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09/08 - 06/11      Academy for Five Element Acupuncture, Gainesville, FL

                                  Master's Degree in Acupuncture

                                  Chinese Herbal Studies Certificate

05/99 – 09/02     Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, San Diego, CA

                                  Medical theory, herbal and acupuncture studies in the Master of Science program

 03/96                 Boulder School of Massage Therapy, Boulder, CO

                                  1000 Hour Diploma Program, Honors

                           Ohio University, Athens, OH

 03/97                       Bachelor of Specialized Studies: Images and Interpersonal Relations, Cum Laude

 11/93                       Women’s Studies Certificate

 05/91                 Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

                                  Associate of Applied Science: Professional Photographic Illustration, Highest Honors 



10/17 - present  Healing and Five Element Acupuncture on a mobile and long-distance appointment basis including Acupuncturist Without Borders affiliated clinics and classes in underserved and trauma-stricken areas.

12/17 - 09/19  Student Evaluation for Academy for Five Element Acupuncture, Gainesville, FL.

11/16 - 10/17 Acupuncture and Healing in Portland, OR


07/14 - 10/17 Owner/Five Element Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist: Acupuncture & Natural Medicine Clinic, LLC in Cannon Beach, OR.


12/12 - 6/14 Five Element Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist: Alaska Center for Acupuncture serving Palmer, Wasilla and the Mat-Su Valley; and private Five Element practice in Anchorage, AK.


03/07 - 09/09 Acupuncture Assistant to Dr. Alexander Ly Natural Health Center, Alabama: Assisted the acupuncturist with electroacupuncture, cupping, moxibustion and acupuncture treatments.


01/98 - 09/11 Instructor: Instructor and clinic supervisor for Holistic Health Practitioner Program, and workshop instruction including massage techniques, Reiki, Qi Gong, chakra work and shamanic techniques. 


01/96 – 6/18  Nationally Certified Massage Therapist: Massage including Shiatsu, Tui Na, craniosacral, visceral manipulation, myofascial release and more; Reiki; Qi Gong; neurolinguistic programming (NLP) and neuroemotional technique (NET).



03/17 Acupuncturists Without Borders, Organize and provide free trauma clinics in disaster areas and with underserved populations.


11/13 Covenant House Alaska, Anchorage, AK: Provider for group auricular acupuncture and other acupuncture services for homeless youth in Anchorage.

11/12 Compassionate Caregiver and Pro Bono Service Provider, Hospice of Anchorage, Anchorage, AK: Volunteer, in-home support for individuals and their families; and acupuncture service provider for select approved Hospice of Anchorage clients.


11/11 Forget-Me-Not Facilitator, Hospice of Anchorage, Anchorage, AK: Facilitator in peer-support grief processing program for children and teens.


11/02 San Diego Hospice Volunteer, San Diego Hospice, San Diego, CA: In-home and in-facility companion care, massage and aromatherapy.


05/93 Sexual Assault Survivor Advocate, Careline, Athens, OH: Crisis intervention and advocacy, first contact through hospital and court proceedings; and facilitator of a men's adult survivor of childhood sexual abuse support group.



Vinyasa Yoga Teacher 2019

Diplomate of Acupuncture 2012


Acutonics Practitioner 2011


Ordained Minister 2005


Certified Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner 2004


Advanced & Predictive Humanistic Astrology 2003


Neuro Emotional Technique (NET) and NEXT Body 2000


Usui & Karuna Reiki Master Teacher 1998


Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork 1996


Certified Shamanic Practitioner 1996


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