“Everything is Ok in the End, if it’s not OK, it’s not the End.”
Accomplishments and/or success story:
After years battling multiple hip surgeries, crutches, and chronic pain, to emerge as a successful healthcare provider/teacher with a second chance to live my life and help others from an enlightened point of view.
Currently completing a 200 hr. Yoga Teacher Training Certification, Future growth as a Myopain Instructor and Public Speaker, Editorial Review – Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
Ultrasound-Guided Dry Needling/Assessment, Pain Science EDU, and Patient management.
Paddleboarding, Yoga teacher training, outdoor photography, Dry Needling Podcast, continuing to heal and strengthen my own body, gardening, snow skiing.
What is your “why”?
I spent many years in and out of doctors’ offices, operating rooms, physical therapy clinics, and in chronic pain. My “why” is to help others avoid/break some of these cycles, learn how to manage difficult situations, decrease pain, and have a better quality of life.
Favorite part of your job?
My favorite part of the job is when a patient is able to cancel surgery, procedure, or other invasive technique because they feel so much better. I love it when my patients shatter their goals and give themselves a second chance/new beginning in life.
Three words to best describe me
Thoughtful, resilient, giving
One thing no one would guess about me
I used to be an Elementary School Math and Science Teacher
My first concert was…
Live (Throwing Copper) Merriweather Post Pavilion
Favorite place in the world?
On a boat – on a warm day in the Mediterranean Sea, off the coast of Cinque Terre, Italy
What is something about you that would surprise people?
I play golf barefoot
What is your dream vacation?
Traveling to a retreat house (with friends and family) somewhere amazing, like a private island with one of my favorite musicians (Trevor Hall and band) to give private concerts.
What are your favorite pastimes?
- Playing Baseball/Wiffle Ball in the summer
- Eating crabs outside by the water
- The Four Agreements – Don Miguel Ruiz
- Jitterbug Perfume – Tom Robbins
- Survive – Peter DeLeo
Before working at Bethesda Physiocare, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve had?
I was the Director of a 400-acre outdoor nature center that catered to children with disabilities and children in trouble with the law.