“Everything is Ok in the End, if it’s not OK, it’s not the End.”

Accomplishments and/or success story:

After years battling multiple hip surgeries, crutches, and chronic pain, to emerge as a successful healthcare provider/teacher with a second chance to live my life and help others from an enlightened point of view.

Professional growth:

Currently completing a 200 hr. Yoga Teacher Training Certification, Future growth as a Myopain Instructor and Public Speaker, Editorial Review – Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies

Ultrasound-Guided Dry Needling/Assessment, Pain Science EDU, and Patient management.

Passion projects:

Paddleboarding, Yoga teacher training, outdoor photography, Dry Needling Podcast, continuing to heal and strengthen my own body, gardening, snow skiing.

What is your “why”?

I spent many years in and out of doctors’ offices, operating rooms, physical therapy clinics, and in chronic pain. My “why” is to help others avoid/break some of these cycles, learn how to manage difficult situations, decrease pain, and have a better quality of life.

Favorite part of your job?

My favorite part of the job is when a patient is able to cancel surgery, procedure, or other invasive technique because they feel so much better. I love it when my patients shatter their goals and give themselves a second chance/new beginning in life.

Three words to best describe me

Thoughtful, resilient, giving

One thing no one would guess about me

I used to be an Elementary School Math and Science Teacher

My first concert was…

Live (Throwing Copper) Merriweather Post Pavilion

Favorite place in the world?

On a boat – on a warm day in the Mediterranean Sea, off the coast of Cinque Terre, Italy

What is something about you that would surprise people?

I play golf barefoot

What is your dream vacation?

Traveling to a retreat house (with friends and family) somewhere amazing, like a private island with one of my favorite musicians (Trevor Hall and band) to give private concerts.

What are your favorite pastimes?

Favorite book(s)?

Before working at Bethesda Physiocare, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve had?

I was the Director of a 400-acre outdoor nature center that catered to children with disabilities and children in trouble with the law.