I graduated from the University of Delaware in 2002 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. After college, I joined the Peace Corps and served in a remote island country called the Republic of Kiribati. The experience profoundly changed me. It was there I discovered that the world was not designed to be in service to me but rather I should be in service to the world.
This awakening led me to go to massage school at the Ashland Institute of Massage in Southern Oregon and begin my journey as a seeker, healer and teacher. I started as an assistant instructor and tutor of Anatomy, Physiology and Kinesiology in 2005 and have taught in various massage schools ever since. I began my private massage practice in 2007.
Throughout the years, I have refined my craft, mentoring and teaching lay people as well as other hands-on healers. I’m an anatomy nerd, who loves helping people with complex cases get out of pain and dysfunction. I usually do this with a combination of myo-fascial release and very specific soft tissue unwinding that can be deep and specific but never painful. I also realize that we are complex beings and so, for those clients who want it, I support their spiritual and emotional integration with insights, intuitive readings and energy healing as well. Session look different for each person. I have no agenda, I simply stay open and go where clients are ready and willing to go.
In addition to private practice, I am a personal and professional development coach (www.reflectivecoaching.net), published author and mama to two sweet little boys named Julian and Jovan. I love everything outdoors, meditation, dancing and swimming.