I grew up in Salem, Oregon the son of a tree farmer and a veterinarian, surrounded by animals and nature. I injured my back at age 12, and had to undergo several surgeries which corrected the initial problem, but caused many others in the process and left me in severe chronic pain. Doctors could only offer prescription painkillers for the rest of my life as a treatment.
Refusing to accept this as my only solution, I began a lifelong search for natural ways to manage chronic pain. This search became my passion, and ultimately my career. I studied sports medicine in college, and later massage therapy, clinical hypnotherapy, and neuro-linguistic programming.
When I was introduced to Thai massage, I instantly fell in love and sought out masters in Thailand, Oregon, and Costa Rica for my studies.
This beautiful modality truly healed me -- I went from managing chronic pain for 20 years to reducing and eliminating it. I am so thankful that I get to share this knowledge with my clients.