My interest in the healing arts began with my exposure to bodywork while studying kung fu. I learned some osteopathic soft tissue techniques and later began my study of Chinese Tuina. It wasn’t long before I enrolled in the Blue Ridge School of Massage and Yoga, so I could add to my knowledge and get certified. Even before I finished I began to study acupuncture at the Jung Tao School for Classical Chinese Medicine. Six years later I had acquired two diplomas, the associated national certifications, and my license and certification to practice in Virginia.
But, my education didn’t stop there. I’m still eager to learn more, so I can give progressively better care to my clients/patients. I continue to study Chinese martial arts, qigong, and Tuina through the North American Tang Shou Tao Association. I’ve been reading and studying diet and other lifestyle factors related to health. Recently, I began a position as a supervisor in the Intern Clinic at Jung Tao School, which I expect to be a valuable learning experience as well. I hope to bring all this information and experience to my practice to benefit you.
In my former life I completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Virginia Tech and a Master of Fine Arts degree at SUNY Stony Brook, and taught in the Art Department at Virginia Tech for around 8 years. My office is currently decorated mostly with my work. I am still interested in art and hope to get back to my studio to make some sculpture in the coming year. In my spare time I enjoy music, hiking, and photography.