At age 15 I started to question the medications my parents gave me when I was ill. An awakening occurred within me and I began to study and utilize medicinal herbs and began an organic vegetarian diet.
What followed was my exodus to a more natural environment. Where I had a home birth, lived communally, learned to grow my own food and build my own home.
I was empowered by my own home birth to go back to school to serve families as a Midwife and a Naturopathic Doctor. I then began a 7 1/2 year educational course of study as a single mother in the mid 1970's. I first became a Licensed Vocational Nurse, then proceeded to get my training as a Registered Nurse and finally undertook post-graduate studies earning my Naturopathic Doctorate from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington in 1984.
As a registered nurse I worked as a Pediatric nurse for ten years in several Children’s Hospital’s along the west coast and I feel that experience helped to bring a lot of clinical wisdom into my Naturopathic Pediatric Practice.
I had a private 22 year Home Birth and Family-Centered Naturopathic Practice in Encinitas, California. Relocating to Haiku in 2006 after my youngest son went off to College.
I continue to study and enhance my knowledge base to be able to serve my patients better. Since I have been in Maui I have focused on studying Hawaiian Herbs.
I am the mother of two son's who were both born at home and two grown grandchildren. I am a member of the Maui Crafts Guild as a local printmaker. I have a passion for learning, giving back to others, art and nature.
1974-1975: Studied with Dr. Bernard Jensen - Iridology, Nutrition and Herbal Medicine
1975-1976: Berkeley School of Nursing Arts, Santa Monica, CA – LVN degree/license
1976-1978: Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, CA – RN degree/currently licensed in CA & Hawaii
1980-1984: Bastyr University, Seattle, WA - ND degree/currently licensed in CA & Hawaii
1988-1990: Apprenticeship for Nurse Midwife License, San Diego, CA - NMW/inactive license
2006: Licensed as a ND in Hawaii
2008:Certified in Hawaiian Herbal Medicine with David Leonard, LAC
2009: Certified in TIbetan Sound Healing in Ubud, Bali
2010: Certified in Color Aroma Therapy
2015: Ceritified in the Emotion Code Therapy