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 (2013-2016) to Dr. Lisa Pantzer, DVM; Lisa taught me about 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, Kathleen Maier, Southeast Wise Women’s Herbal Conference, Black Mountain, NC (2010)
  • Herbal Energetics, Kiva Rose, Learning Herbs online course (2011)
  • Healthy Baby Code, Chris Kresser, online course (2011)
  • Herbal First Aid, 7Song, Learning Herbs online course (2013)
  • Science of Nutrition, Matt Lalonde , Optimum Performance Training online course (2013)
  • Systemic Inflammation, Food Intolerance, and Autoimmunity: Pathophysiology and Natural Therapeutics, Paul Bergner, North American Institute Medical Herbalism distance course (2015)
  • Participant, Tongue and Pulse Diagnosis, Lesley Tierra, Midwest Women’s Herbal Conference, Almond, WI (2015)
  • Participant, Pulse Diagnosis and Lymphatics, Will Morris, American Herbalist Guild Symposium, Estes Park, CO (2015)
  • Herbal Pharmacology, Guido Mase, AHG Webinar series (2016)
  • Understanding the Endocrine System, Phyllis Light, ANCB webinar series (2016)
  • Systemic Dysbiosis Masterclass, Jessica Drummond, Integrative Women’s Health Institute webinar (2017)
  • RED-S in Women Athletes Masterclass, Jessica Drummond, Integrative Women’s Health Institute webinar (2017)
  • The Liver, Phyllis Light, ANCB webinar series (2017)
  • Autoimmunity, Phyllis Light, ANCB webinar series (2017)
  • Overcoming Overwhelm: The Adrenal Thyroid Connection, Aviva Romm, MD, Southeast Wise Women Conference, Black Mountain, NC (2017)
  • Integrative Pharmacology, Ben Zappin, LAc and Ingrid Bauer, MD, Five Flavor Herbs webinar series (2018)
  • Homeopathy for Lyme Disease, Robin Murphy, ND, Centre for Homeopathic Education webinar series (2018)
  • Homeopathy for Cancer, Robin Murphy, ND, Centre for Homeopathic Education webinar series (2018)


  • Member, American Herbalist Guild, since 2010
  • Member, American Botanical Council, since 2016