Meet Our Care Team
My personal philosophy and aim is to lead a life of balance. The old Greeks and Hippocrates, the Father of Modern Medicine, said it: “Nothing in excess, take the middle path and everything in its right measure.” I believe that the purpose of any healer, any doctor, is to teach that, “we heal ourselves through the way we live our lives every day”.
In 2010, I received my RN from the University of Alaska, Anchorage. Throughout my career I have specialized in geriatric nursing with an emphasis on symptom management and chronic illness.
In 2002, I graduated from Paramedic school and worked for a rural ambulance service. Working outdoors during the cold winters in ND became intolerable, so I started working in an Emergency Room. There I realized nursing would be a better fit for me.
I graduated with my BSN in 2008 from North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND.
Growing up an hour south of Chicago, Illinois, has led me to sunny Arizona. I moved here in July, 2020, looking forward to a longer summer and a short, mild winter. After obtaining my associate degree in nursing in 2007, I furthered my skills with hospital experience including orthopedic telemetry, pediatrics, medical surgical and home healthcare.
Two years ago, my husband passed away after undergoing treatment for cancer. After that experience, I decided I wanted to dedicate my time working in holistic cancer care. I’ve learned the benefits of this approach which is a combination of the wellness of the mind, body, as well as spirit, which is all needed to promote healing, whether it is for prevention or health maintenance.
As an I-ACT certified Colon Hydrotherapist, I know the power of combining nutrition and naturopathic modalities to create an environment in the body conducive to health and healing. For six years I have been practicing colon hydrotherapy alongside many passionate practitioners and doctors.
I have been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2008 and was certified as a Lymphedema Therapist in 2017. When my father was diagnosed with cancer in 2014, I sought more training in oncology massage to help ease his symptoms and improve his quality of life. That experience totally changed the focus of my massage practice to working primarily with those either going through their cancer treatment or living with the effects after treatment, such as lymphedema.