Meet the Doctor

Why did I become a chiropractor?

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.

More About Me

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.