Whole Health Practitioner
I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, NY in 1989. After working for 20+ years as a registered nurse in inpatient mental health and operating room settings, I was really longing to work on the preventative end of health, to help people avoid preventable chronic diseases rather than helping people cope with life changing surgeries because of them. So, in 2009 I received training and certification as a Health and Wellness coach through Wellcoaches. In 2014, I completed basic training in Nutrition Response Testing and advanced level training in Meridian Autonomic Testing, two muscle testing techniques which help pinpoint areas where the body is struggling and what nutritional help it needs to support it’s own healing mechanisms. In early 2016, I graduated from the National Institute for Whole Health as a whole health educator, coach and advocate.
In addition to the ALC, I currently work for a nationwide worksite healthcare company, serving a local company as a nurse and health coach, and training new clinical staff in health coaching skills. I am also an ordained minister with the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel since 2004 and minister alongside my husband in our local church.
My passion is to partner with men and women who desire to develop habits that result in health and success in their God given purposes. As a whole health educator and coach, I can help you close the gap between where you are now and where you want to be, step by achievable step. My specialty is in using evidence-based health and behavioral resources as well as biblical life principles to transform the health of my clients. Since God designed us as integrated beings, and a breakdown in any area of our health affects the others, I empower my clients to develop a healthy lifestyle that supports all aspects of their health (physical, emotional, nutritional, environmental and spiritual).
I currently offer classes and workshops for churches and businesses, as well as individual and group health education and coaching, in person and virtually via telephone and the Internet.
Outside of my career, I enjoy time with my husband, two daughters, and my adult son and wonderful daughter-in-law. I enjoy cooking (for one or a crowd), home improvement projects, taking pictures of nature, gardening, and Hallmark movies.