As a Board Certified Naturopathic Doctor, Classical Homeopath & Master Herbalist, I focus exclusively on preventative medicine, and investigate the root causes that create body imbalances. With my extensive training and twenty years of experience in natural health, I am able to offer a variety of natural modalities which I use to evaluate the whole body, mind, and spirit. I am not a medical doctor, and do not diagnose, treat or cure disease. The therapies I utilize are 100% natural and complementary to western medicine. I strongly believe that the body can heal itself when allowed to do so, particularly when combining the proper guidance with nutrition, and lifestyle modifications.
As a child, I struggled with severe migraines and seizures, after years of seeking help from conventional medicine without success, my mother turned to chiropractic treatments and herbal remedies that helped me the most.
As life often does at times, I found myself being nudged back to the path of natural medicine after working for the airlines in the early 2000’s. During that time, I was living in Manhattan's Upper East Side and I was primarily flying international flights with a crazy schedule in different time zones, often eating poorly and noticing the drastic decline to my health once again.
At the same time, my grandfather “Papa Murphy” was diagnosed with cancer, and given six months to live. He found a Naturopath and began a complementary health program. His body responded remarkably well, and his cancer healed.
The experience made such a huge impression on me that I also began a program to restore my health in the same way, I became stronger, and my health improved significantly!
Still living in NYC, I witnessed the horrific 9/11 attacks on the twin towers from the rooftop of my apartment, and It was right then that I made the decision to leave New York City, and my work in the airline industry and go back to college to study natural medicine.
After graduating from the Australasian College of Natural Therapies, I spent a year in New Zealand working with Maori ethnobotanical plant medicine, volunteering on organic, biodynamic farms and interned in a holistic health clinic, and completed Certified Yoga Instructor course. While abroad, I also fell in love and eventually married my soulmate, Jason. After our wedding, we lived in the high desert southwest town of Albuquerque, New Mexico for nearly ten years as I continued my natural health career path in training, education and marketing for progressive health brands throughout the southwestern region of the US. I continued to study at the late Michael Moore’s Southwest School of Botanical Medicine and worked directly with seasoned herbalists from New Mexico and the surrounding states.
In 2011, Jason and I relocated to North Carolina to pursue our dream of raising children, homesteading, bee keeping, and herb farming. Our farm is called Living Waters Farmacy, where we offer a variety of herbal teas, remedies and a monthly subscription herbal remedy box all about herbal medicine making.
In 2014, I went back to college to complete my studies to become a Board Certified Naturopathic Doctor with Trinity School of Natural Health.
I feel honored to teach the community about natural healthcare and I look forward to joining with you in this journey.