R.Ac. BPE (she/her)
1. Why did you become an acupuncturist?
I knew that I wanted to get into the health sciences area since I was in high school. As a young athlete I was drawn to exercise training and sport injury management. I thought I would become a physical or athletic therapist, however, life had different plans. After personally experiencing the many benefits acupuncture offered, I wanted to learn more. I also wanted to help people in the same way my acupuncturist helped me. I find that Chinese medicine can be a good compliment to Western medicine.
2. What do you like about working at CURA?
I decided to join CURA for the opportunity to grow as a practitioner. I love the team environment and the support that you get here. Everyone at the clinic has so much knowledge and experience that they are willing to share. As a young acupuncturist it is so beneficial to have that mentorship available to you.
3. What brings you joy? What inspires you?
Getting outside and being active brings me the most amount of joy. In the summer I love spending time on my bike, whether it be riding on the trails or hitting the road. In the winter I enjoy going skating and tobogganing. I try to be active in some way most days of the week, even if it’s just a walk with the dog.
I am inspired by the many people around me. I have great friends that encourage me and help me be the person I am. I have been very fortunate to have mentors that have helped guide me and show me the way. Of course, I also get excited about my patients and getting to see them improve and have success.
4. What have you done to manage the pandemic?
I have been lucky to live with two other amazing people that have helped to keep me sane. We have tried to make the most of things by opening a household only dance club in our basement, heading west to the mountains and sitting around a campfire when possible.
5. What continuing education have you completed recently?
Acupuncture Diploma - MacEwan University
LIFT Education Academy - Refine Your Skills Online Workshop