For 14 years, I have worked in Victoria as a Naturopathic Physician and Acupuncturist with a diverse and fulfilling family practice. While I have a special interest in Endocrinology, I work with people of all ages and with any range of health concerns. In my practice, the focus is on the creation of health, rather than the treatment of a specific disease. I work with the knowledge that every person has a unique history that is lived and breathed through their entire being. This story will be carefully considered in supporting your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health and well-being.
I graduated from Queens University where I earned an B.Sc (Honours) in Life Sciences with a focus in Endocrinology. During my undergraduate years I studied traditional healing in Kenya and held a volunteer position at Delek Hospital in northern India where Ayurvedic Doctors work alongside Western Doctors in a respectful and integrative environment. These experiences, along with my personal health journey, inspired me to pursue an education in medicine at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto where I graduated as a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine.
Originally from Waterloo, Ontario, I have spent nearly 20 years on Vancouver Island working and exploring the backcountry as a guide, outdoor educator, and tree planter. The island has always held a place in my heart and I feel so fortunate to call this peninsula my home. When I am not with patients I love to spend time with my family, exploring nearby trails or beaches and tending to our farm. Hiking in the forest with my partner and our little people, spending time in the mountains, being with animals, making and sharing meals with friends and creating space for my yoga practice are some of the ways I nourish my spirit
My practice is located in Saanichton at Little Bird Farm and Naturopathic Clinic on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. I am so grateful to live, learn and work on the traditional territories of the W̱SÁNEĆ (Pauquachin, Tsartlip, Tsawout, Tseycum) peoples.
In addition to my private practice, I am Director of Clinical Education and a Clinical Supervisor at the Family Naturopathic Clinic (FNC) – a non-profit naturopathic teaching clinic serving young, low-income families.