As a Naturopathic Physician I trust the body’s innate ability to heal itself and believe wholeheartedly in the foundational principles and philosophy of naturopathic medicine. In addition to being a natural teacher, I've always had a mind for science and understanding the human body. I attended Bastyr University in Seattle and graduated with my doctoral degree in Naturopathic Medicine (ND) in 2020. My undergraduate education includes a BS in Health Promotion and Rehabilitation and I also received a Master of Arts degree in Exercise Science, both from Central Michigan University. As an undergraduate student, I spent a lot of time in the Gross Anatomy lab, which led to me becoming a Teaching Assistant, helping fellow undergraduate students learn the complexities of the human body. As a graduate student at CMU, I helped teach Anatomy and Physiology to Physician Assistant and Physical Therapy graduate students. During my "off" time, I spent several years working as a Midwife Apprentice, helping families welcome more than 40 babies, including 2 sets of twins, into their family’s loving arms. Professionally, I've worked as a Laboratory Curriculum Coordinator with the Dept of Biological Sciences at the University of Idaho, but spent the bulk of my career, over 10 years, in Iowa at Kirkwood Community College, teaching Anatomy and Physiology to students entering the allied health fields.
When not working to help you feel your best, you most likely will find me somewhere outside, usually near the water, camping, paddle-boarding, knitting or just sauntering through the trees. I've been married for 40 years, raised two wonderful young men, and have two amazing grandkids. I thoroughly look forward to hearing your story and working with you to help you reach your healthiest self.