My Credentials

Always learning...

I have been building my career as a naturopath for a very long time. I am a life-long learner, and am constantly keeping current with the latest peer-reviewed literature.


Conventional training
• Hons. B.Sc. (Biology and Mathematics), Wilfrid Laurier University, 1991
• M.Sc. (Mathematical Biology), Queen’s University, 1993
• Ph.D. (Evolutionary Biology), University of Connecticut, 1999
• Canadian NSERC post-doctoral fellowship to pursue studies in comparative
  genomics at the Field Museum in Chicago
• Deputy Director, Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics at Indiana
  University, Bloomington, 2002-2012


Naturopathic, herbal, and bodywork programs
• Student with Sean Donahue, in his herbal course The Magic and Medicine
  of Plants (2011-2012)
• Certified Traditional Naturopath, through the American Naturopathic
  Certification Board (2013)
• Doctor of Naturopathy program with the University of Natural Medicine
  (enrolled since 2007, studies ongoing)
• Diplomate in Osteopathic Manipulative Theory & Practice at the
  Osteopathic College of Ontario (enrolled since 2012, diploma pending one
  last hoop)
• Practitioner Level 2, Primal Reflex Release Technique
• Student in Aviva Romm’s Herbal Medicine for Women program (since 2016)


Apprenticeships
• Apprentice (2010-2014) to Graham Montague at the Center for Wholism,
  Bloomington; Graham was the founder and former co-director of the London
  College of Naturopathic Medicine; Graham taught me the basics of my
  bodywork technique and gave me a solid foundation for my homeopathic work.
• Intern (2013-2016) to Dr. Lisa Pantzer, DVM; Lisa taught me about
  comparative pathology, homeopathy, gemmotherapy and TCM herbs in her vet
  clinic (Holistic Veterinary Services) in Nashville, Indiana.


Other courses, workshops, and conferences attended
• Participant, Endocrine System and the Chakras, Kathleen Maier, Southeast
  Wise Women’s Herbal Conference, Black Mountain, NC (2010)
• Herbal Energetics, Kiva Rose, Learning Herbs online course (2011)
• Healthy Baby Code, Chris Kresser, online course (2011)
• Herbal First Aid, 7Song, Learning Herbs online course (2013)
• Science of Nutrition, Matt Lalonde , Optimum Performance Training online
  course (2013)
• Systemic Inflammation, Food Intolerance, and Autoimmunity: Pathophysiology
  and Natural Therapeutics, Paul Bergner, North American Institute Medical
  Herbalism distance course (2015)
• Participant, Tongue and Pulse Diagnosis, Lesley Tierra, Midwest Women’s
  Herbal Conference, Almond, WI (2015)
• Participant, Pulse Diagnosis and Lymphatics, Will Morris, American
  Herbalist Guild Symposium, Estes Park, CO (2015)
• Herbal Pharmacology, Guido Mase, AHG Webinar series (2016)
• Understanding the Endocrine System, Phyllis Light, ANCB webinar
  series (2016)
• Systemic Dysbiosis Masterclass, Jessica Drummond, Integrative Women’s
  Health Institute webinar (2017)
• RED-S in Women Athletes Masterclass, Jessica Drummond, Integrative
  Women’s Health Institute webinar (2017)
• The Liver, Phyllis Light, ANCB webinar series (2017)
• Autoimmunity, Phyllis Light, ANCB webinar series (2017)
• Overcoming Overwhelm: The Adrenal Thyroid Connection, Aviva Romm, MD,
  Southeast Wise Women Conference, Black Mountain, NC (2017)
• Integrative Pharmacology, Ben Zappin, LAc and Ingrid Bauer, MD, Five
  Flavor Herbs webinar series (2018)
• Homeopathy for Lyme Disease, Robin Murphy, ND, Centre for Homeopathic
  Education webinar series (2018)
• Homeopathy for Cancer, Robin Murphy, ND, Centre for Homeopathic Education
  webinar series (2018)


Associations
• Member, American Herbalist Guild, since 2010
• Member, American Botanical Council, since 2016