I was intrigued by natural healing modalities from the young age of 12 years old. Witnessing the pain and poor quality of life of my father suffering with Ulcerative Colitis was devastating. After being told that his only option was to remove his colon, he reached out to alternative therapies and natural medicine. With strict compliance to his treatment plan, he had a complete turn around with his health in just one year and has not suffered from ulcerative colitis since! After witnessing the dramatic changes and increase in quality of life I knew I would follow the path of natural healing as a career.
Knowing how important diet is to our health and wellbeing I first obtained my degree in Nutrition and Food Science from the University of Alberta. I was then accepted into the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. After completing my first year of studies I found myself drawn to Eastern Medicine. No matter the ailment, there is a treatment. For every question, there is an answer. Traditional Chinese medicine spoke to me in that it seemed not to be a surface solution, but focused on the whole person in order to discover the root cause of the issue.
Today, I am a Registered Acupuncturist and a member of the British Columbia regulatory body for acupuncturists (CTCMA). I graduated from the Alberta College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. After which I was accepted into an internship at the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine.
Growing up I was always supported and encouraged with my athletic pursuits. I was heavily involved in fastball, volleyball, triathlon and rowing for the U of A. My excitement and passion for an active lifestyle still rings true in my life today. Outside of the clinic you can find me doing CrossFit, playing volleyball, golfing, snowboarding, hiking or at yoga.