As an acupuncturist, I always get asked the question ” What made you want to be in this field?” The short answer is….the hard way. As a college athlete I endured excessive physical stress which resulted in several injuries. At the time, I thought my only option was surgery. Four years and multiple surgeries later, I thought there has to be a better way. As I was recovering from my fifth knee surgery a year after college graduation, I found my answer in an alternative health magazine. I read about a former college athlete, in my same position, who was now an acupuncturist. The article went on to explain her story and the benefits of acupuncture. I was sold! I made an appointment with my local acupuncturist in small town North Dakota and the rest is history.
I attended Northwestern Health Sciences University in Minneapolis, MN where I received a Masters in Acupuncture. While in school I had heard many amazing things about the great Northwest. I made the leap and settled in Eugene. I have grown to admire and love this community that has welcomed me and my practice with open arms.
Almost 10 years after first hearing of acupuncture, I am thankful to have found a profession that I love. At the same time I have found a way to help people facilitate their own healing and give them the knowledge to live a healthier life. It is through my education, life knowledge and passion that I was able to create Well Balanced, an environment dedicated to your health through acupuncture, nutrition and fitness.
In my free time you’ll find me exploring our great state of Oregon! In the summer months I love to hike and swim with my dog, Mazi. This year I have taken up gardening, it’s amazing to watch life grow. In the winter I try and find the sun on the mountains and I get up to the snow every chance I get. You’ll either find me on my snowboard or cross-country skiing.