I have spent the last 20 years studying exercise, movement, mobility, biomechanics, neurology and massage and bodywork. My passion is helping people move more efficiently and comfortably.
After receiving my bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sport Science from Oregon State University in 1998 I was a personal/group trainer for a few years. My clientele at the time was comprised of those experiencing some sort of injury or physical limitation. I began using a lot of hands on bodywork techniques and soon realized I wanted to get licensed as a massage therapist. Since then I've been using a blend of exercise, movement therapy and massage/bodywork techniques to help my clients move more efficiently, easily and without pain.
In my leisure time I enjoy slacklining, strength training and aerobic condition and exploring new skills and movement. I also love training my Frisbee dogs, Makani and Allie, golfing, kiteboarding, martial arts, drumming and spending time with my wife Katie.
I strongly believe in a life of exploration and experimentation. In my experience, there are not many hard and fast rules about how our bodies operate. There are many entry points but it is ultimately up to the individual to figure out what works best for them. As a bodyworker and movement coach I want to help people not only move and feel better, but to know how to help themselves along the way.
Certifications & Accomplishments
- Bachelor of Science Exercise and Sport Science, Human Health Performance - Oregon State University, 1998
- Oregon School of Massage, 2002
- Licensed Massage Therapist #9601 - Oregon Board of Massage Therapists (OBMT), 2002
- Chiropractic Assistant - Oregon Board of Chiropracic Examiners (OBCE), 2006
- National Certification Board of Massage Therapy and Bodywork (NCBTMB), 2002
- Certified Neurological Bodyworker, Diplomate American Functional Neurology Society, 2013
- Associated Bodywork and Massage Practitioners (ABMP), 2000.
- CrossFit Level 1 trainer