Meet Our Team

The Transcend Nutrition Team

Melanie Miller Dwyer


Melanie is a seasoned wellness professional whose areas of expertise include weight loss counseling, disordered eating counseling, pediatric nutrition, personal transformations, and corporate wellness programs. Melanie obtained her BS in Clinical Nutrition from Virginia Tech (Go Hokies!) and is a Registered Dietitian as well as an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and ACE Certified Health Coach. Melanie is passionate about assisting her clients as they achieve permanent success through a combination of behavior modification and practical lifestyle change. It has long been Melanie’s dream to open a private practice with an integrative approach to wellness, and the opening of Transcend Nutrition Counseling is bringing this dream to life! Melanie’s future goal is to obtain a Master’s Degree in professional counseling to further assist clients in not only achieving,but maintaining their healthy lifestyles.

Terah Goad


Growing up in Rural Hall, a small town near Winston-Salem, Terah enjoyed cooking, was interested in wellness, as well as helping others. It took 2 ½ years of college before she discovered the role of a ‘dietitian’ and realized that is exactly what she was meant to do with her life. She completed a BS of Human Nutrition and Dietetics in 2010 from UNC-Greensboro. From there, she moved to New Bern, NC for East Carolina University’s dietetic internship and later finished an MS of Clinical Nutrition in 2012. After completing her internship, she accepted a job as a Clinical Dietitian with Cone Health System in Greensboro before transferring her skills to Charlotte’s Carolinas Medical Center in 2012. Through working with hospitalized patients, Terah quickly discovered that she was passionate about preventative wellness and in 2015 decided to join Melanie in the consulting business, Transcend Nutrition Counseling, where she is able to lead clients toward achieving their personal goals to prevent chronic illness. Terah sharpened her counseling skills by completing CDR’s Adult Weight Management training and examination in 2015. With Transcend Nutrition Counseling, Terah is able to watch as clients achieve goals and become healthier individuals. She is an active member of AND’s Private Practice DPG and Weight Management DPG. She currently serves on the Charlotte Dietetics Association’s board as Journal Club Coordinator and was named one of Charlotte’s 2016 Top 30 Under 30 Future Leaders.  When not working, Terah loves staying physically active with Females in Action; playing with her dog- Ralfie, attending country music concerts, Atlanta Braves or Charlotte Knights baseball games, and traveling.

Tyler Harding


In her former life Tyler was a banker.  Her decision to change careers was motivated by a lifelong interest in food and its relationship to health. Tyler completed her Master of Science in Human Nutrition from Winthrop University in 2015, followed by her dietetic internship training at the University of Virginia Health System. During graduate school, Tyler served for two years as coordinator of the Field to Fork program, a nonprofit promoting wellness by growing gardens with elementary students. This experience highlighted the importance of nutrition education in establishing healthy habits. Working at the University of Virginia, Tyler gained experience providing nutrition therapy for a range of advanced medical conditions. She observed the powerful role nutrition plays in health and realized a strong personal interest in preventative healthcare. Tyler believes eating well does not have to be as complicated as we sometimes make it. She is adept at breaking down current science into clear, practical information and believes there is no one way of eating that works for everyone. Tyler is excited to use her expertise in nutrition to help individuals establish their own way to balanced and sustainable healthy living. In her free time, Tyler can be found outdoors, making a mess in the kitchen, and playing with her two rescue pups.

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Transcend Nutrition Counseling

2828 Yorkview Court
Charlotte, NC 28270
Office: (980) 339-8330
Fax: (877) 927-2987

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