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.
I grew up in River Grove, a suburb just outside of Chicago, and enjoyed a childhood filled with playing competitive sports. I have always loved being active and that inspired me to have a strong interest in the human body, movement, and how it functions. This interest led me to graduate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in Kinesiology.
Being raised by a family who prioritized serving and caring for others, I have always had a strong passion for helping people. While I was in college, I spent a lot of time working with people with disabilities. This ultimately led me to Steamboat to work for Steamboat Adaptive Recreational Sports. I am so thankful STARS brought me to Steamboat. Here my passion for activity and wellness has grown even further as there are so many incredible things to do and places to explore in this area. I especially love backpacking, biking, paddle boarding, and snowboarding.
The fact that chiropractic can help people in a non-invasive, natural approach, has always resonated with me. I am very excited to have found Thrival Mode so I can expand my knowledge on the human body, learn more about helping people hands on, and create positive impacts in people’s lives. I am grateful to be a part of a team that shares my passion for health, wellness, and helping others to live to their fullest potential.