I have been inspired by natural medicine since I was a toddler. My first doctor that I remember going to see as a child was a homeopath and I was fascinated by the piles of manila envelopes that my mother kept, each filled with tiny sparkling pellets of magical sounding homeopathic remedies.
Growing up, I spent hours in the yard picking bunches of fragrant chocolate mint and pineapple weed to make my own teas and “perfumes”.
As a young adult I began to have debilitating migraines. Not just a mild headache, I also found my face and arm would go completely numb and I could not come up with simple words to form a sentence. As frightening as this was, I was lucky to find a combination of herbs, amino acids, and homeopathic remedies that could quickly resolve my symptoms if I caught the migraine early enough.
Since that time I have had many profound experiences with homeopathy, herbs, and nutrition that have allowed me to develop a deep trust in the healing power of nature. This ultimately led me to pursue my Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine at the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) in Portland, Oregon.
While at NUNM I had the opportunity to participate in a prestigious year-long internship in gynecology and primary care with Dr. Kimberly Windstar, as well as a six-month internship in integrative cardiology and pulmonary medicine at the Center for Natural Medicine. My early love of homeopathy guided me to additional training in Classical Homeopathy through the New England School of Homeopathy in Seattle, Washington. Before attending naturopathic medical school I studied herbal medicine at the Herb Pharm in Williams, Oregon and the Philo School of Herbal Energetics in Philo, California. I am also a practitioner of the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®, a powerful yet gentle massage technique for digestive and reproductive health.
I currently practice naturopathic family medicine and primary care at two amazing integrative health clinics, the Hillsboro Naturopathic Clinic and Love Acupuncture & Wellness Group. I am honored to partner with my patients in their health journeys and feel blessed every day that I get to practice this amazing medicine.
With my free time I still love harvesting medicinal herbs to make natural medicines. I also enjoy practicing yoga, hiking the amazing Oregon Cascade Mountains, gardening, creating and cooking healthy recipes, and spending time with friends and family.