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I am someone with many passions in this life. I do my best to bring them all together and to share my knowledge and experience with those I have the honor of working with in my massage practice.
I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Anthropology in Texas, but after moving to Portland in 1997 I became increasingly curious about natural health sciences. I started surrounding myself with people who felt the same and my life long journey began.
I graduated from East West College of the Healing Arts in 2002 with 650 hours of various massage therapy, anatomy, physiology and pathology courses. I then worked for almost 10 years in a very busy chiropractic clinic where I gained unparalleled experience with injured bodies. During that time, I developed my own practice which grew very quickly with a steady flow of loyal clients. Since then I have worked with very talented and empathetic practitioners from all areas of healthcare, giving me thousands of hours of experience and guidance.
I have been very lucky to have had opportunities to travel to places in this world, far and wide, and have learned a lot about healing arts in the states and in other cultures. I have studied botanical medicine from some very wise teachers and am currently studying evidence based functional nutrition. I look forward to being nationally board certified in 2024 and to able to help clients achieve a deeper level of healing through food and lifestyle choices and focusing on preventing cognitive decline, cancer and heart disease.
I feel honored to receive permission to work with the healing journey of each individual I see. Please call me with any questions.
Bachelor of Arts
Texas Christian University, 1997
Fort Worth, Tx
Licensed Massage Therapist
East/West College of the Healing Arts, 2002
650 hour program
Continuing Education in
Trigger point therapy
Deep tissue techniques
Structural integration techniques
Cupping/facial cupping/gua sha
Intra-oral TMJ massage certified
Medicinal Herbalist Training
Elderberry School of Botanical Medicine, 2010
300+ hours of materia medica, anatomy/physiology and pathology training
Functional Nutrition Therapy Practitioner
Portland Community College, 2023
300+ hours of bioscience, clinical research, holistic nutrition therapy, culinary arts, counseling, food as medicine, supplementation and herbs
I have been a licensed massage therapist since graduating from East West College in 2004. Before then, I received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Southern Oregon University.
I take great pride in helping individuals navigate with greater ease through their busy and stressful lives. My therapeutic and intuitive touch has been helping a variety of clients, ranging from those looking for stress relief, recovery from personal injury, athletes looking to rebound faster from events and expectant mothers dealing with aches and pains due to the incredible changes occurring within their bodies.
It is my passion to make other people's lives just a little bit easier. In my free time I enjoy being with friends and family, traveling, running with my dog Bella, golfing, or simply enjoying life!