OTR/L, VRS, CLT-LANA
My senior year in high school I shadowed a brilliant OT and immediately decided this was the profession for me. I was accepted into an OT program in Ohio and when a spot to complete my fieldwork opened up in Florida, I jumped at the opportunity.
I graduated Summa Cum Laude and started my career in pediatrics specializing in sensory integration and developmental delay in 2003. I went the traditional route of working for others, while gaining valuable experience working with different ages and diagnosis. I soon realized that the corporate way of practicing was not in the cards for me. I decided to start my own practice in 2006. It was scary but beyond rewarding.
Soon after starting my practice, I became certified as a Holistic Manual Lymphatic Specialist in 2008. Wanting to know more about lymphedema I became a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT) receiving my certification from Norton School in 2009. I love to learn and also became a Vestibular Rehabilitation Specialist sponsored by Emory University in 2012.
I love to teach others about lymphedema, its treatments and how it helps others live a fuller life. In 2018, I began another chapter in my journey to bring awareness about lymphedema. I became an instructor with the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy. I travel the nation training other healthcare professionals to become Certified Lymphedema Therapists. In May 2019, I proudly became certified through the Lymphology Association of North America (LANA). The LANA certification is my calling card that allows clients and colleagues to know that they have chosen a highly trained expert in lymphedema management.
I look forward to working with you!