Completed Massage Therapist training at the Wisconsin School of Massage Therapy.
Certified Special Education Teacher
PR, AED, First Aid
198 hours of Anatomy Physiology, Pathology, and Kinesiology
324 hours of Massage Theory and Practice which includes:
50 hours of Professional Career Development
8 hours of CPR and First Aid
50 hours of Student Clinic
Continuing education classes in:
Lymphatic System and Massage
IMTRC: Anxiety Disorders and Massage Therapy
I'm a certified Special Education Teacher and I spent 12 years working for the Milwaukee Public Schools. Before that, I spent 3 years in Japan, working as an English Teacher for a small town in Yamagata Prefecture. I grew up in Madison, WI with college experiences in Santa Fe, NM and Olympia, WA. I love traveling, reading and biking around Milwaukee. I run when the temperature is 40 degrees or above. Otherwise, I walk during the winter months. I live with my husband and my elementary - aged daughter. My husband and I met while we were working at a Milwaukee public school and my daughter attends Milwaukee German Immersion School. She is creative, joyful and loves to dance.
I've had a lot of health problems in my lifetime and I've learned to think of fitness and nutrition as a gentle release of habits that made my body feel heavy and dark. I don't always count my calories or record my steps, but I do pay attention to how my body feels. I notice what happens in my body after a meal with a lot of sugar or salt. I feel the boost of energy I get after running consistently for many days in a row. A surgeon once told me, "The only advice I have for you (about your health) is exercise and living a good life." And that's why I chose the WAC as my place of employment.