Functional Medicine Practitioner and Holistic RN
I support whole body integrative health and blend eastern and western modalities to help people align with their highest sense of wellness.
Education / Training
- BS Nursing Montana State University-Registered Nurse
- BA Psychology and Sociology University of Montana
- Equine Veterinarian Technician-Penn Foster
- Clinicians Mastermind Circle a one-year Functional Medicine Intensive
- Functional Nutrition Alliance 10-month Full Body Systems Immersion
- Yoga Motion 240 hour RYS teacher training
How did you decide to go into your field?
I’m hardwired to want to help people. I’ll never forget as a kid, around 7 or 8 years old, I noticed one set of grandparents seemed to be getting very “stiff” and I was determined to help so I checked out some books at the local library on stretching and encouraged them to give it a try. Every weekend for several months, I walked over with books in hand to do exercises until, before we knew it, they were nimble as ever! We laughed at how my grandpa would say, “Now Am, don’t get me into a pretzel that I can’t get out of” – ha! Lesson #1- a good sense of humor always helps and meet people where they are. They were my first “patients” and it was an exercise in trust as much as physical endurance.
Moving into adulthood, I had high aspirations to be of service but felt pulled between my love of animals and pure desire to help people. I’ve studied Yoga and Meditation, Nutrition, Herbalism, Psychology and Sociology as well as Equine Veterinary Medicine all of which paved the way for Holistic Nursing. Caring for patients in a way that nurtures wellness is more than a career, it’s my passion!
WHAT MAKES YOU EXCITED ABOUT YOUR WORK?
That I get to work as a Holistic Nurse, practicing at my full scope, in an environment that nurtures health and resilience for lifelong transformation.
WHAT MAKES YOU UNIQUE IN YOUR FIELD?
I LOVE bringing people home in their bodies! As a holistic RN I not only evaluate patient histories, labs, nutrition and current symptoms but also share mind-body medicine tools to help patients prep their central nervous systems for deep relaxation, and connection. In this parasympathetic state is where the body can truly start to heal, restore and reset.
Favorite musician? Favorite food? Favorite TV show this year?
The late great Tom Petty. Pizza – versatility from crust to toppings is seemingly endless and always delicious! Lincoln Lawyer.