I was born and raised in northwestern Pennsylvania in an old farm house on a lot of land where I was free to be a kid. I graduated in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Findlay in Ohio and then moved to Moab, UT in 2007. I’ve been a Certified Health Coach since 2010 (Institute for Integrative Nutrition) and a professional Licensed Massage Therapist since 2012 (US Career Institute, Fort Collins, CO). I believe wholeheartedly in an integrative, ripple effect approach to health. It's all about communication. It's how the brain talks to the muscles and how we talk to ourselves. I love manipulating soft tissue so there's just more flow - flow of oxgen, blood, nerve impulses, and chi. I used to think I wanted/needed to be a doctor or something "more" to create change. However, I now believe I can do the most good by listening - to people and to bodies. When people combine coaching and bodywork, miracles happen, seriously. I love what I do, the people I meet, and the lives I touch. And then I love coming home to my beautiful husband and our two divine children. Grateful. Blessed. Grateful some more.