After growing up in the Midwest, I moved to Santa Cruz to study alternative medicine, obtaining a Master’s Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches University. Since 1994 I have worked in private practice as a licensed acupuncturist, adding complementary modalities to my skill set over the years. In 2006, I completed a 700-hour foundational training in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (CST), and have subsequently participated in several hundred hours of trainings focussed specifically on CST treatment of newborns and infants. In 2010 I became credentialed as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), and currently hold a position as a lactation consultant at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Gatos.
My job as a lactation consultant is to help you achieve your personal breastfeeding goals, whether that means nursing exclusively, bottlefeeding or somewhere in-between.