I am a chiropractor, mom, wife, and daughter. I graduated from Northwestern Health Sciences University and opened Family First Chiropractic & Wellness Center in 2009. My passion for family care, pregnancy and pediatrics and working with kids started when I was young. I grew up in an in-home daycare, and have been around kids for what feels like my entire life. I didn’t decide to specialize in pediatrics and prenatal care until my trip to New Zealand in 2007. While I was there, I studied and worked with children and pregnant moms that often had significant health challenges and saw them get healthy through chiropractic care. That experience led me back to Minnesota to continue my education and specialization in pediatrics, prenatal, and family care. I received my pediatric specialization training (CACCP) through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (www.icpa4kids.org) and continually expand my knowledge every year on how to help babies/children and pregnant moms.
After my husband Jay and I got married, we moved to Vadnais Heights and moved Family First Chiropractic and Wellness Center to White Bear Lake in January of 2014. We are blessed with three amazing kids and our beloved Goldendoodle named Ginger.
When I’m not at the office, I love being with my family, spending time outside, yoga, running, traveling, and a good cup of coffee!
Credentials and Training:
-Certified by the Academy Council of Chiropractic Pediatrics, International Chiropractic Pediatric Association
-Certified in Webster Technique, International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (a specialized technique for pregnant moms)
-Spinning Babies Aware Practitioner (training involving using Spinning Babies techniques to help pregnant moms)
-Baby Bare Training (training involving childhood movement and brain development)
-Various specific adjusting techniques: MC2, TRT (tonal and low force/gentle techniques), Advanced Muscle Palpation, SOT, CranioSacral work, and Thompson Technique.
-International Chiropractic Pediatric Association
-Well Connected Twin Cities
-Paleo Physicians Network
-Spinning Babies Aware Practitioners
Front Desk Manager/Wellness Advocate
I love my dog, Rhino and spend my free time hanging out with my husband Adam, friends, and family! I am currently enrolled in the Professional Massage Academy and am working to achieve my Certification in Massage Therapy by the end of 2022. I love to travel and can’t wait to have many adventures in life! 🙂