I was born and raised in Salem and after spending several years in New England once again call Salem home. I attended South Salem High School and was very involved in both music and dance (ballet, tap, jazz, choreography). After college my love of dance developed into a passion for health and wellness and I took up strength training, yoga, and Pilates – even becoming a certified personal trainer and Pilates instructor.
I went to Whitman College for undergrad where I studied anthropology and music and then went on to Boston University where I earned my Master’s degree in Forensic Anthropology. I earned my Doctorate of Physical Therapy at George Fox University in Newberg.
When I’m not at work, I enjoy playing music, traveling, soaking up as much fresh air as possible, and rediscovering the beauty of the world and my youth through the eyes of my two children.
Extra Tid-Bits about Pelvic Specialty: I knew upon starting school for physical therapy that I wanted to specialize in pelvic health and have additional training specific to treating this population. I am passionate about pelvic health physical therapy and am an advocate for maternal physical and mental health having witnessed firsthand a lack of adequate pelvic health education and medical follow-up care for new moms. I enjoy engaging in conversations about the “stuff no one wants to talk about” and I love any opportunity to educate about pelvic health and wellness.