One of my primary goals is to help people feel better about themselves and to inspire them to enjoy life. My passion for health and wellness developed in middle school where I was introduced to healthy eating and exercise. This evolved into an interest for helping people achieve the same baseline of health. Before college, my work and life experience included working as a personal trainer and working with at-risk youth in Arizona.
This led me to pursuing my nursing degree with the goal of working in the Neuro ICU at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. My primary role consisted of caring for individuals with brain tumors, stroke, motor vehicle accidents, and other forms of trauma. I learned so much during this time, but I also noticed that our population was very sick. Western medicine does an unbelievable job at managing acute conditions, but it is severely lacking in the prevention aspect. Even while surrounded by some of the greatest minds in medicine, I knew there was more that we could do. This led me to podcasts and exploring the field of functional medicine. After some time, I came across a book called The End of Alzheimer’s by Dale Bredesen. Dr. Bredesen’s protocol for treating his patients with Alzheimer’s overlaps with functional medicine and what it stands for: Understand the function of the body and brain, and do all we can to support it. Now I am happy to say I work for a company that believes in the same values. Everyone wants to live a happy and healthy life, and our goal is to help them achieve that. I am happily married, and my spouse and I are proud parents of a beautiful 2-year-old girl.