I graduated from Michigan Technological University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. After working for 4 years as an engineer, I decided to reconnect with my childhood dream of helping people through medicine. That connection was made possible by studying Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) at Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, Colo. I completed my Master of Science in Acupuncture in 2014. I’ve been working directly with patients since 2012. I am also a DONA certified postpartum doula. I am also well versed in dietary therapy.
I practice a very traditional style of TCM acupuncture, however I have training in Japanese acupuncture, trigger points, and Dr. Tan style acupuncture. I have extensive experience treating pain, sports injuries, aging populations, and women's health, among other areas. My style is gentle, yet effective. I design my treatment protocols to be efficient using the fewest needles possible. I encourage my patients to be involved in their healing and often include dietary and lifestyle suggestions as part of my treatments.
I am originally from Michigan, so I love spending time outside in the warm Colorado sun! I play outside with my family and friends as much as possible - anything from hanging out at a park to skiing in the mountains. The mini adventures and a close-knit community are my foundation and make me feel alive.
I love to run and hike, and both serve as a meditation for me. When I'm not outside, I can almost always be found in the kitchen (mostly washing dishes from my growing family), but also cooking! I have a constant obsession with all things food and I'm always educating myself on dietary wisdom. Fueling my family through healthy food is a true passion for me.