About Us

Our Aspire Health Team

Our growing team at Aspire Health is pretty amazing! So grateful for them and the growth of our company as well as our incredible patients!!

Peggy Steward, ARNP

With years of experience as a family nurse practitioner, Peggy will be able to assess you as a patient and create a custom weight-loss treatment plan that's right for you. She has seen the importance of maintaining a healthy weight on overall health. She has always enjoyed and known the importance of eating healthy and regular physical activity but weight loss is so much more than that. So many factors contribute to the disease of obesity. There are many changes in healthcare over the last few years and she was able to treat patient's co-morbid medical conditions but not able to get to the core root of the problem. She did not have enough time to educate or counsel patients in lifestyle changes that would benefit their health. She decided that she wanted to focus and provide direct care to patients to help meet their weight loss goals to improve their co-morbid conditions. This is why she went into the medical field, to truly help meet patients' health care needs.

Masters of Nursing, Washington State University 2006

Bachelors of Science in Nursing, Brigham Young University 2002

Granted Certificate of Advanced Education in Obesity Medicine

Member of Obesity Medicine Association

Member of Washington Obesity Society

Member of Columbia River Nurse Practitioner Association

Heidi Nixon, ARNP

Heidi Nixon is dual-certified as both an adult and gerontologic nurse practitioner. Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, she pursued a career as an exercise physiologist where she learned the importance of preventative care. As a proud military spouse, she's had the opportunity to live around the world, which were some of the most challenging yet rewarding times in her career, having dealt high stress of frequent moving every few years, changing jobs, leaving friends and family, new schools, new surrounds, dealing with long deployments, and raising a family. After retirement from the military, Heidi and her family moved back home to put down roots in the Tri-Cities. Her treatment philosophy is to treat the total person, not just the condition, while providing non-judgmental and compassionate care. It has been Heidi's goal to work in an integrative practice like Aspire Health where she can truly partner with the patient in navigating their unique healthcare needs, and help each person address their individual weight loss goals.

Masters of Nursing, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Bachelors of Science in Exercise Physiology, Washington State University

Member of Obesity Medicine Association

Nichole Sharp, ARNP

Nichole M. Sharp, DNP-FNP has been in healthcare since 2008. She has had the pleasure of working as a Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner at the local hospitals and clinics in the Tri-Cities. Nichole's philosophy for her patients is to be a partner in helping her patients with their health care needs. This is done by listening and advocating for her patients. Getting back to the basics of healthcare; patients first. Nichole partners with her patients to work together to develop lifelong health and individual goals to promote one's health. In her downtime Nichole enjoys spending time with her family. Life seems to always be moving at warp speed! It's important to take the time to enjoy one's passions and family. She feels that she has the best of both worlds.

Bachelor of Science in Biology, Central Washington University 2001

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Washington State University 2008

Doctorate of Nurse Practice and Family Nurse Practitioner, Washington State University 2016

Member of Columbia River Nurse Practitioner Association

Member of Obesity Medicine Association

Eva Torres, ARNP

Eva is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner who received her Master of Science in Nursing from Gonzaga University. She attended Washington State University as an undergraduate student and received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She has over eight years of clinical experience in acute care managing chronic conditions. While at the hospital, she developed a passion for preventative care. She aims to provide comprehensive, holistic care to patients of all ages. As a Family Nurse Practitioner, Eva is passionate about proactive healthcare, emphasizing the importance of disease prevention by providing patients with the tools and support needed to improve and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Eva loves spending quality time with her family. She enjoys learning new things and is always up for a challenge. Her favorite hobby is snowboarding, although she could improve at it. She believes that the best things in life are challenging and attainable with time, dedication, and hard work.

Masters of Nursing, Gonzaga University 2022

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Washington State University 2016

Member of Obesity Medicine Association

Aron Steward, ARNP

Now accepting new patients!

Masters of Nursing, Maryville University 2014

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Washington State University 2011

Member of Obesity Medicine Association

"Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts." 

-Winston S. Churchill