For over 25 years I have been graced with wonderfully diverse and compelling patients, working in partnership to support resilient vitality and to address disease.
Montana native, I moved to the Pacific NW in 1979. After receiving my BA in Education from Western Washington University in 1991 my love of teaching was shared as a: primary teacher in a two-room schoolhouse in Montana, movement and health educator in a vast array of community settings, faculty at Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and at the Taoist Studies Institute. In 1991 I graduated from Seattle's Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Some professional milestones have included:
*Clinical Supervisor and Faculty:
NW Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
*Instructor at the Taoist Studies Institute, Seattle.
*Recognition in the "Top Doctors" issue of Seattle Magazine.
*Private practice in the heart of Ballard, 1995 - present.
*Study and practice of Toyohari acupuncture, 2008 - present.
*Qigong instructor, 2018 - present.
Since 2008, my ongoing study and practice of Toyohari acupuncture has continued to vitalize and inform my work. Toyohari is a branch of Japanese Meridian Therapy. The extremely refined and gentle Toyohari techniques were originally practiced by blind practitioners in Japan. Today Toyohari is consciously and continuously evolving through empirical study by local Toyohari Branch Associations from around the globe and remains rooted in the foundations of classical Chinese medicine based on the ancient texts of the Nan Jing, Nei Jing, Su Wen and Ling Shu.
I live and work in Ballard. My husband, daughter and I enjoy hiking, camping, canoeing and sharing meals with Seattle friends, while remaining connected to our Montana roots.