I have been building my career as a naturopath for a very long time.  I am a life-long learner, and am constantly keeping current with the latest peer-reviewed literature.


Conventional training:

  • Hons. B.Sc. (Biology and Mathematics), Wilfrid Laurier University, 1991
  • M.Sc. (Mathematical Biology), Queen’s University, 1993
  • Ph.D. (Evolutionary Biology), University of Connecticut, 1999
  • Canadian NSERC post-doctoral fellowship to pursue studies in comparative genomics at the Field Museum in Chicago
  • Deputy Director, Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics at Indiana University, Bloomington, 2002-2012

Naturopathic, herbal, and bodywork programs:


  • Apprentice  (2010-2014) to Graham Montague at the Center for Wholism, Bloomington; Graham was the founder and former co-director of the London College of Naturopathic Medicine; Graham taught me the basics of my bodywork technique and gave me a solid foundation for my homeopathic work.
  • Intern (2013-ongoing) to Dr. Lisa Pantzer, DVM; Lisa and I talk comparative pathology, homeopathy, gemmotherapy and TCM herbs in her vet clinic (Holistic Veterinary Services) in Nashville, Indiana.

Other courses, workshops and conferences attended/viewed:

  • Participant, Endocrine System and the Chakras, with Kathleen Maier at the Southeast Wise Women’s Herbal Conference in Black Mountain, NC (2010)
  • Herbal Energetics (2011) with Kiva Rose (Learning Herbs online course)
  • Healthy Baby Code (2011) with Chris Kresser (online course)
  • Herbal First Aid (2013) with 7Song (Learning Herbs online course)
  • Science of Nutrition (2013) with Matt Lalonde  (Optimum Performance Training online course)
  • Systemic Inflammation, Food Intolerance, and Autoimmunity: Pathophysiology and Natural Therapeutics (2015) with Paul Bergner (North American Institute Medical Herbalism online course)
  • Participant, Tongue and Pulse Diagnosis, with Lesley Tierra at the Midwest Women’s Herbal Conference in Almond, WI (2015)


  • Member, American Herbalist Guild, since 2010
  • Secretary, Hoosier Herbalists, an AHG chapter, since 2015
  • Member, Weston A. Price Foundation, since 2007