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.