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05/24- present    Naropa University, Boulder, CO

                                  Post-graduate Certificate in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies

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, Cum Laude

 05/91                   Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

                                  Associate of Applied Science: Professional Photographic Illustration, Highest Honors 



10/17 - present Deep Listening, Healing, and Five Element Acupuncture on a in-person and long-distance appointment basis; 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.


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 including medical and  facial acupuncture


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 and Life Coach 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

Ripples on a lake California healing campout
Rev. Aria Walker, marriage handfasting ceremony, Alaska
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