I am a Functional Medicine Specialist. I combine my clinical pharmacy background with functional medicine lab testing, and health coaching to help my clients get to the root of their disease and create immense vitality.
How did I become an Certified Intuitive Health Coach & Functional Medicine Specialist?
To answer this question, it’s probably best that I share with you the defining moment that brought me to where I am today – coaching people like you. Professional women burning the candle at both ends. Teaching women how & what to do to feel alive again, return to your kick-butt productive self, and rekindle the relationships that matter most in your life.
In 2014 I was miserable in my latest job as a clinical pharmacist. I was cut off from helping people directly, and instead was isolated in a windowless room where I took orders from doctors and nurses that seemed to hate their job just as much as I did. I had recently left the hustle and bustle of a job I loved where I made a difference on a daily basis. I had been working as a respected clinical pharmacist specialist in the emergency room of a large hospital. Every day I had been helping patients one-on-one to be empowered in their healing -- knowing how to use their medications to manage and overcome their health challenges.
In this new job, I suddenly felt like I didn't have a voice anymore. I was cut off from having a personal impact on lives or helping people heal without the crutch of pills and doctors. All I wanted to do was give people real information and tools that empower their lives.
I was miserable - and knew I had to find other ways, outside of these rules and regulations, to help people solve their biggest health challenges. I was so miserable, it even scared my boyfriend, who saw the light go out of my eyes and wondered how to make me better. I know first hand how health scares and stress can hurt even the best of relationships. Helping other people know about alternatives to western medicine in order to be the healthiest they can be is personal to me. You see, I've been where you are.
In 2003, at the age of 23, I was diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. My doctor told me I could do one of two things: take a pill forever everyday or get my stress under control on my own. I chose to learn new skills to mitigate my disease -- instead of the pill.
Over the years I have struggled with migraines, chronic allergies and sinus infections, and panic attacks from a very young age. I tried a myriad of doctors, pharmaceuticals, chiropractors, and learned even more about alternative medicine. Because the medications never eliminated the problem. They were just a band aid to an ever growing list of problems.
Through my own research, and lots of trial and error, I have eliminated all of the above mentioned ailments. Your doctors won't tell you about these solutions -- because they don't know. And they don’t have the time to spend with you to find the root solution.
Now, as a functional medicine specialist, I help people uncover the source of their diseases, sickness and exhaustion to get to the root of where things start. I focus on empowerment & transformation through real evidence based methods.
I give them the tools they need to know to help reduce or in some cases, potentially, even stop their prescription medications (with communication to their doctor, of course). But the biggest benefit my clients tell me about is that they fall in love again - with their lives, with what they are doing, and the person or people that mean the most to them.
I healed myself and now I want to help you do the same. So, I started teaching professional, working women in their 30's and 40's how to turn around their lives, feel great in their bodies, and take back control of their health. I have watched their inflammation, depression, anxiety and so many other symptoms resolve!
I have made a commitment to dedicate the rest of my professional life to helping professional working women in their 30s and 40's do the same - breakthrough their inner blocks, take control of their health, feel great in their bodies, and enjoy the relationships they want in their lives. Having the FREEDOM to create the life, career and relationships they've always dreamed of!
I now work with many private clients and speak in front of countless groups about my passion of self healing. I travel in the winter months with the man of my dreams to Alaska, Canada and Europe while working with clients, and have created the Vibrant & Lovin’ Life in 90 Days System™, a series of 6 important inner and outer exhaustion recovery steps every professional woman in her 30's and 40's needs to apply to have all the energy they want to enjoy a healthy, vibrant life and career, the relationship of their dreams and sky rocket her results in record time. The 6 step system is combined with a restorative digestive regimen to give both your body and soul the fresh start it needs to begin to heal.
What makes me different?
I specialize in helping you in a multidimensional way. I work on the inner and outer principals of health and wellness from an functional, integrative and spiritual perspective. What that means to you is, that you get a wise-sage-meets-kick-butt authentic health coach. I am a clinical pharmacist & functional medicine specialist, which means I have western medicine knowledge and training. But, I am also very spiritual and I don’t pretend to hide it. I practice, and am master trained, in both Usui and Angelic Reiki. Because I’m not delicate, you’ll always get a straight to the point quick and honest response from me.
