Growing up in Green Bay, I didn't always want to be a doctor. I wanted to be a mom, but I also pictured myself in the corporate world. Along the way I encountered health issues of my own. Honestly, I was living on root beer floats and pizza in college, and saw no connection between food and health. No doctor I saw even asked about my diet, and I saw doctor after doctor without resolution.
One night, when I was visiting my cousin on Mt. Hood, I started going through her library. I found the book Nourishing Traditions, by Sally Fallon. I became immersed in the book. And literally overnight, my views on health changed. Don't get my wrong, I didn't convert all at once, but I started reading and learning everything I could about diet, health, and wellness. I saw my first naturopathic doctor (ND), and more of the pieces of the puzzle started fitting. It sounds really simple; what you put in your body affects how you feel. Great. I soon realized this was my calling. There was nothing else that I could do, other than become a naturopathic doctor and heal people. I continued my health journey through school, because believe it or not, healing doesn't happen overnight.
It was after I had my first baby and when I learned about a naturopathic food intolerance evaluation that my healing reached a new level. She had "reflux." She vomited just about every time I nursed her. I didn't get it, I was a naturopathic student, taking the right supplements and eating a very healthy diet. I eliminated all potential dietary culprits and finally she stopped. As I alluded to, during this time, I learned about a food intolerance evaluation. I started following my specific diet--which meant I could add in some more foods. Not only did her reflux not return, but I felt better than ever.
During my schooling, I also realized that I am not going to heal people. The healer, is within. I am simply a guide; I provide the tools, experience, and inspiration for my clients' inner healers to flourish. I am passionate about working with people at all stages of life, starting with the very beginning.
After baby number 2, I made the move to New England to spend a year working with my mentor. I finally made it back to WI, and am so happy to be reunited with my roots! I'm looking forward to exploring the beautiful Coulee region with my handsome husband, two toddlers, and Janis, our dog. I love camping, reading, cooking, and play-dates. Now that you know a little about my story, I'd love to hear yours. I look forward to meeting you and your family.