I graduated from the State University of New York at Albany in 2001 with a BA in Psychology. My interest in mental and emotional health evolved into a deep curiosity of the mind-body connection, which lead me to my massage training at Brenneke School of Massage in Seattle. The massage profession has given me so much insight into the great need for stress relief and self care in our society. Many people are living with chronic pain, chronic disease, unhealthy weight, addictions, cravings, fatigue, digestive and sleep disorders and the list goes on, all of which add to the stress a person experiences, myself included. While the benefits of massage therapy are immense, I developed a strong desire to serve others in ways beyond massage therapy in order to provide another layer of support to their health and healing. My interest in holistic health evolved as I discovered the power of nutrition and a nourishing lifestyle for my own health. I have explored a variety of healing modalities to address my adrenal fatigue, insomnia, digestive issues and manage my stress, and now I want to support others experiencing similar issues.
In 2012, I enrolled in the Health Coaching Program at The Institute for Integrative Nutrition and most recently the Certified Food & Spirit Practitioner Program (2014) at Food & Spirit with Dr. Deanna Minich. My training with IIN and Food & Spirit provided the resources and training necessary to educate and support my clients in achieving mind, body and spirit health through a multidimensional approach to health through nutrition and lifestyle.