A passion for body work started early and I was noted for giving foot massages as early as eight years old to family members. My interest grew over the years and I later completed massage training in Texas in 1997 and have been licensed professionally in both Texas and Oregon. The next 15 years I worked in sports medicine, spas, chiropractic offices and privately. The focus of my practice has always been based in a deep knowledge of anatomy and physiology as well as an innate sense of touch and timing.
I am dedicated to being a lifelong learner and have completed my Bachelor of Science of Public Health Education with a Minor in Women’s Studies from Portland State University in 2004. This helped me develop a passion for community development which led me to obtaining my clinical Master of Occupational Therapy from Pacific University in 2011. Since, I have worked full time as an occupational therapist while maintaining massage as part of my practice. Over this period, I developed further skills in communication and cultural competency building programs internationally to cultivate improved caregiver competency in communities throughout Central America. My skills as a therapist have been developed over decades and I truly enjoy collaborating with my clients to facilitate sustainable positive outcomes. I look forward to meeting and if possible, helping clients reach their own goals for improvement.