I studied Five Element Acupuncture at Maryland University of Integrated Health (formerly Tai Sophia Institute), earning a Masters of Acupuncture in January 2011, and finished studies in Chinese Herbal Medicine in April of 2013, converting my degree to a Masters of Oriental Medicine. Previously, I received a Bachelor's Degree in Human Services and Nonprofit Management from Western Washington University and over a subsequent ten year period, worked with various nonprofit programs and organizations. After experiencing acupuncture myself, I decided on a career change. This allowed me to blend my degrees to continue helping people find a balance of health and wellness in their lives.
I spent much of 2010 doing an apprenticeship program in Colorado to learn about Acupuncture and Sports Injuries and Pain. As a lifetime runner and former running coach it has been important for me to combine my love of running with the benefits of acupuncture to help fellow athletes in the community. I have been working with athletes at Eastern Washington University since 2015, helping athletes of all sports. I bring together the ability to treat specific injuries while treating the person as a whole. I truly believes that finding balance in one's life helps each individual to find health and wellness.