The first college I attended was Doane College in Crete, Nebraska. I was there for two years
before I transferred to Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, Minnesota. Because of
my fascination with everything life has to offer, I had a difficult time trying to figure out what to major
and minor in. Music education was my first major and from there I had various combinations of
theater, Spanish, art, religion, radio and television communications, American Indian Studies,
graphic design, and English. The fall of 2001 held an experience that changed my life.
One of my dorm neighbors had some issues going on with her big toe; it seemed to be a bunion.
Looking back on it, I now believe that it was dislocated. I couldn't help myself one evening. She
allowed me to massage her foot and toe for over two hours. The next morning she came to me and
asked what I did. She stuck out her foot and I was shocked to see that her toe looked normal! I felt
something click and I knew I was being shown my path.
I figured it would be wise for me to finish my bachelor's degree, so I sat down and calculated how many credits I had in what
subjects. According to my credits I was able to get my Bachelor's in Theater, Art and English with a Creative Writing
emphasis. I continue to enjoy making music, writing, and doing various arts and crafts in my spare time. After graduating in
2003, I moved to Minneapolis and attended Saint Paul Technical College where I received my Massage Therapy Certificate in
the spring of 2004. I also took several workshops outside of college including Qi Gong, Chair Massage, and Thai Yoga
Massage. I knew I wanted to specialize in Myofascial Release Therapy (MFR), so I took seminars taught by John F. Barnes.
The myofascial release seminars I have taken are: MFR 1, MFR 2, Unwinding, Advanced Unwinding, Fascial-Pelvis,
Cervical-Thoracic, Pediatrics, Equine, and Women's Health.
I started working at a massage center in Saint Paul immediately upon receiving my certificate in 2004. A year later I decided
to start my own business and have been loving it!
While I was attending Southwest Minnesota State University, I got introduced to the enneagram. I thought it was a very interesting
tool that helped me to become more aware of how I was behaving and how I could grow as a person. During the Myofascial
Women's Health seminar in 2011 John Barnes was holding up the sacrum to demonstrate a technique when I realized that I was
seeing the enneagram! We literally have the enneagram in our body and I became fascinated by this. I decided to delve more
deeply into the enneagram and received certification through Anne Mureé’s Full Circle Training, Enneagram Institute’s Inner Critic
Psychic Structures, and Tom Condon’s Dynamic Enneagram Certification Training.