When I was a child, my mother worked in an office where she sat at a desk all day. She would regularly visit a chiropractor and I would always go along with her. At the time, I was around 7 or 8 years old, and I recall her telling me how she felt so much better afterwards. I decided I wanted a career where I could help someone feel better: I was going to become a chiropractor. From the age of 8, I hung onto that decision all the way through graduating high school. Next, I continued on to undergraduate education and achieved my B.A. in Biology with Emphasis in Health and Medical.
I knew I wanted to go to a science-based graduate program, so I chose Northwestern Health Sciences University. When I began my internships, I wanted to work with athletes. During my second internship, the focus in the practice was working with pregnant ladies and their children. I found this to be incredible rewarding and shifted my focus to families. I received my Doctor of Chiropractic in Spring 2016. After graduation I worked in Stillwater, where the focus was on functional medicine. During my time there, many of the patients that sought care from me were young athletes. I reaffirmed what population I wanted to work with, which has led me to opening my own practice: StartingBlock Chiropractic.
Over the years I've played many sports, including basketball, volleyball, cross country, long distance track and field, pole vaulting, javelin, and swimming. Swimming was the sport that I excelled in and enjoyed- it's also the inspiration for my business name.
When I'm out of the clinic, I enjoy kayaking on the lakes in the Twin Cities and discovering new places to eat during the summer months. I am a coffee snob and love trying new coffee. During the winter, I like to play board games with friends and enjoy reading science-fiction/fantasy novels (Dresden Files!).
I have one trouble-making cat named Julian.