- Washington State licensed massage therapist since 1993.
- Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist-graduate from the California College of Ayurveda
- Specializing in injury treatment, marma therapy, deep-tissue, muscle and neuro-fascial release.
- Cranial-sacral balancing and equine massage.
- Advanced Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher® with over 20 years of experience.
- Jyotish Kovid/Visharada recognized by the Council of Vedic Astrology.
- Served as a board member for the Council of Vedic Astrologers, the Washington Ayurveda Medicine Association and as president of the Washington State Astrological Association.
- Guest instructor for the Ananda Community of Seattle and Pacific Yoga’s 500-hour Advanced Teacher Program in Seattle, Washington.
- Presenter at International Council of Vedic Astrology 20th Annual Conference
- Presenter at the NorthWest Yoga Conference, Seattle WA on Ayurveda and Yoga.
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- 1990 – Marie Svaboda
- 1994 – Richard Schatel Teacher Training Center for Yoga
- 1995 – Adil Palkhivala Yoga Centers in Bellevue WA Teacher Program
Education – Work
- 1980 – BA Art – Baker University Baldwin KS
- 1985 – Moved to Seattle
- 1991 to 1996 – Greater Seattle YMCA strength-fitness trainer and yoga teacher
- 1993 – Graduate Brian Utting Massage School
- 1997 – EST. West Seattle Yoga and Ayurveda Seattle WA
- 1998 – California College of Ayurveda program
- 2000 – Rishikesh India Advanced Panchakama
- 2007 – EST. Ayurvedic Astrologer Seattle WA
- 2007 – Jyotisha Visharada
- 2011 – Jyotish Kovid
- 2014 – International Council of Vedic Astrology 20th Annual Conference Presenter
- 2014 – NorthWest Yoga Conference Presenter
- 2016 – Equine Massage Practitioner – NW Animal School of Massage
- 2016 – EST. Vashon Rider Rehab & Consulting Vashon Island WA
- Exhibited in Kansas City and Seattle galleries
- Manager Kansas City Art-Engineering materials
- Commercial design & marketing artist
- Artist material sales – Daniel Smith Inc.