I strive to support the unique needs and choices of each person and each family in my care. My approach stems from my passion for prevention and foundational wellness. I aim to work in partnership with my patients, empowering them to achieve optimal health and healing.
I first became interested in medicine when I was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 14. Having cancer was a significant, life-changing experience for me. While I was going through treatment, I was inspired by my nurses and the warm, personable care they offered.
I began college with plans to obtain a nursing degree to work with pediatric cancer patients. It was during this time I began to learn more about midwifery, homebirth, and natural ways of healing. I first began attending births in 2003 and fell in love with midwifery. Soon after, I learned about naturopathic medicine and naturopathic midwifery, and I realized I could offer holistic and personable care to entire families throughout all their stages of life.
I went to medical school in Portland but have lived in the Rogue Valley for several years and I enjoy providing care to our community. I continue to be passionate about my work and having children of my own has furthered my love of holistic family care.
Outside of the clinic, I can be found spending time with my husband and my three boys on our family’s developing farm where we raise milking goats and chickens among our many other permaculture endeavors.
Therapies I Commonly Use
Undergraduate Degrees: Bachelor of Science in Nutrition (Bastyr University), Minor in Women’s Studies (Southern Oregon University)
Doctorate Degree: Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine and Natural Childbirth/Midwifery Certification (National University of Natural Medicine)
Post-Graduate Internship: Yayasan Bumi Sehat in Bali, Indonesia (further midwifery and clinical training)
Areas of Interest
Prenatal and Postpartum Care and Wellness