I grew up in Colorado and discovered naturopathic medicine during my undergraduate studies at Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado. I had struggled with chronic skin and digestive conditions, which I believed was my permanent state of health. Though it seems intuitive now, I never realized my ailments were contributing to one another. Each doctor I saw addressed only one area of my health, and I was always left feeling helpless. As a naturopathic patient, I felt whole and seen. I learned ways to stimulate my body's healing ability and ways to begin peeling away layers of trauma and disease. I received my Bachelor's in Science in chemistry and began my professional journey including positions in public health epidemiology, education and research. I spent time traveling internationally and moving all over the western United States.
My path to naturopathic medicine continued when I returned to school to complete my Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine at National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) in Portland, Oregon. I interned with physicians focusing on primary care, mental health, women's health and pediatrics. I obtained additional training in pelvic floor physical therapy and clinical homeopathy. During naturopathic medical school, I became pregnant, naturally, with my first child (after five years of unexplained infertility) and began my miraculous journey as a mother. Naturopathic medicine has helped my family and me find our way to wellness over and over again. It is one of my greatest joys to aid in this process for others.
Outside of the clinic, I enjoy spending time in nature with my spouse, Scott, and our two adventurous children. I love organic cooking, devouring Scott's culinary creations, gardening, reading, hiking, traveling, music, and laughter.