Academics / Degrees

  • Bastyr University - Doctorate Naturopathic Medicine, 2014
  • Hamline University - Bachelor's degree, Pre-Medical Program, Majors in Anthropology & Biology, 2006


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Additional Training / Experiences 

  • New England School of Homeopathy (2013-present)
  • Advanced Constitutional Hydrotherapy – Carroll Institute, Dr. Letitia Dick-Kroenburg (2017)
  • Craniosacral Therapy - Dr. Cusack, ND; Dr. Takakura, ND; Dr. Christenson, ND (2010-2014)
  • Flower Essence Practitioner Training – Tree Frog Farm, Diana Pepper (2014)
  • Visceral Manipulation - Dr. Greg Yasuda, ND (2012-2014)
  • Herbal Intern – Dr. Ryan Drum, Ph.D., Shaw & Waldren Island (2012)
  • Cascade Herbal Experience (BU course) – student (2012), teaching assistant (2013)
  • Bastyr Herb Garden (2010-2014)
  • Ghana Study Abroad – Cultural Anthropology Course (2004)
  • SOLO Wilderness EMT-B Training – Conway, New Hampshire (2003)

        
    

Clinical / Health Related Work Experience

  • Journey Home Healing – founder, owner, naturopathic physician, health educator (2016-present)
  • Divine Roots Wellness – health consultant (2017-present)
  • Wild Iris Yoga & Wellness, Elko, NV – teacher of health and yoga instructor (2016)
  • We Yoga Co., Seattle, WA – teacher of anatomy and health topics (2016-present)

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  • Morning Star Health Center, Elko, NV – naturopathic physician, (2014-2016)
  • Siskiyou Vital Medicine, Medford, OR – co-founder and naturopathic physician (2014-2016)


    Other Work Experience

  • U.S. Forest Service – Wildland Firefighter
    • Chippewa National Forest MN Handcrew (2002, 2003, 2004, 2009); Prineville OR Hotshots Interagency Crew (2006, 2010)

  • MN-DNR (Dept. of Natural Resources) Invasive Species Wildlife Intern (2005)
    • Public Education of Regional Aquatic Invasive Wildlife Species – boat landings, MN State Fair booth, Watercraft Inspector of Aquatic Invasive Species
          
  • Peace Corps Morocco (2007-2009)Environmental Sector & following projects:
    • Environmental Education, Activism & Facilitation – addressing current environmental issues of deforestation, desertification, illegal harvesting of old growth Atlas cedar forests, concepts of land erosion, assessing and discovering local natural resources, sustainable practices in utilizing local natural resources, alternative forms of income that are healthy for the land
    • Women’s Wellness Workshop, Founder and Collaborator, 2-Day Event - included local women & female volunteers attending from 6+ rural villages, included workshops centered around wellness – nutrition, locals herbs & uses, yoga, mindfulness, women’ reproductive health, art / creative learning, environmental education, time in nature, social connection, fun, humor and laughter.
    • Middle Atlas Ecotourism Project – Networking regional resources (individual, associations, etc.) for supporting ecotourism for economic and environmental support and sustainability
    • Regional (Middle Atlas) free healthcare day - provided women's wellness medical examinations to rural women in region, including education of self breast examinations
    • Facilitated Community Centered Event - celebrating local culture, natural resources & education at local school
    • GLOW - Young Women’s Empowerment Camp, assisted with lessons and running / logistics of camp, supported local young women from site to attend camp and follow up 
    • Environmental Summer Kid’s Camp - assisted with lessons and running / logistics of camp, created and Facilitated Lessons on health – hydration, water quality and safety, water-borne illness prevention, how to actively protect local water sources
        
        

        

Service 

  • Northern MN Homeless Shelter (2006-2007)
  • Guatemala Naturopathic Healthcare – Volunteer healthcare for multiple rural Mayan communities (Spring, 2012)
  • Alternative Healthcare Access Campaign – providing monthly healthcare to homeless community in Seattle Region, as medical student (2011-2014)
  • Integrative Care Outreach – providing monthly healthcare to low income housing community in Seattle, ND provider and preceptor / teacher (2017-present)