Helping people has always been a priority of mine throughout my professional life. In Rolfing I've found a deeply effective way to improve other's lives.


 

I was hit by a car...

While training for a triathlon I was hit by a car on my bicycle. The accident left me with a pinched nerve in my neck, a shoulder with limited range of motion, and a lot of back pain. During the next year I saw many doctors. Each of whom offered a different theory about my pain, and a different approach to resolve it. None of the treatments worked. I felt hopeless and frustrated, and I wondered if living with pain was my new reality.

That's when a friend told me about of Rolfing. She explained it as deep bodywork that untangles misalignments in the body. Rolfing had relieved her own athletic injuries and she thought that it could help me too. I did some research and made an appointment with a local Rolfer.

The Rolfing I received changed my life. It helped me to move better and feel more comfortable in my body. I'm now able to exercise and do the things I love, with even more ease than ever.  My experience inspired me to become a Rolfer myself, and now I'm deeply inspired to share this work with others. 

my background

I grew up in Southern California and graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a degree in Human Services. After graduating, I had the urge to explore the world so I started traveling. I Taught english in Taiwan, surfed all over Central America, backpacked through Europe, and volunteered at orphanages in India and Mexico. After exploring 18 countries, I returned to California where I held positions as an advocate for child abuse victims as well as a behavioral therapist for kids with Autism. Helping people has always been a priority of mine.

I live in Portland, Oregon with my wife and young daughter. During my free time I enjoy running, cycling, swimming, surfing, hiking, camping, yoga and cooking.

I continue to advance my education on various topics such as Chronic Pain, Sports Injuries, Corrective exercise, Posture, and biomechanics. I look forward to working with you. My mission is to do what I can to help you move better and feel more comfortable in your body.

professional credentials

California State University of Fullerton
Bachelors Degree - Human Services

Rolf Institute of Structural Integration
Certificate in Rolfing Structural Integration

Licensed Massage Therapist
State of Oregon LMT# 023247

National Academy of Sports Medicine
Certified Personal Trainer

North American Sports Medicine Institute
Scrape Tape and Move
Certificate in IASTM and Kinesiology Taping

Functional Movement Systems
Functional Movement Screen &
Corrective Exercise

Neuro Orthopedic Institute
Explain Pain: Chronic Pain Workshop