Education and Training

I bring a breadth of educational experiences to my work as a healer.  I have formal education from the academy, learned from body work practitioners, participated in formal shamanic classes, studied Andean Energy Medicine, and pursued self-study.

Formal Academic Education

BS, Computer Engineering
MA, Education
MA, PhD, Counseling Psychology
Graduate Course work in Business and Theology

Somatoenergetic Training

Level 1 Rosen Method Bodywork
Level I and Level II Reiki Method Healing
Extensive self-study on the human energy matrix

Structured Shamanic Training

Celtic Shamanism (4 part series)
Introduction to Shamanic Practice (1 year)
Soul Retrieval (1 week)
Soul Retrieval Intensive (long weekend)
Curse and Thoughtform Unraveling (1 week)
Spirit Release/Compassionate Depossession (2 weeks)
Compassionate Depossession Teacher Training (14 months)

Andean Energy Medicine
Earthtenders Apprenticeship (2 years, 2014 – 2016)
Healing Mesa Pilgrimage in Peru (2 weeks, 2018)
Hampi Kamayuq Amaru Master Class (2019)
Techniques for Preparing and Maintaining Energy (5-part online class, 2020)
Maqospachakuti (4-part online class, 2020)
Hampi Kamayoq Inka (8-part online class, 2020)
Kawsay Winay Ruway (weekend online class, 2021)

Additional Learnings

Family Systems Constellation Facilitator Training (2017)
Plant Spirit Apprenticeship (12 weeks, 2021)


The Spirits have been my greatest teachers and while there are too many to name, I want to acknowledge several that have gifted me with their power and guidance.

Lake Superior
Apu Ausangate

I have also had the good grace to study with many talented and innovative real world teachers.  These include:

Jaime Meyer
Mary Stoffel
Betsy Bergstrom
Ana Larramendi
Francesca Mason Boring
Amy Nicolson
Adolpho Tito Condori
Ayllu Kanchaq Qoyllur
WiMiN Ayllu