- Associate Clinic Faculty
- Clinical Education
Office Phone:952-888-4777 ext.
Currently Teaching (2013-2014)
Having graduated twice from Northwestern, with a doctor of chiropractic and a master's degree in acupuncture, I know what is important in the transition from a student to practitioner. As a liaison between Northwestern and the doctors that are providing clinical experiences for our students, I draw upon the things that I have learned both as a student and as a practicing doctor in my multidisciplinary practice, Eagle Creek Wellness in Prior Lake, MN.
Both learning and teaching are passions in my life. This is true whether I am the student, mentoring over 50 CBI interns, educating patients or teaching acupuncture.
I believe success is in the details. Making sure that interns know what is important to patients and helping them to provide those things individually is critical. However, treating and educating patients is only one facet of being a doctor of chiropractic. Having interns in “real businesses” expands their education to include running a business, billing, marketing and managing.
Doctors in the Community Based Internship program (CBI) are integral in helping interns learn these things. This is especially important as many of our graduates go on to own their own practices and continually draw on this knowledge. My role as an adjunct faculty member allows me to be a resource for our doctors that are participating in the CBI program - while assuring that the students are getting the best experience possible.
In addition to my practice and school, I assist with the Chiropractic Acupuncture Certification program. I also conduct continuing education classes for Northwestern and the Minnesota Chiropractic Association.
- Bachelor of Arts - Gustavus Adolphus College, 1992
- Doctor of Chiropractic - Northwestern Health Sciences University, 1997
- Master of Acupuncture - Northwestern Health Sciences University, 2012