I am originally from Omaha, Nebraska and attended NE Wesleyan University. I graduated in 1991 with a B.S. in Biology. I moved to Washington State after vacationing here and falling in love with the Pacific Northwest.
I graduated from Bastyr University in 2000 with a degree in Naturopathic Medicine. My focus in school and during my preceptorships was in women’s health. While in school, I volunteered at a free women’s clinic and right after graduation volunteered at a children’s homeless community center. Also after graduation, I held the positions of adjunct faculty and Product Review Coordinator at Bastyr where I gained an appreciation of quality assurance of supplements.
I have a 13 year old girl who has Rett Syndrome- a rare nervous system disorder that primarily affects females. I am actively involved in the Northwest Rett Syndrome Foundation and would love to find a cure someday!
I currently teach Human Anatomy and Physiology, General Biology, and Nutrition at a local college. Dr. Rife actually got me my first job teaching and I have been teaching ever since.
In my spare time, I enjoy gardening, reading, and crocheting but would much rather be snorkeling and scuba diving!!! I am very pleased to be a part of North Tacoma Family Health.