I am a body-centered health practitioner and guide who integrates my experience as an RN, health coach, advocate and Nia teacher to guide people on their path to healing. Facing a chronic illness opened my eyes to the critical role toxins, pathogens and viruses play in chronic and life-threatening illness. It is my purpose to shine a light on this information and provide the tools, information and support so people can be empowered to heal.
Most of my work now focuses on volunteering in my community to address issues around unsafe consumer products and indoor air pollution that contribute to chronic and life-threatening disease. I have a special interest in advocating and supporting people with environmental illness including Multiple Chemical Sensitivity which myself and 2 children have been healing from. And thanks to an amazing energy medicine practitioner I now have the energy to commit more to this work.
Movement, food as medicine, community, and healthcare navigation are the foundations of my practice. With over 20 years of being in healthcare and experiencing western, alternative, integrative and functional medicine alongside a disabling chronic illness, I have come to have a deeper understanding of the system as well as the suffering that many with an unexplained chronic illness face. I understand the work, strength, compassion and support that is required to heal and am here to serve you in any way I can along your path.
Education & Current Certifications
- Certified Integrative Medicine Health Coach in 2016
- Master’s of Nursing (Clinical Nurse Specialist) at University of Washington in 2007
- Certified Nia Instructor in 2002 (Currently Black Belt Level)
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Linfield College in 2001
- Founder of Moving To Heal – nursing navigation, advocacy, health coach and guide, Nia instructor 2011 – Current
- Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist & Lung Cancer Patient Navigator at Overlake Hospital 2007 – 2010
- Teacher Assistant & Clinical Instructor at University of Washington 2005 – 2007
- Outpatient Oncology RN at Minor & James Medical 2004 – 2005
- Inpatient RN on a General Medical, Oncology & Pediatric Unit at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center 2001 – 2004
- Sustainability Chair Ben Rush PTA (Volunteer) 2019 – Current
- Green Cleaning Subcommittee for Sustainability PTA Co-Chair (Volunteer) 2020 – Current