“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.

Professional growth:

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.

Passion projects:

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
  • Hiking

Favorite book(s)?

  • 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.