura has a BS in Psychology from Kings College, is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and is completing her thesis at Marywood University to earn her Master’s degree in Nutrition. She will also be completing her ACE personal training certification in August 2013 and will begin personal training at that time. Laura is married with three sons one of which is a member of the US Navy. Laura’s passion is to help people make better lifestyle choices concerning mind, body and belly!