I’m concerned with how to get your diet clean, your energy up, your relationships connected and meaningful, and taking action on your goals. You may not like what I have to tell you – but you can be sure I will always tell you the truth. The truth about what’s standing in the way of your happiness, growth, and health, and how to get rid of it FAST so you can start getting results in record time (and I throw in a healthy dose of humor and inspiration, which always helps!).
Doctor of Pharmacy, PharmD
• Licensed to practice pharmacy in Nevada and California
ASHP Accredited Pharmacotherapy Residency 2009
Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, BCPS 2012-2026
Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach from Institute of Integrative Nutrition, 2017
Currently working to complete my CFMP: Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, 2019 @ Functional Medicine University
Certified 200 Hour Yoga Teacher
Certified Angel Card Reader
Certified Usui Reiki Master
Certified Angelic Reiki Master
Certified Crystal Reiki Level 1 Practitioner
Ordained Minister, Universal Life Church
"The most significant overall change I have noticed has been emotional well-being. I feel more joyful. And with her help she has taught me how to be more gentle with myself." - Joan
Frequently Asked Questions
Who are your clients?
I work with people just like you who are tired of going from doctor to doctor just to be told “it’s all in your head”, who are tired of feeling run down, fat, bloated, frustrated, frazzled and without direction or purpose. I work with women who are ready to:
• Find happiness
• Reconnect with your passions
• Connect with your intuition
• Create deep meaning and intimacy in your personal relationships
• Lose weight quickly and easily – just by making smart choices (instead of depriving yourself)
• Ditch old habits that don’t serve you anymore
• Kick those quick fixes with zero results to the curb
• Stop buying book after book, doing diet after diet, and still not experiencing the changes you desire
• Uncover more happiness, more energy, and a feeling of total balance throughout the day
• Live a life free from confusion about what to eat
• Feel completely in control of your body and mind
• Watch your fabulous life unfold easily without force
What type of personality do you work best with and what is expected of me?
The Vibrant & Lovin’ Life in 90 Days System™ was created for people who are absolutely excited and dead serious about breaking out of their rut, breaking through resistance, and cleaning up their mind, body, and soul– it means not running around all day long, beating yourself up anymore saying: “I should be way more productive! What is going on in my life?!” They were created for you to put systems in place within a few months (sometimes weeks!), which will eventually lead you to having big breakthroughs and a-ha moments, healing your body, and eliminating your stress, so you can have the FREEDOM to create the life, career and relationships you’ve always dreamed of!
Being a motivated go-getter myself, I’m known to work best with others that are motivated and driven, people who are committed to their success no matter what. People who are super-ready to get going, and just want to know exactly what steps to take to restore passion and energy to their lives. My clients often tell me – “just tell me what to do and I’ll do it!” Consider what you’ll do with me to be a high-octane crash course on everything you need to know to re-energize your life. You will be expected to take serious and consistent action. No excuses anymore, just a very different way of thinking and full support while you achieve this incredibly exciting goal: a vibrant, joy infused daily life.
Can I contact some of your former clients to see what it’s like to work with you?
Yes, I encourage you to! Please go to the Testimonials page and read all of them. See which ones you feel drawn to, either because the person has gotten the results you want to get too, or perhaps because that person is in a similar situation. Then feel free to email or call them and ask what they got from working with me and my programs.
How quickly can I expect results?
That depends on how quickly you can make those inner shifts. Some clients are ready to go and start to implement and see changes in a very short time frame, while others have a bit more work to do first. It also depends on where you are when we start working together, how willing you are to make change and take action, and take responsibility for yourself and your actions.
How can I guarantee myself that I will get more energy, health and happiness in record time?
Do all of your homework. Be totally committed to your success. Understand that this is a process, a proven one, that works if you take action and implement all of the steps. All my clients who have diligently applied every step of the 90 day system have successfully regained their energy and vibrancy, in much less time than they would have on their own AND have changed how they approach stress in their lives, which dramatically alters you quality of life