After graduating in 2002 with a degree in Physical Education and a certification through the American Council on Exercise, I set out with the ambition to try to make the world a healthier place as a personal trainer. It did not take me long to see that diet and exercise were not the silver bullet for everyone’s health.  After my own health situation caused me to become disenchanted with conventional medicine, I began to seek other alternatives to healing and discovered the world of herbal medicine.  What started as a curious trip to a couple herb shops quickly exploded into me trying to learn as much as I could about herbs and how to use them. After much encouragement from my husband, I enrolled in East West in 2015. Traditional Chinese Medicine was a concept that was completely foreign yet absolutely life changing to not only me and my family, but also my personal training clients. Many of them would have so many “symptoms” for which they could not find help.  Going through this program has allowed me to take my passion for helping people to lead healthier lives to a higher level by being able to combine fitness, nutrition, and healing, and I am so grateful for this opportunity.

In the time spent away from herbal studies and work, my husband, I and three kids manage a small hobby farm with goats, sheep, chickens, bees, and Cuddles the cow.

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