About Me


I graduated from Oberlin College in 1983 with a  BA in Comparative Religious Philosophy. After graduation I lived in San Francisco  for 3 years, during this time I studied Chakra Energy Balancing.

In 1985 I worked as a chef and studied at Heartwood Healing Arts  Institute,  in Northern California.  I studied Massage Therapy,  Asian Perspectives on Food as Medicine , Nutritional Counseling,  Polarity Therapy,  Jin Shin Do Acupressure,  and Yoga.   While  at Heartwood  I meet several  women from Lopez Island, came to visit, and in October of 1986 I moved to Lopez Island.

Once in Washington State I continued to  study massage therapy  and received my  WA State Massage License in 1988. In 1989, Aimee Nassoiy and I opened Lopez Massageworks.

I continued my  education in bodywork with studies in:  Paul St. John  Neuromuscular  Trigger  Point  Therapy,  Structural Integration,  Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Zero Balancing,  Qi Gong, and Reiki.  I  taught  yoga classes on Lopez from 1986-2002.

In 2009 I graduated from Middle Way Acupuncture Institute  with a Diploma in  Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine,  adding  acupuncture, Chinese nutritional and herbal therapy,  cupping,  moxa,  and tuning forks to my practice.

In August of 2010 I joined office space in affiliation with Healing Energy Arts of Lopez (HEAL). After 31 years, I find  I am still in love with Lopez Island. Each day I continue to be  dazzled by a moment of stunning beauty and elegance, and continuous random acts of kindness.