My interest and passion in holistic healing stems from a deep-rooted desire to achieve a healthy and well self, a value that was instilled through my own healing journey. I turned these passions into profession, seeking a career that could uphold my core values. I was called to massage therapy and instantly discovered my purpose. By 2006, I began practicing massage therapy after studying massage at the Maui School of Therapeutic Massage and the Thai Massage School of Chiang Mai becoming licensed in the state of Hawaii.   

A native of a naturally colder climate, I returned to Minnesota in 2008 to pursue a career as a Licensed Massage Therapist in the Twin Cities metro area as well as complete an Associates of Science Degree in Integrative Health and Healing. This education provided me with a strong background in the many facets of alternative medicine including energy healing, which has allowed me to grow on both a personal and professional level. Then with my passion for helping women and love for infants I was then led to becoming an Infant Massage Instructor, trained doula, and birthing coach. In 2012, honu therapeutic massage came to life. Since then I have expanded my passions and became a certified BodyMind Coaching to help my clients become more present in their bodies on a deeper level than massage, so they can make healthier choices in their lives. 

I hope to spread my knowledge and practice of BodyMind coaching, massage and integrative healing through the evolution of honu, a business dedicated to and focused on helping people live healthier and happier lives. 

When I am not at honu I am working at Secoya Health. Secoya Health is a progressive applied kinesiology, chiropractic, and nutritional clinic located in Woodbury, MN focusing on natural and holistic care. For more information, please refer to the Resources page. 

Outside of work you will find me enjoying nature and spending time with my husband.