I grew up in Morgantown, WV in a big family where we played hard and often. I loved competition and sports which led me to a college where I played 4 years of basketball and earned a degree in Exercise Science with minors in Health & Athletic Training. Sports is what drove me.
I learned about chiropractic and its philosophy that healing comes from with-IN us—that our bodies are innately designed to function and heal at their optimum. From a perspective of performance, I thought “Wow, this will really give athletes the edge AND it’s the least invasive approach around.” This all made perfect sense to me so I ended up in Dallas, TX where I finished my DC at Parker University.
I now see a scope wayyyy larger than human performance in sport & competition. I see a potential to help ALL human performance. From helping mothers be their best to kids growing & developing at their best, athletes functioning optimally & just overall, maximizing the in-born potential we have all inherited from the human race.
I believe with chiropractic and living at a higher level of function, our community will expand in kindness, love and humanness. We will be happier, healthier and have abundant energy. Steamboat will be buzzin’ even louder than it already is.
I have wanted to become a chiropractor since the 7th grade and love the profession more and more every day. I grew up here in Steamboat Springs and share the passion for the outdoors that many others do in this community. I became a chiropractic patient at a local chiropractic center during high school and was adjusted before every football game. It increased my performance and was a big part of my game.
After enrolling in the Sustainability program at Colorado Mountain College, I transitioned to Davenport, Iowa to complete graduate school at Palmer College of Chiropractic. I have completed internships in Illinois, Colorado, and at a Naval Air Station in California.
There is no greater joy than bringing a smile to someone’s face. It is important to be positive and help other people be positive. Chiropractors have the opportunity to befriend the people who walk through their door, they are not just simply patients who come and go. I don’t want to help people through a computer, I want to be able to help someone face to face and improve their life.
I have chosen chiropractic because it still amazes me every day that an adjustment can relieve pain, strengthen the body’s ability to heal, and provide dramatic, positive changes in daily living.
I know a secret that I can’t keep to myself and I can’t wait to continue sharing it with everyone I meet. Through chiropractic I hope to always advance my knowledge of the body and be able to pass that information on to those around me. My drive to provide chiropractic care stems from my desire to learn and perfect the knowledge passed onto me so I can bring that knowledge forward to better the lives of others.
Growing up in the suburbs of St. Paul, MN I had always loved being in the outdoors. My grandpa had a farm up north that I visited for many summers as a child. I picked off potato bugs, shucked corn straight from the field, fed their 7 barn cats, and helped grandma with the chickens. This is where my love of animals, the outdoors, and longevity started. It’s what brought me to Colorado’s cow town of Steamboat. Before making it to the mountains I studied Sociology and Kinesiology. After finishing college, I worked for a corporate health and wellness company as an Operations Analyst. After the work day ended, I slipped into cowgirl boots and provided horse therapy to mentally and physically challenged children and adults. I would end each year at special Olympics with them—I loved seeing them take home ribbons and overcome personal obstacles! I am thankful to have found Thrival Mode to further my love of health, the human body, wellness, and community.
Growing up in the Capital City of a Midwestern state brought diverse experiences of country and urban living. My younger years were spent fostering a love of homemaking, being the oldest sibling. We traveled for year round sports and I was voted most dedicated athlete by my peers, in a class of over 800. Being surrounded by agriculture and mom & pop shops of every nationality of immigrant people fostered my love of culinary.
I’m on a constant quest for knowledge and earned 2 associates degrees and a technical diploma in college and feel like I’m just getting started. One of my greatest honors was developing an art series to build an artist’s community in my 20’s. I worked as an Executive Assistant for a major insurance company, volunteering for mentoring programs, the United Way, as well as building houses with Habitat for Humanity. I managed a country club on the PGA Seniors tour. Variety has been the Spice of my Life! In my fun time I like to read research based documents, camp, ride motos, snowboard, explore & vacation!
In Steamboat, I have worked for the Botanical Gardens, had a stand at Mainstreet farmer’s market producing my own line of organic and locally sourced worldly foods, and I have been an in home private chef. Advocating for health & natural living is a passion in both personal and professional life, including chemical free & lifestyle products. I believe life is all about connections. The ones we make with one another and our environment is all very symbiotic. Finding Thrival Mode and joining the team feels natural and divine. I’m so happy to work with our patients and practice members to produce positive energy that has limitless potential!