I was born in Wichita Kansas and moved to Minnesota when I was in 1st grade. I attended Groves Academy where I won awards for leadership and Science during my high school years. During my last year of high school, I attended Armstrong High School where I completed first responder training and realized that I really wanted to help people.
I first started doing shoulder massage on my fellow campers when I was 16 years old while I was on youth retreats. I quickly realized that I really wanted to help people feel better through massage.
I graduated from Minnesota Center of Shiatsu, now called CenterPoint Massage & Shiatsu, and have been performing massage for over 20 years. When I first started, I worked at Pizazz Salon & Day Spa, giving me the opportunity to be the first individual to be licensed for massage in Golden Valley! I took a 3-month sabbatical from massage when I was 25 to backpack through Europe alone.
I am currently trained in multiple massage types such as Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Zen Shiatsu, Swedish and Prenatal.
A fun fact – the receptionist from the last office I worked in, set my husband and I up on a blind date. I have been married for over 10 years and have two wonderful children, an 8-year-old boy and a 6-year-old girl. I took a break from working full-time for 6 years to help take care of my dad when he was diagnosed with Lewy body dementia (LBD) and to raise two little ones.
In my free time, I love to do CrossFit, travel, and cook.