Relationships are at the core of human experience, and we form connections to people in various ways. Understanding a little about a persons life experiences goes a long ways in relating to that person, and moving them into a more personal connection.
I have lived in Oregon since 1974 when I started Jr. highschool in central OR. My parents were from Oregon where they were highschool companions and married. I grew-up in a military family, and came to Oregon when my father retired from the military, and my parents returned to their “home”.
I located in Portland after completing my undergraduate degree at OSU in Corvallis, OR., and shortly after began employment in the high tech. industry. I worked in both FAB and analytical labs where I was involved in technology development of ICs. Much of this career was devoted to materials technology and failure analysis on the atomic, nano, and micrometer scales utilizing advanced analytical tools.
I returned to graduate school after my daughter was born so that I could realign my life to a new set of priorities, and follow my growing passion for holistic approaches to health at a time when chronic diseases are on the rise and our children are the first generation with shorter predicted lifespans. I wanted to make change, and believe that change begins when we take that first step in a new direction.
Living in OR has been a little slice of heaven. The PNW suits me well due to my connection and love for nature and the outdoors. I was very active in rock climbing and mountaineering in the 80’s and 90’s, and still enjoy times spent hiking, camping, wine tasting, and visiting the coast which are all fabulous in the PNW.
Balancing time with my daughter, running a business, and advancing my education and experience in medical research and oriental medicine is challenging, but not uniquely my story so I can relate to the difficulties of making change towards better health that you may face.
In that spirit, I look forward to working with you, and improving health and vitality in our community…one person at a time.