University of Colorado, Boulder– B.S. Biological Psychology 1984
Northwestern Health Sciences University–Doctor of Chiropractic 1988 http://www.nwhealth.edu/
500 hours additional training in functional medicine theory for chronic health conditions 2003-2006
200 additional hours of Applied Kinesiology training 2003-2005
Midwest School of Herbal Studies–Master Herbalist 2008 http://www.midwestherbalstudies.com/
100 hour herbal application course including Pulse Testing techniques–from Lise Wolff 2008
Instructor of plant identification, mushroom identification, experiential outdoor youth Since 2009
About Me/Life Story…
From early beginnings in a hippy family, my interest in natural living was born. It progressed to an interest in natural healing. One thing about me that changed my focus is that I have had my own health challenges with chronic conditions stemming from a terrible body surfing accident in 1988. Since then, I have been drawn to the care of and have great empathy for chronic health complaints.
In 2001, I was given Pederson’s Guide to Medicinal and Edible Wild Plants as a gift http://www.amazon.com/Field-Guide-Edible-Wild-Plants/dp/039592622X, and it ignited a passion for herbal medicine, particularly from plants most people call weeds. I was eager to apply all that I had learned about chemical application of nutrition and body chemistry to traditional uses of these common plants. The plants held the promise for the chemical link that was missing in the nutritional treatment of chronic health conditions.
Now I am here, traveling the country and exploring where plant and mushroom varieties are abundant. The plants were grown here on earth, like us, and share some our characteristics. Applying natural medicinal herbs to the whole person creates a “shift” within that body, and its natural tendency toward balance can be “unstuck”. I believe that this makes other modalities like chiropractic, massage and others more successful long term. Living in harmony with nature seems, to me, to be the way it was always intended.