I was born and raised in Waseca. When I was in high school, I went to a chiropractor after hurting my back at cheer camp. I was amazed by the body’s ability to get better with adjustments to the spine. Becoming a chiropractor was still nowhere on my radar. I had always wanted to work in a profession that helps people feel better. After failing to get into a nursing program (gasp-who admits their failures these days?) I re evaluated my life and realized I was meant to do something different. I did what any 20-year-old college student would do, I decided to pick a major that would still get me out in 4 years and trusted God would take care of rest. Sometime during my 3rd year of college a chiropractor came to my class to speak about his consultation process and what he does. This was the first time a holistic model of health was explained to me in a way that made sense. When the doctor said he could tell a lot about a patient’s health by asking about their poop, I was hooked. The rest is history. I found chiropractors in the area to shadow and never looked back. These chiropractors were the first people to tell me about the philosophy of chiropractic: The Power that made the body heals the body; When the Nervous System, the master control center for every organ, gland, and tissue in the body, is free of interference, health is the body’s natural state. I could not believe how simple it was and I was a little mad it had never been explained to me this way before. I got under consistent care and the shoulder pain from competitive cheer I thought I was stuck with went away as well as my seasonal allergy symptoms. I told EVERYONE they needed to see a chiropractor:
“You’ve been on that medication for your entire life? …chiropractor.”
“Your brother’s wife’s sister can’t get pregnant? …send them to a chiropractor.”
“You’re about to get tested for allergy shots? YOU SHOULD TRY CHIROPRACTIC FIRST”
My friends thought I was insane, and I did not care. I had finally found my calling. I got my Bachelors of Science from the University Of Wisconsin Eau Claire in December of 2014. In January 2015 I visited Life University and got a big ol’ YES from the Universe. In September of 2015 I packed up my Chevy Cavalier and drove across the country to Marietta, Georgia.
I graduated with my Doctorate of Chiropractic from the largest chiropractic school in the world, Life University, in March 2019. During chiropractic school I took many seminars outside of school to expand my knowledge and shadowed as many chiropractors as I could (30+) in the Atlanta metro and Minnesota to pick their brains and see different practice styles. I trained in pediatrics and sports chiropractic, working under the top Sports and Pediatric chiropractors in Atlanta. I am certified in Webster’s technique for pregnancy and I am working towards my certification in pediatrics through the International Chiropractic Pediatrics Association. As of February 2021, I am a licensed animal chiropractor! I’m excited to add furry family members to the practice later this spring.
As one of my mentors Eric Plasker says, Everyone deserves to be healthy and express their full potential from the time they are born through their last breath of life! I firmly believe Chiropractic care should be incorporated into everyone’s healthy lifestyle routine. I am so excited to bring the 100 Year Lifestyle to my hometown, being Minnesota’s first 100 Year Lifestyle Provider!
When not taking care of patients you can find me outside walking a dog, working out at the gym, starting a DIY project, or spending time with my friends and family.
I live here in Waseca with husband and two boys 8 & 1.5 years old. I am thrilled to be working in an environment with the same life style views. I have been working with the birth community for the last 6 years attending births as a birth doula. I have gone the next step and decided to become a home birth midwife. I am currently in my second year of school! I strongly believe in pregnant people making informed decisions about their birthing choices. When I am not at the office or attending births I love supporting our local businesses such as my favorite coffee shop (Central Park Coffee). You can also find me outside either gardening or hanging out with my 6 chickens.