A question I commonly get asked is . I would like to share my story
The summers and winters of my childhood happened on a five-acre
forest on the outskirts of Prince George, B.C. Between the vegetable
garden and tobogganing hill, it was here where I acquired a and a desire to contribute
to the preservation of our delicate environment.
When it came time to transfer to University, I chose Simon Fraser
University as an escape from Prince George and the limitations a
small town can have on a growing young mind. I was set out to become
a dentist, but it was at SFU where I fell in love with exploring
the natural world through academia. I became intrigued with the
I acquired a Co-op position at the where I learned that the study of
treatment and prevention for any given disease should not only be
done on the cellular and molecular level, but on the body as a whole.
I am constantly amazed at how , right down to its molecular
processes. But I have come to appreciate that the body is a network
of delicate systems, and its balance can become upset if we don’t
take care of ourselves.
I didn’t yet know my path into naturopathic medicine until
I attended an annual conference put on by the . The conference was
the most refreshing experience I had in all my university life.
I learned of botanical medicine, the healing power of food, and
how it works with the body to prevent disease. I was introduced
to spiritual healing and how the emotional status of a person is
important to their health status. I left the conference feeling
reassured and hopeful that our fight for a full and healthy life,
above all disease, is attainable. I was presented to the world of
integrative medicine, a field that I consider the niche I was always
meant to be in.
The rest is history.
Today, I crowd myself around what I have come to love during my childhood.
My practice is on the top floor where I can see the mountains in view, and the garden art-work endeavors to make my patients feel relaxed and inspired.
I received my Doctorate from the . My passion in the mind/body
connection and my background in science and research focuses my
practice on whole body healing using gentle and evidence-based treatment.
I am dedicated to the practice of assisting patients as they overcome
any obstacle to health. Through the stories of my patients, I have
come to know that the and one’s journey to great health
can reach far and beyond their expectations.
Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine, Boucher
Institute of Naturopathic Medicine, New Westminster, B.C.
Bachelors of Science (with Honors) in Molecular Biology & Biochemistry,
Simon Fraser University,
Associates Degree – College of New Caledonia, Prince George,
Member – College
of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia
Member – British
Columbia Naturopathic Association
Member – Canadian
Association of Naturopathic Doctors