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Passionate About Inspiring Others

began leading outdoor wilderness expeditions in 1985 with the Colorado Outward Bound School, sharing my time between the mountains of Montana ski patrolling and Baja California Sur teaching sea kayaking in the Sea of Cortez. 


My medical training has ranged from Wilderness EMT, a Flight Nurse on a helicopter, Doctor's Without Borders in Southern Sudan, Africa, an Emergency Medicine Nurse Practitioner, and a Functional Medicine provider.


I earned a PhD in Mind-Body Medicine and Integrative and Functional Nutrition with a focus on Nature-Based Healthcare as a social determinant for global health.  


I created the Nature Institute for Integrative and Functional Medicine as a model for nature-based healthcare to bring people back into the healing surroundings of nature.  


The Nature Institute of Integrative and Functional Medicine is designed to work collaboratively with each individual so that we can support you on your journey to greater health.  We will guide you and teach you how to maximize your energy to support your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual body.  



Family Nurse Practitioner
Emergency Medicine Nurse Practitioner
Certified Emergency Nurse
Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Pediatric Advanced Life Support
Emergency Medicine
Whitewater kayak instructor
Sea kayak instructor
Rock climbing instructor
25 years of guiding in the mountains, deserts, oceans, and rivers.
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